Friday, June 26, 2009

Shaq Gear Hits Cavs' Online Shop, and It's Blah

Posted By on Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 9:24 PM


While Shaq hasn't decided on a nickname yet, he does have a uniform number — 33. Which means you can now pre-order your jerseys on along with a couple of completely unspectacular t-shirts.

For any Cavs employees reading: Come on, I know it's early, but this is the best you've got so far?

Clearly they realize the marketing goldmine that's just landed in their laps — Shaq gear is featured prominently on a splash page as you go to as well as front and center once you reach the team shop's site. They've had a little over two days to think of something to take advantage of the tidal wave of Cavs fans wandering on over in a fit of Shaqcicity wanting to hand over their hard-earned dollars for something with the big man's image on it. And this is the best they could do?

Whatever. It's your money. How long til someone besides the Cavs puts out shirts 10x better?

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June 25: When Michael Jackson Was No. 1 on Google, and Christian Eyenga Was No. 2

Posted By on Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 9:08 PM

So, in what was clearly the biggest news of this week, and will most likely go down as one of the most remembered stories of the entire year, the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, passed away at the age of 50.

Obviously, in terms of the kind of worldwide awareness that drives virtual discussion, that's pretty freaking huge. No surprise, then, that Michael Jackson easily topped Goggle's trends for June 25, 2009. "Michael Jackson died" and "Michael Jackson dead 2009" took the top two spots.

Who/what was third?

That would be one Christian Eyenga, the unheralded, unheard of pick by the Cavs in the 2009 NBA draft.

And it wasn't just the ingorant internet masses trying to figure out who he was. Even Brian Windhorst was a little clueless when it came to background information on the Congo product. Check out his two tweets after the pick.

(Hat tip to Chris Littmann's twitter)

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Indians in the Futures Game and a Programming Note

Posted By on Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 4:07 PM

First, Nick Weglarz and Carlos Santana will be on the World roster for the 2009 Futures game. Weglarz has posted a .386/.483/.869 line in Akron while Carlos Santana has chipped in with a .401/.507/.908 clip for the Aeros.

Second, this blog is off tomorrow, Friday. It will return to regularly scheduled, full strength on Monday.

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LeBron Up For "Best Male Athlete" ESPY

Posted By on Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 2:24 PM

Voting began and the only connection to Cleveland for any of the nominees is, obviously, LeBron's chance at taking home the "Best Male Athlete" award.

His competition: Kobe, Michael Phelps, and Jimmie Johnson.

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Anyone Got a Spare $275 Around and Feeling Generous?

Posted By on Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 1:45 PM



From UNDFTD's Louisville Vintage collection, this Champion Cavs warm-up, complete with bottoms. All for a very reasonable $275.

Here's the official description:

Champion brand 2 piece warm up suit. Top features hidden button snap placket, die cut tackle twill logo applique, NBA logo embroidery, side seam pockets and lined with poly mesh. Pant features break away side seam snaps, Champion logo embroidery, drawstring waistband and lined with jersey.

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Take Your Shot at Butterbean Saturday Night at Tuslaw High School

Posted By on Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 1:24 PM


Yes, that Butterbean. The 420-pound behemoth boxer/MMA fighter/punch line.

If you have nothing else to do this Saturday evening (and I mean NOTHING else to do), don't mind driving down to Tallmadge, and think you can slam Butterbean, have I got news for you.

This Saturday, the man with the mighty punch will highlight a professional wrestling event at Tuslaw High School.

Stage Live and Tuslaw All-Sports Booster Club will present “Cleveland All-Pro Wrestling,” a fundraiser for Tuslaw athletics. Show time is 7:30 p.m.

“I don’t believe anyone is going to slam me. It’s pretty hard. Almost impossible,” Esch said during a recent interview.

That’s right.

If you’ve got the cojones, you can get into the ring and try to slam the giant fighter, all 420 pounds of him.

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Larry Fitzgerald or Brady Quinn? EAS/Men's Health Wants You to Vote

Posted By on Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 1:02 PM

Actually, I'm not encouraging anyone to vote in this thing, but the video's kind of funny. You're being asked to pick whose workout is harder and which athlete you'd like Mens Health to feature in one of their issues this fall.

Brady's workout, as shown in the video, consists of throwing a ball at a wall. Ok, he's throwing it really, REALLY, strenuously, but, come on, he's just throwing a ball.

Larry's workout is lifting weights.

Just my opinion, but I would like more information before casting my vote. Mainly, I would just like my corny commercials where Brady says, "Now I'm done."

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