Category: Clearing the decks.

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Clearing the decks, TEN topics.

I’ve got a case of blogger’s malaise.  Happens.  Happened to Kolonich.  Kinda happened to Frowns although: His pace of quality blogging at his peak was unsustainable and, Seems like his real job took off. Me?  I’m paying attention and there are many items that could be a blog post and just haven’t got me spun up enough.  I have hot-take...

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Clearing the decks, six-pack.

More decks to clear and opening it up for a convo down below. 1.  Banner/Lombardi. No fresh perspectives here at Kanick on the Banner/Lombardi story; nothing that hasn’t been said before.  Here’s 27 posts from our “Browns punt 2013” category.  Enjoy. Peter King does a nice job describing the behind-the-scenes action that led to the bad Chud firing and then, karmic-ly,...

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Clearing the decks.

I haven’t cleared the decks in a months, so here’s three sporty nuggets on this snowy day… RIP Reboot. We’re all a bit poorer since Dave Kolonich closed up shop on one of our favorite blogs, Cleveland Reboot.  DK is superb at seeing through jive and marries that with a gift for interesting writing.  I particularly enjoy that he brings...

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Clearing the decks.

. Tarted-up uniforms done right, done wrong, and John Greco. UPDATE 7/26, MUST READ:  Training Camp Dispatch from @zachluby via Reboot. _____ Miami’s new uniforms, very prodesse quam conspici. Miami University (my alma mater) is out with new football uniforms.  Ever since Miami dropped the Redskins nickname in favor of Redhawks (1997), there’s been a struggle -in my opinion- to...

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Clearing the Decks, bitchy edition.

I try hard not to be “that blogger.”  Bitch, bitch, bitch.  “You know what grinds my gears?”  All that stuff.  I did What’s Great about Cleveland and Adopt a Brownie.  Pointed out the good side of Dan Gilbert.  Hell, I’ve even got a “What if SUNY-Stony Brook got serious about football” piece in my drafts. I try to bring more than bitch....

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Clearing the decks.

How about a grab bag of quick hitters this afternoon?  Here’s some randomness and some items from my favorited tweets file. ____ Does TBDBITL take requests? When I workout, there’s usually fair amount of light cardio preceding some weight circuits.  When I’m doing cardio, I listen to a workout playlist set to random.  Don’t judge me … but KC and...

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Clearing the decks.

_____ NBA Draft items. Very cool to win the NBA Draft lottery. Alex Lin Len.  7’1″ 255 19 years old from the Ukraine.  We haven’t had a real “5” since Brad Daugherty.  Sign me up. It’d be one of the more Cleveland things ever for the Cavs to sign Lebron, win 65 games in the 2015 season, blow through the East...

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Clearing the Decks: BASEBALL edition!

. I see you Tribe.  I don’t know what to do with you though.   You have a history as a tease. But I see what you’re doing.  Leading MLB in homeruns.  Leading the AL in the all important OPS (On-base percentage plus Slugging) number; trailing only the Tigers in the old-fashioned Batting Average stat still favored by Kanick.  The...

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Clearing the Decks.

____ Trade-back phobia from the Rizzo show. I caught the Rizzo-Goldhammer-Grossi interview from 4/9.  First observation:  damn.  How does this guy Goldhammer have a job on radio?  How do you guys listen to him?  He’s positively prototype in being the uninformed-and-loud-and-whiny Browns fan.  Is he the one who’s actually a Steelers fan?*  (Really, I don’t know, but I’ve heard there’s...

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Clearing the decks.

Two quick hits today:  John Clayton, bad GM; random pro-day draft prospect biases. ____ Clayton proposes bad deal for Dolphins. . So let me get this straight:  Clayton is pimping a deal for the Dolphins to replace their anchor LT, Jake Long, with an under-achieving 28 year old on a one year 9.8mm contract that they’ll have to figure out...