Stipe Miocic faces long, meaningless odds against Junior Dos Santos

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Stipe Miocic is on the precipice of something. Saturday night, the gigantic Clevelander is a big underdog as he faces former UFC heavyweight champion, Junior Dos Santos. You never want to be an underdog – certainly not this big of one anyway – but it’s the perfect opportunity for Stipe. He’s ranked number four among

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Johnny Manziel, Browns will be on FOX for second straight week

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Being an NFL fan today requires you to learn about television contracts. The usual setup where NFC teams are featured on FOX and AFC teams are on CBS is being thrown for a loop as FOX has started “flexing” games involving two AFC teams onto its network. They did it last week with the Browns-Colts

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Johnny Manziel, Marvin Lewis and Guardians of the Galaxy… While We’re Waiting

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Hey everyone, here’s my weekly entry for WWW. It’s a big sports weekend in Cleveland with Johnny Manziel making his first start on Sunday, but we’ve honestly talked about that enough. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but I like to use this space for some different stuff from time to time. As long as

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Chris Tabor discusses Billy Cundiff’s recent struggles

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One of the bigger Browns issues that has flown mostly under the radar with the QB change is the Browns’ struggling kicker Billy Cundiff. The media has asked about it and the Browns brass has talked about it, but the wake from the S.S. Manziel is just so big you barely notice. Today, Browns’ long-time

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LeBron James a game time decision with knee soreness

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The Cleveland Cavaliers are into the general grind of the regular season now, but tonight is a marquee matchup with the Oklahoma City Thunder. It was supposed to pit LeBron James against Kevin Durant for a larger national TNT audience, but it appears that the Cavaliers could be without the best basketball player in the

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Johnny Manziel, drumming, sports talk radio callers and more – WFNY Podcast – 2014-12-10

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This is one of hardest I’ve ever laughed during one of our podcasts. I hope it’s as funny for the rest of you. Dave Sterling (@dimoko) and I discuss lots of things such as… Who are the people who like First Take? Who are the people who like Joe Buck? Drumming in a house you

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Derek Anderson could start against the Browns

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I never root for injuries in the NFL, but they are one thing in the game you can certainly bet on. You don’t tend to bet on them occurring via car crashes though, and that’s what happened to Cam Newton this week. It was an ugly crash and the result was a couple of fractures

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My Sportsman of the Year: Jimmy Haslam

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Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year is an annual must-read. Sadly, that the national recognition rarely has anything to do with the teams or individuals whom we cover. In turn, WFNY will soon announce its choice for 2014’s Cleveland Sportsman of the Year. Here’s one of the nominations for that honor by an WFNY writer.

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Cavs, Johnny Manziel and comic book movies – WFNY Podcast – 2014-12-09

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Brian Spaeth (@brianspaeth) helped me break in my new home studio as the first in-person guest. We talked about a lot of stuff as we sometimes happen to do… Before you do anything else, please sign up for the Brian Spaeth Cavs email newsletter. ——————————————- Sign Up For WFNY Cavs Post-Game Emails Email Address  

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Justin Masterson drawing interest in free agency

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The Clevealnd Indians lost interest in Justin Masterson, especially as his on-field performance shrunk in 2014. He was eventually traded to the St. Louis Cardinals for a prospect. We’ll see what the free agency market yields in the way of dollars, but right now there are at least two teams interested in Masterson that have made

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Tribe trade, Johnny Manziel and the Serial Podcast – WFNY Podcast – 2014-12-08

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There were some slight audio issues talking to Jon from WFNY, but things got mostly better as we went along. We haven’t chatted in quite a while so it was good to catch up with Jon and let him tell us all we need to know about Brandon Moss. Here’s what else we talked about…

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The Johnny Manziel era likely begins this week against the Bengals

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Not that any of this is a shock, but Johnny Manziel is almost assuredly going to get his first NFL start this week against the Cincinnati Bengals. I can only imagine what the reception for Johnny Manziel will be like if he gets announced as a starter and has a chance to do his money

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Watch the game-changing penalty on Paul Kruger’s sack of Andrew Luck

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The Cleveland Browns lost to the Colts on Sunday, and all the momentum seemed to change when Paul Kruger was charged with a personal foul on his sack of Andrew Luck. At the time, the play would have forced fourth and ten and a likely punt. As it turned out, the Colts got a 15-yard

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Browns lose big one to Colts as Johnny Manziel sits

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My wife and I arrived at the stadium just in time to see the college football playoffs announcement that put Ohio State in the playoff against Alabama. (I wanted to start off this post with some good news.) Even as the announcement ignited the crowd, I couldn’t help but wonder if that would be the

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Hoyer’s leash, playoff tickets, Ohio City Singers and more… While We’re Waiting

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Hi guys! It’s Friday and it’s my day to talk to you “While We’re Waiting…” The first week back after holidays is always a bit tough, so I hope it’s treating you well. Now, go finish that holiday shopping already. The stores are no place for civilized people the closer we get to the day,

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The Manziel vs. Hoyer debate, Serial podcast and more – WFNY Podcast – 2014-12-04

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I got Dave Sterling (@dimoko) on the line and we talked about a variety of topics. The awkwardness of having blogging as a hobby sometimes The awkwardness of podcasting as a hobby Trying to explain these hobbies to in-laws and friends Watching football at a party with a notebook PC Serial Podcast and how it’s not

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Did Trent Richardson trash the Colts offensive line?

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It’s a big week of NFL football for the Cleveland Browns as many former players come to the lakefront as members of the Colts. The Colts hired Rob Chudzinski as a special assistant to the head coach. They recently signed Josh Cribbs. They’ve got former Browns safety Mike Adams. And of course, there’s a former Browns

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Brian Hoyer, Johnny Manziel, and the basic rules of quarterback controversies

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It’s now official: The Cleveland Browns are embroiled in controversy. Half the fan base wants to see Johnny Manziel start this weekend against the Colts. The other half wants Brian Hoyer to get one more shot to try and salvage a playoff year in Cleveland football. Even more than we know about the Browns and

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Watch Kyrie Irving’s highlight layup against the Bucks

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Kyrie Irving led the Cavaliers in scoring Tuesday night with 28 points, while Kevin Love added 27, and LeBron scored 28. It was a great night of basketball for those three as the Cavaliers beat the Bucks 111-108. But numbers in the box score can only tell so much about the game itself. That’s why

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Mike Pettine discusses Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer

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To little surprise, Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine had to address his quarterback situation on Monday following his decision to pull Brian Hoyer for rookie Johnny Manziel this past Sunday in the team’s brutal loss to Buffalo. Here are his initial thoughts on the team’s season-long starting quarterback, Brian Hoyer, and if he still believes

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