Overkill: Another Legend, Lemmy Kilmister, Lost in 2015

By Tom Farmer

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2015 has been an absolute bummer when it comes to rock and roll. a few days ago on the 28th, everyone that was a fan of Rock and Roll, Punk and Heavy Metal lost one of the industries biggest icons in Ian Fraser, best known as Lemmy Kilmister to cancer. Continue reading “Overkill: Another Legend, Lemmy Kilmister, Lost in 2015”

Mike Pettine for 2016

At the beginning of the 2015 NFL season, I believe that most Cleveland Browns stood behind head coach Mike Pettine. Although the Browns lost 5 games in a foe at the end of the 2014 season, Pettine had the team at a very solid 7-4 record which you could make an argument that it was the best start to a season for Cleveland since 2007 when the were 10-6 but missed the playoffs by one game.

This year hasn’t gone according to plan. The team is 3-10 and just had its first win in almost 2 months last Sunday against the struggling 49ers. But how much can you put this losing season on the coach? A fair amount, but I believe that everything that Mike has done this year to make us think that he may be fired at the end of the season can be fixed


That’s right. I nominate coach Mike Pettine for the Cleveland Browns head coach of 2016. His clock management and substitutions have been bad at best, but I feel as though these are growing pains for a second year head coach. A sophomore slump, if you will. The talent that was put together thanks to General Manager Ray Farmer is where I put most of the blame this season. He acquired veterans for the game that are past their prime and the drafting so far has been suspect.

Number 8 overall pick in the 2014 draft Justin Gilbert has been a ghost. You never see him on the field due to either off the field problems, injuries or just bad overall play. I don’t think that Bill Belichick could work his magic on this kid. Johnny Manziel has the same issues but is trying to prove himself to the team that he is the franchise QB we’ve been looking for since ’99.

Danny Shelton and Cam Erving are both still adjusting to the pro game and don’t have much to show on the highlight reel. Other picks haven’t been so rough (Duke Johnson, Nate Orchard) but I can’t say that Farmer exactly knows what he’s doing when scouting talent and I’m a little embarrassed that we share the same last name.

To summarize: Coah Pettine, you have my vote for coach of the Cleveland Browns for 2016 because our GM will show that he can’t deliver the players that you need. Good luck, coach. You’ll need it.

http://www.cleveland.com/browns/index.ssf/2015/12/seahawks_michael_bennett_on_mi.html

http://www.waitingfornextyear.com/2015/11/should-the-cleveland-browns-fire-mike-pettine/

Cavs Bolt by Thunder

By Tom Farmer

The shorthanded Cavaliers triumphed at Quicken Loans Arena tonight as they defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 104-100. LeBron ended the night with 33 points, 9 assists and 11 rebounds. The leading scorer for the Thunder was Russell Westbrook with 27 points and tacked on 10 assists.

  
The Cavs now have a 4 game win streak after dropping 3 in a row while OKC had their 6 game win streak snapped by The King and his crew. Speaking of crew, what stands out most to me was the Cavs scored over 100 points without the help of Mo Williams, Iman Shumpert and Kyrie Irving. They had a big boost from Matthew Dellavedova who had 11 points and Tristan Thompson scored 12 points and had a big rebounding night with 15. Next up on the schedule for Cleveland is Philladelphia who is not having the season they were hoping for and the now 17-7 Cavaliers hope to extend the win streak to 5 in a row.

http://m.bleacherreport.com/articles/2600214-okc-thunder-vs-cleveland-cavaliers-live-score-highlights-and-analysis

http://espn.go.com/nba/recap?gameId=400828271

Gordon “Relieved” After Suspension

By Tom Farmer

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has ran into a few problems since he was drafted by the team in the supplemental draft back in 2012. 3 suspensions in 3 years is never anything you would like to put on your resume. Putting all of that aside, he’s shown in the few games that he has gotten to play that he is a force to be reckoned with. In his 2013 season, after missing the first two games of the season, Gordon put up Pro Bowl numbers. 87 receptions for 1,646 yards and 9 touchdowns. His speed and ability to separate from the defender is what drew the Browns to him.

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