Wentz aside, Browns front office needs more time

Wentz aside, Browns front office needs more time

The Cleveland Browns front office believes in the process. Cleveland Browns fans seemingly believe in Carson Wentz. And Hue Jackson doesn’t believe in any of his quarterbacks. This is the state of Cleveland football seven weeks into the 2017 season….

Game 5 rests with pitchers. Indians lineup to blame.

Game 5 rests with pitchers. Indians lineup to blame.

Prior to the Indians series with the Yankees, if someone told you Yan Gomes would be Cleveland’s most important hitter in the ALDS after four games, you’d think the Indians had some pretty big problems and the possibility of advancing would be…

Everything comes up Tito in Game 1.

Source: FanGraphs It’s time for everyone to concede Tito Francona knows what he’s doing. The criticism seemed reasonable. Starting Trevor Bauer in Game 1 at home against the Yankees with the likely Cy Young winner Corey Kluber ready to go…

Friday List. The Crew and a data-driven reading list.

The MLS Cup takes place this weekend in Columbus. With Buckeye Nation absorbed with the outcome of the conference championship games, there might be room for the Crew this weekend. Which is interesting in such a football-heavy locale. Columbus has…

Thursday List. The emotional toll of the Browns and hating advertising.

I can’t say enough about this Browns post. I love it. Not only does it capture the emotional toll Browns fans must pay to root for their team, it lights up the dipshittery that passes as punditry in today’s media…

Wednesday List. The Cavs and managing your schedule.

I’ve made it to Day Three. And while this is getting harder topic wise, I’m 25 days short of a habit. Maybe I’ll take Christmas off. Maybe LeBron and the Cavs just need to chill. After last night’s surprising home…

Tuesday List. The Browns and playoff basketball.

There’s not much left to say about the Cleveland Browns. I’m not one believing the fates conspire against Cleveland. It seems more about incompetence aided by a dose of bad luck. Last night’s field goal block and touchdown redefining the…

Monday List.

If you’re not familiar with Tim Ferris and you’re a friend of mine, take a minute and check him out. You can find his work at fourhourworkweek.com. I read his books, listen to his podcasts, subscribe to his newsletter, and…

On challenging conventional wisdom

Why are people so afraid to challenge conventional wisdom? This question bothers me daily. Mainly because my line of work requires a challenging of basic assumptions on a regular basis, but also because I’m naturally curious and always think “there…

Paper Lion still delivers

Paper Lion still delivers

George Plimpton’s Paper Lion immediately discounts the notion anyone can step into professional sports and perform. The book also does little to reduce romance in the idea. Professional sports can turn intelligent and capable men into fanatics and fools. And…