Scott and I had another good chat this week running down all the Cleveland sports stories worth talking about. As usual, here’s the email I sent to Scott on Sunday night…
Hope you had a nice weekend.
Some thoughts this fine Sunday evening…
The Browns should know conclusively that Jason Campbell is a nice backup and nothing more. Probably better than Seneca Wallace and Jake Delhomme, so not a candidate to be the long-term starter. Maybe they really did know this all along as he was consistently their last choice all year until they mercifully concluded that Weeden couldn’t play either.
Edwin Baker ran hard and it didn’t leave me impressed with him as much as I’m shocked that the Browns haven’t been able to find guys to run the ball with that level of energy all the time. Even Brandon Jackson seemed to run with more urgency than Willis and Fozzy. Seems like it should be easy to find, although maybe it’s confidence. Confidence is something rarer.
I loved Mike Brown getting himself run from the game while standing up for his guys against MIA. NBA reffing is whatever, of course, but it was symbolic for him as head coach. The Cavs are currently playing like they might not despise each other. That’s a step up for these Cavaliers.
Do you remember a good CLE sports team that did well and seemingly despised each other? Albert Belle’s time with the Tribe might be the closest thing I can think of in my lifetime, but I don’t know that Belle’s teammates disliked him.
The longer we go in the offseason, the more I think there’s a chance Ubaldo will be back. Do you want him back, and if so how much?
Lastly non-sports… I’m currently reading the first fantasy book that I’ve read in a long long time. The Lies of Locke Lamorra by Scott Lynch is the first book in the Gentlemen Bastard series. I’m trying but it might not be for me. It takes place on a fictional planet and I get so bogged down in fake city, race and country names that I think I ruin it for myself.
Can you do fantasy / sci fi? Is there a specific kind of fiction that you seek out more than others when looking to read?