My Sportsman of the Year: Jimmy Haslam

Jimmy Haslam Cleveland Browns

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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WFNY’s 12 Days of Christmas, 2014 Edition: Day Two

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The Holiday Season is upon us, and for many, the holidays are a time of rituals and traditions. Here at Waiting For Next Year, we believe in tradition as well, and one of our personal favorites is the annual WFNY 12 Days of Christmas contest series! This is now the seventh year in a row

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My Cleveland Sportsman of the Year: Tashaun Gipson

Tashaun Gipson Cleveland Browns

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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Pedro Cerrano in the Twitter age

Pedro Cerrano Major League Twitter

As I was watching the Cleveland Cavaliers put in work against the Toronto Raptors Friday night, and following along with the game on Twitter, I got to wondering: What if fictional sports teams existed in the real world, and we could tweet all about ‘em? More specifically, what would it be like to follow the fictional 1989 Cleveland

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WFNY’s 12 Days of Christmas, 2014 Edition: Day One

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The Holiday Season is upon us, and for many, the holidays are a time of rituals and traditions. Here at Waiting For Next Year, we believe in tradition as well, and one of our personal favorites is the annual WFNY 12 Days of Christmas contest series! This is now the seventh year in a row

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My Sportsman of the Year: Michael Brantley

Michael Brantley Cleveland Indians

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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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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My Sportsman of the Year: Brian Hoyer

Brian Hoyer Cleveland Browns

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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My Sportsman of the Year: Anderson Varejao

Anderson Varejao

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. I’ve played

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What We’re Thankful For

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One of my favorite Waiting For Next Year traditions is the annual Thanksgiving post. Each year, we ask all of the writers to share what they are thankful for in the past year. It could be sports related (it usually is because we’re all sports bloggers). It might not be sports related, as we pour

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A Decade Without Dad

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Where were you ten years ago today? What was your life like? Like you, I was a much different person. I was 28 years old, living in Chicago, happily married to my college sweetheart, and hoping to soon have children. Things were good. Other than my dog recently taking up residency in my bed, I

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Browns Running Game Update: Positives and Negatives

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In the three games prior the Cleveland Browns’ 24-3 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, the running game, averaging 1.9 yards per carry, looked to be in shambles. The injury center Alex Mack left journeymen Paul McQuistan and, most recently, Nick McDonald to replace an All-Pro. On Thursday, before the Bengals game, I wrote about the issues

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Four months after “The Letter”, LeBron’s return becomes reality

Not a bad place to escape LeBron James rumors

It’s around 9 a.m. on July 11, 2014 and I’m in Seattle, WA. I’m passed out, face down, drool hardening on my chin as I lay on a couch that belongs to the cousin of my college roommate, Jack. My eyes peel open as Jack’s phone buzzes across the room on the floor next to the air mattress on

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The Definitive List of the Best Simpsons Episodes Ever

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Last week, cable network FXX finally launched its highly ambitious Simpsons World, which, with an ever-expanding list of other features, allows cable subscribers to stream every episode of The Simpsons, Fox’s cartoon sitcom about a family from the town of Springfield. The unveiling of Simpsons World, which came about eight weeks after FXX’s unprecedented twelve-day

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WFNY On Location: Nike Hyperschool

Nike Hyperschool Nike Basketball

SCIENCE, WITH A TWIST Just north of New York City’s West Village, near the mouth of the Holland Tunnel that is ready and willing to digest countless New Jersey-bound commuters, exists a 20,000-square foot warehouse fit for a shit’s-about-to-go-down scene in a mob-crime flick. With 40-foot cement ceilings, cement floors, fluorescent light fixtures, and giant reverberating

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Cleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers: Behind the Box Score

Cleveland Browns Jordan Cameron

Fifteen years of pent-up frustration was released in the form of the Browns’ 31-10 thumping of Pittsburgh on Sunday. It was a day that will hold a special place in the memories of the long suffering Browns’ faithful. The day when the big bad wolf huffed, puffed, and was hit over the top for a 51-yard

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Our teams don’t suck! While We’re Waiting…

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Happy Tuesday, WFNY! A 3-2 Tuesday feels pretty good, wouldn’t you say? I’ve been to a lot of Browns games over the years. A…LOT. More than I can count off the top of my head. And for all those games attended, I had only seen the Browns win in the new stadium twice. One was

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Cleveland Browns vs. Tennesssee Titans: Behind the Box Score

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The Browns are back to 2-2 in the standings thanks to two Brian Hoyer touchdown passes in the 4th quarter to Travis Benjamin, capping off a furious 25 point comeback to knock off Tennessee. Let’s take a look behind the box score of Sunday’s historic win. 25 – The largest deficit overcame by a road team in

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Moving On Up: The Wine & Gold Scrimmage

Wine and Gold Scrimmage

When I walked into Quicken Loans Arena Wednesday night for the 2014 Wine and Gold Scrimmage, a remix of Curtis Mayfield’s “Move On Up” was playing in the concourse. Coincidence perhaps, but that song managed to capture everything those in attendance (and attempting to watch on Cavs.com) felt about this glimpse of the new Cavs:

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Secondary Woes and Cincy

Luke Fickell Ohio State Buckyes

Stats aside, the Ohio State Buckeyes secondary has been average at best and could get exposed this Saturday against the Cincinnati Bearcats.

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