August 26, 2014

While We’re Waiting… Buckeyes Basketball, Jets Chat, Miami Fans

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

Solid start to the regular season for the No. 4 Buckeyes: “Even with four returning starters from last year’s team, it was a pair of freshman who made the biggest impact in the season-opener as Ohio State began 2010-11 campaign with a 102-61 win over North Carolina A&T in front of 13,022 fans at the Schottenstein Center, Friday night.” [Matt Barker/Buckeye Banter]

Previewing what to expect from OSU after losing first-round draft pick Evan Turner following 2010′s brief run in the NCAA Tournament: “Ohio State will be two-deep at every position, with several players (both starters and backups) having the ability to play multiple positions. There are five positions, so let’s begin.” [Danny/Inside the Shoe]

Again previewing the impact of the Ryan brothers facing off against each other: “Here’s a matchup to watch in Sunday’s Jets-Browns game: Jets head coach Rex Ryan vs. Browns defensive coordinator Rob Ryan. Oh, what fun it will be to watch the brothers Ryan try to outsmart the other. For fans of creative defense, this is appointment viewing.” [Mike Wilkening/Pro Football Weekly]

A quick chat between a Browns writer and Jets writer in anticipation for Sunday’s meeting. [Randy Ward/Browns Gab]

Some important stats of the day for the Cavs: “Well the 2010-11 season is now eight games old and the Cavaliers are 4-4. While we haven’t quite played the who’s who of the NBA (combined 26-36 record thru Wednesday’s games), we have been competitive against the competition we have played.” [Dave Wooley/Stepien Rules]

Not sure if this has made the rounds through the web yet… But here’s to teaching Miami folks how to be basketball fans. [Miami Heat/NBA]

I’m not sure what my thoughts on this are yet… But it is a very long expose on what’s next for Miami and LeBron: “But still, when I was trying to bring some sort of cohesive concept brought together about the Heat, it took a question to get me started. The opening point. The root. ‘What’s it going to take?’” [Matt Moore/Hardwood Paroxysm]

Indians activated both Grady Sizemore and Carlos Santana back to the 40-man roster yesterday after their stints on the 60-day disabled list. [Stephanie Storm/Tribe Matters]

Speaking of the Tribe, this previews what to expect in free agency from that team this winter: “In other words, the $2.53 million the Indians spent on big-league free agents last winter — $850,000 for Mike Redmond and $1.5 million for Russell Branyan — may look like a lavish spending spree compared to this winter.” [Paul Hoynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer]

Photo via AP Photo/Terry Gilliam

  • LittleWahoo

    Yeah! [WFNY Edit: Please be more tasteful next time, thanks.]

  • Omar’s Magic Glove

    “Fan up Miami”
    “Fan up… means that everywhere you go, everyone will know your a Miami Heat fan!”

    It fails to mention how all those people everywhere will despise you for being a bandwagon sellout who just became a fan because it’s cool (supposedly) now.

  • Foghorn Leghorn

    Seems like the Heat are having problems getting people to games on time…. 3 or 4 of those statements were about showing up early for tip off.