Happy New Year 2019! (with a sports update)

Happy New Year! Last year on New Year’s Eve my Cleveland Browns finished their perfect 0-16 season. They closed out the 2018 season just shy of a winning season with a 7-8-1 record and Baker Mayfield broke the record for most touchdown passes by a rookie quarterback in his first season. Both the Browns and …

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The Browns have a better record than the Pats?

September is winding down so it’s time for October playoff baseball, week 3 of NFL football, and the impending start of the hockey season. But can you believe it? Thanks to their game 1 tie with the Steelers and their incredible first win in 635 days over the New York Jets this past Thursday night …

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Disney Very MerryTime cruise

Three years ago we went on our first cruise (on the Disney Dream) right before Thanksgiving. This year for Christmas, we decided to go on an eastern Caribbean Very MerryTime holiday cruise. After months of planning and preparations, we just got back from a week of relaxation and recreation on the Disney Fantasy, and we had an …

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Finally a stroke of good luck?

First the Cleveland Browns worked their magic and picked Johnny Manziel (aka, Johnny Football or LeBron James in Cleats?) in the first round (22nd overall). Reports have it that Manziel will be hometown hero Brian Hoyer‘s backup, not the starter, but hopefully this time around picking a quarterback finally works out for the Browns. Then …

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Florida vs. Ohio weekend

My recent Florida vs. Ohio sports contests ended up in Ohio’s favor 2-1. It started two weeks ago when my hometown Indians lost to my current town Rays in the AL wildcard game. Yesterday we drove over to Orlando to see the Cleveland Cavaliers take on the Orlando Magic in pre-season play. The Cavs were …

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Gotta love October: sports, politics, and more

Today is my birthday and while it’s not as cool as past ones, there is a ton of stuff going on today. the US government decided to celebrate my birthday by shutting down Florida’s texting-while-driving ban goes into effect the 2013-2014 hockey season starts (Go Bolts!) But the best gift is post-season baseball, and this …

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Bucs finish strong, but miss out on the playoffs

After finishing with only 3 wins last year, my Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the defending Super Bowl Champion New Orleans Saints 23-13 to close out the regular season with a 10-6 record. Unfortunately, with the Bears losing to the Packers and the Giants defeating the Redskins, there will be no playoff games for the Bucs …

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Sports depression

It’s early October, that wonderful time of year when temperatures (supposedly) get cooler and we have that wonderful confluence of the baseball, football, basketball, and hockey seasons. Well, it’s usually wonderful, except: even with the franchise’s second best season, the Rays missed out on the post-season the Indians’ season (and the Eric Wedge era) is …

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