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Brendan found a good story- “Joey Crawford is that old, bald, NBA referee who signals technical fouls with only his two index fingers. You already knew who I was talking about because you probably find him annoying, but I added his picture anyways just to make sure we’re on the same page. Crawford’s been blowing whistles and passing out tech’s all over the League for the last 35 years, and he even tried to fight Tim Duncan once. In addition to all that, he also threw Cavalier Legends Brad Daugherty and Larry Nance out of a game in Cleveland way back in the day for laughing while they were sitting on the Cavs bench.” [Bowers/Stepien Rules]
Looking at Anthony Davis- “He shot a sizzling 62 percent from the floor, leading the NCAA in dunks. He blocked a whopping 4.7 shots per game. He averaged 14.2 points and grabbed 10.4 rebounds, and made it all look so effortless.
“He’ll be a better scorer in the pros than he was at Kentucky,” says one GM. “Potentially, he’s a 20-point scorer (in the NBA). But the thing we like about him is it doesn’t appear getting shots are a major priority. Winning and doing all the other important things are.”
Along with Davis’ many other positive attributes, scouts rave about his ball-handling skills, underrated passing ability and penchant for using his dribble wisely before quickly bursting to the basket. Defensively, his shot-blocking prowess makes him a constant pest, but he’s also talented in guarding his man away from the basket.” [Amico/FSO]
Fear the Sword unveils it’s draft big board for the Cavaliers. [Fear the Sword]
List of top ten MLB owners whose fans want them to sell- “5. The Dolan family (Indians): Maybe Tribe fans will cut them some slack if they make a deep run in 2012, but there aren’t many fan bases who are as vocal with their dislike for their owner as they are in Cleveland.” [Duk/Big League Stew]
“There is no excuse not to take notice of the Indians. This is the second-straight season that the club has played well into at least the second month of the season. Cleveland is winning in dramatic fashion, and the players are affable, a real-life Major League bunch of farmhands, home grown talent and savvy veterans. Weather in Northeast Ohio is better this year than it has been in recent memory, rain delays aside. Tickets are easy to get and are cheap. I implore baseball fans to find a more economical deal than the $15 seat with $10 of concessions built-in that Progressive Field offers during weekday afternoon games.
I don’t have the luxury of being in the city anymore, but I’m jealous of those who do. Major League Baseball is a privilege for those fans with easy accessibility; While I understand the tentative nature of getting behind another Cleveland team with the lingering fear that soul-crushing losses are just a step away, the fact that baseball is so readily available from a marketing and promotions crew that bends over backwards to come up with appealing draws is dizzying.” [Rickman/SBNation]
I absolutely had these. Current bid $45. That would have been 180 mini-helmets in the gumball machine at the Revco. [Ebay]
Finally, former Cavalier Shawn Kemp…performing Shakespeare? [Slam]