While We’re Waiting… LRMR and CP3, D’Qwell’s Timetable, and 32 Great Receivers

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“Did the Hornets make [the Darren Collison trade] because Paul has given them reason to believe he won’t demand a trade/bolt after his contract is up, or did they make the move in an attempt to convince him to stay? And isn’t that the relevant question (that nobody has really been asking) with regards to Gilbert/LeBron? If you want to make things even more interesting on that front, consider that the Hornets now have Trevor Ariza, whom LeBron allegedly wouldn’t give an “I’m staying in Cleveland after 2010″ guarantee to last off-season.

If this is the Hornets trying to pressure/guilt the franchise into giving them a commitment, shouldn’t the fact that LRMR manages Paul and LeBron is CP3’s best friend give them some pause on that front?” [Cavs the Blog]

Linebacker D’Qwell Jackson’s reported window of 4-8 weeks to heal his pectoral injury may be a bit optimistic. [Lane Adkins/The OBR – S/R]

Three Browns make the list of “32 Great Receivers,” none of which is Braylon Edwards: “My hero … and I sense that I probably rank him here too low. They called him the Wizard of Oz before Ozzie Smith … and it really is remarkable that there were two Ozzies at almost exactly the same time who both played with such flair. They both made amazing diving plays. No ball ever seemed out of reach with Newsome, who Bear Bryant called the greatest athlete he ever coached.” [Joe Posnanski]

If you’re looking for a player to watch to fill in the absence left by LeBron, here are 10 young up-and-coming guys that could do the trick. [Stepien Rules]

And finally, scarlet and gray consistency: “When it comes to the NCAA ruling class it appears that the bigger you are, the harder you fall.  Yet if there’s any exception to the rule it seems to be at Ohio State, where the Buckeyes have gone eight decades without a major slump.  The Buckeyes have racked up 34 Big Ten titles in 98 years.  That’s one title every 2.88 years on average.” [Off Tackle Empire]

  • MrCleaveland

    Man, Gary Collins didn’t even make the list of those who didn’t make the list. That’s a shame. He’s really been overlooked. That guy was money.

    It’s nice to see that Dante Lavelli made it.

  • Mark

    Ozzie was my favorite player during the Kardiac Kid days. He was a joy to watch. I hate everything associated with the Ravens, except Ozzie.

  • http://www.60bpm.com/ Robbie

    While watching the preseason game last night, the announcers mentioned Ozzie Newsome and I was reminded how sick to my stomach I am at his loyalty to Art Modell and that abomination of a franchise. It’s his choice and all, but I loved watching Ozzie play at Municipal Stadium when I was growing-up and I wish he’d have brought his talents back to Cleveland.

  • mike

    in ozzie’s defense, he was stuck between a rock and a hard place. he was a rising minority front office exec back then. what was he supposed to do? had he stepped down “to make a stand”, there is no guarantee he would have been hired again. i would have loved Ozzie to have been the GM here in cleveland long-term but i can’t fault him for staying with the franchise. frankly, anyone would have done the same thing. i am sure he disagreed with modell’s decision but Ozzie had little choice in the matter.

  • C-Bus Kevin

    This is the first time I’ve ever seen the LRMR logo…all I can say is WOW. I think that logo says it all. It looks like it was designed by an 8th grade “Intro to Graphic Design” student.

    I love the “thoughtful” posturing…and with cell phones no less! What a complete joke! It’s no wonder LeBron went through with “The Decision.” These guys are idiots! And what’s worse, they’re egomaniacal idiots!

    If they wanted to use that logo, they should have just called the company “L” because the “RMR” guys look like they could be clip-art stock photos. I am actually IMPRESSED by the level of toolness portrayed in that logo. Simply amazing.

  • MrCleaveland

    @5

    I just took a look at the LRMR website. It’s possibly the lamest site on th entire Net.

    http://www.lrmrmarketing.com/

  • stin4u

    GEEZ LEBRON LEARN PHOTOSHOP LIKE THE REST OF THE WORLD…SHHEEEESH.

  • C-Bus Kevin

    To be clear, I was not calling into question the ability of the person that put together the LRMR logo. Rather, I was trying to say that it reminds me of a rock band style band flyer that a kid would design using his friends in the logo…even though they don’t have a band.

    Here’s the point: Money and a flashy logo do not a competent marketing company make.

  • http://www.60bpm.com/ Robbie

    @C-Bus Kevin — Shall we call up Tool Academy and submit the four of these guys for season 4?

  • Harv 21

    No Art Monk on Posnaski’s list – wow, had to be a brain cramp, as thoughtful as his comments were.

    I would have also included Hines Ward, for career production, best play in biggest games, being about the toughest s.o.b. and playing a violent game with a happy smile on his face.

    (Ducks/covers).

  • C-Bus Kevin

    @ Robbie

    These guys would not be a good fit for Tool Academy. To put them on the show would imply that there is a chance that they could become less intense tools.

    That, good sir, is impossible.

  • stin4u

    @Kevin – that was sarcasm font. I agree the logo looks shoddy and unimpressive.