Cavaliers Film Room: First Quarter Love

Craig Mitchelldyer/USA TODAY Sports

When we last met in the Cavalier Film Room, we talked about Kyrie Irving’s defense. This time, we’re finally going to get into some of David Blatt’s offense. I’m going to start with what has become pretty obvious: Kevin Love is a really good first quarter player. Not only is Love an excellent first quarter

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A Buckeye weekend for the ages

Ohio State Buckeyes

Last Wednesday night, I got a text from my buddy Steve. Steve, his twin brother Matt, and I have been friends since eighth grade. All three of us also went to Ohio State together and lived with each other for four years. Quite frankly, if not for these two, this Buckeye fanatic may very well

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My Sportsman of the Year: J.T. Barrett

JT Barrett Ohio State Buckeyes

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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Cavalier Film Room: Kyrie Irving’s Much-Improved Defense

Kyrie Irving Cleveland Cavaliers New York Knicks

When we last met in the Cavalier film room many moons ago, before the holidays, before I moved (again), etc., we talked about defending Pau Gasol in the post. This time, we’re going to focus on something I’ve spent many nights ridiculing: Kyrie Irving’s defense. This time, however, we discuss it on a much more

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Buckeyes comeback falls just short in Louisville

Thad Matta Ohio State Buckeyes

The Ohio State Buckeye men’s basketball team had about as putrid of an offensive start to a game as you’ll ever to see when they looked ill-prepared on the road against a tenacious Louisville defense that sped them up, challenged every shot, and gave them fits. If you want to give them credit for anything, it’s this: Ohio

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Splinters from the Bench: Analyzing what ails Cavs second squad

Chuck Crow/The Plain Dealer

It’s no secret that the Cleveland Cavaliers have been getting virtually nothing from their bench through the first 15 games. But, just how bad is it? Is it worse than it appears on the surface? Is it a problem that can be fixed in-house or self-correct with time and familiarity? Is a mid-season upgrade necessary?

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Buckeye Talk, Nick Swisher, and the “Vikings Family”: While We’re Waiting…

Cleveland Sports

Hey there, WFNY. It’s Wednesday, and I’m not TD. Yes, much like Mike Aviles, I have no regular WWW position, but I’m pitching in wherever needed. So, from when you last heard from me in the WWW space, it was Thursday, and plenty has happened since then. In fact, all five of the teams that

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Cleveland Fried Hawk: Cavs vs. Hawks Behind the Box Score

Cleveland Cavaliers Behind the Box Score.

Wow. I certainly didn’t expect to see the Cavaliers bring this type of effort against the Hawks at home on the second night of a back-to-back where they looked atrocious on defense. The Cavaliers put up one of the most impressive offensive displays these two eyes have ever seen. The Cavaliers end-to-end fricasseed the Hawks

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LeBron, Kyrie, and Joe Harris steal one: Cavs vs. Celtics Behind the Box Score

Cleveland Cavaliers Behind the Box Score.

In the early going of this season, I expected the Cavs to play down to some of their lesser opponents. I figure that if you’re going to keep the heavy underdog in it until the final two minutes, that team is going to find a way to pull out the win a decent chunk of

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Cy Kluber, Cavs Zine, and #JakeyStats: While We’re Waiting…

Cleveland Sports

Happy Thursday, WFNYers! I’m pinch-hitting for Jacob today as he learns how to quack properly out in Oregon.. or something like that. Speaking of which, let’s start with that Jacob guy. Yesterday, Krossover named him one of the #RisingStars in Sports Analytics. Most everybody around these parts already knew that, but it’s really neat to

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Cavalier Offense – Now with more assists! Cavs vs. Nuggets Behind The Box Score

Cleveland Cavaliers Behind the Box Score.

After reaching an offensive low point on Wednesday night in Utah when the wine and gold had a franchise-low six assists, the Cavaliers made a specific effort to share the basketball more effecitvely. The Cavs had 25 assists and seven players reach double figures as they held a 21-point lead and had to hold on

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The Sundiata Spot: Cavs vs. Jazz Behind The Box Score

Cleveland Cavaliers Behind the Box Score.

Oof. What a kick in the pills. After getting absolutely blasted by the Blazers last night, the Cavaliers came into Utah and turned in another putrid defensive performance. An impressive comeback from down 16 on the heels of James and Irving offensively came out just short as Gordon Hayward delivered the game-winning jumper as time

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Perfect Ten Then Face-Plant: Cavs vs. Blazers Behind the Box Score

Cleveland Cavaliers Behind the Box Score.

I think most of us rational fans anticipated some bumps in the road in the early part of this season. Opening night was an outlier, a once-in-a-lifetime atmosphere that could have short-circuited anyone. But, there’s no other way to describe the second half tonight other than the Blazers steamrolling the Cavaliers, particularly in the fourth

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Cavs vs. Bulls Behind The Box Score: Cavs Bounce Back with Huge Road Win

Cleveland Cavaliers Behind the Box Score.

  Cleveland Cavaliers: 114 Chicago Bulls: 108 (Overtime) Box Score After a disappointing opening night where LeBron James and everybody played pretty tight, the Cavaliers had an incredibly formidable task on their hands: going into Chicago against their biggest threat in the Eastern Conference and trying to come out with a win. The Bulls are

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Cleveland Cavaliers 2014-15 Predictions: WFNY Roundtable Part 2

Cleveland Cavaliers Fans

And we’re back! (in more ways than one!) After a season of huh and a whirlwind summer, we’re about ready to embark on the Peak Cavs era. As always before a Cleveland sports season starts, the WFNY brain trust gathers to give their thoughts on some of the key elements of the upcoming season. We also

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Cleveland Cavaliers 2014-15 Predictions: WFNY Roundtable Part 1

David Blatt David Griffin Cleveland Cavaliers

Well, here we are. After a season of huh and a whirlwind summer, we’re about ready to embark on the Peak Cavs era. As always before a Cleveland sports season starts, the WFNY brain trust gathers to give their thoughts on some of the key elements of the upcoming season. We also do our best

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Defending the Cleveland Browns against uniform cheap shots

Cleveland Browns Jordan Cameron

Last week, FOX sports national posted a Buzzfeed-style flipbook of the NFL uniforms, ranking them 32-1. I was shocked to see the Cleveland Browns come up first on that list at dead last, but then again, maybe I shouldn’t be all that surprised. The Browns have had their critics in the new era of “everybody

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In the Navy: Cleveland Cavaliers continue shift to reincorporate blue

Cleveland Cavaliers

Last week, Dan Gilbert tweeted it. And later that same week, the Cleveland Cavaliers officially announced that they have added a second alternate jersey to their arsenal for the upcoming season. Yes, the wine and gold will have a navy alternate as well their gold to pair with the primary white home and wine road. It would seem

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Cleveland Browns Inactives: Defensive Line Depleted, Terrance West surprise inactive

Cleveland Browns Terrance West

The Cleveladn Browns released their inactive list this morning ahead of their AFC North clash with the rival Pittsburgh Steelers. As expected, the defensive line is quite depleted with Ahtyba Rubin, Phil Taylor, and Billy Winn all inactive for this game, leaving them with only Desmond and Armonty Bryant and the seldom-used to this point

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