April 18, 2014

12 Days of Christmas finishes with a major award

Congratulations to Jaker who was randomly selected in yesterday’s giveaway!

Our 12 Days of Christmas comes to a conclusion with the giveaway today. I wanted to take a moment to say thank you to our partners who helped us with this year’s prizes. A big thanks go to GV Art and Design and Gray and Company Publishers. Your support is appreciated! Thank you also to those who participated in the comments. I always enjoy reading through the answers and seeing your honesty and humor alike.

Just a reminder how the giveaway works. Each weekday we will give away a Cleveland themed prize. To enter, you need only to respond in the comment section in the appropriate manner. The winner each day will be randomly selected and notified by email. (Which means you better make sure that the email address you use to comment here is a legit one.) I cannot guarantee delivery by Christmas. We’ll do our best with the things we have in hand. Only one member of a household can enter each day, and only one winner per household during the length of this contest. Just spreading the love around.

And now today’s contest-

Today’s Prize:

Today you have the chance to win the GV Art WFNY shirt of your choice, plus a copy of Cavs Zine 3 and a Key Bank Bobble Leg Lamp from the Cavaliers! Triple prizes!

Today’s Question:

Phil Dawson finished second in the fans voting for the Pro Bowl. Andy Varejao could get shut out of the NBA all-star game as well. Today, I want to hear what Cleveland athlete (current or historical) should have gone to their respective all star game but was the biggest snub.

Comments must be posted by midnight Cleveland time in order to qualify for the drawing. Check back tomorrow at noon for the results. Remember, only one entry is allowed, but you may still comment to add to the discussion.

Good luck!

  • Dee P

    Jason Kipnis. Guy was crushing pitchers in the first half last season.

  • DirtyAlaskan

    All of the ones that Jim Thome never went to while with the Tribe

  • Jaker

    Today, I want to hear what Cleveland athlete (current or historical) should have gone to their respective all star game but was the biggest snub.

    Phil Dawson, every year.

  • wookieG

    J.R. Bremer in the 2003-2004 season, ok so his stat line
    wasn’t breathtaking, but the kid had heart, and I think THIS is why J.R. was an
    All-Star Cavalier.

  • Jason

    Today, I want to hear what Cleveland athlete (current or historical) should have gone to their respective all star game but was the biggest snub.

    Phil Dawson, guy is amazing.

  • MrCleaveland

    What Cleveland athlete (current or historical) should have gone to their respective all star game but was the biggest snub?

    If Phil Dawson doesn’t go this year, this will be the biggest snub.

  • thepaledragon

    Today, I want to hear what Cleveland athlete (current or
    historical) should have gone to their respective all star game but was
    the biggest snub.

    Travis Hafner, 2004-2006. For as much as we hate on the player he became, Hafner was an absolute BEAST for those three seasons. One of the best hitters in all of baseball at that time. Remember how in 2006 he set the record for most grand slams in a season? Unfortunately, he always seemed to play better in the second half, so he never got the attention he deserved in All Star voting.

  • Browns Fan in Canada

    Today, I want to hear what Cleveland athlete (current or historical) should have gone to their respective all star game but was the biggest snub.

    Phil Dawson is clearly the biggest all-star game snub. But all time Cleveland snubs has to be Albert Belle losing the MVP to Mo Vaughn. (With Marty Cordova over Manny for ROY a close second.)

  • mgbode

    “Today, I want to hear what Cleveland athlete (current or
    historical) should have gone to their respective all star game but was
    the biggest snub.”

    MLB
    1993 Kenny Lofton – at the allstar break:
    BA = .321, OBP=.396, OPS=.821
    34 stolen bases
    Gold Glove caliber defense (he won the CF-GG that year)

    NBA
    ’89/90 Mark Price – and only 4 allstar games in his career
    19pts/8ast/4rb/1.4stl
    45%FG, 40%3pt, 88%FT

    NFL
    1992 Michael Dean Perry
    1st team All-NFL (sporting news)
    1st or 2nd team All-NFL in multiple publications in every year from 1989 – 1996
    But, no, he wasn’t one of the best 4DTs in the AFC?

  • Haas

    What Cleveland athlete (current or historical) should have gone to their respective all star game but was the biggest snub?

    If Andy doesn’t go this year something is definitely wrong. He is averaging almost 4 more rebounds than anyone in the East, while still averaging 14 points per game, playing great defense, and hustles everywhere. Kevin Garnett has more votes, yet Andy is averaging 1 less point and 7 more rebounds. How is that possible?

  • Return of the (Alex) Mack

    Today, I want to hear what Cleveland athlete (current or
    historical) should have gone to their respective all star game but was
    the biggest snub.

    It would be a snub for sure if Andy did not make it, but the team is 5-21… so I mean does a 5-21 team really deserve an all-star?

  • Jake

    Today, I want to hear what Cleveland athlete (current or
    historical) should have gone to their respective all star game but was
    the biggest snub. That is easily Phil Dawson this year.

  • boomhauertjs

    Today, I want to hear what Cleveland athlete (current or historical) should have gone to their respective all star game but was the biggest snub.

    LeBron his rookie year.

  • http://twitter.com/garyb311 Gary B

    Today, I want to hear what Cleveland athlete (current or historical) should have gone to their respective all star game but was the biggest snub.
    I have to go with Phil Dawson, he deserves at least one by now.

  • DieHardHomer

    Today, I want to hear what Cleveland athlete (current or historical) should have gone to their respective all star game but was the biggest snub.

    Albert Belle’s MVP that went to Mo Vaughn was probably the most egregious all-around Cleveland award snub. As far as All-Star Games themselves, Jim Thome (2001 or 2002?) and Travis Hafner (2006) leading the league in homers at the break but no A/S invite.

  • Kyle

    Big Z from 05-07. Got snubbed for being a true center.

  • JNeids

    Today, I want to hear what Cleveland athlete (current or historical) should have gone to their respective all star game but was the biggest snub.

    Phil Dawson 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and I’m going to assume 2013.

  • http://www.facebook.com/gabriellouis.venditti Gabriel Louis Venditti

    Today, I want to hear what Cleveland athlete (current or
    historical) should have gone to their respective all star game but was
    the biggest snub.

    Phil Dawson in any of his seasons for the Browns. Best kicker ever.

  • LMK

    Today, I want to hear what Cleveland athlete (current or historical) should have gone to their respective all star game but was the biggest snub.

    Philly D

  • arnold_palmer

    Today, I want to hear what Cleveland athlete (current or historical) should have gone to their respective all star game but was the biggest snub.

    Phil Dawson… each and every year. Phil’s middle name should be “Pro Bowl”

  • JK

    Today, I want to hear what Cleveland athlete (current or
    historical) should have gone to their respective all star game but was
    the biggest snub.

    It’s gonna be Andy

  • Eric

    Today, I want to hear what Cleveland athlete (current or historical) should have gone to their respective all star game but was the biggest snub.
    As much as I hate to admit it, Lebron in his rookie season

  • Slooz

    Today, I want to hear what Cleveland athlete (current or historical) should have gone to their respective all star game but was the biggest snub.

    I’m with almost everyone else below: Phil Dawson.

  • SummitOmar

    Today, I want to hear what Cleveland athlete (current or historical) should have gone to their respective all star game but was the biggest snub.

    This is no debate only answer possible is Phil Dawson.

  • cjjonescj

    Today, I want to hear what Cleveland athlete (current or historical) should have gone to their respective all star game but was the biggest snub.

    Actually, I don’t think it is Phil. When you are a “kicker” on a losing team you have no chance unless you are kicking 63 yard field goals. It’s not like he is kicking game winners every week either. So while I think Phil is a great kicker and glad to have him on the Browns, I don’t think he is being snubbed.

    I’m going to have to say Andy. What else does a player have to do ? They use to put Dennis Rodman on the all star team for just rebounding, but he also was on a winning team and played the whole game, unlike a kicker. I think winning or not, Andy is clearly an All Star.

  • Kunal

    Today, I want to hear what Cleveland athlete (current or
    historical) should have gone to their respective all star game but was
    the biggest snub.

    I’m going to go with Phil Dawson in every year he’s been on the team.

  • DintheD

    What Cleveland athlete (current or historical) should have gone to their respective all star game but was the biggest snub?

    In 1984 Clay Matthews was All-Pro yet wasn’t selected to the Pro Bowl. He only made the Pro Bowl four times in his illustrious career, and he should definitely be enshrined in Canton at the Pro Football HOF.

  • bridgecrosser

    Pat Tabler was on that one all-star team and didn’t get an at bat in a 13-inning game. That’s worse than not going at all.

  • Bryant

    Today, I want to hear what Cleveland athlete (current or historical) should have gone to their respective all star game but was the biggest snub.

    Easy – Phil Dawson over and over again.

  • Andy Ski

    Today, I want to hear what Cleveland athlete (current or historical) should have gone to their respective all star game but was the biggest snub.

    I’ll go with Browns Defensive Back Tommy James. In 1950, he had 9 interceptions, 1 fumble recovery, held the ball for Lou Groza’s championship-winning field goal, and first came up with the lyrics to “Crimson and Clover,” although he technically didn’t record that song until 1968.

    Also, technically, that was a different Tommy James.

    But still.

  • Drew

    Today, I want to hear what Cleveland athlete (current or
    historical) should have gone to their respective all star game but was
    the biggest snub

    Phil Freakin’ Dawson

  • Bryce

    Today, I want to hear what Cleveland athlete (current or historical) should have gone to their respective all star game but was the biggest snub

    Phil Dawson every year

  • TheDoc

    Today, I want to hear what Cleveland athlete (current or historical) should have gone to their respective all star game but was the biggest snub.

    Travis Hafner in 2006.

  • GMoney

    Today, I want to hear what Cleveland athlete (current or
    historical) should have gone to their respective all star game but was
    the biggest snub.

    Even though he got hurt, Andy last year.

  • Nednarb

    Today, I want to hear what Cleveland athlete (current or historical) should have gone to their respective all star game but was the biggest snub.

    Phil Dawson every year. Consistently the best kicker in the NFL, but no recognition for it. The fault for that lies in the multiple front offices that have botched the job here.

  • Cami

    Today, I want to hear what Cleveland athlete (current or historical) should have gone to their respective all star game but was the biggest snub.

    Andy V last year. This year, too, I’m sure.

  • BROSEPH

    Today, I want to hear what Cleveland athlete (current or historical) should have gone to their respective all star game but was the biggest snub.

    Omar didn’t make enough allstar games (only 3) in his entire career. I guess that’s what you get for playing during the peak of the steroid era, where a contact hitter/gold glover gets looked over for a young A-Rod, Nomar, Jeter etc.

  • RichB

    Today, I want to hear what Cleveland athlete (current or historical) should have gone to their respective all star game but was the biggest snub.

    Since I have to admit that Derek Lowe may have “regressed a little” after his good start, I’ll go with Phil Dawson.

  • http://www.facebook.com/christopher.miller.376 Christopher Miller

    Phil Dawson finished second in the fans voting for the Pro Bowl. Andy Varejao could get shut out of the NBA all-star game as well. Today, I want to hear what Cleveland athlete (current or historical) should have gone to their respective all star game but was the biggest snub? Its gotta be Phill kinda sad to say all this love goes to a kicker but dam is he clutch. Just sad to think he is leaving and never got a championship out of C-town best of luck Phill

  • Tom T

    Today, I want to hear what Cleveland athlete (current or
    historical) should have gone to their respective all star game but was
    the biggest snub.

    Mo Williams in 2009. Remember what a shamockery it was that they took Jameer Nelson and Ray Allen ahead of him. I guess he eventually got in and now we realize he kind of sucks, but I just love the word shamockery.