Cleveland Sports Lists to Commemorate 2014: While We’re Waiting…

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To celebrate 2014, I’ve created five top-five lists for your enjoyment. I’ve had fun writing the While We’re Waiting editions on Thursdays this year. Who knows if I’ll do one on Christmas or New Year’s Day in the next two weeks … so I thought I’d commemorate some of the bests of the year in

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Being right versus being a fan: While We’re Waiting…

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Whoo boy. Back-to-back losses from the Cleveland Cavaliers, and whatever the hell that was from the Browns on Sunday. Welcome to Monday, you guys… Having operated a sports-based web site for much of the last seven years, I realize that fandom and rationality are not exactly one in the same. But as the Browns have careened

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Pedro Cerrano in the Twitter age

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As I was watching the Cleveland Cavaliers put in work against the Toronto Raptors Friday night, and following along with the game on Twitter, I got to wondering: What if fictional sports teams existed in the real world, and we could tweet all about ‘em? More specifically, what would it be like to follow the fictional 1989 Cleveland

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I believe in Cardale Jones and you should too

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J.T. Barrett’s rise was meteoric. He went from unknown redshirt freshman to inexperienced quarterback struggling mightily against Virginia Tech to wise-beyond-his-years Heisman candidate and shredder of defenses in just over three months. His development made the question, “Will Braxton Miller get his starting job back next season?” a real discussion and put him on the

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Is Carlos Santana Cleveland’s Best Twitter Account?

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If one was to rank Cleveland athletes by who would be the best to follow on Twitter—be it due to charisma, penchant for intriguing statements, or simple awesomeness—where would Indians slugger Carlos Santana rank? The Tribe’s catcher turned third baseman turned first baseman (and sometimes designated hitter) has taken his quiet in-season approach and crept

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Gardy says goodbye, cheering Jim Brown, and Tribe Twitter: While We’re Waiting…

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The Wednesday WWW was manned by the great Rick Grayshock, who has since moved onto other endeavors. It will be a tough act to follow him, but on most Wednesdays during the Tribe offseason, I will be taking this space over. So wish me luck and I hope you enjoy my spin. Did you know

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Josh Gordon reactions from the web: While We’re Waiting…

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  There were many fantastic reactions from around the internet on yesterday’s news of the confirmed one-year suspension for Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon. Let’s go to the excerpts. From SB Nation’s David Roth: In Josh Gordon’s case, as in all the variously appalling decisions that have preceded it, the NFL is sticking to its

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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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Indians Twitter account gets defensive of ownership’s cheap reputation

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The Cleveland Indians ownership has taken a lot of bullets over the years for being “cheap.” While that’s a relative term in a game that is notoriously unbalanced in terms of payrolls, if nothing else, it’s fair to call it a facile and slightly lazy dig at this point. I’m not saying you can’t make

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Cleveland Twitter welcomes Andrew Wiggins

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Say what you want about Andrew Wiggins and his question marks—the other athletes (and various owner types) in the city of Cleveland appear to be fully on board with the Cleveland Cavaliers’ selection of the Kansas product with the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. Welcome to the Cleveland @22wiggins! The sky is

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Ben Tate is the best

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If any outlets are considering running a Best Cleveland Athlete Twitter contest, Browns running back Ben Tate may have sealed his victory just months after becoming a part of the city. Not only did Tate immediately pander to/embrace Cleveland upon signing his contract, he recently used the medium to give away 44 tickets to Tuesday’s

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Twitter stinks, Indy 500, Cloud Nothings and Blossom Time in Chagrin Falls… While We’re Waiting

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It’s the Friday before a holiday weekend and I feel like a teacher that knows everyone’s mailed it in with their minds on the sunshine and cookouts and cornhole. Anyway, try to stay with me for just another 20 minutes. *****   Twitter stinks… for many many things. The more we’ve become comfortable with Twitter

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Twitter reacts to the Cavs winning the lottery once again

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For the third time in four seasons, the Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA lottery. The most recent iteration comes with the team, who was actually trying to win, having a 1.7 percent chance at coming out with the No. 1 pick. Naturally, Twitter went insane. Take a look. #CavsGoodKarma #ThisIsUnbelievable pic.twitter.com/inopvlVKE6 — ESPN Cleveland (@ESPNCleveland)

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Browns aren’t quite sure what Kyle Shanahan looks like

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Attempting to disseminate an article by ClevelandBrowns.com editor Vic Carruci, the Cleveland Browns’ official Twitter feed decided to do what most do these days—adding a picture to their tweet. The only problem? The image the Browns chose was not of Kyle Shanahan. The Browns may not be entirely clear on who they hired. http://t.co/SXdywy9xDh pic.twitter.com/hX47V5k5vh

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Casual Friday podcast talking Browns, music, TV and tech with Jon – WFNY Podcast – 2014-01-16

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Denny continues to be a doting father and Jon came in to do some podcasting. We talked about a lot of random things. WFNY going viral with Mike Pettine’s daughter’s tweet Baby photos and storage Owning the IT solution vs getting the job done Reading the instructions helps a lot The genius bar and putting

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Browns screw job, hate watching The Sound of Music, Eric Wedge’s Mariners – JONCAST – WFNY Podcast – 2013-12-08

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It’s a Joncast. What else is there to say? Do the Cleveland Browns losses actually happen everywhere? The great screw job of 2013 The referee already had the flag out Should Chud have gone for two? What is a catch in the NFL and how do you decide what is or isn’t? Should the Browns

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Twitter reacts to Brandon Weeden’s horrific interception

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What was the sports world thinking when Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden “threw” this history-bound pass? WFNY has you covered, and it may or may not have been just as one would expect. It’s safe to say that Cleveland and NFL Twitter alike saw a considerable spike in activity… Brandon Weeden just threw a pass like

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A Twitter-free AL Wild Card Experience

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While the genesis and timing of the actual decision are still unknown, there was a point leading up to Wednesday night’s American League Wild Card game where I decided that I was going to watch in solitude. Not alone, in a closet, with some tin foil antennae attached to a 16-inch television while I consume

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