1. Cleveland Browns: 15 Years Later, Former Employee Questions Move To Baltimore

    Fifteen years ago, then- Cleveland Browns owner Art Modell made the announcement that would define his legacy in professional football, as well as devastate one of the most loyal fan bases in sports...

    Jon Sladek Written by Jon Sladek about over 3 years ago 1,686 reads 33 comments

  2. End Of an Era: A Sad Goodbye to Cleveland Browns Kicker Phil Dawson

    I'll never forget the excitement surrounding the return of the Browns in 1999. It is hard to imagine after what has transpired in the 12 miserable seasons since...

    Jon Sladek Written by Jon Sladek about over 3 years ago 1,329 reads 5 comments

  3. Making Peace With LeBron James: A Tortured Fan Reflects on Sports Misery Capital

    I'm no different from most Cleveland fans. I felt like I had been punched in the gut when LeBron James chose Miami. I have logged my hours playing down LeBron's accomplishments in Cleveland as well as speculating how it will all fall apart in Miami...

    Jon Sladek Written by Jon Sladek about over 3 years ago 1,098 reads 24 comments

  4. Cleveland Cavaliers' Performance vs. Miami Heat Bizarre and Inexplicable

    No rational observer of Thursday night's Cavaliers/ Heat game would deny an enormous talent discrepancy between the two teams. The Cavaliers do not have one player on the roster as talented as the Heat's third option, Chris Bosh ...

    Jon Sladek Written by Jon Sladek about almost 4 years ago 1,029 reads 8 comments

  5. Cleveland Browns, Fans Rejoice in Big 'Win' (Satire)

    Head coach Eric Mangini didn't mind the loud music blaring from the Cleveland Browns' locker room Sunday afternoon after what his team accomplished on the field...

    Jon Sladek Written by Jon Sladek about almost 4 years ago 829 reads 10 comments

  6. Cleveland Browns Have a Lot In Common With Drug Viagra?

    As I was watching a game last weekend a commercial for the drug Viagra came on. Viagra, the drug that, well, you know, obviously targets the male demographic for their ads, which, like ...

    Jon Sladek Written by Jon Sladek about 4 years ago 364 reads 3 comments

  7. The Impossible Return, A Note To Travis Hafner and a Hot Dog Fantasy

    Yesterday was the nine-year anniversary of The Impossible Return. If you don't remember, it was the game the Indians battled back from a 14-2 deficit in seventh inning to defeat the Seattle Mariners miraculously, 15-14...

    Jon Sladek Written by Jon Sladek about 4 years ago 829 reads 6 comments

  8. The Sad State Of The Cleveland Indians

    Some tough decisions awaited the Cleveland Indians organization as the 2002 season unfolded. After nearly a decade of fielding championship-caliber ballclubs, the team was relinquishing its vice grip hold of the American League Central Division...

    Jon Sladek Written by Jon Sladek about over 4 years ago 276 reads 1 comments

  9. Reasons I Despise the Celtics

    The Cavaliers Eastern Conference semifinal series with the Celtics is a double-edged sword. One one hand, I'm less than enthused to have the obnoxious, arrogant, dirty Celtics in my life for the next two weeks...

    Jon Sladek Written by Jon Sladek about over 4 years ago 1,094 reads 34 comments

  10. Cleveland Indians Superfan Keeps Beat Going for 37th Year

    John Adams never had his father’s talent for baseball. While World War II ended his dad’s minor league career, Adams admits it was something different that prevented him from realizing big league dreams...

    Jon Sladek Written by Jon Sladek about over 4 years ago 718 reads 4 comments

  11. Numbers Don't Lie: Tribe Hitters Shockingly Bad

    We realize the season is just two weeks old, but one can't help but imagine what kind of start the Indians would be off to if they had managed any hitting at all to this point...

    Jon Sladek Written by Jon Sladek about over 4 years ago 310 reads 4 comments

  12. The Discrimination Against The Color Yellow in Sports (Satire)

    Those familiar with my writing know I like satire, but today I want to focus on awareness of an issue near and dear to my heart. The callous outcasting of the word "yellow" in professional sports in favor of the more chic "gold...

    Jon Sladek Written by Jon Sladek about over 4 years ago 560 reads 2 comments

  13. Cleveland Cavaliers-Chicago Bulls: This One's for Mark, Brad, Larry and Craig

    As the NBA playoff matchups came into focus, most Cavaliers fans were hoping to draw the Chris Bosh-less Toronto Raptors instead of the Chicago Bulls in the first round. But Not this guy—noooo way...

    Jon Sladek Written by Jon Sladek about over 4 years ago 709 reads 2 comments

  14. The Definitive 2010 Cleveland Indians Preview

    Next week begins the second "Manny" era in Cleveland baseball. The timing is perfect, Eric Wedge had been in my life so long he was starting to feel like a relative; a relative that I routinely cursed at...

    Jon Sladek Written by Jon Sladek about over 4 years ago 339 reads 4 comments

  15. Casting a Summer Blockbuster: The Cleveland Indians in Major League 2010

    I realize I'm not the first guy to recast the defining baseball movie of my generation, Major League, with present-day big-league ballplayers. But honestly, the movie featured the Cleveland Indians and should only be recast with Cleveland Indians...

    Jon Sladek Written by Jon Sladek about over 4 years ago 443 reads 5 comments

  16. LeBron To New York? Fuhgetaboudit!

    The Cavs have played their final game against the New York Knicks, which means, at least until the summer, we have heard the last from the smarter-than-you New York media...

    Jon Sladek Written by Jon Sladek about over 4 years ago 602 reads 5 comments

  17. Dramatic Win Keeps Lake Erie Monsters in Playoff Hunt

    CLEVELAND -- Lake Erie goalie Tyler Weiman had no choice but to come up big Friday night—a night the team made him the first Monsters player to have his own bobblehead...

    Jon Sladek Written by Jon Sladek about over 4 years ago 192 reads 0 comments

  18. Help Me Pick an NHL Team

    Many of you may have read my column on how I have become a hockey fan after years of following football, baseball, and basketball...

    Jon Sladek Written by Jon Sladek about over 4 years ago 3,846 reads 25 comments

  19. What The Puck: How a Hockey Game Turned Jon Sladek's Life Upside Down

    The last month has changed my life. Allow me to explain. It all started innocently enough, a buddy texting me December 22: "Got two free tickets to Monsters game tonight, wanna go?" The "Monsters" ...

    Jon Sladek Written by Jon Sladek about over 4 years ago 361 reads 6 comments

  20. Highlights From Shapiro Roast

    With a tidal wave of negative press following the Cliff Lee trade, the Cleveland Indians decided to hold a roast of general manager Mark Shapiro at the downtown Marriot Hotel Thursday ...

    Jon Sladek Written by Jon Sladek about 5 years ago 103 reads 0 comments

  21. Line Between WWE and MLB Blurs In Indians Clubhouse

    Reporters are still reeling from the chaos that ensued in the visiting manager's office at Wrigley Field Saturday. Indians skipper Eric Wedge was attempting to field questions about Kerry Wood's ...

    Jon Sladek Written by Jon Sladek about 5 years ago 303 reads 0 comments

  22. Naming Kerry Wood's Slider

    Great people often do great things. Fortunately for the rest of us, even those in the mediocre majority can enjoy flashes of greatness. I had such a moment while watching Kerry Wood pitch Sunday...

    Jon Sladek Written by Jon Sladek about over 5 years ago 142 reads 0 comments

  23. Lions' Stafford Selection Bewilders Daunte Culpepper (Humor)

    Lions quarterback Daunte Culpepper feels blindsided. Like millions of other Americans, Culpepper settled on his couch last weekend to watch the broadcast of the NFL Draft from New York City...

    Jon Sladek Written by Jon Sladek about over 5 years ago 679 reads 0 comments

  24. Blast from the Past: Revisiting Column from 2006

    I hate to toot my own horn, but I have discovered recently, if I don't, NOBODY will. So here is a blog post from my Web site from 2006. Now I don't want a flood of emails from individuals asking for career and/or relationship advice...

    Jon Sladek Written by Jon Sladek about over 5 years ago 97 reads 0 comments

  25. The Incredibly Inefficient Indians

    The formula for success in Major League Baseball is no secret. Good pitching + timely hitting = victories. Every team knows it, though some have more resources to perfect it. The 2009 Cleveland Indians, however, have gone a different direction...

    Jon Sladek Written by Jon Sladek about over 5 years ago 123 reads 1 comments