Fatherhood, lost tickets, and happy birthdays

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He isn’t perfect, but no one is. He once forgot the tickets to a Browns game. He was taking my buddy Matt and me. We had parked and were nearly in the shadow of the stadium when I half-jokingly asked, “You’ve got the tickets, right Dad?” Somebody, be it myself or my brother or a

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Site News: Will Gibson named Associate Editor of WFNY


Since inception, WFNY has been a binary masthead—there’s been the owners, and there’s been everyone else, with very little in between when it comes to titles and formal designations. Behind the scenes, we have long discussed the embracing such an environment where persistent hard work—energy, passion, prioritization and execution—not only gets rewarded, but one that

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A brief Akron history lesson before the NBA Finals

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The NBA Finals begin on Thursday. Finally, we’ll be able to discuss real basketball, and not the other pomp and circumstances we’ve been debating for a week. But while I have your attention, I’d like to talk about the city of Akron just a little while longer. All week, there have been conflicting reports about

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Survey Time: Help improve WFNY!

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‘Mad Men’ Finale Predictions: WFNY Roundtable

Mad Men Betty Draper

AMC’s Mad Men has been on the air since 2007, intriguing viewers with the enigmatic Don Draper and tales of his personal and professional exploits. It recreated a compelling and volatile time in American history, and populated that facsimile with engrossing characters whom viewers wanted to follow on their personal journeys throughout the decade. It’s

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What Purpose Do Mock Drafts Serve?

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As each year passes, the idea that there is no offseason in the NFL becomes more true. With the massive media attention devoted to the NFL Draft and free agency, escaping football for even a couple weeks in the year has become difficult, especially in Cleveland, where the product on the field leaves much to

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Hair & Metal: A Farewell to Troy Polamalu

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That hair. That horrible hair. I swear I would see it in my nightmares. In that last moment right before I woke up in a panic, just before feeling like I was freefalling before realizing I was on Posturepedic terra firma, I would see that long, dark hair flowing out the back of that vile one-decaled

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Baseball is better than football


I did not always feel this way. Football can be addictive. The strategies in having eleven men work together seamlessly in hopes of obtaining a goal can be beautiful to watch, and breaking down the individual components that make plays happen is satisfying to an analytical mind. However, as I have grown older, moved away

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Pete Rose, and HOF eligibility: A Tribe Fan’s Perspective

Pete Rose

Oh, no doubt. It was entirely predictable. It was just a matter of time until momentum began to build, in earnest. Public sentiment for Major League Baseball to restore Hall of Fame eligibility to Pete Rose was bound to reach the tipping point at which we find ourselves today. After all, we are a forgiving

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Cleveland Sports Championship Watch: March 13th

Cleveland Sports

Two weeks ago, WFNY introduced the Championship Watch, a recurring post to update the Northeast Ohioan masses of when their long and agonizing wait for a title will come to an end. WFNY will track the Title Ticker throughout the year, gleaning every insight and nugget of valuable information that can be gleaned from such

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MAC Tournament Tips Off in Cleveland With NCAA Bid on the Line

Mac Tournament Tickets

The 2015 Mid-American Conference Tournament tipped off this week with a slate of first-round games as the quest to earn the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament and a conference title begins. Quicken Loans Arena, home of the Cleveland Cavaliers, will hosts this years tournament. Central Michigan, which finished the 2013-14 campaign with a 3-15

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So about that open WFNY Indians writer position…


I swear I meant to get to this sooner than the gosh-darn beginning of Spring Training, but life kept getting in the way.  Which, come to think of it, is kind of the point… When I joined WFNY five years ago (FIVE YEARS AGO), I didn’t really know what I wanted to do. I mean that

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Happy Valentine’s Day From WFNY

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Running around trying to get everything for the perfect Valentine’s Day? Worse, looking for the right words to entice that young lad or lady into being your valentine at the last minute? WFNY is here to help, along with some of our favorite Cleveland sports figures. Try these cards out and see if your bones

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WFNY is Hiring!

Writing Jobs

At present time, we here at WFNY have two opportunities available for individuals who yearn to be a part of the family. In short order, however, a third entry will be joining the ranks and we’re hoping to get ahead of the curve. While there will be more details soon, we are currently looking for

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The Sour Sixteen: Ranking Cleveland’s Sports Rivals

Pittsburgh Steelers Fans

When Will Leitch posted his article last week at Sports on Earth listing each MLB team’s three greatest rivals and it came across my screen, it got me thinking. When I asked myself who were the Indians’ three greatest rivals, I had to think about it. It also got me thinking about how I would

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Renting a Team

Super Bowl XLIX

Since the Cleveland Browns did not make the Super Bowl once again, I have decided to choose a temporary rooting interest in the “big game” on Sunday. It’s not an easy call. Neither team is especially likeable from a Clevelander’s perspective: Seattle is the reigning (more like “raining” am I right?) champs and New England already

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On Love and the Cavaliers

Cavs Heart

This is sort of about basketball, but mostly about not basketball. Dion Waiters and the Oklahoma City Thunder played against the Cavaliers in Cleveland on Sunday. Waiters was unsurprisingly and unwarrantedly booed, which feels approximately appropriate given his Philadelphia upbringing. Dion has talked some mess since being traded and ruffled some feathers long before that,

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After Lockout and Winter Olympics, 2015 NHL All-Star Weekend Tickets Fall since Last Events in 2012

NHL All-Star Weekend Game Columbus Ohio Tickets

The best players the NHL has to offer will take the ice at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio this weekend as the 2015 NHL All-Star Game festivities commence. The weekend kicks off on Saturday with the All-Star Skills Competition and concludes the following day with the All-Star Game on Sunday night. It will be

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Board Game Review – Survive: Escape from Atlantis

Survive Atlantis

The island is sinking all around you. In the water are sharks and sea monsters that are after you. Grab a spot in a lifeboat and paddle towards the closest beach, but watch out for whales- they capsize your boat and then you are a swimmer. Theme: Tropical island survival Number of Players: 2-4 (more interesting with

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Deflated footballs, common sense and sadness

NFL Replica Ball

I got into a long discussion on Facebook regarding this whole New England Patriots football deflation story with a Pats fan. That’s not the way to talk about this. Pats fans, like any fans who find themselves in situations like this, are the last ones you truly want to talk to because they’re so invested. Instead of

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