Miles Austin reportedly set to sign with the Philadelphia Eagles

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Miles Austin had a good season with the Browns in 2014 and many fans hoped to see him back with an encore performance. As the off-season has unfolded the Browns signed Brian Hartline and then Dwayne Bowe and it raised questions about the real chances of the Browns also asking back Austin. As recently as

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Ray Farmer suspended four games, Browns keep draft picks

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I hate calling it “Textgate,” so other than that reference I won’t call it that. Regardless of what you want to call the Cleveland Browns’ texting violations and forthcoming punishment, it appears we might now know said punishments. And thankfully for me and my bubbling pot of rage, it appears the Browns will not lose

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Watch the hysterical video of the Indians reading mean tweets

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The Cleveland Indians ripped this bit off from Jimmy Kimmel, but who cares? The execution was really great and delivered the kind of hysterical results you’d expect. My favorite is also the featured image here where Tony Mazur gets bro-slapped by Nick Swisher. I also appreciated the Jim Rosenhaus bit. And just getting a jump

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Cable monopolies, the real NFL Network and more – WFNY Podcast – 2015-03-27

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Craig Lyndall and Dave Sterling get together in person, in public, to talk about the day’s events in sports, cable TV and technology… Nervous Dog in Stow Chris Clem live in Cuyahoga Falls Scene Magazine awarding WFNY Podcast into eternity Cavs game against Memphis League Pass and why they won’t let local superfans see local

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Debating Lindor, Patrice O’Neal is “Better Than You”: While We’re Waiting…

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Thanks for reading everything this week and listening to all the podcasts. For some reason I’m particularly happy with how this week went. There were just enough things to talk about and just enough things to write about, although I know Harv is just about done with all the off-season Browns talk. Trying to figure

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Are the Browns “the new Raiders?”

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ESPN is talking about NFL free agency thus far and the Cleveland Browns appear at the bottom of the list with a big fat letter grade “D.” Mike Sando, Bill Polian, Louis Riddick, Field Yates and former Browns scout Matt Williamson discussed free agency to this point for many teams, but Williamson’s quotes are the

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On the Browns “severe” penalties and controlling irrational anger

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We don’t yet know what the Cleveland Browns’ penalties are, but this idea that they’re going to be “severe” has me bubbling with potential rage. You can’t argue with the league punishing teams for their transgressions. Whether we’re talking about artificial noise in Atlanta, deflated footballs in New England or yes, even Cleveland Browns texting, the

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Trying to be fair to Jimmy Haslam and the Browns

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The circumstances surrounding Jimmy Haslam’s ownership really make it difficult to defend him. I don’t believe I’ve been particularly unfair, but I’ve also been liberal with the criticism on these pages and on the podcast. It’s just too hard to look at all that’s gone down with the Browns since Jimmy Haslam sat with the

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Mike Pettine ranked 28 out of NFL coaches (and that’s OK)

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Rankings are arbitrary and sometimes even fun. Oftentimes they’re not much more than fodder for arguments and conversation, which is exactly what sports is supposed to be about, I guess. So CBS Sports’ Pete Prisco decided to use this relatively quiet time of year to rank NFL coaches, and while I like Mike Pettine and

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Kevin Love narratives, kid stuff and more – WFNY Podcast – 2015-03-25

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Craig and @nominataur discuss kids and sports and Kevin Love. Plus Disney Junior Live stinking. The fragmentation of the future Watching Up for the first time Having the “death” conversation with kids Realizations about death and The Fall of Freddie the Leaf There will never be another 1985 Cleveland Indians and whether jinxes exist Jimmy

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The Browns were efficient in revamping receiving corps

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Now that we know the details of Dwayne Bowe’s contract it’s worth looking at what the Cleveland Browns have done so far to revamp a receiving corps that was in dire need of a makeover. It has needed a makeover for a long time in fact, but it seems like this year the Browns really

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Comparing The Jinx to the Serial Podcast – WFNY Podcast – 2015-03-24

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Jon returns from hiatus to discuss television. We spoke about The Jinx, the Serial Podcast and much more like… Adding a second kid and how much more the workload will be How much more work is it to add the children Adding Swenson’s to the list of things Going to Denny’s and how awful it

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On the Browns, Hard Knocks, questions and narratives

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There are lots of questions being asked now that we’ve heard the Browns are “front-runners” to be the featured team on this year’s rendition of “Hard Knocks” on HBO. Twitter and sports talk radio asked all of the following and then some… Will Hard Knocks serve as a distraction for the Browns? Will it be

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Craig’s first trip to Swenson’s plus Browns on Hard Knocks – WFNY Podcast – 2015-03-22

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Dave Sterling and Craig talk about their night of deathmatching and also Swenson’s, Hard Knocks and more… Death match and pizza Entering a 20-mile race Half Life 2 and Counter Strike Source Feeling old scoffing at eight hours of video gaming Swenson’s and Craig’s first ever trip there Being a first-timer at Swenson’s Browns gear

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Ahtyba Rubin’s contract details with Seahawks emerge

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Ahtyba Rubin’s time with Cleveland has officially run out as he signed a deal with the Seattle Seahawks this week for just one season. I was curious to see what the big man would get financially, and now those details are starting to emerge. According to Adam Caplan, it’s a one-year deal with the reigning

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Missing day one of the NCAA tourney, plus Kevin Love narratives – WFNY Podcast – 2015-03-20

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I caught up with Andrew to discuss the fact that I missed all of day one of the tourney. We also discussed the Cavs and the Browns and other stuff like the following… Not getting to see the tourney and the torture Ryan Tannehill and the Dolphins and Suh Placing Ryan Tannehill in the ranks

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Chris Borland, football culture, and Ray Flanagan and the Authorities… While We’re Waiting

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It’s Friday and everyone’s all crossing out things on their brackets, but take a break and read this, wouldja? Chris Borland and the eventual death of old-time football culture… Much like we precede every “fixing MLB” post with “Baseball is not broken,” I’m not going to pretend like the day is near where football is

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Trent Richardson signs on with the Oakland Raiders

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The Indianapolis Colts cut bait with Trent Richardson and now we know where T-Rich will attempt to do his Marshawn Lynch impression. The Oakland Raiders announced the signing on their Twitter page. The Raiders have signed free agent RB Trent Richardson. #WelcomeToTheFamily pic.twitter.com/ZHmkFPVb01 — OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) March 17, 2015 I won’t be actively rooting

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Browns reportedly offered No. 19 pick for Sam Bradford

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In the end it really doesn’t matter what the Browns tried to do. This pertains to Larry Fitzgerald and also Sam Bradford. The information about what they’ve attempted to do is interesting in many ways, but it’s not proof of anything, nor does it give the Browns a pass if and when they fail. I’m

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NFL free agency, Cavaliers playoff run and more – WFNY Podcast – 2015-03-16

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After a slow week, Dave and Craig got some podcasting done. Here’s what they talked about. Monitor Porn Being down on the Browns and the start of free agency The Suh contract and what it will do to the Dolphins Darrelle Revis looking for the big multi-year contract Buster Skrine and his fighting for a

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