The time over the next month, leading up to the NFL draft, is a great time in the sporting world. It’s second only to the start of football season when baseball season is in full swing and basketball is about to get started. Right now there is only one sport (hockey doesn’t count until the playoffs) going on but baseball is about to get started (plus the idea of baseball season is usually more exciting than the season itself) and free agency/draft news in the NFL is always entertaining. With that being said, let’s look at what is going on with the three Cleveland teams.
CAVS – Last night’s win was a gift. You know how in games when there is a bad call at one end and then the refs give a questionable call to the other team to try and even things out? Well, last night’s win over the Hawks was a make-up win. Remember that Pacers game when Joey Crawford made up his mind to give the Pacers free throws after LBJ’s to tie the game? Remember how pissed we all were and saying the refs lost that game for us? The NBA must have felt that way to and decided to give the Cavs a break. The foul call LeBron got in the final second was a very questionable and generous call. Had it been the other way around and Andy was called for a fouled Joe Johnson on that play, we would have all been pissed. But it was LBJ and we loved the call. Again, it’s LeBron James and he should get that call. For a long time he didn’t. So their the NBA wanted to make up for the Pacers game or LBJ is finally going to get fouls called like he has earned.
INDIANS – The only thing less surprising than Kerry Wood being out with an injury is Adam Miller being out with a finger injury. Why is David Dellucci still on the team? What does he bring to field? He can’t hit. He can’t run. He’s being out played this spring by an average second baseman who hasn’t played the outfield since he was in first-grade (that’s Josh Barfield for those of you who don’t know.) And he looks like the mascot from South Park when they changed the school’s nickname to Douche. Did you hear Aaron Laffey reached 91 on the radar gun? Boy, now I feel confident about our No. 5 starter.
BROWNS – Getting rid of Winslow is fine with me. They better of got good picks for him, though. But if Matt Cassell only gets a second-round pick, I don’t feel good about what the Browns got for The Solider. I’m hoping a second-, third- and fifth series of picks. But I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s like a second or third this year and a fifth next year. The only thing that pisses me off about this is that everyone knew there was a good chance K2 wasn’t coming back. The Browns prepared for that by drafting Martin Rucker and then went on to never play him. Even when Winslow was out the last four games of the year, The Chocolate Dumpling decided to play a the Oscar Myer Wiener over Rucker. Thanks Romeo. (What do you think Romeo is doing now? I’m guessing he is being made fun of by teenage boys at the CiCi’s pizza buffet on Tuesday’s, Thursday’s, Saturday’s and every other Sunday and by the retarded staff at Hometown Buffet on Monday’s, Wednesday’s, Friday’s and every other Sunday’s as he sits by himself in the restaurant from open to close trying to show off his Super Bowl rings and stories to anyone who will listen.)
What is Eric Mangini doing? Does he know it’s the free agent signing period? Does he know what that means? He comes to a team that won four games last year, needs help at every position on defense, needs depth on offense and he doesn’t go after anyone? How is he going to fix this team? On top of doing nothing in free agency, he is literally doing nothing. He doesn’t talk to his players and he pisses your best player off who now wants off the team. How can a new coach come to a team and not meet with his players? If he doesn’t have a team meeting, how is not meeting one-on-one with them yet? He doesn’t even return phone calls/emails/texts. Rumor has it he is just sitting in his office watching film. Film of what we don’t know, but there is a good chance there are more pizza boxes and hamburger wrappers on the floor that even The Chocolate Dumpling would find gross. Mangini better know what he’s doing because right now he looks like the Browns did on the field last year.
Only 17 days until March Madness kicks off!!!