April 23, 2014

WFNY Site News

With the Cavaliers season finally winding down and the NFL off-season in full dormancy due to lockout, there just isn’t a whole lot to talk about right now in sports. The Indians will provide some relief, but if recent trends persist and the Tribe falters this season it could be a really long year for us here at WFNY. So, we’ve decided to diversify a bit. Much like we have talked about events like the Olympics and World Cup in the past, we are going to extend ourselves a bit in hopes of adding to the breadth of covered content here on the site.

As it turns out one area of local news that could use a few new voices is local politics. We’ve realized that with the writers we already have here, we have a passionate group on both the right and the left and a couple in the center. With recent topics like SB5 being so big in local news, we feel like as we suffer to fill up these pages every day that we could easily weigh in. The comments sections would be really interesting because of our existing policies regarding personal attacks, language and civility.  The way we see it, we can’t afford not to do it in order to keep the site vibrant and relative even as our sports teams fail us.

As it turns out in the modern age, politics have really become a lot like sports anyway. There are only two basic teams and almost everybody has a rooting interest. As with WFNY we will keep it largely local.  For example, we will only cover the office of the President when we deem that his policies directly impact a local law, budget or project. Certainly we will now be covering all his visits to the Buckeye state and we hope to secure press access.

It is exciting for us as we take WFNY to a new level by branching out. While we were coming to this decision we also considered covering local bands, restaurants and art galleries. We still may do that down the road. As always, you will be the first to know.

Thanks for reading. Without you guys, none of this would be possible.

  • tr3mont

    ….and now I can erase WFNY from my Favorites

  • Ben

    The reason I come here 10 times a day while at work is to get away from all of that nonsense.

    We have a baseball team to talk about every day this summer…2 lottery picks for a basketball team…and the sheer joy of watching the Browns.

  • tr3mont

    Good one!

  • Joe

    Worst idea you guys have ever come up with….This site was a nice outlet from all of that crap that we run into on a daily basis. Now we will get to read about which political party is worse and why. Super psyched…

  • Lyon

    Good one Craig, I’m not fooled though. I know what day it is.

  • http://www.twitter.com/boxoflewine Eli

    I smell tomfoolery. SHENANIGANS EVEN.

  • http://www.clevelandfrowns.com Cleveland Frowns

    lolol you had me.

  • http://Serandez.blogspot.com Ezzie

    First thought was “wow, some people are going to hate that”. Second was “ha! Wfny is a good slogan for at least about half the politically inclined…” Then I read the comments and thought “well played, maestros, well played…”

  • http://twomuchnoise.com Matt

    well done guys

  • Anonymous

    This better be April Fools. I check this site at least a dozen times a day and will go down to zero.

  • Nullster

    This probably should have been titled WFNY “Psych!” News

  • http://www.waitingfornextyear.com Craig Lyndall

    Did you guys like my graphic? :-)

  • mendy

    america! f yeah! ameeeeerrrica…

  • Ben

    Checks calendar…smirks.

  • SummitOmar

    Sidd Finch should have had the byline!

  • http://exiledclevelander.wordpress.com AMC

    APRIL FOOLS!

  • Desert Wahoo

    yeah good joke. saw the headline on twitter and had to read the story.

  • Joe

    well played…

  • Andrew

    Touché good sirs… well played.

  • http://www.waitingfornextyear.com Scott

  • mike

    @ scott- HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    anyway, have you heard about Teddy Roosevelt’s new economic policy? No new taxes on monocles and moustaches??!!? Where is this country heading?!?

  • mgbode

    that’s almost as a good as replacing the sugar with flour in the canister by the coffee pots

  • http://www.twitter.com/boxoflewine Eli

    First headline story “VOTE OR DIE CAMPAIGN KILLS 7 ON EAST SIDE AFTER DATA CARD MALFUNCTION”

  • http://www.waitingfornextyear.com Scott

    WFNY: where the only left and right that matter go by “Kearns” and “Choo.”

  • PNR

    Will we ever learn more about this: “we have a passionate group on both the right and the left and a couple in the center.”

    Name names!!!

  • Shamrock

    The Onion Part Deaux

  • http://www.60bpm.com/ Robbie

    You had me, too. I’m just really slow.

  • Jason

    Bravo!

  • http://Serandez.blogspot.com Ezzie

    …later, the WFNY crew discuss how wise it was to test reader reaction to the idea of branching into politics on april fools day, while lamenting that they now do actually need to find something else to write about once may hits…

  • http://www.waitingfornextyear.com Denny

    There’s always the ‘Great Mustard Debate’ to fall back on, guys.

  • mgbode

    @Denny – did we ever figure out which mustard was the original mustard in Cleveland Stadium?

    Is it Bertmann’s or is it Cleveland Stadium? The public wants, no needs, to know!

  • mgbode
  • Harv 21

    Wait, does this mean Trivisonno will go back to talking sports tomorrow and our long city-wide nightmare is over?

  • Chris

    lol… well done. You guys honestly had me going for a bit. :)

  • Allen

    It’s not fair when you read this just after your plane from Germany lands. Jet lag + lack of cultural connection = gullible, I suppose. Well done.

  • historycat

    Wow, you almost had me posting on SB5.

    This really is my place to escape all that nonsense where we can all agree that we want to see Cleveland teams improve (other than some occasional Celtics fans)

    Just make another site.

    waitingfornextelection.com