Should Cavs trade? Plus, Browns QB talk – WFNY Podcast – 2014-12-20

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Craig and Andrew made the connection on Saturday afternoon to talk about the Browns, Cavaliers and Ohio State Buckeyes. Hating how much we need Delly on the Cavs Comparing Delly to Anderson Varejao Aaron Craft and his name in the NBA Ohio State vs. Alabama and Ohio State’s chances Cardale Jones and Ezekiel Elliott Jim

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Joe Thomas responds to environmental violations

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(Insert dramatic laser sound effects.) “Is Joe Thomas guilty of polluting the earth? We’ll have more on this on the 11 o’clock news!” That’s all I could think of when I saw the AP headline on Joe Thomas that said, “Browns’ Thomas accused of environmental violations.” The state Department of Natural Resources sent the former

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Joe Thomas on the difference between player and fan perspective

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The differences between how NFL players and NFL fans look at a game, season, or even an NFL career are endless. Obviously NFL fans are the ultimate outsiders no matter how much they love the team they watch every week. This isn’t groundbreaking or even all that novel a concept, but Joe Thomas’ session with

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Kozmo, Brian Hoyer for one more year, and Royal Blood: While We’re Waiting…

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Welcome to the Friday before Christmas my fellow WaitingForNextYear-ians. WFNY’ers. To my Christmas-celebrating folks, congrats, you made it. To my Jewish friends, know that I’m jealous and wish I was at the movies with you next Thursday. When I got to college and a couple of my new Jewish friends let me in on the

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TD talks Tribe off-season and Browns quarterbacks – WFNY Podcast – 2014-12-18

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The Cleveland Indians are under-represented on the podcast at times just because it’s not my main main focus. That’s what makes it so great when TD comes on to talk Tribe. Here’s all that we talked about. Indians off-season bringing in Brandon Moss Gavin Flioyd as Scott Kazmir Jose Ramirez and how Craig almost forgot about

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MLB.com looking for “Stats Stringers” for the Tribe

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Have you ever wondered how all that live game data gets updated on live game trackers? Well, wonder no more. MLB.com posted on Cleveland Craigslist that they are looking for “Stats Stringers” for the Cleveland Indians. Stats stringers are responsible for digitally scoring games from the MLB ballparks, which provides the data used in the

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Tim Couch joins the Browns QB chorus with Bernie Kosar

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Long-time quarterback Bernie Kosar lambasted the Cleveland Browns — across multiple ownerships and management teams — during an interview Mike Trivisonno on WTAM this week. Now, Tim Couch is in on the team as well, preaching continuity and sticking up for Brian Hoyer courtesy of Pat McManamon at ESPN. “I thought everything he said was right,” Couch

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Mike Pettine won’t say Johnny Manziel gives Browns best chance to win

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Mike Pettine spoke with the media on Monday, and when he was asked point blank if he genuinely believes Johnny Manziel gives the Browns the best chance to win, he couldn’t do it. Instead of saying it, that Manziel puts the team in the best position for success, he re-worded the question in the answer

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Did Mike Pettine want to send a message to Johnny Manziel?

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This isn’t a rumor. It’s not news. This is fun with sports opinion from Rolling Stone (of all places). Greg Couch writes a speculative post setting a scenario that he has no factual proof of, but I found it so fun to read “Johnny Manziel’s Very Public Pantsing” that I’m sharing it here anyway. Yes,

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Meet Will Gibson and hear about the CSU Vikings beat – WFNY Podcast – 2014-12-16

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Will Gibson has been writing at WFNY since September. That’s what he said anyway, and I didn’t feel like looking. It’s about time we got to know the man who has been writing so many interesting posts. We discussed a great number of things over the approximate 40 minutes we chatted. Here are some… Browns vs.

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Johnny Manziel looked unprepared for his first start

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The Cleveland Browns were embarrassed in their second meeting with the Cincinnati Bengals. Johnny Manziel was only one component to that as the Browns defense gave up rushing yards in embarrassing bunches. The Browns failed in pretty much every phase of the game and from the very beginning. The Bengals punched first and that was

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Johnny Manziel admits slacking some as backup

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In this week’s SI media article by Richard Deitsch, he goes inside FOX’s preparation to call Johnny Manziel’s first professional start. Deitsch talked to Kevin Burkhardt about the 20-minute production meeting he, John Lynch and Pam Oliver and producers had speaking directly to Johnny Manziel. It sounds like Lynch was pretty direct with the young

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Johnny Manziel responds to Merril Hoge’s criticisms

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Merril Hoge doesn’t like Johnny Manziel’s game and hasn’t for some time. He’s been a frequent, loud critic of the young Browns QB ever since draft day. Ahead of Manziel’s first start, he certainly wasn’t backing off. He suggested that anyone responsible for drafting Manziel needed to be fired on ESPN before saying Manziel should

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Police union calls Andrew Hawkins’ political statement “pathetic”

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We prefer talking sports to politics, but sometimes the two cross over. On Sunday, Browns wide receiver Andrew Hawkins made a statement about the recent deaths of Tamir Rice and John Crawford by wearing a t-shirt during warm-ups. Tamir Rice was the 12-year-old boy who was shot by a Cleveland police officer within two seconds

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Johnny Manziel, Browns crushed by Bengals

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Hindsight is painful sometimes. After the Browns were decimated from beginning to end by the Bengals in Cleveland with faint playoff hopes still alive, it all seems so silly to think they might have been able to rattle off three wins in a row to keep playoff dreams alive. The Browns do have a way

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Johnny Manziel has a very rookie-like first half against Bengals

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Johnny Manziel still doesn’t seem overwhelmed by the moment, personally, but his performance is all a part of the Browns being completely overwhelmed by the Cincinnati Bengals in the first half. They trail the team from Cincitucky 20-0. Manziel sported a 12.0 QB rating at halftime as he went four for nine for 22 yards

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Joe Haden, Justin Gilbert leave Bengals game with injuries

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The Cleveland Browns were off to an awful start trailing the Bengals 17-0 when things got much worse. Joe Haden slowly walked (limped?) to the locker room. It was a big mystery because nobody on the TV broadcast noticed any play where Haden might have been injured. And it was just part of the disaster

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Watch this Browns fan push Jeremy Hill

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The Cleveland Browns are having a miserable day on the lakefront today as they trail the Bengals big in the first half, 17-0. That doesn’t mean that opposing teams can walk all over Cleveland Browns fans. After one rushing touchdown, Bengals running back Jeremy Hill attempted to jump into the stands to say hello to

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Johnny Manziel seems unaffected by hype surrounding his first start

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The world now knows that it’s Johnny Manziel’s first start in Cleveland, but the confident-bordering-on-cocky QB from Texas A&M does not seem all that wide-eyed. I guess that shouldn’t come as a surprise considering how big a stage Johnny Manziel has been on already, but it’s still somewhat refreshing after the meek Colt McCoy and

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Overzealous hugger apologizes to Johnny Manziel

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A few weeks back there was a story of a fight between Johnny Manziel, his alleged crew, and someone who reportedly attempted to hug the Browns quarterback. Ultimately nothing much has come of it and it’s been relatively quiet for Manziel off the field. The other party involved ended up getting his name and reputation

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