Category: General

If the NFL is serious about giving back…

… it can start by requiring NFL-licensed goods to be manufactured in the USA.So I have new job.Those barcode labels?  That’s me.I hump boxes at a Walmart distribution center on a ten hour second shift, four nights a week.  How I got there is outside the scope of today’s topic — let’s just say a mix of wanting needing to unplug from the web for long periods and a modified Dewey Oxberger weight loss plan.  Man wasn’t made to sit on his ass but that’s what I’ve been doing for 30 years and no amount

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...

World Cup round of 16 degenerate thread.

Let’s give our World Cup degeneracy a home.  Here’s some picks and notes on the round of sixteen.  The lines are as of Saturday PM.  Straighten me out soccer people because as it stands, I think being a non-soccer guy has actually been an advantage in that I didn’t bring preconceived ideas about Spain or Italy. TODAY Netherlands (Regular Time)...

No signs point to Manziel starting week one.

We all know Mike Florio is not a great reporter right?  I ask because it seems like his brand is growing and we’re seeing him on network shows and I hope we know to take him with a grain of salt. This came up last week in connection with his peculiar reporting of the Maurkice Pouncey extension.  Florio wrote that Pouncey’s...

World Cup: five questions, open thread.

Friend of the site and Liverpool Man, Tom_RR88, did one of his five questions in five minutes at his site.  Sadly, I didn’t get the call: We’ve gathered a panel of soccer enthusiasts to talk about which games and players to keep an eye on, and try to figure out who will walk away with the sport’s ultimate prize. Well,...

Rolling out 603brown.com.

The meta goodness of Cheddar Bay can’t be overstated.  For that matter the goodness of the Cleveland Sports Blogging community… or the Cleveland Sports Community… or Cleveland… or community. I digress.  On the subject at hand, I now have a new home for my blog and your Cheddar Bay happiness.  Friend of the site Brian Spaeth (via Frowns via Cheddar)...

No complaints here.

. I got nothing.  Not right now. Is Andy Dalton a bag of suck?  Oh sure, you bet; but now’s not the time.  Have I said that Buster Skrine plays good positionally and my greivance is with his size?  Yeah* sure, but who cares… cover your ass posts are boring in general and particularly self-centered if done after such a...

Carmen Ohio kickstarter.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Kg2GPjN0SY&w=560&h=315] My favorite national anthem. ^^^ . I was all set to dig into “Why hasn’t Alex Mack been signed” today but when I found myself mixing it up with Brent Sobleski on Joe-Banner-is-getting-too-cute-with-Alex-Mack, I decided to a step back and reflect. Nope,, still think Banner’s playing chicken with his pending UFA center who has started 48 consecutive games and...

Bruins-Pens. True hate.

. If you’re a casual hockey fan I don’t need to tell you this but:  the Bruins-Penguins series should be epic.  For my Browns-centric friends, there’s a whole Steelers angle here that’ll help you understand the fuss if you don’t already. As Browns fans, we look upon the Steelers with loathing and respect and bewilderment.  They’ve consistently brought a mix...

Worth a follow: @si_vault and @uniformcritic.

. Not too too much happening today that we haven’t covered before.  I could point out that Jay Gruden’s emphasis of exploiting advantages with tall receivers was foretold here at Kanick before the draft: Let’s play it out and see what happens if it is not addressed and in our role-play, Kolonich is Jay Gruden:  If DK is offensive coordinator...