Deflated Footballs, Facebook publishing, and Ryan Adams… While We’re Waiting

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Happy Friday everyone. This is another of those posts where I don’t know what happened in the Cavs game when I wrote all this. Still, win or lose, I hope it helps start your Friday off… Just trust someone smarter than yourself… I’ve been thinking about the Patriots and their deflated footballs a lot. I’ve

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Breaking down the Browns draft and the Patriots penalty – WFNY Podcast – 2015-05-12

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The Cleveland Browns drafted players and I hadn’t talked enough about it yet, so I grabbed Mike Burgermeister. We also talked about Tom Brady and the Patriots penalty. Mike Burgermeister from 603Brown talking Browns draft The A to Z podcast and enabling things Podcasting vs. Talk radio and how they’re different “genres of music” The

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Browns select USC linebacker Hayes Pullard with No. 219 pick

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After going back-to-back tight ends in the sixth round, the Cleveland Browns started a new streak with their second straight University of Southern California player. With the No. 219 pick in the seventh round, they selected USC inside linebacker Hayes Pullard. Pullard made national news earlier in the week by writing an open letter for

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Browns trade up to select Washington State DT Xavier Cooper at No. 96

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The Cleveland Browns traded into the last non-compensatory pick in the third round and selected Washington State defensive lineman Xavier Cooper at the No. 96 spot. FOX Sports’ Peter Schrager first reported the trade with the New England Patriots. FOX Sports Ohio’s Zac Jackson again first reported the selection. The details on the trade, via

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Jabaal Sheard signs two-year, $11 million deal with Patriots

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The Cleveland Browns’ talent balance sheet is growing redder by the day. Defensive end/linebacker Jabaal Sheard is the latest player to leave Cleveland, having signed a two-year contract with the New England Patriots that could be worth up to $11 million, and which includes $5.5 million guaranteed. This signing, along with most every piece of

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Deflated footballs, common sense and sadness

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I got into a long discussion on Facebook regarding this whole New England Patriots football deflation story with a Pats fan. That’s not the way to talk about this. Pats fans, like any fans who find themselves in situations like this, are the last ones you truly want to talk to because they’re so invested. Instead of

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Super Bowl set, Video games and Super Bowl Food – WFNY Podcast – 2015-01-19

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Off to another fine week of podcasting. I caught up with Dave Sterling (@dimoko)after his week of travel and we discussed lots of sports stuff, plus video games. Watching McFarland USA live and doing a movie podcast on it The Super Bowl is set with the Pats set to face the Seahawks Packers loss compared

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Trick Plays and David Blatt’s latest comments: While We’re Waiting…

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Nothing says Monday in January like a nice 90 minute commute despite living just 20 miles south of the city. I’m not sure how many of you make the trek to downtown Cleveland every morning, but this innerbelt bridge thing needs to get finished pronto. Traffic isn’t meant to go from four lanes to one

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Rex Ryan takes a shot at Mike Pettine for talking to media

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Certain people always find a way to have their names in headlines, even when things are supposed to be slow. New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan is one of said people, his latest coming in the way of a few shots taken at former colleague and current Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine. Pettine

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NFL Network names Joe Haden the 39th best NFL player

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NFL Network is counting down the 100 best NFL players in 2014 and Joe Haden’s name came up at 39. We’ll have to wait to see where he ranks among all the corners, but the man with his own island, Darrelle Revis, was named shortly after Haden at No. 37. Joe Haden could have gone

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Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie has “invitation” to visit Browns

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In a long post about the cornerback market, specifically Darrelle Revis, there is a little nugget for Browns fans and the possibility of landing corner Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. Namely, the post says he’s been extended an invitation. He is in New York talking to the Jets and Giants this weekend and has an invitation to visit

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Browns making a “strong push” for Julian Edelman

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Having reportedly lost out on Andrew Hawkins to fill the role of slot receiver, the Cleveland Browns appear to be setting their focus on New England’s Julian Edelman. Browns making strong push to get Julian Edelman in the fold. The effort comes now that Cleveland expects Cincy to match offer for Hawkins — Michael Giardi

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Mike Lombardi seen with Browns documents at NFL Combine

While this may have merely been a matter of inoportune timing mixed with media notes provided to the cavlacade of individuals at the NFL Combine, former Cleveland Browns general manager Mike Lombardi was shown on NFL Network, sifting through documents with the Cleveland Browns logo on them. Daryl Ruiter of 92.3 The Fan tweeted Lombardi’s

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Mike Lombardi reportedly lands on his feet, set to join the Patriots

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Well, that certainly didn’t take long. Multiple reports out of both Cleveland and New England claim former Browns general manager Mike Lombardi will join the New England Patriots’ front office, just days after being shown the door in Berea. Lombardi will be reuniting with long-time friend in Patriots’ head coach Bill Belichick. Recall, the two worked together

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Patriots’ Josh McDaniels reportedly withdraws from Browns consideration

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I’ve assumed since the Browns fired Rob Chudzinski that Josh McDaniels was the favorite to be the next coach of the Cleveland Browns. Not to say that McDaniels is necessarily my preference, but his connections to Michael Lombardi seemed all the more indicative that he should be the favorite until I heard otherwise. Well, thanks

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Where His Demons Hide

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If you have ever wondered what it would be like to watch a Clydesdale pull away from a Pomeranian, fast forward to roughly the 1:36 mark in the third quarter of Sunday’s contest between the Cleveland Browns and New England Patriots. In a lumbering fashion that could seemingly be a result of adrenaline married with

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Peter King: Pass interference call “handed New England a win”

Tom Brady throws deep down the right sideline for Josh Boyce, into the end zone, with rookie cornerback Leon McFadden in coverage. There is light contact. Incidental contact. The ball falls incomplete. McFadden is flagged for defensive pass interference. The 29-yard penalty puts the ball at the Cleveland 1, and Brady throws the winning touchdown

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Browns repeat history from 12 years ago

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I apologize for re-opening up old wounds, but the events of yesterday, along with this week’s upcoming opponent had me thinking back to one day 12 years ago. I remember it all to well….because I was there.  On November 4, 2001, my life was completely different. The world had been changed forever two months earlier

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Belichick on the Browns: “They outcoached us and outplayed us in every area.”

During his conference call on Monday morning, New England head coach Bill Belichick had this to say about the Browns and the way they played on Sunday- “Cleveland did a good job. They outcoached us and outplayed us in every area. Fortunately we were able to make some plays at the end, play some good

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Cleveland Browns lose 27-26 thanks to key pass interference call

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You really can’t spend a lot of time talking about NFL football and talking about refereeing. It has a tendency to go both ways and good teams overcome all kinds of bad calls all the time. It’s a part of the game, period. Of course I open my recap that way because today is not

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