Not a bad weekend at all for Cleveland teams. Tribe took 2-of-3 from the Yankees, Cavs won Game 4 in dramatic fashion and the Browns made some picks of guys no one has heard of but everyone will say good things about them and how good of a pick it was. (Really, what else can you say?)
First, the Cavs…
I didn’t watch any of Sunday’s game. I know, that’s not a true fan. I was asked Saturday to play in a golf outing and I said yes without knowing what time and forgetting the Cavs played at 1. Out on the course, however, I did bring a radio and listening intently to Old Colorful Sweater himself, Joe Tait. After hearing the call of West’s three, I had my best drive of the day. I don’t think it’s ironic that after the Cavs won, we birdied that hole. It was a big time win for the Cavs. It was strange listening to the game in and out since I couldn’t have the radio on the whole time because you have to be quiet on the course. (Come on now, is a little Tait in your back swing really going to make the difference of a good shot or not? If anything, it would help your swing.) One time I turn the radio on, the Cavs are up 6. Next time, down 4. Up 4. Down 9. Up 13. Up 2. Tied. It was frustrating not knowing what was exactly going on but all that mattes is the Cavs won. And they won in a heartbreaking way for Washington. The Wizards were down most of the game and fought back hard to tie it only for LeBron and West to beat them. Now Washington has to come to Cleveland and play with their season on the line. I’d say it’s over. I think with the home crowd, the chance to move on to Boston, some extra days of rest, the Cavs will control the game and win going away.
Here’s what needs to happen in Game 5: Dwayne Jones starts the game and as soon as Stevenson goes to the hoop, he takes out his legs or clotheslines him. Get the bastard out of the game. Hurt him. Kill him. Put him on a ship with Tyler Hansbrough and sent them to the jungle. Just get rid of him because I can’t stand that piece of shit.
(If you were wondering, my four-man scramble golf team finished in a tie for second. I’m not sure how that happened since we were seven-under and we know for sure a team was at eight and the winning team was at 14. But we’ll take it.)
The Indians didn’t beat Graig’s lovers during the regular season at all last year. But come playoff time they took the series 3-1. Obviously the regular season means very little to nothing at all, but it is still nice to see Cleveland beat New York. On Saturday’s game, I was shocked to see them intentionally walk Hafner to load the bases. I know the concept of getting a double play ball and everything but as an Indian fan, I’d much rather have Victor up when a hit will win the game than Hafner. I would think as a Yankee fan it would be the other way around. Victor did what he does and has being doing all year, hit a single. (I think he has like 23 hits on the year and 21 have been singles). No surprise the Indians loss Sunday. No Grady Sizemore for the first time in like 3+ years.
And finally, the Browns…
Ummmm, I don’t know. Anyone know who these guys are? Surprisingly, I have heard of two of the five picks. Martin Rucker was a pretty solid tight end for a surprisingly good Missouri team this year. Paul Hubbard was a decent receiver at Wisconsin. I don’t know what any of this means in terms of the NFL and the Browns but, cool. I don’t know what to think. Can you really say any pick after the third round (or even before that) is a good pick or a bad pick? If nothing else, I think Beau Bell is a sweet name for a linebacker and should at least look good in a Browns uniform.