OBR Daily Blog 6/13-20

Karma does exsist. Thanks Mavs. Now, can we get this NFL lockout over with, too?

OBR Newswire updates for June 16th through June 17th
OBR Newswire on June 17th, 2011 AT 2:00 PM

These are links from the OBR Newswire for June 16th through June 17th:

  • ESPN.com – Ultimate Team Rankings – Welcome to ESPN The Magazine's ninth-annual Ultimate Standings, in which we measure how much MLB, NBA, NFL and NHL franchises give back to the fans in exchange for all the time, money and emotion the fans invest in them.
  • Cincinnati.com – Bengals offseason gets worse – The worst offseason in Bengals history took another lump this week.
  • NY Times – Aston Villa’s Coaching Conundrum – When Roberto Martinez displayed a loyalty rarely seen in professional sports these days, eschewing Villa Park to stay with Wigan Athletic, it was yet another slap in the face for Villa’s American owner, Randy Lerner. Having already struggled to find the right coach (Butch Davis, Romeo Crennel, Eric Mangini anyone?) to run his N.F.L. team, the Cleveland Browns, Lerner is now having similar difficulties in the Midlands with Villa.
  • ESPN.com – Browns should take flier on Terrelle Pryor – Former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor shouldn't have to look far for his ideal NFL fit. If they're smart, the neighboring Cleveland Browns should be the first team in line to take the raw and talented prospect in next month's supplemental draft.

9:37 AM

Same Father's Day, Different Feelings: In 2011, the OBR's Don Delco has a renewed passion for Father’s Day. http://bit.ly/lJtD1r

OBR Newswire updates for June 15th through June 16th
OBR Newswire on June 16th, 2011 AT 9:00 AM

These are links from the OBR Newswire for June 15th through June 16th:

8:45 AM

The Third-Year Leap: Is this the year that Robiskie and Massaquoi make a jump? http://bit.ly/jp3LgN

We’ll Take the ‘W’ Anyday
Don Delco on June 13th, 2011 AT 11:36 AM

Each Monday during lunch, I liked to read Drew Magary’s breakdown of Peter King’s Monday Morning Quarterback column on SI.com. It is wildly entertaining and I highly suggest it to head over to Kissing Suzy Kolber. (Warning: Magary likes to use some strong language.)

That said, I came across this paragraph from King’s column:

I think I wonder this about Cleveland: Will the city's sports fans be happier if Colt McCoy wins a playoff game this year than it was when LeBron James lost a championship series last night?

King went to Ohio University, so I expect him to be somewhat tied into the mind set of the Cleveland sports fan. He isn’t.

This town simply wants to root for a winner, whether it is the Browns, the Cavs or the Indians. Just win a championship, baby.

Yeah, sports fans in this town enjoyed watching the Steelers lose the Super Bowl and they enjoyed watching LeBron take in the NBA Finals.

But by no means will it compare to how happy this town will be when one of their professional teams wins a title. To say otherwise is ignorant.

OBR Newswire updates for June 10th through June 13th
OBR Newswire on June 13th, 2011 AT 10:00 AM

These are links from the OBR Newswire for June 10th through June 13th:

8:45 AM

Best of the Browns: The OBR staff ranks the best of the Browns – in convenient list format. http://bit.ly/ivLSCG

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