Browns Optimism, Kyrie’s MVP Lessons, and Bad Guys, While We’re Waiting

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Happy Tuesday WFNY! It’s always a happy day when the Browns are 1-1. It’s funny how a win can give even fans so much more confidence. I was sure the Browns were going to start the season 0-3. I was completely bleak in the WFNY preview. But today? I’m looking at the upcoming schedule and

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Violence, Salary Caps, and Ugly Shirts: While We’re Waiting…

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Happy Tuesday WFNY! I missed you guys last Tuesday. I don’t know if anyone noticed or not, but last week, for the first time since we reformatted While We’re Waiting, there was no new edition of WWW on a business day. So what happened? Well, let me pull back the curtain on the WFNY re-design

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The team that Cavs fans deserve, While We’re Waiting

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  Happy Tuesday WFNY! A couple weeks ago, I talked about how I often seem to catch part of Two Broke Girls whenever I start to write my weekly edition of WWW. But not this week. Thanks to the Every Simpsons Ever marathon, my TV has been firmly fixated on FXX. I often watch syndicated

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Woe are quarterbacks for Ohio teams: While We’re Waiting…

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Happy Tuesday WFNY! Why did the Browns even have a QB competition? I found myself thinking about that question this morning. Perhaps a good deal of it is hindsight, in having seen a couple of preseason games now, but Johnny Manziel doesn’t look like a QB who is ready for the NFL right now. Which

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Cleveland Indians Closer Doug Jones – Reliving Yesteryear

Mariano Rivera: “Super Mariano.” Aroldis Chapman: “The Cuban Missile.” Mitch Williams: (sing it) “Wild Thing!” (“You-stole-a-Cleve-land thing!”). Doug Jones: “Sultan of Slow”? Yeah.. that’s not really his nickname. Although I don’t suspect he would mind terribly. The unassuming, unlikely star closer for the late 1980s Cleveland Indians never was your stereotypical brash and showy big

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Cavaliers to host Knicks in season opener, play in Miami on Christmas Day

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The 2014-15 NBA schedule hasn’t been officially released yet, but reports have slowly been leaking out with information about some of the league’s marquee matchups. After initial reports that the Cavaliers were going to have to open the season in San Antonio to face the Spurs, Yahoo’s Marc Spears is now reporting that the Cavaliers

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Report: Former Bucks Coach Larry Drew to Join David Blatt’s Staff

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With all the excitement over LeBron James’ return to Cleveland, along with all the talk of the impending Kevin Love trade, one of the overlooked stories surrounding the Cavaliers is the makeup of new coach David Blatt’s staff. Tyronn Lue was hired to be Blatt’s Associate Head Coach, but other than rumors of mutual interest

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Your 2014 ArenaBowl Primer, featuring the Cleveland Gladiators

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[Editor's Note: Jay Butcher is a long time reader and friend of WFNY. Jay grew up in Brunswick watching the Indians & Browns and is a big Cleveland sports fan in general. He currently lives in Olmsted Falls and is a Browns and Gladiators season ticket holder. You can find him on Twitter @butcher98] Hey Cleveland,

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Charlotte joins Cleveland in running to host 2017 or 2018 NBA All-Star Game

Earlier this week, the Charlotte Hornets threw their hat in the ring for the right to host an upcoming NBA All-Star Game. A joint statement was released by the team and the recently founded non-profit Charlotte Sports Foundation. Charlotte, which did not have a franchise from 2002-04, last hosted the All-Star Game back in 1991.

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RIP Robin Williams: While We’re Waiting…

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Sigh. I normally start this off with a “Happy Tuesday” greeting, but this Tuesday is anything but. I opened my laptop to start writing this post last night, and I was immediately hit in the face with the news of Robin Williams’ death. I’ll be honest with you guys: I don’t normally feel all that

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Forbes’ most miserable sports city is…Atlanta?

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Apparently Cleveland’s “letdown factor” has led to a bit of numbness as Atlanta, Georgia tops this year’s edition of Most Miserable Sports Cities as constructed by Forbes. So, just how did Atlanta—with it’s stretch of post-season play and general transient population—get the nod? We grade the misery of major sports cities (only those with 75

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Indians plan to renovate Progressive Field over next two years

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The Cleveland Indians are planning an “extensive renovation” of Progressive Field over the next two years, reported Tom Withers of the Associated Press on Wednesday evening. The plans are set to be unveiled during a press conference today. Among the highlights: “interior and exterior modifications to the area stretching from center to right field” and

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Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love, and nostalgic statues, While We’re Waiting

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Happy Tuesday, WFNY! I wake up at 5:00 am every weekday morning, and I watch the local CBS affiliate news until 5:30 when I start getting ready for work. Why am I telling you this? Well, as a result, my TV is generally on CBS when I turn it on. On Monday nights, I usually

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Anonymous sources, jersey numbers, and peeing on people? While We’re Waiting

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Happy Tuesday WFNY! I often like to start my WWWs with a cold open. Perhaps it’s because I like a lot of TV shows that have used them really well over the years, or else I just enjoy a good anecdote. Whatever the case, I enjoy them, but I was struggling to think of one

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Watch: Frank Caliendo reads LeBron’s letter as Morgan Freeman on ESPN

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By now, in popular culture and society at large, it can sometimes seem as if nothing in life carries any weight to it unless it is narrated by Morgan Freeman. Be honest, when reading LeBron’s letter on SI.com a couple weeks ago, how many of us heard it in Morgan Freeman’s voice inside our heads?

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Is there a difference between lucky and good? While We’re Waiting

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Happy Tuesday WFNY! I have to be honest, for sports fans like myself, the period from MLB post-All Star break to the start of the NFL season can be a bit of a drag. It’s not that I dislike watching the Indians. In fact, I have them on right now as I am writing this

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Busted Coverage discusses their site, and sports media culture – WFNY Podcast – 2014-07-16

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I’ve been a follower of Busted Coverage for a while. Even though they do things far differently than we do at WFNY, that doesn’t mean I don’t read and enjoy a site like Busted Coverage. Joe Kinsey was kind enough to come on and tell us about the site. He told us about what it was

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LeBron, Wiggins, Love, While We’re Waiting

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Happy Tuesday WFNY!!! I hope everyone had a great weekend. If you’re anything like me, it would have been awfully hard not to. I had some things not go as planned over the weekend, and had it been any other weekend, it might have been a fairly miserable one. But just the knowledge that LeBron

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Cleveland Browns Film Room: A look at Terrance West

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Over the next couple weeks on WFNY, I will be breaking down the film on all seven draft picks of the Cleveland Browns. As fans, we often rely on mainstream draft analysts to give us certain traits and characteristics that we use to form our opinions. Rather than simply tell you positives and negatives, the

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Frank Robinson Arrives in 1974, Clashes with Gaylord Perry – Reliving Yesteryear

They hated each other. It was hardly a secret, from their days in the National League in the early 1960s. Gaylord Perry had been the talented pitcher of the San Francisco Giants; Frank Robinson, the five-tool outfielder of the Cincinnati Reds. The narrative came easily: the fiery, outspoken black child of the U.S. civil-rights era

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