2015 NFL Draft Gameplan for the Browns: Don’t trade up for Marcus Mariota

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It’s NFL draft week, Cleveland Browns fans. It’s one of the weirdest and quietest pre-draft periods I can remember. Maybe it’s the Cavaliers being back in the NBA Playoffs with LeBron James at the helm, or maybe it’s the hangover from so many tough first rounds over the past decade. Whatever it is, I don’t

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Cavs sweep Celtics, but it costs them dearly – WFNY Podcast – 2015-04-26

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Andrew and Craig discuss the Boston Celtics losing in four games to the Cavaliers and how much it really cost them. The Cavaliers did get the sweep, but somehow managed to leave fans feeling badly after completing said sweep. Kevin Love’s shoulder and the prospect of missing one game Kelly Olinyk did not try to

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Video: LeBron James hits full-court shot after practice

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LeBron James never ceases to entertain or amaze. If you don’t believe me, just consider what he does after shoot-a rounds and practices. Take this shot for example. We don’t know how many attempts LeBron took before hitting this one, but suffice to say most of us would blow our arms out before successfully converting

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Video: Watch Craig and John Anderson break down Cavs-Celtics game 3

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The third episode of the playoffs saw me once again alongside John Anderson of WKYC to talk about the Cavaliers’ victory over the Celtics. At this point, I’ve stopped giving credit to the Cavaliers instead taking it for myself as a member of this new web show for WKYC. I’m half kidding of course. Anyway,

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Cavs don’t disappoint, Browns for Mariota? and more … While We’re Waiting

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Happy Friday WFNY! It’s the morning after another Cavaliers playoff win. I know you’re feeling good about that. Let’s go! The Cavs don’t disappoint in game three… After the Cavaliers beat the Celtics for a third straight time to begin the 2015 NBA playoffs, LeBron told Allie Clifton after the game that the team hadn’t

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Are the Indians dead yet? TD calms fears – WFNY Podcast – 2015-04-23

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The Indians are off to a really rough start, so I called TD to help calm me down. Jerry Sands is LeBron James 2013 Cleveland Indians started 5-10 before figuring it out Can’t hit the panic button, but the roster is in disarray There’s no calling card to bring about change Is the left-handed lineup

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Kevin Love: “Like a chicken with my head cut off” in first playoff game

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It’s easy to forget just how new it was for Kevin Love to play his first playoff game on Sunday against the Boston Celtics. Maybe that’s been part of the disconnect or apparent disappointment that some Cavs fans have felt with Kevin Love since he’s arrived in Cleveland. There were certain expectations of what Kevin

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Joe Haden had “no idea” that Josh Gordon couldn’t drink

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Part of the reasoning behind the ongoing perspective that the Browns are dysfunctional is because of Josh Gordon’s well-publicized issues. Highlighting those issues further is that his latest transgression with the league over substance abuse occurred on the watch of his teammates and a former Browns coach, when Gordon drank on a private plane on the

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Unplugging for Cavs playoff games, plus NFL draft – WFNY Podcast – 2015-04-21

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After talking to Lane Adkins about the Browns, I dialed up Dave Sterling to talk about pretty much everything else. Before it was all done, we’d discussed being off of Twitter for the first Cavs playoff game, the idea of buying any shirt for $100, let alone a jersey, and teaching my son about the

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2015 NFL draft and free agency for the Browns with Lane Adkins – WFNY Podcast – 2015-04-20

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Lane Adkins of The Orange and Brown report joined me to discuss all things Browns. He wasn’t on to promote anything in particular, but I’ve been a subscriber to the OBR for quite a while and I plugged it for him. Here’s the rest of the stuff we talked about. Where are the Cleveland Browns today

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Watch Craig on “All In” on WKYC – Cavs Playoff Game 1

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On Monday morning, I jumped onto the WKYC Cavs web show for the NBA playoffs. It’s called “All In” and I’ll be on occasionally throughout the NBA playoffs. As we stated on the show, here’s hoping it goes on for a very long time. It is co-hosted by John Anderson and Will Ujek from WKYC.

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Browns sign Johnson Bademosi and Craig Robertson, Gipson next?

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The Cleveland Browns have signed two of their restricted free agents, linebacker Craig Robertson and safety Johnson Bademosi, according to Adam Caplan of ESPN. As the deadline looms for the Browns to come to agreement with their restricted free agents, it is big for the team to get two of them done and off their

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2015 NFL Draft, Johnny Manziel, Cavs playoffs and more with Dan Labbe – WFNY Podcast – 2015-04-17

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Dan Labbe of Cleveland.com and now NEOMG joined me to discuss everything related to Cleveland sports. He usually is the host of these things, and I turned the tables on him and made him a guest for once!  At what point did it occur to you that Cleveland.com had no longer become the supplement to

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Cavs playoffs, Star Wars trailers and more: While We’re Waiting…

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Yep. I’m kinda still cranky. Happy Friday. Supporting Britt McHenry against the towing company… Let me start by saying I’m in Britt McHenry’s corner. She said some nasty things to a woman who works at a tow lot after having her car towed. These towing companies make money by taking cars hostage. Having lived in

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Browns jersey unveiling and Michelle Schwab – WFNY Podcast – 2015-04-09

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Dave Sterling and I discussed the Browns jersey unveiling before and after. We also discussed superfans, Michelle Schwab, and a figure four leg lock. Leave Michelle Schwab alone Dave is completely anti-Cheetah Pit Punishments fitting crimes A real live figure four leg lock and the aftermath Browns fans creating no-win situations Cleveland fans eating their

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Will the Browns bet on their ability to maximize Marcus Mariota?

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I don’t know if the Cleveland Browns should select Oregon’s Marcus Mariota, but he’s far and away my first choice of quarterbacks in the first round of the upcoming NFL draft. I get the sense that a lot of the similar sentiment surrounding Mariota that I read and hear is more of a take-down of Jameis

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Ohio State extends Urban Meyer until 2020

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The Ohio State University has decided to extend the contract of their head football coach Urban Meyer. The deal will pay the coach handsomely until the end of the 2020 season. It’s assumed (by me) that this was a compromise after Meyer refused to extend his contract to infinity (and beyond.) Meyer’s previous contract ran

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Will there be LAN parties in retirement homes someday? – WFNY Podcast – 2015-04-10

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This episode of the WFNY podcast is a little bit different. We talked a lot about culture and technology and a little bit about sports and video games. I can’t recall every single thing that Dave Sterling and I discussed, but the major thing that sticks out is wondering, as the video game generations get

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Tribe home opener, Browns draft, and Jeremy Enigk: While We’re Waiting…

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Happy Opening Day Friday people! Please be safe downtown and go Tribe! My boy turned five and the Browns are still suspect… When my son was born (or maybe a bit before he was born,) I gave the Browns a deadline for fixing their team. I said that they had to get it figured out

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Andre Knott talks A to Z podcast, Tribe job, and Cleveland sports media – WFNY Podcast – 2015-04-08

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Andre Knott of the A to Z podcast was kind enough to join me to discuss his career, among other topics. It was a really great chat with lots of cool stories. Here are some of the highlights. Talking about Terry Pluto, Joe Tait and getting into the business of sports Developing talent in sports

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