Sunday, July 14, 2013

Survivor type: Resilient Tribe rolls into All-Star break

Hot Tribe has survived injuries and legal problems.
The Cleveland Indians are like a hard-tagged fighter who keeps pulling himself off the canvas with a look of determination on his bruised and bloody face. This squad has endured injuries, a tire-fire bullpen, a closer who allegedly gets his weed delivered to him via post, and a 4-16 stretch that put it 5 1-2 games back of first place at the beginning of June. 

And yet, the Tribe is entering the All-Star break with a 51-44 record, just a game-and-a half back of the Central Division-leading Detroit Tigers. You could call this 2013 club Team Bounceback. Go ahead, do it. It feels rather good.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Bynum-to-Cavaliers a gamble well worth taking

Bynum brings talent and Moe Howard 'do to Cleveland.
Andrew Bynum has been in the news for all the wrong reasons over the last year.

The former All-Star center missed every single second of floor time while a member of the Philadelphia 76ers last year. Before the start of the 2012-13 season, there were reports that he did additional damage to his already shoddy knees while bowling. In May, he took his dual bone bruises to Spain, where he was taped dancing the flamenco

The words "lazy" and "overpaid" have been used to describe the 7-footer. If Bynum wants to get (over)paid in Cleveland, he's going to have to overcome his slovenly reputation, as your Cavaliers have reportedly signed him to a two-year, $24-million deal, with just $6 million guaranteed.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Twelve-year-old names brain tumor "Michigan", then beats it.

The day after Browns fan Scott Entsminger takes an epic swipe at his beloved team in his obituary, we get a very nice heartwarming story out of Columbus. As reported by NBC Sports, 12-year-old Buckeye fan Grant Reed just finished his last chemotherapy session, where he beat the brain tumor he had nicknamed "Michigan."

Get well soon, Grant. Michigan indeed sucks. (Picture of Grant with Urban Meyer from @SportsCenter)
Urban Meyer with Grant Reed (Via @Sportscenter)
Complete story after the jump.