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


The Expansion Cleveland Cavaliers of 1970: Bill Fitch Establishes a Culture

Bill Fitch Cleveland Cavaliers

Shaping the culture of any group can be an elusive endeavor. Just as with corporate entities, athletic teams are partly defined by written and unwritten rules of how their members work with each other and outsiders. Do you recall… NBA commissioner David Stern’s announcement, from New York’s Madison Square Garden:  “With the first pick in


Should the Cavs rest Kevin Love? A WFNY Roundtable

Kevin Love Cleveland Cavaliers

Thus far through the season, the performance from Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love has not been what many expected. A three-time All-Star for which the number one pick of the last two drafts was traded has been the subject of plenty of discussion. He has been battling nagging injuries throughout the season, so would he


WFNY’s 2014 Cleveland Browns Position Review: Wide Receivers

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Over the last few weeks, I have been reviewing and discussing the performance of the 2014 Cleveland Browns position by position. It was a tough season for the Cleveland Browns, falling in five straight games to end the season at 7-9. The team showed some glimpses of promise and some other areas of concern. So


You only get one first Cavaliers game

Ben's first Cavs Game candid

You only get one first. Regardless of how it turns out, that’s just how life works. Whether it’s your first kiss, first rock concert or first Cavs game, you only get one first. Even though the Cavaliers’ big win over Portland didn’t go as planned, it was one hell of a first for my son


The Approach

Kyrie Irving Cleveland Cavaliers

Twenty seconds left. Tie game, penultimate possession, four-second differential. Ball in hand, a 6-foot-8 Frenchman defending. Some three-and-a-half million pounds worth of Cavs fans1 on their feet. Millions more watching. Cameras fixed on him—necessarily, between LeBron James’ absence and his own 50 points. A scratch of the nose with the right hand while dribbling with