Grading the Browns on a sliding scale: “At this point, Anderson is a dead man walking. We are simply using him because we have nothing better, So let’s start with some baby steps for him. How about 125 yards passing and completing 42 percent of his passes. You may say, “Aaron that is awful why not ask for more?” Well, fine reader, because if Anderson pulled out that game it would be better single game performance than his last three. So I’ll take it.” [Aaron Ziraks/NoLogoNeeded]
OSU eats its Halloween cupcake: “Haters will be haters: Terrelle Pryor took 3 steps back in the first quarter, but certainly seemed to begin to right the expectations ship before going down with a hamstring injury. If you expected 78-0, kindly get real and/or return to the bomb shelter you’ve been for the better part of the last decade. The defense is every bit as a filthy as we knew it was, and yes, the offense still needs to work on their basic sentence writing before they can start trying to write in cursive. A team that’s been notorious for their slow starts all season, Ohio State came out every bit as enthused to be taking New Mexico State to the dance as we were to watch them do it. Palpable boos would’ve undoubtedly resonated throughout the Shoe had the ticket holders, a reported 104,000 strong, actually managed to be there in attendance.” [Luke/Eleven Warriors]
Stop sign Skinner is Wahoo4life: “If Torey Lovullo gets named to the Indians’ big-league staff and Joel Skinner doesn’t, there’s a chance Skinner could replace Lovullo as the manager at Class AAA Columbus. Skinner has either played, coached or managed for the Indians in the big leagues and minors for the last 21 years. This year was his ninth on the big league staff. New manager Manny Acta still needs a catching instructor, Skinner’s specialty.” [Paul Hoynes/Plain Dealer]
Shaq is coming to a college football field near you: “But more to the point: why doesn’t some mid major school just offer every single ‘Shaquille’ a scholarship? Could you imagine a team full of Shaqs? Sure, they might not be good per se, but in name alone they’d be the most intimidating team in the country.” [Andrew Sharp/SB Nation]
Full recap and reaction of the Cavs win coming later this morning.