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“The only real question is if Holmgren wants to take the desk job, just for the sake of having a job in football as soon as possible, or if he wants to wait for a head coaching gig. Obviously, if Holmgren did take this job, it would be possible to fire Eric Mangini and take over as the Browns’ head coach, but Browns owner Randy Lerner is reportedly content to give Mangini a chance to prove himself as the head coach. It would be a pretty bold move for Holmgren to take over and immediately fire the head coach.” [Matt Snyder/NFL FanHouse]
Win and in… “While it doesn’t wholly make up for the Purdue loss, it shows us definitively that things are actually trending up, the offense is getting better, and this defense is more than a beneficiary of having played bad offensive teams. Remember that one maxim about Jim Tressel teams always getting better? I’m close to rechristening it The Grand Theory of Ohio State Football in post-Cooper Era.” [WWAHT]
But was this game blacked out? “Whatifsports.com, which uses technology to match any two teams in history, poured the rosters, stats, schedules and other intangibles for the ’99 and ’09 Browns into a computer and had them play each other. The outcome?” [Bill Lubinger/Plain Dealer]
Ian Thompson on LeBron James’ future [SI.com]
And, with that… “Ok. Great game. But I don’t particularly care that you dropped 19 points and 5 assists in the opening quarter or that you hit that insane three to end the first. Yes, blah, blah, blah, you are amazing. Yay. Fantastic. I get it. What I don’t get is why you decide to play these games in MSG. It’s really, really annoying. Sure, I like to watch you play in the Garden but it’s almost beyond Brett Favre stupid.” [Jared Wade/Hardwood Paroxysm]