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Josh Cribbs of the Cleveland Browns might be one of the most exciting players in the NFL. As for his “Madden” character … well, that’s another story. In a game built on flash, you’d think the man who holds the NFL record for kickoff return touchdowns would be one of the most electric players to take the polygonal field.
While Cribbs is rated a 99 overall as a kick returner, his 89 speed makes him slower than current-day LaDainian Tomlinson in the game, and it’s a number that bitter Browns fans have taken to the EA Sports message boards to complain about. And rightfully so. [Joe Robinson/ESPN]
USA men’s curler, and now imfamous choke artist, John Schuster apparently draws his motivation from the city of Cleveland. Excellent. [NYAT]
The Villain is looking like the POY: “When I did my primer on the college hoops season for football fans, I mentioned the emerging school of thought that DeMarcus Cousins — not John Wall — might be Kentucky’s most important player. It would appear that, in the process of that happening, Ohio State’s Evan Turner has seized an opportunity to jump ahead in the National Player of the Year voting.” [Chris Littman/Sporting Blog]
Chicken dinner? “Cleveland was the clear winner, though. The Cavs have been the hottest team in the league and owns the NBA’s best record, but they still felt they needed an offensive-minded threat at power forward, and Jamison’s ability to score from the high post or with midrange jumpers makes him an ideal frontcourt partner with Shaquille O’Neal and LeBron James. This is a huge move for the Cavs, but at the same time, it does put pressure on James—the franchise has done all it could to surround him with a winning cast. At this point, failure or success is on him, not the franchise.” [Sean Deveney/The Baseline]
I really wish people would stop mentioning the guy, being as I’d love to land him in the fourth round: “From Tony Gonzalez(notes) to Antonio Gates(notes), there’s an impressive history of basketball players-turned-tight ends in recent NFL history. Miami’s Jimmy Graham is one to watch in this regard, having played only one year of football after four seasons of basketball for the Hurricanes. He’s not a great blocker, and he’s still putting it all together in a football sense, but his athleticism makes him a project player well worth considering.” [Doug Farrar/Shutdown Corner]
And finally, a reminder – one of the many you’ll see today – that a bunch of us will be getting together to watch tonight’s Cavs/Bobcats game. Details within. [WFNY]