While We’re Waiting… LeBron’s Football Shot, Gary Waters, and Braylon Drops Another One

While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com.

LeBron James drains a full-court shot…with a football. [The Baseline]

CSU hoops, the season after… “It’s hard not to notice the dramatic turnaround that coach Gary Waters has had on Cleveland State. From mediocrity, he’s put together a strong run of 20-win seasons and playoff appearances, both in the NIT and NCAA tournament. Even as he’s lost stalwarts Cedrick Jackson and J’Nathan Bullock to graduation, and now fields a squad with no seniors, Waters is still talking 20-wins and playoffs.” [’64 and Counting]

Naming The Villain: “Last season I wrote a blog entry briefly explaining how Evan Turner gave himself the nickname “The Kid” for reasons unknown to just about everyone. […] My choice was “The Villain” simply because, at the time, I had been commenting on my blog about his Facebook status updates and most of them mentioned how he was “chillin”. It was admittedly a pathetic nickname, but the Trillion Man March responded favorably to it and now it’s easy to see why. “The Villain” is the absolute perfect nickname for Evan Turner for a variety of reasons.” [Club Trillion]

At least this Mike Brown decision makes sense: “According to the coach, [starting JJ Hickson] had as much to do with [Anderson] Varejao’s comfort with fellow reserves Zydrunas Ilgauskas and Delonte West, who started with Varejao last season, as it did with Hickson’s progress. In addition, the coach was trying to figure out how to get the most out of the high-energy Varejao, who was leading the Cavaliers in plus/minus at the time and is currently second (at 102) to LeBron James (122.)” [Mary Schmitt Boyer/Plain Dealer]

And finally. Braylon drops another one… “In case you missed last night’s Thursday night game on the NFL Network, the Jets beat the Bills 19-13 in a game played at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada. In the first quarter, Edwards found himself wide open down the field. He looked like he would score on an 84-yard touchdown pass. The ball bounced off his face mask and fell to the ground.” [No Logo Needed]

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  • Clown Baby

    Oh Braylon….he makes losing out on a 2nd round pick so enjoyable doesn’t he? I wish I wasn’t computer illiterate and could watch that in .gif form over and over and over and over.

  • ben

    @Braylon: hahahahahahahahahahah

  • MrCleaveland

    Well, Braylon DID put on a show like he promised! Thanks for providing that video and making my day.

  • Tron

    Mark Sanchez said “touchdown, touchdown TOUCHDOWN.. *!@$?! I hate this guy…”

  • Chris

    I had no idea that Braylon liked (foot)balls in his face like that.

    I tried to think of a tactful way of putting that, but it’s still early. Sorry if it needs to be edited.

  • JK

    Ill have to say when I saw the highlights from last nights game this morning I laughed out loud when I saw Braylon’s drop and thought it was just as funny when he was looking around trying to find someone to blame. Poor feller.

    I dont know if anybody listened to Mike & Mike this morning but Greeny totally tried to spin it off like he’s still a good player and is still helping the offense despite being terrible. Again, poor feller.

  • Chris

    @ JK – Greenie is a Jets apologist, it doesn’t surprise me one bit. Remember when this city tried to stick up for him? Wait until it costs the Jets a game, he’ll get turned on so quickly his head will spin.

  • DCBucks

    Forget wide receiver. LeBron would be the best QB on the Browns.

  • AMC

    Edwards is nothing more than a glorified decoy.

  • Biff

    Braylon can really stretch the field. Opposing DBs have to follow him downfield so they don’t miss out on the ricochets.

  • steve

    thanks for the laugh braylon that was great

  • humboldt

    did anyone else get excited last night when they heard Mangino had resigned as the Kansas coach? Let’s hope there’s a one-vowel switch in the near future

  • Swig

    I read that Trillion article yesterday and thought “Wait, doesn’t everyone call him the villain?”. So I went back and re-read a recap of the win over Florida State. I realized I was subconsciously replacing all reverences to Evan with “The Villain”.

    Needless to say, I support this effort.

  • http://twitter.com/nullster nullster

    3 things …

    1) The Villian is a great nickname and I hope it carries over to the NBA with him

    2) Club Trillion T-shirts helped to support over 120 kids for Thanksgiving according to Titus which is a really great thing

    3) http://tweetphoto.com/5809842

  • JK

    nullster- I love Titus and his porn mustache. His blog is great.

  • http://twitter.com/nullster nullster

    Or Christmas I means … not thanksgiving … what a turkey I am

  • Dave

    Based on that video, LeBron is going to New York … to play for the Jets.

  • http://waitingfornextyear.com Denny

    @ Dave – will he throw passes to dreamy BQ? OMG BQ BEST WR ON BROWNS ROSTER LOL!!

  • Jack

    Um, did everyone miss the best part of the clip? “But he has the skill set to make that thing consistently”–except for the ability to catch footballs consistently.

  • Clown Baby

    Braylon offered up this little gem on Twitter this morning:

    Great team win. Note to self “the lights in Rogers center arena are extremely bright” man I didn’t see that first bomb.

  • JackGonzo

    Wait, we traded Robert Royal to the Jets to? I thought he did the EXACT SAME PLAY against Buffalo…

  • JK

    That quote from Braylon’s twitter is hilarious… Whatever you say Braylon. They must be too bright everywhere in the NFL.

  • Jewpants

    i love seeing braylon do his thing in a different uniform

  • Jeff p

    My roommate is a jets fan and texted me that braylon had the worst drop ever. I just told him he didn’t want to even start a competition as to what could possibly be the worst braylon drop ever… And then cried that we only got a 3rd to miss out on that!

  • mgbode

    Braylon had another easy drop on a 3rd down….right off his hands.

    but i can’t find it anywhere on youtube…

  • Oppie00

    The Braylon drop gave me jollies last night, I couldn’t stop laughing. Different scenery, same results.

  • MrCleaveland

    Yeah, those lights are really bright. And the pebble grain on the ball is way different in Canada. Makes it about impossible to catch. Must have something to do with the metric system. And you can’t expect guys to make catches on a short week like that. And my gloves just didn’t feel right. And the equipment guy put my facemask on a little high and it blocked my vision. And . . .

  • bobby

    I can watch that braylon clip over and over and still laugh every time. His expression is amazing.

  • Tags

    Draft a stud running back and a fast wide receiver with sticky fingers and Anderson’s long bomb threat brings the Browns back to prominence.

    When the offense improves, we’ll get a better chance to see what Rob Ryan can accomplish.