Monthly Archives: September 2007

Buckeyes feast on Golden Gopher

So when the game first came on, Mrs. Adjustment said “Are the Buckeyes playing the McDonald’s All-Americans?” How would you answer that?


“No, that’s Minnesota. I’m not sure they have any former high school All-Americans.”

The Buckeyes made short work of the Gophers, beating them 37-7 at the Dome yesterday. If you listen to Minnesota coach Tim Brewster, he thinks his club was in it the whole game. He spoke in particular about a sequence in the second quarter where the Buckeyes intercepted a pass and then scored a TD of their own a few plays later.

Said Brewster, “It’s one of those things that could’ve changed the game — 14-14 right there,” Weber said. “Who knows what would’ve happened?”

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Filed under Big Ten, Brian Robiskie, Buckeyes, college football, football, James Lauriniatis, Malcolm Jenkins, Ohio State, Sports

Sabathia wins 19th

You may have noticed a lack of Indian’s posts lately. This was not a lack of interest by Halftime Adjustments in watching the Tribe, but rather a lack of decent things to report about them. The past few games have looked like split squad spring training games. The Tribe has been resting players (which it needed to do) but the guys who have been out there just seem to be on autopilot. Honestly, I can’t say as I blame them.


Sure I could blast Joe Borowski for his consecutive blown saves. I could point out that he was dangerously close to another one last night. But I’ve talked at length about my trouble with Borowski before, and it isn’t going to do any good to bring it up 3 days before the play offs begin. I still maintain that Borowski will probably cost us a game in the post season, let’s just hope that game doesn’t cost them a series. Continue reading

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Filed under baseball, Boston Red Sox, C.C. Sabathia, Cleveland Indians, Fausto Carmona, Indians, Jacob's Field, Joe Borowski, Pennant race, play-offs, Sports, Travis Hafner

Cavaliers Add A Matrix????

With rumors of Shawn Marion wanting out in Phoenix, every fan of every NBA team is dreaming of what an asset Marion can add to their team. Especially fans of the defending Eastern Conference Champs, Cleveland Cavaliers.


Considering Cavaliers GM Danny Ferry has not done much of anything (only getting rid of Scott Pollard) during this off-season, it is fun to dream what could happen. Having hoped for the Cavs to land Mike Bibby since last February, now there is a new hope; Shawn Marion. This would give Cleveland another legitimate scorer, rebounder, contributor and a great asset to LeBron James. Teams would no longer be able to sit back and wait on LeBron if there were another player such as Marion wearing the Wine and Gold. Continue reading

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Filed under basketball, Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James, NBA, Sports, trade talk

New Contributor to Halftime Adjustments

Halftime Adjustments is thrilled to introduce you to our newest writer- Pat Glasser! We’ve known Pat for many years now, and I can assure you that he is passionate about sports like the rest of us. Pat’s area of expertise is in basketball. A former college baller, Pat knows the inner workings of the game better than most. We look forward to his insight and commentary! Here’s his bio, which can also be found on the ‘About Halftime Adjustments’ page. Look for Pat’s first article today!

“Much like Rick and John I also grew up in the Akron area. I will claim my town…I hail from Barberton, OH. Home of Fried Chicken and former Olympic gold medalist, Glenn “Jeep” Davis.

To say I have always been a Cleveland fan would be a lie. Being some what of a front runner during hard times in Cleveland sports, I understand now the importance of rooting for the home team. The Browns, Indians, Cavaliers, and Buckeyes are a passion of mine now. I drive myself nuts, queasy and insane following these teams that I love. My fanatic attitude drives me to annoy others including my wife.

I live for Saturday’s watching the Buckeyes; getting an opportunity to watch the Tribe, Browns and Cavaliers and Buckeyes hoops team bring home a championship to Ohio and the Cleveland area.

4 things in my life I know I couldn’t live without; my relationship with my Creator, my wife, my family and sports. Having an opportunity to share with others about the great aura of Cleveland and Ohio State sports is a dream come true.

I am honored Rick and John invited me to join in sharing frustrations, rants, complaints and bringing fan’s a perspective from another fan!”

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Tribe, Mariners finish what they started…in April!

Yep. Fausto will do that to you.


Fausto Carmona won his 19th game, as the Tribe rolled to a 12-4 victory in the first game of a double header with the Mariners. It was probably the last game Carmona will pitch in the regular season. If it is, he has most certainly won the era title. He has come a long way from his disastrous ’06 campaign, but that has been well documented already. If you are looking for the reason the Indians have claimed the A.L. Central title, it is hard to look past Fausto. Sure, C.C. may win the Cy Young, and I’m not taking anything away from Sabathia, but nothing was expected from Carmona. Truth is if you asked who might win 19 games other than Sabathia, most Tribe fans would have answered Westbrook. The others would have said Cliff Lee. Nobody would have said Fausto. This kid picked up the team and became a force. Continue reading

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Filed under baseball, Cleveland Indians, Fausto Carmona, Indians, Pennant race, Sports, Victor Martinez

One on One with…the Buckeye Battle Cry! Part 1

From time to time (read= whenever it strikes our fancy) Halftime Adjustments will go one on one with another blogger or athlete. Today we match wits with Jeff from the Buckeye Battle Cry.

Halftime Adjustments- Hey Jeff thanks for agreeing to talk with our readers today, let’s get right into it. You are obviously a big Buckeye fan, where did you grow up?

BBC- Born and raised in Canton, Ohio. I drifted a little bit (NYC, LA, Knoxville) but Canton is home.

HA- So you’re from Canton, have you been to the Hall of Fame?


BBC- LOL. More than you know. I was their paper boy for five years. Used to make it last on the route so I could tour the place after the delivery was finished. Continue reading

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Indians top Mariners…Martinez leaves game with bruised knee

Joe Borowski blew a save, but the Indians came back to win 4-3 in 12 innings.


You might notice that Kelly Shoppach is giving the first pound to Rafael Betancourt here, instead of Victor. Well, Kelly didn’t start the game. Victor, in fact, had the big hit of the night, a three run homer in the first inning of Mariners’ fireballer Felix Hernandez. But Martinez left the game in the eighth inning after fouling a ball of his knee. Early word on Victor is that he will be able to pitch one of the two games that are part of Wednesday’s double dip. Continue reading

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Filed under Asdrubal Cabrera, baseball, Cleveland Indians, Fausto Carmona, Grady Sizemore, Indians, Joe Borowski, Pennant race, Rafael Betancourt, Sports, Victor Martinez