Jim Brennan’s Colony, and the community that fosters Cleveland sports fandom: While We’re Waiting

It’s been almost two years since I posted at WFNY regularly, but when Jacob asked if I could fill in for him on WWW a couple days ago, I said “yes” without really thinking about it. And, well, maybe I should have thought a bit more about my ability to authoritatively write about Cleveland sports,

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Ohio State schedules home-and-home series with Texas for 2022-23

Ohio State has a recent tradition of scheduling strong non-conference opponents, and on Wednesday, they announced another home-and-home series with the Texas Longhorns. The games are still a ways off, with the first being playing in Austin in 2022. OSU Athletic Director Gene Smith commented on the rationale for the big schedule news: “Playing a

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Box Score: Twins 8, Indians 7

While the Browns were busy blowing it against the Eagles, the Indians dropped the third game of their four-game set in Minnesota on Sunday. With the game tied in the bottom of the ninth, Justin Morneau took Vinnie Pestano deep to walk off with the Twins win. Cleveland AB R H RBI HR BB K

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Sheldon Browns Suffers Shoulder Stinger In Browns Loss To Eagles

The Browns defense certainly did their part on Sunday against the Eagles. Dick Jauron’s defense contained Michael Vick and forced four interceptions. Defensive back Sheldon Brown, however, was not a part of the solid day against Vick, as he jogged off the field in the first half with an apparent shoulder injury. After the game,

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Quinton Spears Tweet Insinuates ‘Politics’ At Play On Browns Roster

Former Browns linebacker Quinton Spears sent a not-so-sublte tweet jab at the organization on Sunday: It doesn’t take a great leap of faith to imply that he’s talking about Pat Shumur’s decision to start Brandon Weeden over Colt McCoy. Weeden had a disastrous debut on Sunday, throwing four interceptions and failing to move the offense

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Box Score: Eagles 17, Browns 16

The Cleveland Browns dropped their season opener against the Eagles in unsurprisingly heartbreaking fashion on Sunday. The defense played well against Michael Vick and the Eagles, but a late touchdown with just over a minute to play handed Philly the one-point win. Vick had an otherwise ugly day, but it wasn’t as bad as the

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Joe Banner Will Join Browns As Top Executive In October, According To Report

Just minutes before the Browns kick off the season against the Eagles, reports have surfaced that former Philly football executive Joe Banner will be joining the Browns in late October. Jason La Canfora of CBS reported that Banner would come on board as soon as new owner Jimmy Haslam takes full ownership of the Browns.

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Week 1 Open Thread: Browns Vs. Eagles

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The NFL season is finally here, and the Browns open at home against the Eagles. It’s the 13th time in the 14-year history of the “new” Browns that the season opener will be held along Lake Erie. The Browns will be starting rookies at quarterback, running back, and right tackle. It’s the first time a

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Indians Activate Lonnie Chisenhall From 60-Day Disabled List

There’s been plenty of noise that third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall’s return was imminent, and the Indians announced Sunday morning that they have activated him off the 60-day disabled list. Manny Acta said on Friday that he expected the prospect to join the team on their current road trip. Chisenhall will not be in the lineup

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Scott Fujita, Jordan Norwood Among Inactives For Browns Vs. Eagles

The Cleveland Browns have released their list of inactives for Sunday’s opener against the Philadelphia Eagles. Reports surfaced yesterday that newly reinstated linebacker Scott Fujita was unlikely to play, and that was made official Sunday morning. Along with Fujita, Usama Young and Trevin Wade are also inactive on the defensive side of the ball. The

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Eagles vs. Browns: WFNY Readers Predict 27-16 Loss

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The 2012 NFL season is finally here, and the Browns kick it off against what is projected to be one of the NFC’s best. The Browns have lost 12 of their 13 openers since returning to the league in 1999 — 12 of which, like today, were played along the lakefront. The Eagles will present

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While We’re Waiting…Welcome Back Browns

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While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com. Football is here, and so is Brandon Weeden: “None will be more scrutinized than rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden. In the preseason, Weeden was 24-for-49

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Box Score: Twins 3, Indians 0

The Indians dropped the second game of their weekend series in Minnesota on Saturday night, falling 3-0 at Target Field. The Tribe lineup managed just four measly hits off a combination of Cole De Vries and three Twins relievers. Cleveland AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg S. Choo rf 4 0

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Lonnie Chisenhall Could Be Back With Indians Soon

Paul Hoynes of The Plain Dealer reported Friday night that third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall could rejoin the big league Indians when the Aeros wrap up their postseason in the next week (possibly as soon as tonight). Manager Manny Acta said he wouldn’t play every day if brought up: “We have to make a decision if

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Scott Fujita ‘Unlikely’ To Play Sunday In Browns Opener, According To Report

Scott Fujita was granted new life on Friday afternoon when a judge overturned a three-game suspension handed out by Roger Goodell for the Saints bounty scandal. Fujita had been working out individually at Baldwin Wallace to stay in shape during his mandated time away from the team. Earlier on Friday, Pat Shurmur said, “I don’t see

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While We’re Waiting…Browns Opening Day Disasters, Modell And LeBron, Fujita’s Return

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While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com. Another new quarterback on opening day, and a litany of the disasters to start each season: “To recap the first 13 openers by the

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Box Score: Indians 7, Twins 6

The Indians offense put together three multi-run rallies on Friday night to take their series opener in Minnesota. Russ Canzler corked his first career major league homer and finished the night three for four with three RBIs. David Huff also picked up his first win of the season as the Tribe tries to avoid the

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Box Score: Orioles 4, Indians 3

The Tribe’s miserable weekend continued on Sunday afternoon at Progressive Field as they dropped the third game of their four-game series against the Orioles. Zach Britton allowed just four hits in six shutout innings and it appeared the O’s would cruise to a 4-0 win. The offense was nowhere to be found for eight innings

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Contest Time: Two Tickets To Indians Vs. Tigers This Week

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It’s time for another great giveaway from the generous powers-that-be here at WFNY. We have a pair of tickets to Wednesday night’s Indians game against the Tigers at Progressive Field. With the Tribe now chasing the Tigers and 3.5 games back, it will be a huge series heading into the deadline — here’s hoping for

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While We’re Waiting…Improved Browns, Urban Loves The Heat, Tribe Rotation Fading Fast

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While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com. Browns areas of improvement heading into camp: “It’s hard to consider an area of weakness improved based on the projected contributions of a rookie.

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