Dan Gilbert: all you could want in an owner.

. Scott over at WFNY jogged our memory on the Kyrie acquisition a couple days ago.  (See tweet at right.)  He’s right of course:  the Clippers included a non-protected first round pick in the Baron Davis for Mo Williams + Jamario Moon trade.  The Clippers’ pick, not the Cavs’, was the lottery winner that turned into Kyrie Irving. But there’s more to...

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...

Respect for the local sideline team.

. Now here’s a subject I never expected to write about:  the pretty female media personality in sports.  I’m going take a swing at this with some apprehension because it’s going to be hard to pull off without seeming a dirty old man.  Let’s see if I can do it. I appreciate the work.  Appreciate the hell out of it....

Why Cleveland is great x3.

#1:  ^^Far and away the best highlight of yesterday’s home opener. . We’ll return to salty observations on sports soon. But today, can’t help but be struck by the overwhelming evidence supporting our working theory that Cleveland is tops. _____ #1:  Dad muffs foul ball; Clevelander rights potential disturbance in The Force. In the clip above, Dad and seven year...

Let’s play: BEST CASE SCENARIO!!

. As of Friday AM, it’s looking like a whiff in free agency concerning the number one need for the Browns:  cornerback.  We’re also missing a free safety, a tight end ‘threat,’ and guard depth. It could be Aqib Talib has been the target all along and that he’ll be signed today.  It could be that Kerry Rhodes makes a...

Jack Nicklaus, class act.

. Jack Nicklaus was in the news this morning.  He still thinks Tiger can get to his record and still has not a hint of pridefulness about it: In what now sounds like a broken record, Nicklaus maintains that records are made to be broken, including his gold standard of 18 professional majors, despite Woods’ rough weekend. “I still think...

Introducing the “Three Studs on the O-line” rule.

Emmitt Smith’s 164 rushing TDs are the most in NFL history.  His 175 TDs are second only to Jerry Rice’s 208.  (Smith’s eleven receiving TDs in 15 years says something unkind about his versatility but we don’t intend to go there.) He also brought the NFL’s most classless touchdown celebration to all 175: After every touchdown, Smith trotted behind the...

FA target #3: Andy Levitre

. I think we’ve done good work shoring up the Browns’ defense here at kanick with the additions of Keenan Lewis at CB and Dannell Ellerbe at ILB.  Both are upgrades over the incumbent Brownie and both increase the physical presence.  Both also should be bring some needed ‘AFC North’ DNA from their old teams.  God knows we can use more Steeler and...

Just how good is the Browns’ cap position?

“I’m hearing about the Browns’ good cap position.  How good is it?” Short answer:  Browns are in better shape, cap-wise, than any other team. Only the Bengals have a lower current cap hit number (65MM) than the Browns (73MM).  But the Bengals need to sign Andre Smith and Michael Johnson… and there are quite a few other UFAs the Bengals...

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