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Join the WFNY NFL Eliminator Challenge

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A couple people have asked us about this and with all that’s been going on, it would have been easy to let it slip through the cracks. Alas, I took the 35 seconds to create a WFNY eliminator challenge. Please join up by clicking here. The super secret password is wfny in all lower-case. We’ll

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Johnny Manziel can’t call a play?

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Johnny Manziel joined Jon Gruden for ESPN’s Sunday Conversation leading up to the Browns clash with the Redskins on Monday. The interview followed the normal Gruden interview trajectory with the Super Bowl winning coach asking Johnny some generic questions, followed by a Gruden favorite, having Manziel call a play from his new offense. Manziel bashfully,

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More than 20 million people watched the USMNT lose to Belgium

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The numbers are in and the results are that tons and tons of people in the United States watched the USMNT get eliminated yesterday. ESPN said its U.S-Belgium telecast drew 16,491,000 viewers. Add Univision's figures and the official TV total is 21.6M. — Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) July 2, 2014 Obviously add in watch parties like

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World Cup TV ratings up in U.S. over 2010

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In many ways I dislike talking about TV ratings in sports. TV ratings are usually used as a reason why Cleveland teams would torture television executives if they advanced to either the World Series or the NBA Finals. The NFL doesn’t care much which geographies are represented in the Super Bowl, I don’t think. That

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Simmons: Joel Embiid is going first overall

  How does a seven-foot-tall Serge Ibaka with three-point range sound? Once he was done explaining why Cleveland should not have won the 2014 NBA Lottery, ESPN’s Bill Simmons went all insider, describing a private workout he watched with Joel Embiid, the 7-foot, 250-pound Kansas center who could very well be the first-overall pick in

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ESPN ranks the Browns dead last in off-season power rankings

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You can take these things with a grain of salt or you can choose to figuratively kill them with fire. The Cleveland Browns getting picked dead last in ESPN’s post-draft power rankings is ridiculous. No, it doesn’t matter, but they committed it to their website, so I felt like discussing. The reason that I find

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McShay and Kiper have the Browns landing Watkins, Bridgewater

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  In what may be the dream scenario for many, both ESPN draft analysts have the Cleveland Browns landing a play-maker and a quarterback in the first round of the impending NFL Draft. With the fourth-overall selection, Mel Kiper Jr. and Scouts Inc.’s Todd McShay believe the Browns will select wide receiver Sammy Watkins, barring

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Video: SNL roasts Stephen A. Smith

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Jay Pharoah was absolutely hysterical as he took a shot at doing Stephen A. Smith last night on Weekend Update. I even enjoyed when he lost his composure and cracked a small laugh and a smile. The only downside to this clip? It didn’t include last night’s host Louis C.K. who had some really hysterical

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Josh Gordon thinks Browns will draft a QB at No. 4

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Josh Gordon might not know a whole lot more about the Cleveland Browns’ draft plans than we do. That has to be stated first and foremost. Still, Gordon’s opinion on the matter is interesting just the same. On Thursday, the Pro Bowl wide receiver told ESPN that he believes the Browns will call a quarterback’s name with

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Indians ranked as baseball’s 15th-best team by ESPN and MLB.com

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The Cleveland Indians, winners of 92 games a season ago, were ranked as baseball’s 15th-best team in two separate online articles this week. MLB.com’s Anthony Castrovince, formerly a Tribe beat writer, concluded his top-10 series with a look at the best teams in the game. Within the honorable mention section, he wrote this tidbit about

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We need controversial shows like “Friday Night Tykes”

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The Esquire Network—recently launched in September 2013 as a multimedia arm of the national men’s literary magazine of identical namesake—has a new show coming out that caught my attention. The show is called “Friday Night Tykes” and it is a new reality show that is giving viewers an inside look at what is likely the

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ESPN’s Chad Ford calls Cavs one of NBA’s biggest messes

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At 10-20, it’s undoubtedly been a disappointing start to the season for the Cavaliers. But are they the NBA’s biggest disappointment? ESPN Insider’s Chad Ford has posted a weekly “Tank Rank” article about the leading worst teams in the league. The Cavs have been occasional entrants into the top-10 listing so far. In Monday’s article

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