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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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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Mike Pettine outlasts Mike Smith in bad coaching competition

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Sunday’s Cleveland Browns game against the Atlanta Falcons was not a fine showing of head coaching skills. I wondered aloud on Twitter if Falcons coach Mike Smith had been fired yet, and I wasn’t just making a joke. I still like Mike Pettine and his team seems to rally around him and play for him,

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WEWS to be Browns TV and digital partner

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There will be a new home for Cleveland Browns’ preseason games starting next year. ABC affiliate WEWS will take over the preseason broadcasts and provide year-round Browns content, both digitally and on TV. NBC affiliate WKYC has carried all of the Browns preseason games since 1999, save for the 2005 season, when CBS affiliate WOIO took

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Browns vs. Steelers, LAN parties, Sports Talk Radio commercials – WFNY Podcast – 2014-10-16

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Dave Sterling and I had our weekly chat about all the various things on our minds. Here’s what we talked about… Sports Talk Radio Commercials Danny Veghs Joebees LAN parties Command and Conquer Unreal Tournament Warcraft 2 Browns beat the Steelers The Fish that Saved Pittsburgh Stockard Channing

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Analyzing the Browns 29-28 win over the Titans – WFNY Podcast – 2014-10-06

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Mike Burgermeister joined me to discuss the Browns’ miraculous come-from-behind victory over the Titans. Here’s what we discussed. Kyle Shanahan love Ben Tate running the ball Why doesn’t Jabaal Sheard play more? Is Barkevious Mingo a bust? Brian Hoyer’s comeback Justin Gilbert, Joe Haden and man vs. zone The Titans losing poise after Locker hit

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Browns morning after with Dawgs on the Run – WFNY Podcast – 2014-10-06

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I was on this morning with Andy Baskin and Andre Knott on the streaming sports show, Dawgs on the Run. In case you missed it here’s what it sounded like. We discussed the Browns win over the Titans. We bashed Ken Whisenhunt, Charlie Whitehurst, the Browns defense, and a lot more. Thank goodness the Browns

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NFL Rumor: Mike Holmgren to coach the Raiders?

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Mike Holmgren’s name is apparently in the mix with the Oakland Raiders, according to Pro Football Talk. Strong and persistent chatter has emerged in recent days linking Holmgren to the job. It’s a fairly obvious connection, given that former Holmgren lieutenant Reggie McKenzie serves as the General Manager in Oakland. McKenzie, who could be the

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Jordan Cameron headlines Browns week two inactives

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Next man up… It’s a game within the game in the NFL as players try to stay healthy enough to play 16 full games. Well, Jordan Cameron is out this week with a banged up shoulder, so there goes his perfect season of health. Other Browns inactives include Barkevious Mingo with a shoulder as well,

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Ben Tate out, Isaiah Crowell arrives

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The Cleveland Browns not only trailed massively at the end of the first half, but they also lost their first string running back Ben Tate to an apparent knee injury. #Browns RB Ben Tate has knee injury. Return questionable. Was hurt on his best run of day. — Scott Petrak ct (@ScottPetrak) September 7, 2014

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#FreeJoshGordon, Kevin Love, LeBron James, Uber and public urination – WFNY Podcast – 2014-08-27

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I was happy to have Dave Sterling (@dimoko) back on the podcast. We started out accidentally discussing public urination and ended with the breaking news that Josh Gordon’s year-long suspension has been upheld by the NFL. We also talked about Kevin Love and his “decision” to come to the Cleveland Cavaliers. We talked about LeBron

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Should the Browns take a look at Stephen Hill?

As the Cleveland Browns’ wide receiver issues continue into the fourth week of the preseason, one interesting name is bubbling up in the NFL trade rumor mill in the New York Jets’ Stephen Hill. ESPN New York’s Rich Cimini believes the Jets should and will try and trade Hill, with the player potentially being a roster casualty

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Despite Sam Bradford injury, Pettine doesn’t think Hoyer is back too soon

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In the wake of the Rams losing Sam Bradford to an ACL tear, it’s natural to wonder if the Browns’ own QB isn’t coming back too quickly. It hasn’t even been a year since Brian Hoyer tore his ACL against Buffalo and he’s back out there as the Cleveland Browns starter. When talking about the

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Preseason Game 3 Preview: Cleveland Browns vs. St. Louis Rams

Even after last Monday night’s lackluster passing performances by Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel, head coach Mike Pettine called for an end to the quarterback competition, naming Hoyer the starter. Whether you believe the he “won” the job rather than had it handed to him, only one thing seemed clear: Manziel is not ready to

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Browns’ Manziel fined $12,000 for giving Redskins bench the finger

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Johnny Manziel’s $4.3 million signing bonus just took a small hit on Friday as the league fined him $12,000 for the Finger Seen ‘Round the World. Per NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport, Manziel is allegedly weighing an appeal. Johnny Manziel is still weighing whether to appeal his $12,000 fine for flipping the bird. #thebird — Ian Rapoport

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A two-QB system for Johnny Manziel? Not so fast.

Mike Pettine isn’t buying in to the hype. With rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel losing the Cleveland Browns’ preseason competition, many throughout the league expected the team to utilize a two-quarterback system that would allow the mobile, play-making Manziel to have a package of plays designed for his unique skill set, subbing him in for Brian Hoyer

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