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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LOL we really are waiting hardcore now, While We’re Waiting

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Hello. Scott asked me yesterday at 3:44 pm to write his morning post for him so that he could spend another day on vacation with his family (see image). It seemed reasonable to do so because I am not on vacation and Scott is a good friend. As of the scheduling of this post (10:50 pm

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WFNY Roundtable – What is Miami’s next move?

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  Hey, did you guys hear the news? LeBron is coming back!!!!!! Well, ok, that might not be true. It’s probably not true. But somehow we find ourselves in a world where there seems to at least be a realistic possibility of The Return happening. So naturally, we decided to discuss the issue in one

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Jim Brennan’s Colony, and the community that fosters Cleveland sports fandom: While We’re Waiting

It’s been almost two years since I posted at WFNY regularly, but when Jacob asked if I could fill in for him on WWW a couple days ago, I said “yes” without really thinking about it. And, well, maybe I should have thought a bit more about my ability to authoritatively write about Cleveland sports,

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Kyrie’s staying, Klinsmann’s “American-ness”, and The Leftovers, While We’re Waiting

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Happy Tuesday, WFNY! And Happy July! Sometimes July can be a bit of a dull sports month for me. I’m not exactly the world’s biggest baseball fan, so sometimes the month can be a bit of a drag for me. But not this July. The World Cup has been the most exciting World Cup in

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According to AP report, the Cavaliers have traded Alonzo Gee

On Thursday night, the Cleveland Cavaliers decided not to draft Joel Embiid, the center prospect with the fractured foot. However, that doesn’t mean the Cavaliers weren’t still in the market for acquiring other centers with fractured feet. According to the AP, the Cavaliers traded much maligned Alonzo Gee to the Charlotte Hornets in exchange for

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“So this David Justice is Albert Belle’s Replacement?” Reliving Yesteryear

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After forty seasons, all of Cleveland was awash in the excitement of playoff baseball. John Hart had completed what Hank Peters had begun. In the late 1980s, working under the anonymity of yet another Indians rebuild, Peters began collecting the building blocks of a true big league powerhouse. He and Hart famously identified a pool

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Diamondbacks 9, Indians 8: Five games within a game

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In case you missed it—judging by the time of night the game had finish you probably had—the Cleveland Indians, once again, played a game in which they snatched defeat from the jaws of victory not once, not twice, but three times. The game 9-8, 14-inning loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks was marred by bad defense by

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David Blatt advised not to take Cavs job, but to take assistant job with Golden State

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On Wednesday, the Cleveland Cavaliers finally sat down with former Maccabi Tel Aviv head coach David Blatt to discuss the team’s vacant position. But how did it go? According to David Pick, it went well. But who is David Pick, you ask? According to his Twitter profile, he is a Senior Correspondent with Eurobasket.com and

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