Meaningless dress rehearsals and sports behaving badly, While We’re Waiting…

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Happy Tuesday, WFNY! And welcome to “Dress Rehearsal” week! This is the week where we supposedly find out what our teams are really going to be like this season. I don’t know how true that really is. I wonder if anyone has ever done a study on correlation between dress rehearsal success and regular season

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What Do NFL Scouts Look For in the Preseason?

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The Cleveland Browns lost to the Buffalo Bills 11-10 Thursday night in their second preseason game. It was far from a pretty performance, even with Johnny Manziel leading a 96-yard drive that culminated in a 21-yard touchdown pass to Shane Wynn. The Browns totaled 232 yards on offense, scored just that one touchdown and a field

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Browns pre-season bummer, Hard Knocks, QBs, Hum and more: While We’re Waiting

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As you’re reading this, I’m probably putting my son on the bus for his very first day of kindergarten. Enjoy knowing that as you read this I will be stone silent so as not to have my voice crack. Everyone who survived this week intact, please take a step forward. Not so fast Cleveland Browns

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Eli Manning is going to get paid and it’s fine – WFNY Podcast – 2015-08-19

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This episode is all about NFL quarterbacks. Yes, they get paid. Yes, they get overpaid. Anymore, it doesn’t matter though. Craig Lyndall tells you why it has to be that way. Have you subscribed to the WFNY Podcast on iTunes? Matt Flynn signed by the Jets and he’s made more than $18 million in his

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Renaming the Cleveland Browns Quarterback Position

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What’s in a name, anyway?1 As an aspiring wordsmith, much of my existence is spent deciding when to emphasize that question and when to suppress it; when to answer it and when to ignore it. Words are the elements through which I express myself — my fingers nimbly tapping words across the keys of my board

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Reimagining the Browns logo, done by Disney

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Mash-ups are definitely having a moment right now. Food trends, hot music, even fashion… people like it when you combine two things that wouldn’t seem like they necessarily go together. So, what happens when you bring together the magic of mega-conglomerate Disney and the NFL? We’ll probably never know for sure, but thanks to @NFLRT

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I Love Football. I Love the Browns. I Hate the NFL.

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I love football. That’s probably the laziest way to start a post, and I’m sure it won’t be the last time I figuratively stammer out that platitude.1 My feeble attempt to articulate my inexplicable affection for a silly game is as eloquent and profound as Brick Tamland’s “I love lamp.” But the statement’s absence of imagination

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Browns are using Karlos Dansby’s body wash at camp

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Train like a Brown. Play like a Brown. Smell like a Brown? This season it’s a thing, as the Cleveland Browns have stocked the team’s training camp showers with body wash from Montez Renault — a company co-owned by linebacker Karlos Dansby. “It’s a good product, man,” Dansby said Wednesday. “It’s a great product, as

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CB Pierre Desir “earned” a training camp start over Justin Gilbert

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For the Browns, the fourth full-team practice on Sunday was not just an opportunity to try out a new look, it was a chance to give 2014 fourth-round pick Pierre Desir a chance to show his stuff at cornerback. With starting cornerback and eight-year veteran Tramon Williams given the day off, many may have expected

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Mike Pettine and First Impressions: Training Camp Notes 07.30.15

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It’s officially (almost) that time, Browns fans. On Thursday, our team in orange and brown gathered in Berea for the first official day of training camp. Following the two-hour practice, Head Coach Mike Pettine talked with the media, sharing his take on the day overall—and on some specific members of the team. The high points?

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Browns rookies report for training camp with raised expectations

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Think of it like the first day of school—except not really at all, because half of the freshmen are over 300 pounds and there are quizzes about formations instead of fractions. Today, the Cleveland Browns’ 2015 rookie class reports to Berea for its first day of training camp. The Browns’ 12 overall draft picks were the

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Joe Haden launches YouTube channel

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Joe Haden might be taking over the world. Well, maybe not. But, from recently leading NFL jersey sales nationwide to being the third Cleveland athlete to ink a deal with the Jordan Brand, it certainly seems like he’s just about everywhere. Now, Haden is taking his personal brand where it’s never gone before because the

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Body believed to be former Browns WR JaJuan Dawson found in Texas lake

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UPDATE: A body believed to be Dawson’s has been found in Lavon Lake. From ESPN: Divers have recovered a body from a Dallas-area lake in the search for a former Houston Texans [and Browns] receiver who fell out of a rented boat. Former Texans wide receiver JaJuan Dawson has been missing since falling out of a

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Joe Haden tops jersey sales since NFL Draft

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Want to see the power of branding first hand? Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden tops the list of nationwide NFL jersey sales since the NFL Draft. Also breaking the top 10 is teammate Donte Whitner, who came in ranked 10th. That’s right: Two Browns players rank among the 10 best-selling jerseys—in the whole country—since the

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Terrelle Pryor is going to give “slash-player deal” a chance

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Have you been struggling to imagine former Ohio State standout Terrelle Pryor as anything other than a quarterback? Well, don’t worry: He has been too. After being picked up on waivers by the Browns early last week, Pryor is coming around to the idea of moving into a wide receiver role. “I’m going to give this

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The case for the Browns to just go for two

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The NFL changed the extra point, pushing the kick back to the 15-yard line, turning it into a 33-yard field goal. The two-point conversion will remain from the two-yard line. It has me thinking about what the Browns should do after scoring touchdowns. There will be obvious debates back and forth about statistics and there will

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A new NFL, Pat Benetar, Mumford and Sons and Of Monsters and Men… While We’re Waiting

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Welcome back to me. I was on vacation all week and I missed a lot of stuff, but I’m back and it was good to have some time to think about different things without writing very much. Very happy to be back and hope you all have a great holiday weekend! Now, let’s go. Should

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Mike Pettine, coaching clichés and the proper value of time

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Let’s be honest: Everything we think we know about “NFL head coaches” is based largely on generalizations rooted in mythical archetypes we’ve created with a side dish of guesswork. And here Cleveland Browns fans sit, once again, with an inexperienced coach — still impossibly young in head coaching years — who “needs time to develop.”

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Cable monopolies, the real NFL Network and more – WFNY Podcast – 2015-03-27

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Craig Lyndall and Dave Sterling get together in person, in public, to talk about the day’s events in sports, cable TV and technology… Nervous Dog in Stow Chris Clem live in Cuyahoga Falls Scene Magazine awarding WFNY Podcast into eternity Cavs game against Memphis League Pass and why they won’t let local superfans see local

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Will Jordan Cameron’s contract be legal in the future?

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Jordan Cameron’s path to Miami sure was interesting, wasn’t it? It would seem that Cameron’s agents pulled a fast one on some national reporters and helped solidify the Browns look of dysfunction in “leaking” a fictitious agreement with the Browns. In short order, the Dolphins were reported to have matched the two-years and $15 million

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