Saturday, March 20, 2010

Voice of the OHIO fanatic

The Ohio Bobcats started off pretty solidly in the second round against Tennessee, but their NCAA tournament ride came to an end.

I'm shocked and proud that the Little MAC Team That Could made it as far as it did after going from the ninth seed in the MAC tournament, to upsetting No. 1 seed Kent State, to winning the MAC championship. And Thursday night's beating of Georgetown was quite tasty icing on the cake.

I actually picked Ohio to beat Georgetown in my bracket. I figured it was unlikely but went with my heart. And although it only got me one point, the Georgetown loss likely busted plenty of brackets in my pool. My own bracket is busted enough at this point, but I digress.

It would have been nice to see Ohio make it further in the tournament, but I didn't expect it to happen. I never expect much out of the teams from my alma mater, but I'm always glad when they give me a chance to "Stand up and Cheer."

-- Cheryl Sadler

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Friday, March 19, 2010

Early look at Cavs playoff matchups

With a 5 1/2 game lead over the Orlando Magic with just 13 more games to play, it’s pretty safe to assume the Cleveland Cavaliers, for the second straight season, will finish with the best record in the Eastern Conference.

It’s also not much of a stretch to say they’ll finish with the best overall record in the NBA with a 3 1/2 game lead over the Lakers.

Out of the 13 games left, only six teams have winning records and the final two games — against Orlando and Atlanta, two winning teams — probably won’t matter much as the Cavaliers will hopefully have taken care of business by then.

Last year, most analysts and fans considered the Cavs to be a lock to compete in the NBA Finals, we all know what happened.

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Monday, March 15, 2010

Goodbye, Brady!

Well, I'd like to say it's been fun, Brady Quinn, but we both know it hasn't been.

My unspoken rivalry with BQ goes back to his days at Notre Dame. As an Ohio State Buckeye at heart (though I'm actually an Ohio University Bobcat), I disliked the quarterback for the Fighting Irish and cheered heartily against him during the 2005 Fiesta Bowl. My disdain for him could have gone back further to his days at Dublin Coffman, as I am a graduate of Westerville North. Dublin and Westerville are fairly similar suburbs on the north side of Columbus. We could trade stereotypes here, but I digress.

I never had much use for Brady Quinn, never had much of a reason to like the guy. Even when he was drafted by the Browns, I didn't care much for him. When he got out on the field in the brown and orange, I had even less of a reason to want him playing for my team.

Brady Quinn has not been a good quarterback. He is not what the team needed to turn around and get a winning season. He is a backup quarterback who was put in a starting position and could not play well enough consistently to keep his job.

I am tired of hearing people who think we need to "give Brady a chance!" He had his chance, and he proved he couldn't do it. I am glad he is out of Cleveland. Maybe he will play well with the Broncos.

As a 20something straight female, I think I'm supposed to have some sort of crush on Brady Quinn. But I don't care what he looks like. I only care about whether he can complete passes and score touchdowns. If you can't do that, get out of Cleveland. The Browns have been miserable enough to watch, and I'm glad the new management isn't keeping around a pretty face just because fans hope he has a good career.

-- Cheryl Sadler

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Anderson never stood a chance in Cleveland

By Nick Carrabine

Simply put, Derek Anderson never stood a chance in Cleveland.

Whether he ever stands a chance anywhere else following his very public displeasure with being released remains to be seen.

But let’s face it, this town, for some reason that I still don’t understand, has been infatuated with Brady Quinn since the day the Browns drafted him.

Every time Anderson took the field, he knew this town wasn’t behind him. He had to play with the thought in his head that every mistake he made, every incomplete pass and every interception he threw, would be greeted with a collective “put in Brady” from the majority of fans.

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