You should all remember Lauren Hill, the college basketball player who decided to go forward with playing despite having been diagnosed with a brain tumor. Sadly, her brave battle came to an end on Friday morning with her passing away at age 19. Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James and Hill have a history as the young
I had occasion to sit down and get to know @sportsyelling and @BrutalStephanie in person. What resulted was a long podcast about friends and Twitter and sports and any number of other topics. I don’t even know how to put it in a bullet point list because it was so very much a meandering conversation.
There is no denying that Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer is one of the more intelligent players in Major League Baseball. His penchant for mechanics and the how versus the why have made him into one of the league’s brightest young stars. Conversely, these same mannerisms—the pre-game routine, his replies to post-game questions—have made
Happy Monday, kids. We’re firmly in the throes of NFL Free Agency, Spring Training baseball, and the home final full month of regular season NBA basketball. We’ll have some thoughts on all three over the coming hours, but While We’re Waiting… Finally. Some long overdue comeuppance for Twitter trolls. We’re going on a week or so
It’s every other Thursday again!? Has it been two weeks already? Have I run out of creative segues into the topics at hand in my version of the WFNY-W3’s (which sounds like a tasty wing joint and a tax form simultaneously)? The answer is a resounding “Yes!”. ♦♦♦ Leading off, Kendrick Perkins is a Cleveland Cavalier. How
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
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
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
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
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
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
Joe Banner is on Twitter and he’s not holding back.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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)
Should we just assume they quickly changed 26 to 22 without paying mind to the ordinal? Maybe whomever was in charge just found the word twenty-tooth funny? Either way, welcome to Cleveland, Johnny.