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Your reigning Coach of the Year: “In a town where Jhonny Peralta has been the starting shortstop for the better part of a decade and Brian Robiskie is a second round pick, it’s too much to bear yet another coach who’s too dumb to see what’s apparent to even the most casual of fans. Not with the Cavs. All we have is the Cavs. It was one thing for Mike Brown to “experiment” with Shaq and Z on the floor together last night against Boston. The experiment, of course, was a disaster, and it destroyed any chance the Cavs had to win the game.” [Cleveland Frowns]
Want me to dress up like Thor? I can dress up like Thor! “Cleveland has never been Thor or Odin; it’s lucky to be Ullr, god of skis and ring oaths. And Cleveland is fine with that. There is a level of pride in being the little guy, in not being New York, in representing a select few instead of an undiscerning multitude, in being ignored by the media sometimes because not so many people own television sets in Northern Ohio. This, I imagine, is what most Yankees’ fans think everyone is so upset about: that they were born Odin and we were born Ullr. To some degree, they’re right. However, the analogy lacks nuance; it’s not simply that we are minor players in the universe of stories they dominate. It’s that, more and more, we’re not part of that universe at all.” [Let’s Go Tribe]
What Lee Worry: “I think we all wish we could be half as cool in our own lives as Cliff Lee is in his.” [The 700 Level]
Deep breathes: “It’s better to struggle now than later on in the season, but to shrug off both of the Cavs losses as flukes is to ignore the vulnerabilities that a squad that was expected to contend for a title must resolve if it wants to rediscover the dominant team from last season. Because it sure doesn’t look like Orlando or Boston are having identity crises.” [Matt Moore/NBA FanHouse]
I’m Hannibal Lecter, so in case you’re thinkin’ of saving face: “[Eric] Mangini clearly isn’t trying to win football games anymore. He would rather save face and not go back (re-go back) on his word (again) then try to put players in the right positions to win games. Now, I’m not opening up the whole Anderson versus Quinn debate here, but something has to be done, doesn’t it? Play Ratliff for all I care. Just get Anderson out of there as he has shown his true colors (he sucks) and leaves a lot to be desired (a.k.a. rudimentary quarterback ability).” [No Logo Needed]