- Are the Browns making a smart bet on the kicking game? – When the Cleveland Browns open the 2015 NFL this September, they will have three new players holding down the key positions in the kicking game. It’s a bit of a gamble for the team, and one that may be anything but a smart bet.
- Browns rookies hold youth football clinic (clevelandbrowns.com) – Torrential rain and swirling winds didn’t slow down 215 youth football campers and 23 Cleveland Browns rookies at FirstEnergy Stadium on Wednesday.
- Johnny Manziel living with former high school coach (ESPN.com) – Another step in the changes Johnny Manziel has made this offseason: He is living in the Cleveland area with a former high school coach who had a tremendous influence on him.
- Cincinnati Bengals: Moving on from Andy Dalton (Stripe Hype) – Andy Dalton will make $9.6 million in 2015, and by 2016, his contract jumps up to $13.1 million. This is an awful steep price to pay for a quarterback who seemingly can’t get over the hump.
- Todd Haley focused on red zone in 2015 (Still Curtain) – Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley agreed with probably most fans when he said that the red zone offense needs to improve this season.
- Will Hill’s breakout season looming (Ebony Bird) – Now that Will Hill is enjoying a full off-season with the Ravens, his breakout appears to finally be looming after years of promise.
- Could a Cavs win spark a Cleveland revival? (The Guardian) – For years, Cleveland has experienced economic – and sporting – decline. But if the Cavs break the Cleveland Curse in the NBA Finals, a whole city will celebrate.
- “Dirty Delly” story won’t go away (Factory of Sadness) – The rest of the country, and in particular, Golden State Warrior fans, see Matthew Dellavedova as the dirty player that national media makes the Australian out to be.
- Matthew Dellavedova the Cavs’ unsung hero (King James Gospel) – Since All-Star point guard, Kyrie Irving, ended his NBA Finals series with a broken knee cap late in Game 1, back-up, Matthew Dellavedova has stepped up in a big way.
- Burden unites Jim Brown and LeBron James (New York Times) – Fifty-one years after Brown led Cleveland to a major championship, LeBron James is attempting to carry the Cleveland Cavaliers to the city’s next one. And like Brown, James and his team are the underdogs.
- Should Warriors consider starting Andre Iguodala? (Blue Man Hoop) – Should the Warriors break up the starting lineup that brought them to the NBA Finals and insert Andre Iguodala into the first five?
- Tribe crushed by Mariners (Wahoo’s on First) – The Indians’ streak of solid pitching finally came to an end, as the Mariners beat up Trevor Bauer and the Tribe in a 9-3 loss that cost Cleveland the series and set Seattle up for a potential sweep.