NFL News: Browns’ receiver David Nelson cleared to play

It doesn’t take much reading between the lines to see the excitement on David Nelson’s twitter as he’s apparently been cleared to play football. The former Florida Gator and Buffalo Bill was out almost all of last season after tearing a knee ligament in early September. <——— CLEARED!!! — David Nelson (@DavidNelson86) July 26, 2013

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The Diff: NCAA tournament Sweet 16 odds

The Diff

Over the month of March, The Diff has been all about college basketball. First, it was the bubble odds, then an update of said bubble odds, and most recently, initial tournament odds. With the Buckeyes tipping off in the Sweet 16 tomorrow night in Los Angeles, I’m back with another round of updates today. On

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BCS Update: Kent State smelling Orange Bowl, ineligible Ohio State falls

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No one could have seen this year coming for both Kent State and Ohio State football. The Flashes, ye’ of 40 years without a conference championship, appear to be one win away from a historic BCS game. The Buckeyes, who went 6-7 a year ago, managed to go 12-0 with largely the same roster in

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Manti Te’o or Ryan Shazier?

Approximately 2.5 years ago, an undersized linebacker from Plantation, Florida decided to make a commitment to stay in his hometown to play football for the University of Florida. In spite of being somewhat undersized at 205-pounds, he was still a 4-star recruit with an enormous upside because of the intangibles he possessed. Unquestionably, Ohio State

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Young Buckeyes top Gators and pass early season test

It wasn’t a polished performance, there were defensive lapses, offensive holes, and there wasn’t uninterrupted viewing on ESPN2, but what the third ranked Buckeyes did do last night was survive their first true early season test. The Bucks rallied after falling behind by 8 early in the first half to take a 18-point lead in

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Joe Haden Rookie Highlights

In honor of the fact that Joe Haden was selected as a finalist for Rookie of the Year, I thought I would hunt down some of the season highlights to send us off into the weekend with happy thoughts.  Haden is far from a finished product, but he is also far from “too slow” as

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What’s Gotten into Matt LaPorta?

The best hitter on the Cleveland Indians not named Choo may only have one at-bat above the five-hole this season.  After a weekend series where he went 6-for-11 with two home runs (one of which was a monster shot to left field) and four RBI, Matt LaPorta’s bat may finally be paying the dividends Mark Shapiro anticipated when

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NFL Draft Rumors: Browns to Hold Workout with Tim Tebow

Yesterday’s WWW featured a link regarding former Florida Gator quarterback Tim Tebow and his media festival of a Pro Day.  While all NFL teams were represented in Gainsville (with several potential players running through drills), Tebow had the eye of only a handful of teams that are looking to add a quarterback this off-season –

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Urban Meyer’s Sudden Retirement Could Affect Ohio State’s Recruiting

The sudden and tragic announcement that 45-year-old Florida head coach Urban Meyer is stepping down after this season has to be one of the saddest news stories of the year. Citing various health concerns, Meyer shockingly announced to the public Saturday evening that the Sugar Bowl against Cincinnati will be his final game as head

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While We’re Waiting… Letters to Lerner, Chris Bosh Unhappy, and Embracing Delonte West

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. Dear, Randy… “I know you were given everything in your life and never had to work for anything, thanks to your father, Al. But

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OSU Lands Four-Star Floridian WR James Louis

Jim Tressel’s lock on the top area recruits has been met with plenty of applause.  However, his lack of recruiting in the south has tended to draw the ire of many fans, more so during BCS Bowl season as the Buckeyes have had their fair share of losses to SEC teams. But thus far in

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OSU Football: So You’re Saying There’s a Chance

Looking over the latest odds to win the 2010 BCS National Championship, I have noticed a few tiers.  The Florida Gators are currently alone at the top.  Following Tim Tebow and Company is the group of Oklahoma, Texas and the USC Trojans. Then, enter the Ohio State Buckeyes. The Scarlet and Gray are currently at

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While We’re Waiting… Magic Fall to 0-2, Florida Gator Arrests, and more Cavs Free Agent Rumors

While We’re Waiting aims to be the round-up of the recent WFNY-esque information for your morning viewing. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email in the sidebar.   Mean reversion, two weeks too late: “Now the Magic are playing true to form. They look like they don’t belong. They

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So…You’re Sayin’ There’s a Chance

It happened almost five days ago, and most of us are all still in disbelief about the absolute dismantling that took place at the hands of the Southern California Trojans.  No, we were not favored.  But even the most pessimistic Buckeye fan did not imagine that the Scarlet and Gray would fail to score a

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Ohio State Football: SI Cover Jinx?

I’m typically not one to harp on the superstitions of the whole SI cover.  Madden cover, sure.  Just ask Michael Vick and Donovan McNabb.  But SI?  Not at all.  The Browns’ Jamal Lewis made the cover last year and the Browns put up one of the more memorable seasons in recent history.  But how often does

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