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Comment 19 Jul 2014

If anyone knows how to embed videos from Instagram the football team posted a quick video of the stadium. The new seats make it look pretty intimidating I think. 


Comment 19 Jul 2014

I'm generally an Apple guy (Macbook, iPad, iPhone) but I use Roku for my room. Streams Netflix amazon prime hbo go and watch ESPN very well. Roku seems to have more content on it from what I can tell. Overall both are pretty good but I can't say too many complaints about my roku experience. 

Comment 11 Jul 2014

Might as well come full circle. Does Lebron signing with the Cavs actually help Ohio State (probably more in basketball) but in recruiting/ does Ohio State make a push to have him more involved (i.e. On the sidelines) for big recruiting weekends? 

I know. And I'm sorry for asking the question. 

Comment 11 Jul 2014

I have posted this one one of the other threads but I don't see any reason to make a huge push right now for Love. His contract is up at the end of this season and as it gets closer to the deadline Minnesota is going to be more willing to get anything in return for him. Right now he has a lot of value. Plus even if he gets traded to another team it doesn't mean he will sign there. The Cavs could sign and trade next summer for him or sign him outright if the cap moves up to 80 million and you drop Andy. 

Comment 11 Jul 2014

I can't tell if  you're being serious or not...

Anyways here is the Rivals (i.e. the recruiting site he stated) best of Ohio list. http://sports.yahoo.com/footballrecruiting/football/recruiting/rankings/rank-3419;_ylt=AulXT1N5RbGWTZtm7wg1gUdGPZB4

Comment 10 Jul 2014

I was just thinking we could use another Lebron thread.... I was getting tired of scrolling in the other two. 

Comment 10 Jul 2014

Kyrie's new contract does take up some cap space but they have trade exceptions to use and will likely be able to bring in another guy in the 15 million range. Especially since the cap is moving up drastically next year with the new TV deal. Likely to be in the 80 million range. And Gilbert has no problem paying luxury tax if it means Kyrie, Wiggins, Lebron AND Love.

Comment 10 Jul 2014

Exactly. Minnesota is going to try and get something for him but right now he has a lot of value. At the trade deadline it is either 1. we get him for a couple months on a bad team then he leaves OR 2. we can sign and trade him and get some value out of it. Either way there is no reason for the Cavs to give up Wiggins in a deal.

Plus if Love really wants to play with Lebron and gets traded to another team... all he has to do is not sign next summer then sign with the Cavs.

Comment 10 Jul 2014

If Lebron returns to Cleveland why would they make a move (i.e. trade Wiggins) for Love. You could wait one year when his contract is up. You no longer will have Andy on the roster and could easily clear out another 5-7 million bringing your cap space to approximately 17 million. That would be enough to offer Love a contract. Then you have an unreal lineup of KI, LBJ, Wiggins, Love and probably TT. With some good role players coming off the bench. That is a championship contender every year.

Comment 09 Jul 2014

No way they give up a bunch of picks. That is what killed the Cavs last time when they had Lebron. They couldn't develop any new talent and didn't have the cap space to bring in solid veterans. This is the same reason he is leaving Miami (hopefully). He is looking at his career and saying I have maybe 10 years left playing. What team is not just going to be good right now but will continue to develop as a good team in the next couple of years.

Comment 09 Jul 2014

I really doubt the Wiggins deal is a real thing. Mainly because I think Minnesota would have jumped on the deal right away since they can lock up a player of his caliber and Love is not staying there after next year (probably this year).

In reality I think the Cavs approach Lebron as follows: We have Kyrie and Wiggins locked down for the long term. Along with Waiters and TT. Bennett is apparently in good shape and might come close to his potential. That is one of the best "young" teams in the league right now. Plus your old friend Andy is still here and we now have the cap space to bring in Ray Allen and/or Mike Miller, both of whom Lebron likes playing with.

To me that picture is a lot better than an aging Wade, and what is going to have to be a max deal for Bosh now that Houston has made its move. Add Danny Grangier (who plays Lebron's position) and John McRoberts (doesn't blow your socks off). Then you have a couple of additional pieces you might have to add but it won't be anything great. Might be back in the finals next year only to lose to a team from the West, but it will be downhill from there.

Comment 09 Jul 2014

Completely agree. The next major step Columbus needs is some upgraded large scale public transit. What is even more frustrating is that the current rail system is actually not too bad in the layout. They would need to lay some new tracks, specifically light rail tracks, but it could be done. Unfortunately I think a lot of people don't think it would be used much but I would love if I could take a train to and from work everyday.

This guy has some pretty impressive designs regarding Columbus and rail systems. Especially his new one which uses existing track along with new tracks. http://www.tyznik.com/columbustransit/

Comment 09 Jul 2014

I moved to Columbus a little over a year ago specifically for this purpose. It is a city that is on the move upwards in a time where that is rare to find. The major sports related moves I would love to see is the Crew Stadium being moved downtown; outdoor hockey game at the Shoe; and the Shoe hosting the NCAA Football playoff game (whatever it is called). I know the last one is a long shot but maybe they can make a big push for the 100th year of the stadium (2022)??

Comment 08 Jul 2014

Nice list... I'll add a couple

1. Press Coverage -- Not much of an explanation needed.

2. Diverse Playcalling -- At times last year I thought the play calling was somewhat bland. It worked well don't get me wrong, but I would like to see more and more sets to open up the field.

3. Win the big non-conference game. -- I don't really count Cal and Miami in 2010 wasn't that great either. Really 2006 against Texas was the last big win over a major OOC opponent.

4. Avoid Major Injuries -- I know injuries are apart of football but I can't remember the last season where an injury didn't grab a major player for the team.

5. Vonn Bell Emerges-- I think he is going to be special and I can't wait to see his skill set on the field. I think it is really going to help in the pass D.

Comment 07 Jul 2014

The ESPN article is really pretty interesting as far as how Cleveland has set themselves up to pitch the idea of the Cavs being good right now with the ability to continue to add pieces in the future. That was the main issue with him leaving last time was the pieces they added sucked and then were unable to bring anything in.

Really I think Miami is the worst place for him. Wade isn't getting healthier and Bosh really isn't the type of dominate big man he needs to play with. And that is not a knock on Bosh it is just that he doesn't really fit with that offense.

It has been interesting to see Vegas' odds on the '15 NBA championship. Cleveland started out at 30/1 and now I see them at 8/1. A lot of this is Vegas hedging their odds but usually these guys know a thing or two when placing the lines.