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Comment 21 Jul 2015

While his physical gifts are enticing, Sammons has played football all of 2 years and didn't even know the rules of the games 3 years ago.  I imagine he would be one of the biggest projects ever taken on by this coaching staff.  Unfortunately, I'm not sure they are in the best position to be taking on such projects when more polished recruits are out there to get.  He does have quite a few offers so I imagine many teams want to see a little more, otherwise he'd have committed to one of the other "Name" schools he has an offer from if he could.    

He also lost both his parents around the time he was moving to America to play basketball and has 8 siblings he has been separated from since coming to America.  

Sammons seems like a guy destined for a Power 5 school like Duke or Vanderbilt.  Allows him to get a prestigious degree and not as competitive at football recruiting so they'll have room for such a project without having to pass on another big name recruit.     

Comment 13 Jul 2015

I was always under the assumption that Turkey Burger was just an economic or religious option and not an actually healthier option.    Almost all grocery stores sell at least 90% lean beef which carries basically the same fat and cholesterol as ground turkey, except you can still eat the beef cooked to a juicy medium and not get violently ill.   

Comment 08 Jul 2015

Quit hating on sour cream and cheese, you know the stuff that actually keeps you feeling full and won't spike your insulin like cheap rice and flour.  If you get a bowl and skip the cheap filler calories of tortilla, rice and beans, you can get guac or double meat and still come out under 700 calories.  

Double meat option gets you to nearly 70 grams of protein and under 20 grams of food coma inducing simple carbs (< 8 grams of sugar, too). 

Comment 08 Jul 2015

If she really wants the Rolls Royce of Vans, she'd want a full size conversion van.  Something like this 2015 GMC Savana 2500 AWD

Comment 08 Jul 2015

The Rolls Royce of minivans he describes comes with AWD.  

Comment 30 Jun 2015

OSU had Georgia scheduled in 2020-2021 but they agreed to cancel the series.  Believe it had something to do with a bigger Pac-12 B1G 10 agreement and not being able to commit to dates that both could agree to.  

Comment 30 Jun 2015

Not to mention they (the SEC teams) love scheduling Sun Belt and CUSA teams that made the leap from FCS in the last decade.  Teams like Western Kentucky, South Alabama, Old Dominion, Florida Atlantic Georgia State, Appalachian State.  

Comment 30 Jun 2015

You give LSU a mention for scheduling BYU, but not Michigan State?  MSU plays BYU in 2016 as well as Notre Dame.  

And who in the heck cares about scheduling Fresno St.?  They're junk. 6-8 last year (5-4 in the Mountain West Conference) and were throttled 30-6 in the Hawaii Bowl by an 8-5 Rice team. If you're counting them, then UNLV and Hawaii should count for OSU too.  Both are MWC teams and UNLV beat Fresno St last year

Also Alabama scheduled FSU and USC in "neutral" site, one time only games not home-and-home series like OSU did with Oklahoma, TCU, ND, Oregon and Texas through 2022-2023.   

Comment 30 Jun 2015

Janka brand Pierogi's from Krusinski's Finest Meat Products in Cleveland's Slavic Village.  Put two of them together back-to-back and it's the size of a baseball.  Boil them them, then fry them for a minute 'til they get a little crispy. Let some butter melt over the top...None better.  

Maybe a little Bertman's Stadium Mustard, too.  

Comment 24 Jun 2015

He's from Oregon really. Born in Santa Monica but was raised for almost his entire life in Oregon.    

Him and LeBron not getting along is conjuecture

If he never wanted to be there, he would have made that quite clear and the Cavs wouldn't have made the trade

Comment 24 Jun 2015

Varejao is also going to be 33 and has played over 32 games in only ONE of the last five seasons.  Guy can't be counted on.  

The wildcard is he is one of LeBron's best buddies though and so is JR Smith. Keep that wildcard in mind when reading any media theorized "rational" roster moves the Cavs could or should make. Don't want to upset The King.  

Comment 24 Jun 2015

Everything as in...his entire team and the entire world, while watching the Cavs play without him in the Finals, getting a prime example of his value to the team?

Comment 24 Jun 2015

No way LeBron takes a pay cut. One reason he left Miami is because of the frugality of their ownership. LeBron is no dummy and he knows what his presence on the team does for the franchise value and the income for the team owner's.  If they have to go over the luxury tax and pay through the nose, well by God, LeBron doesn't care - DO IT! He expects them to pay the tax because he's putting butts in the seats and limitless amounts of cash into the owner's pockets while his own salary is capped by the league. LeBron saw Arison amnesty the contract of Mike Miller for no reason but to save on Luxury tax and that chapped his ass. It was a smart business move by Arison, but LeBron saw it as a billionaire weakening the team so he could pinch pennies (relatively speaking).         

Comment 23 Jun 2015

Like much of Pittsburgh's well-off in the 1970's, Duquesne Brewing abandoned Pittsburgh and headed to Cleveland where it died in the 1980's.       

Comment 17 Jun 2015

Lots of folks out there with legit handicapped tags that were for a relative who doesn't actually drive.  I work in a building with a few a-holes who I see parking every morning in a handicapped zone that are perfectly able-bodied and just using granny's tag during the work week.   

Comment 17 Jun 2015

Varejao would be a 10 pt and 8 reb guy on this roster if he started.  Probably 8 and 6 in 25 mins off the bench.  That's perfect.  Having his energy and TT's both coming in off the bench would be just exhausting to an opponent.  

Comment 17 Jun 2015

Plenty of MLE/Bi-annual range guys that would be a significant offensive upgrade to guys like Delly, Marion and Miller at backup PG/SG/SF.  Examples are Aaron Brooks, Rodney Stuckey, Randy Foye, Norris Cole, Gary Neal, Gerald Green, Lou Williams  

Comment 17 Jun 2015

Haywood is a trade chip to get a guy they would otherwise not be allowed to with the salary cap.  He has a $10.5 million contract that is completely non-guaranteed next year.  The Cavs can trade for a player who's salary is up to 120% of that $10.5 million Haywood carries. So assuming some rebuilding team has a guy they know won't re-sign and they want to salvage something, the Cavs can pair Haywood and picks and possibly a player to trade for a guy making roughly $14 million (120% + draft pick cap value).  

Guys that come to mind with soon to be expiring deals on likely rebuilding teams: Joe Johnson and Chandler Parsons

Cavs also have the MLE and bi-level exceptions. Tons of solid players that would fall into those contract categories are hitting free agency this year.

Guards like Aaron Brooks, Corey Brewer, Rodney Stuckey, Gary Neal, Norris Cole, Gerald Green... all could bolster the Cavs bench in place of guys like James Jones and Marion who are free agents.  

F/C like Boozer, Brandon Bass, Tyson Chandler, Stoudemire, Josh Smith in place of Perkins and Haywood.  Maybe even a goon like Reggie Evans. 

Comment 17 Jun 2015

He gets as much credit for developing Luck as Bob McKillop gets for developing Steph Curry.      

He's a nice coach that benefited greatly from having the best player in college football for two years.  It will be hard for him not to be better than Hoke so he's go that going for him.