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Lebron to star on Broadway in New York City?

I must say that I wasn’t like the thousands of other Cavalier fans last night who felt their stomach hit the floor when they saw Lebron shoot his second free throw left handed. I instantly chalked it up to Lebron being Lebron and him practicing for his career as an actor after his NBA days are over. I’ve always been critical of how Lebron tends to have a love for the dramatic, especially when he hits the floor. The guy is 6’8′ and 240 lbs. yet regularly has players, that aren’t 200 lbs. soaking wet, making him wince in so much pain you’d think he just took a Marvin Hagler low blow to the groin. It’s the one part of his game that can actually be criticized. Which, I might add, is really nitpicking on my part.
Maybe it’s because he’s so big that he feels the refs won’t call fouls on the other team unless he occasionally shows he can be injured. Driving the lane through an entire team can make a person seem invincible at times. In any case, it can really be annoying when Lebron seems to get poked in the eye nearly once a game. Hell, Shemp got poked in the eye less. Just ask the Magic fans from last year. James’ continuous falling down and acting like he was moments away from having to be taken off the court in an ambulance had the Magic faithful going nuts.
Now don’t get me wrong. I obviously believe James is telling the truth when he says he had an MRI the other 48166day and that his elbow has been giving him problems for the last couple weeks. I just don’t believe that it was hurting him so much last night that he had to hold it to his chest in the last 7 seconds of the game. Or shoot that free throw with his left hand.
I just hope he does more “acting” in Cleveland and doesn’t realize he could have a future on Broadway in New York City come next year. – DM

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When did Sam Bradford become Peyton Manning?

images-11Sam Bradford is NOT Peyton Manning. Meaning- you don’t trade away the rest of your draft to move up to grab him at #1.
Browns new President Mike Holmgren and GM Tom Heckert recently held a press conference where they admitted they talked with the St. Louis Rams about the #1 slot. My feeling is they’re not the only ones. I’m sure plenty of teams have picked up the phone to hear what the Rams would be willing to take for that position. The gap between talking and actually trading however is as big as the Grand Canyon. Especially when you’re dealing with the first pick in the draft.
Now I’ll admit that I haven’t seen a ton of Bradford’s games. Unlike the “experts” who always seem to fall from the sky during this time of year just because they have a blog or a website, I’ll just say that he doesn’t strike me as the next Manning, Aikman, or even Carson Palmer. I’ll trust Holmgren though when he says the guy is a “special player.” However, using the word “special” to describe an NFL quarterback doesn’t exactly make me want to run out and get a dog just to name him Bradford. Let alone trade away the majority of the picks accumulated from last years draft for him.
I guess what I’m saying is relax Browns fans and get used to hearing Holmgren speak his mind. While it’s refreshing to finally have a guy who says what he thinks, it will also make for plenty of headlines and talk on national outlets.
Now get back to hoping Berry falls to them at #7 -DM

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Am I the only one?

lebron_jamesI can feel it. It’s that nervous churning in my gut that is telling me I’m going to be disappointed once again in my Cleveland team. This time the Cavaliers. I don’t want to feel it. Nor should I. The Cavaliers finished the regular season with the best record in the NBA and look to be the clear favorites to win the East. Sound familiar?
I can’t help it- I’m a Cleveland fan. My gut has been conditioned more than Pavlov’s dog and when the playoffs begin, it churns. I’ve felt it with the Browns in the 80’s (thank you John Elway), the Tribe in the 90’s (Damn you Jose Mesa) and now with the Cavaliers. It doesn’t help that Lebron still has not committed to the Cavaliers beyond this playoff run and many believe he’ll leave town for NYC if the Cavs don’t win it all. Hasn’t Cleveland suffered enough? Iimages-1 try to hold out hope that he’ll stay regardless of winning it all this year because he knows he’s as close as ever and the Cavaliers have done everything in their power to bring a championship to Cleveland. Let’s face it- if I believed otherwise my gut would be doing more than just churning. I’d probably be projectile vomiting at this point.
So as the playoffs begin I’ll be dreaming of that elusive Cleveland championship with a bottle of my favorite I.P.A and a bag of pretzels by my side…and probably a bottle of Pepto-Bismol.

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Plane’s banner mocks Tiger Woods (video)

The first banner read: “Tiger: Did you mean Bootyism?”

The second: “Sex addict? Yeah. Right. Sure. Me too.”

This plane was soon told by FAA officials that it had to be grounded for “minor repairs.”