1. Time to Move On: Why the Cleveland Indians Need Terry Francona to Be Manager

    Let me preface this immediately: I love Santos Alomar Velazquez, Jr. I love what he stands for as a baseball player, a clubhouse leader and as an Indians icon...

    Chris  Burnham Written by Chris Burnham about almost 2 years ago 1,204 reads 14 comments

  2. Travis Hafner's Latest DL Stint Typifies Indians' Customary Bad Luck

    It all made perfect sense at the time. The "Project Donkey" would be the anchor of the Cleveland Indians ' lineup for years to come...

    Chris  Burnham Written by Chris Burnham about 2 years ago 225 reads 1 comments

  3. The Cleveland Indians and Prosperity: A Total Hate Story

    Remember that stirring comeback victory of yore when Carlos Santana and Travis Hafner homered on consecutive pitches against the reigning Cy Young, AL MVP, king of all men because ...

    Chris  Burnham Written by Chris Burnham about 2 years ago 424 reads 2 comments

  4. NFL and Brain Trauma: Science, Public Perception Is Ripping Apart Pro Football

    The game of football has reached a crisis point. This is not a retort to minimize the impact of a player of Junior Seau 's caliber. It's about the subsequent fallout...

    Chris  Burnham Written by Chris Burnham about over 2 years ago 218 reads 0 comments

  5. LeBron James: Tactless Even in Defeat, King Continues Devolution into Jester

    Mere minutes after the Dallas Mavericks stunned the basketball landscape with a thorough whipping of the NBA 's poster boys of perceived dominance, all it took was two paragraphs ...

    Chris  Burnham Written by Chris Burnham about 3 years ago 2,113 reads 2 comments

  6. Big Brother Abuse: New York Giants Have Much Work To Do Before Becoming Elite

    It was one of those games where it was over before it started.Just one week after an apparent and vital confidence-boosting game against the Carolina Panthers, the Giants tried to outsmart ...

    Chris  Burnham Written by Chris Burnham about almost 4 years ago 244 reads 0 comments

  7. New York Giants Have Early Look of Super Bowl Contender

    Yes, this is exactly what the analysts were saying after a 5-0 start last season before injuries caused the ship to sink...

    Chris  Burnham Written by Chris Burnham about almost 4 years ago 1,320 reads 17 comments

  8. LeBron James' Fall From Grace Unseen Like Any Other: How He Becomes a Pariah

    The one we've once lovingly called "The King" will be known only as "he" in this space. Not counting the self-aggrandizing special, let me try to be as thorough as I possibly can in ...

    Chris  Burnham Written by Chris Burnham about 4 years ago 263 reads 0 comments

  9. LeBron James' Legacy Means More If Rings Are Won With Cleveland Cavs

    By now, we've heard all of the viewpoints: "The Knicks can put LeBron on the fast track to becoming a billionaire." "The Nets can offer just about anything because their new owner is loooooooaded and probably owns a condo on Mars...

    Chris  Burnham Written by Chris Burnham about 4 years ago 161 reads 4 comments

  10. Same Old Story? Cleveland Sports Fans Brace for the Biggest Heartbreak

    There comes a point where it just becomes too much. In watching the Cavs wilt immediately after two quick threes from Ray Allen in the opening moments of the third quarter on Tuesday night, the crowd fell silent in apparent resignation...

    Chris  Burnham Written by Chris Burnham about over 4 years ago 173 reads 0 comments

  11. A Warning To Tribe Fans: Don't Drink The Kool-Aid...Yet

    By all accounts, the 2010 Cactus League season for the Cleveland Indians was a big ball of warm fuzzies. So much so, that some fans have started throwing the "P-word" around. P as in "playoffs...

    Chris  Burnham Written by Chris Burnham about over 4 years ago 69 reads 0 comments

  12. Jets Need To Know One Thing: It's Still The Giants' Town

    Maybe Rex Ryan's penchant for verbosity has started a trend. The New York Jets are once again playing up to their long-assumed stature as the neglected "little brother" who, in their collective minds, always seems to get the short end of the stick...

    Chris  Burnham Written by Chris Burnham about over 4 years ago 112 reads 0 comments

  13. 2010 NFL Mock Draft: An Ill-Fated Attempt at Predicting the Draft

    We NFL fans usually think we know everything about the sport. That includes being smarter than the coaches, scouts and executives...

    Chris  Burnham Written by Chris Burnham about over 4 years ago 344 reads 4 comments

  14. Antrel Rolle Clears Up Giants' Draft Board

    The New York Giants weren't planning on acting like their money was burning a hole in their collective pockets after last season's uncharacteristic spending spree ended up a monumental disappointment...

    Chris  Burnham Written by Chris Burnham about over 4 years ago 499 reads 0 comments

  15. With Jamison Acquistion, It Becomes "Now-Or-Never" For The Cavs

    Okay, it might not be all that cut and dry, but it has got to be pretty close. The customary Clevelander anxiety is still not quelled...

    Chris  Burnham Written by Chris Burnham about over 4 years ago 100 reads 0 comments

  16. Antonio Pierce's Cut Forces Giants To Find a New Voice

    Since coming to the Giants as a free agent from the Washington Redskins, Antonio Pierce became the poster-player for team leadership. He learned to be a leader from a team that was headed by two stately voices in Michael Strahan and Tiki Barber...

    Chris  Burnham Written by Chris Burnham about over 4 years ago 83 reads 1 comments

  17. Memo To Jerry Reese: Steve Smith Deserves His Raise

    Esteemed Jerry Reese: You need a guy doesn't ask for much. Heck, you'd probably prefer to have some players right now who would prefer to just not talk at all. Let's face it...

    Chris  Burnham Written by Chris Burnham about over 4 years ago 72 reads 2 comments

  18. Umenyiora's Bluster Won't Hurt Giants

    Osi is threatening to retire if he doesn't retain his starting spot. If it comes to that, Mr. Mara, Mr. Tisch, Jerry Reese, and Tom Coughlin should all wave good-bye and remind him to not let the door hit him where the Good Lord split 'im...

    Chris  Burnham Written by Chris Burnham about over 4 years ago 53 reads 2 comments

  19. With Palmer Gone, Manning Must Make The Leap

    The man who saved Eli Manning's career is riding off into the sunset. And it's now up to Eli Manning to show us all that he can persevere without the hands-on guidance of his wise sage...

    Chris  Burnham Written by Chris Burnham about over 4 years ago 174 reads 0 comments

  20. LeBron James Holds Key To Relevance Of Cleveland Ohio

    The Day of Reckoning is nigh. The one person who lifts a certain downtrodden lakeside metropolis could be on his way out of town. It's the one thing that cannot happen...

    Chris  Burnham Written by Chris Burnham about over 4 years ago 171 reads 0 comments

  21. How One Man Changed The Cleveland Indians For The Worse

    Times are usually tough when you're a fan of the Cleveland Indians. This is nothing new. It's part of the northern Ohioan sport-fan condition: you're used to breaks tilting the other way...

    Chris  Burnham Written by Chris Burnham about over 4 years ago 455 reads 6 comments

  22. Hey Rex Ryan: You're Still a Pauper To The Big Blue Kingdom

    Here we are. Two days removed from a surprising New York Jets run that took them deeper into the season than, if you had injected Woody Johnson on down the Jets ladder with sodium thiopental, ...

    Chris  Burnham Written by Chris Burnham about over 4 years ago 118 reads 0 comments