Ohio State makes college football playoffs; Eds wins state championship

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The high school football season has wrapped up after this past weekend’s state championship games in Columbus. All seven of the divisions’ champions were decided from Thursday through Saturday night. Northeast Ohio had two champions crowned. St. Edward won the Division I championship, while Benedictine won the Division IV championship. In other high school football

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Five Things Paul Brown Was Not – Reliving Yesteryear

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You know some things to be true. That they may technically only be your opinions is just noise. You’re right, and when others disregard or disbelieve you, a certain amount of frustration builds. At least if you are like me, anyway. Not to mention when you encounter resistance to demonstrable facts. Twenty years ago- when

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Ohio State releases depth chart for Saturday’s opener vs. Navy

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Ohio State kicks off their 2014 season on Saturday versus Navy. The team suffered a major blow last week when they lost star quarterback Braxton Miller. The Buckeyes will now have to lean on redshirt freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett to run the offense. Today, Urban Meyer released the rest of the depth chart for Saturday’s game. Here

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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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WFNY on the World Cup: Group E Breakdown

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(This breakdown is brought to you by Stepien Rules blogger Alex Raffalli, who is also a native of France.) Group E might be the least competitive group of this World Cup. France, who came into the World Cup draw with absolutely no reason to be hopeful given their recent past, ended up the favorite of

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WFNY on the World Cup: Group D Breakdown

Group D is my choice for “The Group of Death”, but I must admit a slight bias as I type this while wearing my Italian National Team jersey. Even the neutral would argue for the strength of this group as the odds on favorite to finish last, Costa Rica, is close in level to the

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The Five Most Interesting Undrafted Players for the Browns

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The 2014 NFL Draft was one of the deepest drafts in recent history and there could be more undrafted free agents who can make a NFL team. The Browns have open roster spots that could be filled with some of these players. The Browns were very active in getting the top undrafted players at positions of

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The Browns shouldn’t put too much stock in Brian Hoyer

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Part of the Browns’ off-season has obviously been a debate over what priority the Browns should place on which positions.1 Some fans prefer that the Browns draft a quarterback no matter what. Some fans prefer standout wide receiver Sammy Watkins who showed off his skills against the (mostly) popular Ohio State Buckeyes in the Orange

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WFNY Roundtable: Barkevious Mingo and Expectations

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  Here at WFNY, some of our best post ideas come from our daily email conversations. In the spirit of openness, we wanted our readers to get a sample of what one of these banter sessions look like. Craig sparked an idea about Barkevious Mingo and whether or not he has met our expectations. Normally these

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The 2013 Cleveland Browns: WFNY Predictions

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Earlier this week, we heard from Craig on where the bar is set for the 2013 Cleveland Browns. Given that expectations and predictions are undoubtedly different, we here at WFNY provide you with what we feel will happen between today and the conclusion of the regular season. Do enjoy. 1. Fill in the blanks: Trent

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Supporting Browns Ownership is a Tricky Proposition for Fans

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Just 10 short days from now, the Cleveland Browns will officially open Training Camp 2013. It’s hard to believe how fast summer always flies by, but I consider Training Camp to be the beginning of the end of summer. And in just 3 weeks from yesterday, the Dolphins and Cowboys kick things off in the

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Tom Reed talks about Bon Jovi, the Browns PR, Soccer and Jason Isbell – WFNY Podcast – 2013-06-18

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I love chatting with Tom Reed from the Plain Dealer. I am continually pushing the boundaries of topics with him and lo and behold he ended up pushing the boundaries for me by giving me an assignment for our next podcast. He has vowed to get Cleveland talking about Trailer Park Boys. So check it

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Joe Banner: “We’ll be a quality, competitive team pretty quickly.”

Despite Grantland’s Chuck Klosterman struggling to get a sit-down interview with Joe Banner over Draft Weekend, Clark Judge, CBS Sport’s senior NFL analyst, was able to sit down with Cleveland Browns’ CEO Joe Banner and talk about the rebuilding project of the Browns. In what was a, frankly, candid interview, Banner refused to shrink under

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NFL Draft: Cleveland Browns Select Barkevious Mingo

With the 6th pick in the NFL draft, the Cleveland Browns selected Barkevious Mingo. Mingo, a Junior Defensive End from LSU, is an impressive pass rusher who has been part of one of college football’s best defenses the last 3 seasons. With the Browns switching to a 3-4 defense they will hope Mingo can provide

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Scott Raab discusses the Steubenville rape trial – WFNY Podcast – 2013-03-18

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Usually I like to post about all the bullet points and things that we talked about, but it seems kind of weird to try and do that with a topic like this. I will say that I was really happy Scott Raab was available to discuss this topic. I had a feeling that he would

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Banner Report: Defensive Backs

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You may remember back in 2010 (you know the last time there was a complete overhaul in Berea) we wanted to give incoming President Mike Holmgren a hand evaluating the roster. We are nothing if not equal opportunity. The Browns have a completely new group in charge this year. Joe Banner, Mike Lombardi, Rob Chudzinski,

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WFNY Podcast – 2013-01-31 – The Art Modell Episode

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The Art Modell talk has been going strong lately, and in this episode Craig and I discussed the former Browns owner’s upcoming consideration for the pro football Hall of Fame. We tried as much as possible to not rehash all the excellent pieces that have been written on the subject lately, but some of the

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WFNY on location: Cowboys Stadium

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Cowboys Stadium. The Death Star. Jerry World. Or District 9, whatever you want to call it, the future of football lies in Arlington, Texas. In the middle of Arlington, among a Wal Mart, Cici’s Pizza, and Panda Express, Cowboys Stadium looks extremely out of place. That being said, there aren’t many places outside of Dubai

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Breaking News: Mike Holmgren to Leave Browns, Possibly Within Next 24 Hours

With new Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam officially being voted into the club today by his fellow NFL owners, the curtains on Haslam’s plans for the Browns can finally start to be lifted. According to ESPN’s Ed Werder, Jimmy Haslam will be immediately naming Joe Banner as CEO/President, a move everyone expected. What was less

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Browns LB Scott Fujita Rips NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell

The NFL has announced new suspensions for participants in the Saints’ bounty scandal. Among them, current Browns linebacker Scott Fujita has been handed a 1 game suspension. And while the league seems to acknowledge Fujita was not a participant in the bounty scandal, he is still being suspended for 1 game for not speaking up

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