The Browns get aggressive in the Supplemental Draft. Did they find our long-lost #1 Wide Receiver? The Cavs get a bad break and the Indians start the 2nd half of the season. But we start things off by reacting to the Freeh Report and Penn State.
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The scandal at Penn State is a mature and sobering topic. But the details that emerged last week in the Freeh Report about the involvement of the so called leaders of that institution compel us to comment. Rest assured, we will not delve into the details of those allegations.
1Q: Penn State debacle
- 267 pages in the report that was issued last week. 8 months of investigation led by the former Director of the FBI Louis Freeh.
- Plenty of evidence including emails that demonstrate that Joe Paterno, former School President Graham Spanier, Athletic Director Tim Curley and former Vice President Gary Schultz were fully aware of the crimes that Jerry Sandusky was committing. Yes, crimes. Get used to saying that. Don’t let anyone else try to fool you into thinking these events were anything less.
- We’ll share our reaction to these horrific events.
2Q: Browns Get Gordon
- Scouts compare Gordon to Julio Jones without the drops.
- He’s much taller than Justin Blackmon or Kendall Wright.
- Can he be the #1 receiver we’ve been lacking?
- Who is the odd man out at a position that is starting to get crowded?
3Q: Bad break for Kyrie and the Cavs
- Kyrie Irving broke his hand after slamming it into a padded pole during a Summer League practice session.
- Sounds kinda similar to what Nick Hagadone did. Will the Cavs suspend him without pay like the Indians did? Ha!
- He should be back in 6-8 wks in plenty of time for training camp.
- Should the Cavs have been more active in pursuing free agent Luis Scola?
4Q: Indians start the 2nd half
- Masterson pitched great in Friday’s 1-0 win over Toronto. We need this kind of effort from him the rest of the way if we’re going to be serious contenders. Ubaldo and the others have to follow that lead.
- Terrible showing from Ubaldo (8-2) after two innings. Team made a rally (11-9) but too little too late.
- Derek Lowe lost on Sunday in a 3-0 loss. Where’s the offense?
- Acta moving Hafner and Santana to 6th and 7th in the order to try to plug holes. Brantley and Lopez moved to 4 and 5. Isn’t this just shuffling the chairs on the Titanic?
- Rumor mill is awfully quiet and there are < 2 weeks til deadline.