Best-case scenario for Josh Gordon could be eight games

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All that’s left to figure out is what the reaction will be around the league. There are so many details out there about the Josh Gordon situation now, that all eyes and judgments are squarely on the NFL in the wake of the Ray Rice suspension and the pending Jim Irsay discipline. None of these

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Les Levine talks about LeBron James, Johnny Manziel and local sports media – WFNY Podcast – 2014-07-22

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I haven’t had Les Levine on in a while, but it’s always great to catch up. Here are some of the topics we discussed. Reporting in the modern world Chris Broussard and needing to be right a minute ahead of the next guy Les’ history of reporting things and “being wrong” LeBron James coming home

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Les Levine on Indians attendance, Browns stadium changes and more – WFNY Podcast – 2013-07-30

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It’s always a love-fest when I get Les Levine on the podcast. I won’t even apologize for it. We discussed the Indians attendance, the perception of the Dolan family and the latest Browns announcements that came out yesterday. When was the last time Les was nervous for a shift on radio? Les’ history in the

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Les Levine on cell phones, Browns radio rights, Mark Shapiro and more – WFNY Podcast – 2013-04-10

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I said it on Facebook last night, but Les Levine is simply one of the best. He’s exactly as nice and fun to talk to as you think he is. Enough of the butt kissing. Listen to Les talk to me about stuff. Les talks about his history in the Cleveland market The freedoms and

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Talkin’ Browns, Tribe, and Cavs On More Sports & Les Levine

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Last night, yours truly and the young buck, Jacob Rosen, did a guest spot on More Sports and Les Levine for a solid hour. We ran the gambit of topics from Pat Shurmur to Mark Shapiro to Byron Scott to the Baseball Hall of Fame Voters. Since many of you aren’t Time Warner Cable subscribers

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Would Cleveland Sign This Free Agent?

Despite comments from GM Mark Shapiro that the Indians are ‘not the kind of team that can sign free agents’, Les Levine has his eye on a slugger that just might be available… [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPtpN2ZZGIE[/youtube] Forget whether or not Shapiro would actually do this. We understand that he probably wouldn’t. The question is would you want Manny

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Jealous of Expansion Teams?

Heard our buddy Les at Shapiro’s press conference the other day. Thought we’d check in to see what he is ranting about these days… [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5pCBOHFzmE[/youtube] Yeah, let’s not forget that the success of the Marlins came at our expense! Likewise the immediate success of the Jaguars and Panthers made NFL owners change some of the

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Big Series Begins Tonight…

Les discusses a series with playoff implications and here’s a hint- it doesn’t involve the Indians… [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89yk8sec3Tk[/youtube] Count me among the surprised by the Tampa Bay Rays. I’d love to see the Rays win the East. That would be the first time since 1997 that someone other than Boston or New York won the East.

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Memories…of the way we were!

Les takes us down memory lane in comparing these Indians to the great Cleveland teams of the past… [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkzbALSAK3g[/youtube] Sandy Alomar gets a raw deal when those teams of the 90’s are mentioned. He was my favorite player, and helped start the turn around in Cleveland baseball. Dennis Martinez was another one that deserves credit

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Scoreboard.

Les on offensive woes…quick, is he talking about the Cavs or the Indians? [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rk7gT-S4Pkc[/youtube] The sad part…he’s talking about both. Sigh.

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Betancourt? Kobayashi? Borowski?

Les gives his opinion on who should close out games for the Tribe…his answer may surprise you. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75bW4F9zWRA[/youtube] None of the above? I’m just not comfortable with any of these three to be honest with you. How about you? Who do you want to hand the ball to in the ninth?

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David Stern, This Is Your Doing…

Les Levine has a great take on David Stern’s comments about the pyrotechnics used in NBA arenas… [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9VMbvXirHw[/youtube] David Stern after his recent visit to the Q for game 4 of the Cavaliers/Celtics series- “I’m going to get into trouble for this: I think they’re ridiculous. I think that the noise, the fire (and) the

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Good News, Bad News with Les Levine…

Attention K-Mart Shoppers We Have A Lost Child, Would Devin Brown Please Report To The Customer Service Desk, Thank You…  [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSh-Zi27vBI[/youtube] Did the Cavaliers miss a chance to ‘steal one’ on the road? Absolutely. Looks like they will have to ‘earn one’ in order to win this series. Maybe they need a shot in the arm

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Perhaps It’s Only Appropriate…

Go English.com lists Beating a Dead Horse in between He Lost His Head, and Can’t Cut the Mustard. So, with that in mind here’s Les on the offensive woes of the Tribe… [youtube]http://youtube.com/watch?v=po2pvxDBcNs[/youtube] I’m not sure what more can be said. The offense sucks, hasn’t performed to expectations and fans are ticked off, voicing their

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What Could Have Been…

Les discusses the biggest disappointment from Washington’s win… [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mt-jDyDcEbo[/youtube] This was my point at the end of the game recap on Wednesday. Detroit took care of the 76ers last night. They will now face a rested Magic team. Boston has a chance to finish off their series in Atlanta on Friday. Who has the better

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How the Indians are put together

Les asks what type of team the Indians are trying to be… [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8BUCzkFFbY[/youtube] Les, this is not one of your better points. The Indians are obviously built around pitching. With the exception of Paul Byrd, our starters are capable of shutting down any opponent for 7 or 8 innings. The bullpen has struggled somewhat, but

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Hindsight Says- Should Have Made a Move

Les rants on about the Indians struggles (again)… [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BauxwDWjarA[/youtube] Hafner, Peralta, Cabrera are all struggling, and even though Martinez is hitting for average, our clean-up man hasn’t hit a homer yet. He has nine RBI. Do they have enough offense to get the job done? Will anyone be available for trade?

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Haywood, Stevenson- It’s Your Fault

Les blames Wizards for losses…  [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50JFbYyLvm0[/youtube] Les and I talked about this the other week. Some players thrive when ‘extra motivation’ is given. You would think that Brendan Haywood would have learned that lesson by now. You would think that seeing LeBron continue to dominate DeShawn Stevenson would be a clue. One might think that

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