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“One of the banners blowing in the breeze at Cleveland Browns Stadium was one that said “Dawson for President.” With the presidential election being held in just two days, there are some Browns fans who might cast their ballot the Browns kicker as a write in candidate.
“I don’t think I’m electable,” Dawson said with a smile. However, if an election was held for the Browns Most Valuable Player it would be hard to argue against Dawson being the landslide winner.” [Greetham/The Orange and Brown Report]
“So if you noticed a trend regarding minutes needing to increase for starters let us jump into our first negative of the year: the bench. Holy hell. They’ve been absolutely horrible. Leads vanish, deficits grow, they can’t score, they can’t defend. I’ll stop there because Jim Mora-like rants are for the spoken word. It appears in the 2nd half in Milwaukee that Byron Scott realized he has to stagger in subs to have even a puncher’s chance. Let’s hope that trend continues. So far this season our bench has been outscored 152-73 and frankly most of our points came in garbage time vs Chicago. Byron Scott has to tinker with this rotation more. While Casspi, Jon Leuer, and Slim Samuels are racking up DNP’s, Luke Walton is getting minutes. I’ll stop the piling on here because as bad as he’s been the reason the bench has been unbearable to watch is the mere fact that the only scorers on it, Boobie and CJ Miles, have combined to shoot 10-37 thus far. This group, whatever the rotation of players are going forward, will have to improve by leaps and bounds or it’ll single handedly assure us of another trip to the lottery.” [Nagel/Stepien Rules]
“Aside from the horrendous seven minutes fueled by the Sloan – Gibson – Miles – Walton – Zeller quintet, the Cavs were the better team last night. They were a Brandon Jennings buzzer-beater away from overtime. This seems encouraging, as on the second night of a back-to-back, on the road, against a possible playoff team; last night was the type of game I could foresee the Cavs being dominated. They were not though. After falling behind, they clawed back to take the lead early in the third. The teams traded buckets the rest of the way, until Milwaukee stretched to a seven-point lead with under two-minutes remaining, as Cleveland showed a shocking inability to contain Mike Dunleavy or Larry Sanders. If last night serves as any indication; those two may receive All-Star invites, with their 46 points befuddling Cleveland on only 21 field goal attempts. At the end though of course, Mr. Clutch, Kyrie Irving scored seven points in the last minute-and-a-half to force a tie. A desperation Milwaukee buzzer beater sealed Cleveland’s losing fate, and the Bucks walked away 105 to 102 victors. The battle of the bench was won by Milwaukee 62 to 15.” [Hetrick/Cavs the Blog]
So I get told we don’t cover small Ohio schools enough, and that we don’t cover other sports enough. Fine. Here’s a bone. The Ohio Northern University Soccer team had the OAC ‘goal of the year’. Happy? [youtube]
Finally, this may be taking tailgating to a place none of us should really go. [Watson/Shutdown Corner]