Browns & Buckeyes, the USSR, and DMB: While We’re Waiting…

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Browns expectations and Buckeye QBs: While We’re Waiting…

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Happy Tuesday, WFNY! Welcome to September, my favorite month of the year. We are six days away from Ohio State’s season opener against Virginia Tech. We are twelve days away from the Cleveland Browns’ season opener against the Jets in New York. That’s right, football is officially here. This is game week for the Buckeyes,

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Michael Vick, The Flats and Virginia: While We’re Waiting…

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Hello, Thursday! So nice to see you again. As Jacob mentioned a few weeks ago, he and I will be splitting some time here at WWW. My calendar tells me that I’m up, well actually, it was Jacob who told me. (Thanks, Jake) But, let’s get to it, shall we? Michael Vick signs with the

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Miami, Ohio, and Dr. Dre: While We’re Waiting…

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Happy Thursday, folks, thanks for doing some WFNYing today — brave souls, each and every one of you. After last week’s so-so but mostly uneventful preseason opener, the Browns have their second preseason game tonight against the Bills in what feels like should definitely be the Great Lakes Classic. As we watch Josh McCown audition

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Browns on separate trajectories? While We’re Waiting…

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Happy Tuesday, WFNY! It’s a happy day for most of us, but I suspect Justin Gilbert isn’t feeling too great this morning. Well, actually, I have no idea if that is true at all. Perhaps Gilbert felt his practice on Monday against the Bills was flawless. By all other accounts, however, Gilbert’s practice session against

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Superstitions, Qualifying Offers, and Swan Songs: While We’re Waiting

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Happy Tuesday, WFNY! As I arrived to my office on Monday morning, I turned off the podcast I was listening to and I flipped on the local sports talk station. It was Mike and Mike on ESPN Radio, and they happened to be talking to Joe Thomas. “Oh, cool!”, I thought. So I sat in

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I Love Football. I Love the Browns. I Hate the NFL.

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I love football. That’s probably the laziest way to start a post, and I’m sure it won’t be the last time I figuratively stammer out that platitude.1 My feeble attempt to articulate my inexplicable affection for a silly game is as eloquent and profound as Brick Tamland’s “I love lamp.” But the statement’s absence of imagination

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Cardale, Jon Stewart, and Wet Hot American Summer: While We’re Waiting…

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A most glorious Thursday to all denizens of the Blawg Pound both in- and outside Northeast Ohio. There are few summer Thursdays remaining, so make them count. I trust we’re all still sulking from the Tribe’s inability to get a W for Cookie on Tuesday night and the blown save on Wednesday. In other news, the

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Rooting for Terrelle Pryor, an abbreviated While We’re Waiting…

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Happy Tuesday, WFNY! It is officially August (well, it’s been August for a few days now, but this is the first day of August for my edition of WWW). August is a tricky month for me. I don’t really like the weather in August. I don’t like the sports in August. It seems like a

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Where are all the baseball stars? While We’re Waiting

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Happy Tuesday, WFNY! Tomorrow, the Cleveland Browns’ veterans report to training camp for check in and physicals, and then on Thursday, Training Camp 2015 officially gets underway. Two weeks from Thursday, the Browns will play their first preseason game of the year. So yes, finally, we are just a couple weeks away from having real

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Space Jam, Leo, and Wilco: While We’re Waiting…

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Happy Thursday, folks. The Browns have yet to lose this year, the Cavs are verging on an NBA2K roster, and even the un-clutch Indians managed to get a few hits with runners in scoring position on Wednesday — killing a unicorn with each brief brush with the unreality. Before we dive into the nonsense, there’s

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Humid thoughts on the Cavs: While We’re Waiting

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Happy Tuesday, WFNY! Man, what a crazy year this has been in terms of the weather. I know not everyone who reads this lives in NE Ohio. That’s ok, I don’t live there either. But I always assume the weather in Cleveland is more or less the same as it is here in Columbus. And,

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WFNYS: The best Cleveland Sports Items on eBay

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Welcome to this 2015 Midsummer Cleveland Sports eBay Items Edition of the WFNYS! This awards presentation was loosely inspired by an array of things: 1. The ESPYS, ESPN’s version of the Oscars for sports that’s largely redundant because, you know, sports are largely a months-long ceremony to give an award to the best team, air

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Nonsense and Non Sequiturs: While We’re Waiting…

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Happy Thursday, dudes and ladydudes of Cleveland. I’m feeling unusually terse today. Normally anything as slight as Slider’s bare chest can coax a couple thousand words out of me, but not today. The Browns are in a relatively non-controversial offseason of Project Rebuild: Year 17, the boil of NBA free agency is starting to subside,

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The Bowling Alley that Saved the Cavs’ Season

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With the way their season ended in mid-June — within a few lucky bounces and a bad performance from healthy eventual champion Golden State Warriors — it’s hard to remember where the Cleveland Cavaliers were in early January. That “where” was a bad psychological place, the figurative equivalent of the dark and foreboding forest through which you

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Joe Haden tops jersey sales since NFL Draft

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Want to see the power of branding first hand? Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden tops the list of nationwide NFL jersey sales since the NFL Draft. Also breaking the top 10 is teammate Donte Whitner, who came in ranked 10th. That’s right: Two Browns players rank among the 10 best-selling jerseys—in the whole country—since the

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Cavs reportedly interested in Jamal Crawford; the feeling may be mutual

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Between the return of Mo Williams and Kevin Love’s, um, exposure in ESPN The Magazine’s “Body Issue,” Monday was a big day for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Now, the Cavs are setting their sights on a potential next move: Trading for shooting guard Jamal Crawford of the Los Angeles Clippers. The club is reportedly looking into using

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The return of Panthro and Tristan’s lingering deal: While We’re Waiting

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Happy Tuesday WFNY! All in all, I’d say it’s been a pretty solid week since last Tuesday. Kevin Love agreed to return, Iman Shumpert is locked up, and now even Mo Williams is back! I don’t really know what to make of this return from Mo. On the one hand, from a purely sentimental aspect,

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The United Church of Christ has some opinions on the Indians

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No, the United Church of Christ isn’t concerned about the Cleveland Indians’ lack of hitting or their occasional bullpen woes. The UCC, conversely, has sent a stack of petitions signed by more than 1,000 people to the offices on the corner of Carnegie and Ontario this past Tuesday, calling for the team to not only

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Terrelle Pryor is going to give “slash-player deal” a chance

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Have you been struggling to imagine former Ohio State standout Terrelle Pryor as anything other than a quarterback? Well, don’t worry: He has been too. After being picked up on waivers by the Browns early last week, Pryor is coming around to the idea of moving into a wide receiver role. “I’m going to give this

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