My Sportsman of the Year: Jimmy Haslam

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Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year is an annual must-read. Sadly, that the national recognition rarely has anything to do with the teams or individuals whom we cover. In turn, WFNY will soon announce its choice for 2014’s Cleveland Sportsman of the Year. Here’s one of the nominations for that honor by an WFNY writer.

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New Bills ownership could look to Mike Holmgren?

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Another week and another rumor involving Mike Holmgren’s involvement in an NFL franchise. The Buffalo Bills were recently sold, and we know how that drill goes as we saw it all too closely with Joe Banner at Jimmy Haslam’s side. A lot of the rumor mill surrounding Joe Banner’s dismissal has it that Jimmy Haslam

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Browns vs. Titans, the Tribe season review, and the return of LeBron – WFNY Podcast – 2014-10-02

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Dan Parker (@DP_Cannon) of Jackets Cannon joined me on the podcast. DP is a former WFNY’er so we talked about all the Cleveland teams and a bit about the Jackets. Here’s the link to the Jackets game video that Dan talked about in the podcast. The Browns and Joe Banner Barkevious Mingo and Justin Gilbert Skipping

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Browns lose, Joe Banner needs to come on the podcast – WFNY Podcast – 2014-09-21

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Craig Lyndall (@WFNYCraig) and Dave Sterling (@dimoko) discuss the Browns’ 23-21 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. The Browns did everything well for much of the game except win. Here’s what else we talked about. Browns lose to the Ravens Pettine’s penalties Dave’s Uber riders Craig Calls for Joe Banner to come on the podcast The

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Joe Banner discusses Brian Hoyer and trading Trent Richardson

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We’ve already discussed Joe Banner’s Twitter account on these pages. Many still won’t even believe it’s the real deal, preferring to assume like many other accounts that @JoeBanner13 is a fake. Anyway, this morning Mr. Banner recounted what it was like one year ago today when he traded Trent Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts. a

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Local radio, and Joe Banner love with Joe Lull – WFNY Podcast – 2014-09-17

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I’ve been a guest of Joe Lull’s (@lullonsports) on his radio progrum on 92.3 the Fan and for whatever reason I never asked him to come on the podcast. I sometimes feel like guys who talk sports for a living would be doing me a favor to come on the podcast. Anyway, that ended today

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Joe Banner says Browns’ firing “still hurts”

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  It’s tough to compare to the signing of Kevin Love and the anticipation surrounding Josh Gordon, but former Browns CEO Joe Banner signing up for Twitter may very well be one of the biggest stories of the week. Drawing skepticism in the wake of countless fake Twitter accounts, Banner, typically not known for his

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LeBron James, Cleveland Browns and local media with @FSOhioZJackson

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I talked to Zac Jackson at Browns training camp today about coming on the podcast and eight hours later he was on it. I’m a fan of Zac’s work and was glad he was willing to come on. We discussed the following… LeBron James coming home and that impact on media Fantasy football Twitter block parties

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The ends don’t justify means in Peter King’s defense of Joe Banner and Michael Lombardi

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Peter King is one of the best NFL writers in the nation and as a national guy his perspective can sometimes be instructive to help local fans take blinders off. As a follower of the Browns, it’s pretty easy to lose perspective on the more overarching story-lines that make up an NFL season or era

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Late Opening Night, Joe Banner’s Office, HIMYM, and Cloud Nothings: While We’re Waiting

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I had a dream last night that the Cavaliers got into the playoffs and beat the Pacers in the first round of the playoffs. It was one of those ultra-realistic dreams, too. Like, the kind where even when you wake up and you know it was a dream, you still think it might have been

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Jimmy Haslam sounds like the Browns owner we always wanted

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  Maybe 2013 will go down in Browns history as a strange outlier. Maybe we’ll all laugh about it as the trial by fire (of a thousand suns?) that Jimmy Haslam needed in order to figure out how to run a football team and be the kind of team owner he always envisioned becoming. After

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YELLING TRIBE, BROWNS AND TWITTER WITH @sportsyelling – WFNY Podcast – 2014-02-28

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I was very happy to welcome in @sportsyelling for the first time on the WFNY Podcast. She (yes, she) is a Tribe first sports fan, so we talked a lot about the Indians. We talked about Ubaldo Jimenez, the rotation, Chief Wahoo, and Ervin Santana. We also touched on the Browns and how the NFL

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Talking Browns and NFL combine with @jimkanicki – WFNY Podcast – 2014-02-27

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Jim Kanicki (Mike Burgermeister) joined me today to discuss all things Browns. We talked about the Browns decision to release D’Qwell Jackson, the shakeup of the front office, the free agencies of Alex Mack and T.J. Ward, Mike Pettine and lots about the combine. Is the combine meaningful? If so, how meaningful? Check out this

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Cleveland Browns say farewell to their leader, release D’Qwell Jackson

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Once upon a time I thought that D’Qwell Jackson was going to be cut by Joe Banner for financial reasons. Now it appears that the financial reasons were good enough for Ray Farmer as well. Mary Kay Cabot reports that the Browns have said goodbye to the team’s long-tenured linebacker and leader after eight seasons

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Browns have “no comment” on Lombardi’s Browns documents

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Is it a big deal that recently ousted Browns employee Michael Lombardi was seen at the NFL combine with documents emblazoned with Cleveland Browns logos? The answer is that none of us have any clue. It certainly seems less than ideal for the Browns, but whether or not it is an actual impropriety or not

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I missed most of the NFL Combine and I don’t care

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Without downs and drives, we’re forced to focus on broad jumps and the bench press? No thanks. Maybe it’s because I spent a whole week out of state without access to NFL Network, and subsequently only followed the combine tangentially through the news and Twitter, but I feel as if we live in a new

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Joe Banner wanted everyone to report to him on everything all the time

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It was only a matter of time before additional news surrounding the recently departed Joe Banner became public, but that’s not to say much of it would be considered a surprise. CBS Sports’ Will Brinson penned a recent piece (via CBS’ Pat Kirwan) which painted Banner, ousted after one-plus season as the Cleveland Browns CEO,

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