It's a happy occasion when a Clevelander has a chance to visit the ATM. That means there's money to be taken out, a rare and wondrous moment indeed.
Now, it's common sense to go to the ATM of whatever bank you belong to, but sometimes that's not possible. You need that pack of smokes and you're on W. 6th. You're at the strip club and you want just one more dance from Candy. Whatever the case, sometimes you head to the nearest ATM and pony up the fee for convenient cash.
They suck, sure, but in Cleveland, those fees suck less than in the rest of the country.
Things not to admit to a cop after he approaches you for possibly being inebriated and causing a one-car accident: That you're too drunk to take a field sobriety test.
When asked to submit to a field sobriety test, a 35-year-old Elyria man then told police, “I’m too drunk. I can’t do that,” according to an Elyria police report.
Officers reported they went to the intersection of West Ridge Road and Fowl Road on a call of a single-car accident and found Corey Jackson and his 27-year-old passenger intoxicated. After refusing to submit to a test, Jackson was taken back to the Elyria police station, where officers also learned he had a warrant for unpaid fines.
Derek Anderson played a deplorable game Monday night against the 49ers. Sometime during the fourth quarter, cameras captured the former Browns quarterback laughing on the sideline. After the game, a reporter asked Anderson what was so funny. That's when Derek Anderson freaked out.
There will be much ground to cover in LeBron's highly anticipated return to Cleveland for Thursday night's Cavs vs. Heat showdown.
Let's get things started with this hilarious story from ESPN's Chris Broussard detailing how Miami's players are unhappy with Heat coach Erik Spoelstra. While he doesn't specify which players or how many of them, it should be noted that Broussard is tight with Maverick Carter and there's little way to read the article except as a shot across the bow from LeBron James' camp.
Exhibit A was a recent shootaround in which Spoelstra told James that he had to get more serious. The source said Spoelstra called James out in front of the entire team, telling him, "I can't tell when you're serious."
"He's jumping on them," one source said. "If anything, he's been too tough on them. Everybody knows LeBron is playful and likes to joke around, but Spoelstra told him in front of the whole team that he has to get more serious. The players couldn't believe it. They feel like Spoelstra's not letting them be themselves."
See, they just want to have fun and be themselves! That's why they're not winning!
Also, there's this little incident: LeBron James bumping his coach on the way back to a huddle, which has pretty much ruled the Internets over the weekend. Watch it below and decide for yourself if it was intentional or not, then check out the video below that, which shows LeBron bumping Mike Brown back in the day in a very similar manner.
It's going be a fun week around here.
Alright Dear Readers, Scene is going to be on break until Monday, November 29th. Have a safe holiday. We were going to put up a picture of a turkey or something appropriate, but our inner 13-year-old stumbled upon this classic. Enjoy.
Stark County Sheriff's Deputies have scored a serious weed bust out in Hartville, so says 19ActionNews. So you know what that means — all you glaucoma sufferers are facing a drought over the holiday weekend. Better start going through that Rolodex before the high schools let out for the day.
Officers cracked down on the home of 31-year-old Steven Bondoni. He was caught with 115 plants at different stages of growth.
The St. Petersburg Times has a pretty enlightening article on the relationship between LeBron and Brian Windhorst, the former PD sports scribe who covered the disposed king during his local reign and now has moved to Florida to write about the Heat for ESPN.
The piece does a good job tethering together these two polar opposites and sketching their 12 year relationship. Oh yeah, and it drops the knowledge that Windhorst’s mom taught them both how to put a condom on a banana.