Well, that's not really news, but I'll post it anyway, just so you can hear Hugh Hefner respond to a muffled question that he either doesn't know who LeBron is or doesn't know who LeBron plays for. I find that baffling. Lots of other "celebrities" weigh in on the topic, which was posed by JerseyChaser.com, who apparently couldn't think of anything better to ask.
Yep, that's where I'm getting the news today — JerseyChaser.com.
Dajuan Wagner, long gone from the landscape of the NBA, can be remembered by you, obsessive Cavs fan, with this figurine. Last seen somewhere in Poland, Wagner might be known most for his 100-point game in high school, and not the fact that he bombed out of the NBA.
Two days left in bidding, which starts at a reasonable $9.99. Well, reasonable until you consider that you're bidding on something involving Dajuan Wagner.
Homage Clothing, a fine Columbus based purveyor of apparel, has a couple of dynamite Cleveland designs to go along with the copious amounts of Ohio State gear it sells. Here's a new(ish?) one, in Browns colors. Make sure you also check out the World B. Free "Prince of Midair" shirt and the "Bernie Kosar for President" design.
Did you know only four current managers have been the manager of their respective teams longer than Eric Wedge has been managing the Indians?
Four. Can you guess? Eric Wedge is nowhere near these guys' levels.
Four guys longer active tenure with their current team than Wedgie.
Bobby Cox. Mike Scioscia. Ron Gardenhire. Tony LaRussa. That wasn't hard. You knew that.
But that's it. Every other team has switched managers since Wedge came to the helm of the Tribe in 2003.
How does his W/L record stack up against those four in just the years 2003-Present?
Tony LaRussa: 588-477 (.552). Gardenhire: 575-490 (.539). Bobby Cox: 568-496 (.533) . Mike Scioscia: 599-463 (.564).
After the Tribe's loss last night, he again dipped to one game under .500: 532-533.
This isn't a call for Wedge's job. That will be taken care of soon enough after this miserable season is over. Just interesting, every once in awhile, to look back and admire what the team hath wrought the last six years.
The sad thing is, this was "professionally" done. The acting his horrendous, the writing is awful, the production is embarrassing. It's called "Revenge of the Dogs" and despite all the bad things I just said about it, I do implore you to watch it for all the unintentional comedy. It does involve a scene where the "dogs" throw Art Modell in the Cuyahoga — if that was supposed to be Art Modell. It kind of looked like Darrell Hammond.
ESPN rolled out ESPNChicago last year, a site dedicated solely to all things Windy City sports related. It seemed pretty obvious from the start that along with stockpiling city/team/dvision-specific bloggers, ESPN was going to go after the local sports markets around America. Chicago was an obvious test case: Lots of teams, lots of fans, etc.
Now, according to a couple of stories this morning, ESPN is branching out to three new cities for its hyperlocal sports coverage: Dallas, LA, and New York:
Now, after a promising test run in Chicago, ESPN is adding local offshoots to three more cities. On Monday, ESPN, which is owned by the Walt Disney Company, plans to announce local Web sites in New York, Los Angeles and Dallas — in what executives say is only the “first inning” of their effort to provide hyperlocal sports coverage in cities across the country.
“We look at this as a perfect example of offering a better product,” said George W. Bodenheimer, co-chairman of Disney Media Networks.
According to the story, ESPN Chicago now has more unique visitors than the Tribune's sports section.
This isn't to say ESPN Cleveland is coming any time soon — there are any number of cities with larger populations and more teams that would deserve ESPN's attention before the Forest City. But, it'll probably happen someday if this train continues. What that would mean for local bloggers, the Plain Dealer, and the Beacon journal is too far away to even predict, but intriguing to consider.
What? You think it would be easier to make this yourself than buy it? Probably. But then you wouldn't get the satisfaction of paying $0.99 for this gem.
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Yep. Or you can take it down to your local accountant and have a good laugh while lecturing him on how to manage his money.