Forever His, Forever Ours

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  One man, one letter, one hell of a human being Everyone has a story. If you are a fan of Cleveland Sports, be it in passion or in passing, odds are that you have a story with Zydrunas Ilgauskas serving as the central character. If you frequented Cleveland’s warehouse district during the early aughts,

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Dan Gilbert needs to abandon playoff goals for this season

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(Editor’s note: This was written prior to the Cavaliers firing of Chris Grant.) I’m convinced that a major part of the reason that the Cleveland Cavaliers are playing the way they are is because they’ve been tanking for so long. Only Alonzo Gee and Anderson Varejao are left from the first awful season post-LeBron, but

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Cavs stink and have no way to get better plus The Wolf of Wall Street – WFNY Podcast – 2014-01-07

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This turned out to be a wholly depressing podcast where Ben talked down the idea of bringing in Pau Gasol because there’s just no means to an end with what the Cavaliers have put together. At least that’s how it felt on January 6th, 2014. Ragging on Josh Flagner to start the podcast Is Andrew

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The Boots: Talkin’ Cleveland Cavs Season Preview

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As I’ve been doing for years, The Boots are my way to assign Boot Up or Boot Downs to various items in the sports world. As a reminder, I got the nickname “Boot” from my older brothers when I was young, and thus, I continue to use this segment as my personal sports writing payback.

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The Mindset List 2016: Cleveland Sports Edition

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This morning when I got to my computer, I saw a link from one of my favorite Cleveland area bloggers/tweeters @ClevelandChick. She tweeted out the annual “Mindset List” put out by Beloit college that gives the perspective of today’s average matriculating college freshman. It points out that a college freshman who will graduate in 2016

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Danny Ferry Wasting No Time Shaking Up Atlanta

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As GM of the Cavaliers, Danny Ferry had a luxury box seat to a playoff beat-down of the Atlanta Hawks. It was 2009, and the Cavaliers wiped the Hawks off the floor four games to none. In that series the Cavaliers beat Atlanta by an average score of 96-78. Needless to say, the Hawks weren’t

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Report: Danny Ferry to Hire Cavs’ Wes Wilcox

His office chair is barely warm, but newly hired Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry is making moves. Following his trade of Joe Johnson and Marvin Williams, Ferry has reportedly set his sites on Cleveland Cavaliers director of player personnel Wes Wilcox. ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reports that Wilcox, having been with the Cavaliers for nine

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Report: Former GM Danny Ferry accepts deal with Atlanta Hawks

According to several reports, the Atlanta Hawks have come to terms with former Cavalier player and General Manager Danny Ferry to be the team’s GM. Ferry was reportedly in negotiations for the open Sixers job, but the two sides couldn’t come to terms. The Hawks signed Ferry to a six year contract, with details undisclosed

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Cavaliers Facing a New Future in the Wake of a Rewritten History

Sometimes it seems like the NBA is covered like a drama series more so than a sports league. Perhaps because basketball is the sport that bares its soul most openly, it only makes sense that reading coverage of the sport is like reading a series of narratives and human interest stories. But the thing that

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Cavaliers Discussion Points

The Cavaliers enter tonight’s game at Madison Square Garden with a record of 15-60.  At this point last season, they had a record of 60-16.  The Miami Heat enter their game tonight across the river in New Jersey with a record of 53-23, unable to match the Cavaliers win total from last season.  Cavs fans

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This is the Best Thing for the Cavs

First of all, my condolences to all the season ticket holders out there.  I don’t take your financial sacrifices lightly.  The veritable jobbing that you are taking this season at the Q is everybody and nobody’s fault.  The NBA and Dan Gilbert know what they are doing when they make season ticket holders buy their

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Cavs Fans, It’s Not Our Fault

It is all over now Cavs fans.  We have had our chance to say all the things that we were feeling since we were trounced upon so many months ago.  Despite the whole thing being put in a fishbowl as if Cleveland fans would provide the blood and gore of a grotesque cock fight, we

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Ilgauskas on Return: “I Don’t Know What to Expect”

While the vast majority of fans and media outlets are focusing on LeBron James’ pending return to Cleveland, Zydrunas Ilgauskas will be wearing another jersey in Quicken Loans Arena for the first time in his 14-year career. And while most fans have a bit of closure with regard to Ilgauskas leaving Cleveland via free agency,

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WFNY Exclusive: Andy Baskin Talks Post-LeBron Media Coverage

When I wrote the earlier article about the quietness in reporting on LeBron’s ending with the Cavaliers, I decided to reach out to Andy Baskin because I liked his article about how the media had been fooled or missed all the warning signs of what LeBron truly was.  I asked him for a bit of

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NBA News: New Contracts for Chris Grant and Danny Ferry

Though he has only been on the job for all of three months, Cavaliers general manager Chris Grant is the alleged recipient of a five-year contract.  Reported by The Plain Dealer, the deal is technically only an extension of two seasons with a raise in compensation from his original three-year contract which was signed after

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While We’re Waiting… Cavs Front Office, Missing Franky G and the Site of the Big Ten Championship

While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com “Despite the fallout over the past month, the Cavaliers’ front office must have done at least a few things right over the past five

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LeBron James the Recruiter Targets Jawad Williams

Over the last two weeks, LeBron James has turned into an epic Voltron of Urban Myer, John Calipari and Korn Ferry International when it comes to recruiting players to join him in Miami.  Not long after locking up veterans Mike Miller and Zyrdunas Ilgauskas, James has reportedly set his sights on a younger player in Cleveland’s

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An Alternate LeBron James Universe

The Cavaliers organization is currently in an awful position. Strangled by the most famous 25-year-old in the world, the Cleveland Cavs already have had one of the worst post-seasons in franchise history. Highlighted by a tragically early playoff exit and the departure of the team’s general manager and head coach, basketball has not been fun

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While We’re Waiting…Relationship LeBron, Big Ten Divisions, Good GMs Disrespected

While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com Hopefully only growing pains: “No question damage has been and will continue to be done as his free agency plays out.  Some say that

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