If you’re still checking this blog…

Check out the new one and see the interview I did with Brian from MGoBlog…it’s a good read.

 http://www.waitingfornextyear.com/?p=372

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New Site

The new site is ready to go! I hope that you bookmark and link us over at

WaitingForNextYear.com!

Thanks again for your support! See you at the new site!

rick

ps- Check out these great articles by Rock and Sarge over there-

It’s that easy huh?

Morning Minute- New Deals For Everyone!

Cavaliers Game #44 Preview

Johan Santana Sweepstakes Winners

(Ok, that last one is mine!)

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The end is near…

No, this not a post about how Larry Hughes has found his shooting touch lately. (By the way, two games does not a trend make. Hey, I just sounded a little like Yoda there!)

This is a post to announce that I will not be writing Halftime Adjustments beyond this week. I appreciate the support for this site, and I am thrilled with its moderate success, particularly for a first effort.

After several weeks and conversations, RockKing, Sarge and I will be starting a new joint effort. I will provide a link in a few days when the site is complete. (We’ve been working on it for about two weeks, which is why the activity on our sites has been so low.) We are committed to bringing you the best Cleveland sports blog we can. And I believe our sifferent strengths will make one outstanding site.

I’m excited about the new effort and I hope that you will support it as well as you have Halftime Adjustments. John and Patrick have been invited to contribute as they desire, and all of the articles from Halftime Adjustments will be transferred over to the new site. Look for the link Thursday or Friday.

Thanks again!

rick

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Announcement coming soon…

Times are a changing here at Halftime Adjustments. Expect an announcement about the blog within a week or so. Thanks for your continued support!

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Cavs down Spurs 90-88

The Cavs may have gained some confidence by winning in San Antonio.

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The Cavs beat San Antonio at their own game Thursday night. They shot better from the perimeter, created turnovers, didn’t allow easy baskets, and played physical basketball. In keeping with Cavalier basketball, they out-rebounded the Spurs, built a decent lead, then nearly blew it.

LeBron was merely ‘average’ on Thursday, actually slightly below his average. He finished with 27 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists. He also had 2 great blocked shots, and a 3rd that was called goal tending. It probably was, but it was another great hustle play as LeBron swatted a lay-up from behind. That is becoming LeBron’s signature defensive move.

Zydrunas Ilgauskas was a force, scoring 17 on only 11 shots. He took over for the Cavs offensively when LeBron went to the bench in the 2nd. That group of Z, Daniel Gibson, Devin Brown, Andy Varejao and Damon Jones actually turned a 7 point deficit into an 8 point lead. They did it with great defense and team offense. Devin Brown had an outstanding behind the back pass to Damon Jones on a 2 on 1 fast break. That was set up by a steal from Andy Varejao. It was as if the Cavs knew they had to do more with LeBron on the bench, only this time instead of jacking up jump shots, they played as a team. They made the extra pass and fed Z on the low post. It was the best effort I’ve seen from the bench this year. Continue reading

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Radical new college football plan

Georgia’s President Michael Adams has a beef with the NCAA and Ohio State. Ok, Mr. Adams here’s a new plan…

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This story has been ongoing since before the BCS title game to be honest with you. Here’s a snippet from the Columbus Dispatch about Adams’ position-

University of Georgia president Michael Adams accused the Big Ten and Pacific-10 conferences, along with the Rose Bowl, of being “the largest impediment” to a major college football playoff system.

The plan promoted by Adams would have an NCAA committee select eight teams and seed them for a three-round playoff. He has called for the quarterfinal games to be played as the Rose, Orange, Sugar and Fiesta bowls, with the semifinals taking place on the second Saturday in January and the national championship game on the third Saturday.

Adams, who just last year voted against a playoff plan proposed by University of Florida president Bernard Machen, defended his apparent flip-flop. Adams said the BCS has produced “bad matchups” most of the time, and “this year was the tipping point. Continue reading

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See LeBron Score

Memphis forward Mike Miller was not even a speed bump for LeBron James.

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Last night the FedEx Forum reminded me of the James A. Rhodes Arena in Akron. Just like in high school, LeBron James was driving to the basket at will, defenses helpless to stop him. It was a good thing too, because the Grizzles were shooting the lights out of the place.

First the numbers, the Cavs won 132-124 in OT. His highness scored 51 points, (a season high and the 4th 50+ point game in his career) had 9 assists and 8 boards. Once again LeBron came up huge down the stretch, scoring 25 in the 4th and OT. He finished 18 for 28 including 6 of 12 from triple territory. His help came from Gibson who had 18, Varejao (11), Gooden (12), and Z (14). Continue reading

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