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CowDung May 30, 2014 at 08:51 am
Please take your commercials someplace else.
Alan Vanderbilt June 11, 2014 at 07:13 pm
Parents ruin sports..
sportsnut July 14, 2014 at 07:39 am
Alan I agree. Parents coach to get their kids and kids friends a leg up. Kids are choosen too basedRead More on parents and kids being friends. Take AAU and All-Stars and positions in each sport. Parents coach because they want their kid in prime positions, kids are friends with certain kids or because a family does not like someone but the kid has talent not playing. You need "out of area" coaches to come and determine if a kid is "that good" to be at the next level not "locals" whom coach because that is the only way the kid will get playing time.
The Cleveland Browns during training camp. Credit: Andrew Lappin
kwabena de la warre sankofa August 27, 2013 at 01:07 am
the way you win in the NFL today is with a business plan, not merely good/superstar players; firstRead More step--get an owner who is a crook..lovable would help as he'd (sorry, no sheilas need apply unless inherited from a late father or husband) serve as the permanent face of the franchise; you pinched one from the Steelers, and they don't come more lovable (or crooked) than the Rooneys; next comes a coach whose got an innovative offence or defence wrinkle it takes the rest of the NFL a season or two to catch up to--and you let the Eagles steal that right out from under you; next, you need a franchise quarterback, which is still defined as the player you can give the ball to two scores down with five minutes left and expect to win; sorry, but Weeden is most certainly not a franchise quarterback, more the "caretaker" type you can depend upon not winning a game your losing or losing a game you're winning (which is still a cut above "journeyman" quarterbacks before him, going all the way back to before 1995); next, you need a franchise running back with the power to run inside, speed to get outside, and strength to protect the quarterback in the pocket--in other words, a three-down running back; again, Trent, fails miserably here, a one-cut north-south runner intent on punishing NFL linebackers he is already suffering the early-career injury effects of; lastly, you need a no-prisoners pass rush to protect a pedestrian back seven on defence all the salary cap will afford you to field--ahem, what pass rush? you expect Hayden to shut down no.1 wide receivers for the five seconds it will take Paul Kruger, weighed down by his fat bonus cheque in his wallet, to find a quarterback? oh, well, with the parity-driven pass-happy NFL, you're all but assured an 8-8 season enough to make freezing fools believe there's hope in the NFL's smallest open stadium market after Green Bay and Jacksonville...the last time this team won, LBJ, was President, Ali just won the title, the Beatles just appeared on Ed Sullivan, Bob Hayes ran the fastest 100M ever and Sean Connery was starring in "Goldfinger"; free agents didn't want to go to cleveland then and they still don't--good luck with that...
Stephen Robbins, 70, won gold in the 100 meter and 200 meter dashes at the National Senior Games in Cleveland Photo Credit: Stephen Robbins
Sport July 31, 2013 at 01:01 pm
Ha, ha! Yes, there really is an "Over The Hill Track Club!" It was started in the 1980s,Read More from what I am told, by some college grads that wondered what was next for competition. There are some very competitive men and women still in it today. Most are sprinters/middle-distance. There are a few of us long-distance athletes. (1500 and up- marathons, triathlons) Look us up. Re National Sr. Games in 2015, I have been told that they are in Minneapolis, but I have not looked it up, yet. Next time you see me, please let me know who you are!!
Diane Hallum August 4, 2013 at 01:26 pm
I can be at least a time keeper for the "Down the Other Side Rolling. . . . .Club".
kwabena de la warre sankofa August 4, 2013 at 10:58 pm
thank you, Diane; but remember to stop by Capt. Jack Aubrey's latest command (think "MasterRead More and Commander") and borrow his sextant and star navigation book;
kwabena de la warre sankofa July 24, 2013 at 02:28 pm
heard horror stories about athletes getting hurt because of the rather frenetic grassroots-styleRead More organisation of these Games throwing off warmup/warm down cycles of some participants; good luck, and protect yourself;
Cleveland Heights resident and Indians fan Greg Van Niel shows off the foul balls he caught during a game on Sunday, July 14, 2013 Photo Credit: The Cleveland Indians
Garry Kanter July 16, 2013 at 08:50 am
While I am awed by this feat, I suggest if the odds were actually one in a trillion, we would notRead More have seen it happen. A billion is 1,000 millions, and a trillion is 1,000 billions. And they only play a few thousand games each year. We'll see a space alien pitching for the Tribe before we see anything that happens once in a trillion baseball games.
Garry Kanter July 16, 2013 at 08:55 am
I looked at the "analysis" at the link. It's garbage.
Sport June 26, 2013 at 01:36 pm
Yep, I am participating in the National Sr. Games. I qualified in the 500-yd. swim, 5k run, 1500mRead More run, and in the triathlon. We must pick only 2 if we qualified in more, so, since the tri is my favorite, I worked the schedule out around this event. The other one will be the 1500m run. This does not leave much time to report to the Patch too often, as swimming, cycling, running, and weight training must be worked around other life responsibilites during the year like work and family.
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