As promised Pat’s article about Sasha Pavlovic.
As the Association kicked off its 2007-08 campaign last night many Cavs fans including yours truly was wondering what does this season hold for our reigning Eastern Conference champs. Oh boy, what a difference a night makes.
As this once called guru awoke opening day for the Wine and Gold, he made breakfast and tuned as he does every morning to Mike and Mike on ESPN2. As the ticker on ESPN2 ran across saying “Cavaliers and G/F Sasha Pavlovic reach terms on a 3 year deal”, the excitement for tonight’s game grew even greater. The terms are somewhere in the neighborhood of 5 million a year, not a bad deal for a weapon like Sasha.
Immediate reports say that Pavlovic may be at the game tonight, but will not play. During his hold out he was working out twice a day with a coach in his home country of Serbia Montenegro to maintain his condition to be ready when signed. Continue reading
Our Basketball guru is cooking up a story on what this means for the Cavs, in the meantime, here is what the local press had to say about the signing.
Brian Windhorst, Beacon Journal
Branson Wright, Cleveland Plain Dealer
And Chad Ford of ESPN had this to say.
Doesn’t sound like he’ll be ready tonight, but this is good news for Cavs’ fans.
Well, I have indeed found a taker for this week’s post-swap wager. Brats and Beer is a Wisconsin sports site that covers the Badgers, Packers and Cyclones. They are willing to participate in the friendly wager this week. Actually, I’m not sure its friendly this time. Check out the email I received notifying me they were interested-
I will accept your blogging wager on the UW – OSU game this weekend.
I am preparing my post of victory and triumph to send to you after
the mighty forces of Wisconsin carry the field on Saturday, but if
the unholy Buckeyes somehow manage to defeat the righteous and
powerful Badgers, you may submit a post on Brats & Beer proclaiming
power of Lucifer and his minion Tressel, or whatever other filth you
see fit to publish.
Game on, sucka!
It was the last part that threw me. Who says sucka? Anyway I am glad that we found a blog to keep the streak intact. I should probably start looking at Illinois blogs now. Any regular readers run an Illini blog?
Some of you have been asking about the wager we had with there is no name on my jersey. The post was delivered, and so we shall be patient and wait for them to format the post to their style. UPDATE: The post is up.
The next question- will there be a wager with a Wisconsin blog? Well…I am afraid of sounding really arrogant or terrible here…but I’ve been looking for one to offer the wager with…and to be honest…there aren’t many decent Badger blogs out there. I’m sorry, but if you haven’t posted anything in October I’m not going to offer you the wager. If you know of a good Badger site then please leave me a comment and I will check it out, but it looks like slim pickings.
I know, I know- “Who are you mr. bigshot blog!?” I realize that more people go to see the Devil Rays play than read my blog each week (it’s close though). But if you aren’t making at least an effort why should I waste my time with your blog? Maybe somebody at Deadspin is a closet Badger fan. I don’t know, but please anyone come forward and stand up for your Badgers this week!
Halftime Adjustments’ basketball guru Pat Glasser is optimistic about the Cavs chances to win another Conference crown. Let’s hope he’s right!
With the NBA season tipping off tomorrow against Dallas, so does the quest of the Cleveland Cavaliers to defend their Eastern Conference title. The defending conference champs have a slightly different look as the approach the start of the 2007-08 season. The biggest difference obviously, is being without 2 important pieces from last season- Sasha Pavlovic and Anderson Varejao. These two players remained unsigned, but many people think as the season starts both players will rejoin the team sooner rather than later. Continue reading
Buckeye Commentary brought to our attention that the Ohio State band did not travel to Penn State on Saturday. According to Buckeye lineman Kirk Barton the reason is because the last time the band went to Happy Valley, they were pelted with all types of objects, some that may have included human waste. Whether it is true or not, the band did not accompany the team, which led to an a capella version of the Alma Mater after this week’s big win. Continue reading
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File that one under ‘we’ll take it’. The Browns won ugly, but they won a game on the road for the first time this season, and they won consecutive games for the first time since 2003. They overcame an early 14 point hole en route to a 27-20 victory. Continue reading