Posted on: October 7, 2009 8:10 pm
As almost everyone has heard today, the Browns have traded star but troubled wideout Braylon Edwards to the New York Jets. They got WR Chansi Stuckey, LB,ST ace Jason Trusnik, and two draft picks (3,5) in return. Some may say the Jets got the better end of the deal, bringing in a wideout with great talent and a deep-threat the Jets much needed. Some say the Browns won getting rid of a troubled reciever. Some say it was half and half. Whatever it is, they trade maybe didn't happen because of the Browns wanting a switch. Maybe, it happened because of Cleveland Cavaliers star player LeBron James. Edwards was caught at a nightclub early Monday morning punching a friend of LeBron's. LeBron said that Edwards was "childish" in punching the friend. He said, "My friend is like 130 pounds. It's like hitting one of my kids, seriously." Apparently, he threw the punch because he was jealous of LeBron's friend. Seriously Braylon?!?! You see a guy at a nightclub who happens to be a friend of LeBron James. It is a little bit acceptable that he was jealous of him. But Braylon could probably have hung out with LeBron whenever. He could easily pull a few strings and get that done. But to punch his friend? That is unacceptable. Braylon really is childish on this one.
Also, here may be another point of view. What two teams are the Cavs most worried about LeBron leaving to? The Knicks and Nets. Where do the Knicks and Nets play? New York. Where does Braylon now play? New York. Maybe the Browns traded him to New York because they thought that LeBron wouldn't want to play in the same city as Braylon. Maybe LeBron would decide "I don't want to have anything to do with Braylon Edwards, I'm not going to New York no matter what." That would greatly increase the Cavs chances to keep LeBron past this upcoming year.
Those are just a few thoughts, I'd love comments.
Posted on: December 15, 2008 5:04 pm
After getting only 1 person to vote here, plus two in person, plus myself, only 4 votes for matchups were placed. I hope more come for this week. For rules, check the last two blogs. Here are the results from last week plus the matchups to vote on for this week:
3 Boise State beat 6 Missouri
3 Ohio State beat 6 Ball State
3 TCU beat 6 Northwestern
3 Cincinnati beat 6 Boston College
Hope more of ya vote
Posted on: December 7, 2008 9:18 pm
I have been very busy over the past month, and I am sorry about not posting anything. I just wanted to discuss what will happen with this tournament. There will be 24 teams, with the top 8 getting a bye. There will be 4 regions (East, South, North, West) that teams will be placed in. It does not matter where the location of the team is. For example, Texas can be in the North, and USC can be in the East. The top two teams in each region will get a bye. I will not say how I am picking each region until my post next week. I have 2 ideas set up, and will chose one depending on the BCS Standings. After all of that, you will vote on who you think would win each matchup on a neutral field. The winner will move on, and that is how the tournament will go on until the Championship Round, which should end before any BCS Games are played. Voting for each round will last for 6 days or a week. If they do go into the BCS games, vote as you would before the BCS was played. Not all teams in the tournament will play in the BCS, so the same rules apply for those games. Any more questions, just ask me before the tournament starts.
That was before the finsl BCS standings came out. Now, the college football tourny begins. Again, you vote for the winners of each matchup. Let's get right to it.
These are the week 1 matchups. Do not make any vote at all for the teams that have the bye week this week. What you should do to vote on the matchup by putting the matchups for each region separate, and just bold or italicize the team you would think that would win the matchup. Voting will be open until next Sunday. I hope to see many votes for this, and see you all soon. If you have any questions about this, after reading all of this, just put it on your messege or PM me. Thanks
Posted on: December 1, 2008 5:25 pm
I have been very busy over the past month, and I am sorry about not posting anything. I just wanted to discuss what will happen with this tournament. There will be 24 teams, with the top 8 getting a bye. There will be 4 regions (East, South, North, West) that teams will be placed in. It does not matter where the location of the team is. For example, Texas can be in the North, and USC can be in the East. The top two teams in each region will get a bye. I will not say how I am picking each region until my post next week. I have 2 ideas set up, and will chose one depending on the BCS Standings. After all of that, you will vote on who you think would win each matchup on a neutral field. The winner will move on, and that is how the tournament will go on until the Championship Round, which should end before any BCS Games are played. Voting for each round will last for 6 days or a week. If they do go into the BCS games, vote as you would before the BCS was played. Not all teams in the tournament will play in the BCS, so the same rules apply for those games. Any more questions, just ask me before the tournament starts
Posted on: November 8, 2008 10:20 pm
On my first blog, I said that if I didn't get the job for official Cavs team blogger (which I didn't) that I would do things like a college football tournament. Well, now that the regular season is almost over, I am going to start talking about this now.
That really is it, any more questions before I start the blog, probably November 23, the day after the regular season ends. Since there are going to be 5 rounds, I want to have each round be a week, and then have the whole thing finished before the bowl games start. So if you have any questions, feel free to ask them before the real thing starts about November 23.
Posted on: November 7, 2008 11:29 pm
October 16, 2007. The Cleveland Indians are in game 4 of the ALCS, hosting the Boston Red Sox. I was at that game to cheer on my Indians. After watching that game (the Indians won that game, to take a commanding 3-1 series lead, but lost the next three games, letting the Red Sox into the World Series to beat the Rockies), who would've thought that a year later the Indians would trade away 3 key pieces to the puzzle from last year to get minor leaguers. To get better for the future, not the year they were playing. Those players were C.C. Sabathia (traded to the Brewers, who made the postseason in 2008), Paul Byrd (traded to Boston, making it one game within the World Series), and Caset Blake (to the Dodgers, also coming close to the Fall Clasic). All of those players were key pieces to thier teams, especially Sabathia.
Fast forward to late October/early November, when MLB's free agency starts. The Indians have many question marks on that roster, but some of the biggest ones are:
Some players the Indians might try to trade for include: Brian Roberts, Garrett Atkins, and Huston Street
If I were Indians GM Mark Shapiro, first, I would offer all the big name players that were at positions needed (such as C.C., Teixeira, and K-Rod) If any of those guys guys sign with the Indians, than that position is off the needs list.
If the Indians can fill the pitching situations, and LaPorta and/or Branley are ready to play in the majors early in the season, then this season should be a great one for the Tribe. If not, it will be much like last season
Posted on: November 6, 2008 6:19 pm
I was at this game last night. I had myself a lot of fun. And I even got the autographs of C.C. Sabathia and Jake Westbrook, and saw Ludacris there. It was a very fun game to go to.
But about the Cavs, they are playing great basketball right now. When you go up against a team like this, you have virtually no chance of winning. The Bulls proved that statement right, and they were blown out by the Cavaliers, 107-93. LeBron James led the way for Cleveland with 41 points, 9 rebounds, and 6 assists. Ben Wallace didn't score or get any dimes, but did snag in 14 rebounds. Mo Williams didn't do much, getting only 13 points and 4 assists, with no rebounds. But he didn't need to do that. The Cavs rolled over the Bulls, who should be pretty embarrassed with this loss after coming 3 points within beating the Orlando Magic a few nights ago. But guys like Ben Gordon and rookie Derrick Rose had great nights for the Bulls. Gordon had 31 points, while Rose had 20 points and seven assists. At the beginning of the game, Rose looked like he was going to drop a hundred on the Cavs.
And away from the Bulls, and to the Cavs playing so far, they arguably played the two best teams in the NBA already in the Hornets and Celtics. The Cavs were leading in both of those games, but lost in each of them. But both were on the road. Those were the only two games the Cavs lost. In the three games the Cavs won, they won by 17, 19, and 14 points respectively against the Bobcats, Mavericks, and now Bulls.
Back to the Bulls game now. The Bulls got to it early, with Derrick Rose getting the first 4 points of the game. But the Cavs answered right back, scoring the next 4. They never looked back. In the game, LeBron rolled his ankle twice, resulting in only 36 minutes played, less than Delonte West. The Cavs did very well in this game overall, with scoring and defense, and that is why they got the win.
Like M1ghty Mouse did already (I was planning it before he did, so don't say I copied him), I will do a roster breakdown. It will probably be tomorrow or Saturday.
Posted on: November 4, 2008 12:56 pm
Wow. That is what I kpet repeating while watching the Cavaliers completely destroy the Mavericks last night. LeBron James played great basketball, like always. Mo Williams played great as well, and he was unstoppable in the 4th quarter. Wally Szczerbiak played well, especially for him. Everyone else did their job, and that gave the Cavs an easy win in big D. Anderson Varejao and Ben Wallace played great defense on Dirk Nowitzki. Wallace didn't score, but got 13 rebounds and 3 blocks. Varejao had great husstle plays, even late in the game when the win was locked up. He got a steal then threw a lob pass to LeBron who took a dribble and then made an easy layup. The Mavericks should be embarrassed by this loss, and the Cavs should play like this all year if they want any chance at the division crown.