While We’re Waiting is your first cup of Cleveland sports coffee for the day. Sip on these WFNYish pieces from around the net while your first our first post finishes cooking. Seen something you think we should feature here? Send it to our tips line- email@example.com.
Who had 1 bad game in the “blogger turns on Colt McCoy pool”? Collect your winnings- “Mike Holmgren was in the house, and his evaluation of Colt McCoy might as well read: Can’t throw it well in a cold Cleveland climate, is exposed when he doesn’t have a dominant running game (Hillis has nothing left), has great awareness in the pocket, can feel the blitz and get out of trouble with his legs, is an accurate thrower, but doesn’t possess the arm-strength to consistently win, would be better suited for the backup role. Sorry Browns fans, he’s not the one.” [Dawg Pound Daily]
Side plot #746 of the Sugar Bowl- “When Ryan Mallett committed to the University of Michigan in 2007, he knew his legacy would be dictated on his success (or lack thereof) against Ohio State. How ironic that Mallett, now a junior at Arkansas, is in that position once again. Call it a poetic twist of fate.” [Eleven Warriors]
This takes looking at the bright side to the extreme- “The best thing you can say about today’s Browns game is it makes Pittsburgh have to play their starters next week and for the 2nd year in a row, the Browns can take a bite out of the Steelers season with a late year win. Unfortunately they can’t knock them out of the playoff picture like last year, but they can still derail them and force Pittsburgh into a wildcard playoff game with a victory and a Baltimore victory against Cincinnati.” [Biletnikoff/The OBR]
Stepien Rules passes out some grades for the Cavs. (You know, the traditional 30 games out of 82 report card.)- “Jamario Moon – If he were on any other roster, I’d make so much fun out of him it’d be almost illegal. A genuine chance to nail down a starting spot in the league and play 30 plus minutes a night but turns out he’s just not that good. I’m sorry, but his $3 million dollar salary is an even bigger waste of money than this. Grade – Can I give somebody a W?” [Stepien Rules]
You have to be able to laugh at yourself. This picture is really funny. Well done. [Buckeye Battle Cry]