1. ESPN Total Quarterback Rating: How Does Colt McCoy Grade Out?

    ESPN recently unveiled its new Total Quarterback Rating (QBR), a new metric to measuring a quarterback’s performance—unapologetically leaving “passer rating” in the dust...

    Sam Toth Written by Sam Toth about almost 3 years ago 3,345 reads 21 comments

  2. Pros and Cons of Indians Trading for Rockies Ace Ubaldo Jimenez

    Last night’s trade for Rockies ace Ubaldo Jiminez was met with a (somewhat surprising) backlash on twitter. Fans were immediately calling for the heads of Mark Shapiro and Chris Antonetti...

    Sam Toth Written by Sam Toth about almost 3 years ago 965 reads 4 comments

  3. 2011 Cleveland Browns Free Agency Rumors: Who Makes Sense?

    There are certain levels of possible excitement in one's life. It can be something simple that just brings a smile to your face, like when your crush retweets you (because that obviously means she digs you...

    Sam Toth Written by Sam Toth about almost 3 years ago 3,226 reads 8 comments

  4. NBA Trade: J.J. Hickson Trade Is No Home Run, but Still a Necessary Move

    Some notes and reactions to the big Cavs trade: This Trade Was Totally Necessary The writing was on the wall as soon as the Cavaliers selected Tristan Thompson last week. I wrote after the draft that the Cavs needed to get rid of Hickson...

    Sam Toth Written by Sam Toth about 3 years ago 1,162 reads 9 comments

  5. NBA Draft 2011: Perspective on the Cleveland Cavaliers' Underwhelming Success

    The Cleveland Cavaliers’ 2011 NBA Draft was underwhelming and, frankly, quite boring. I came in expecting them to wheel and deal, make a splash and be the talk of ESPN for the next 48 hours...

    Sam Toth Written by Sam Toth about 3 years ago 581 reads 11 comments

  6. 2011 NBA Draft: Two Completely Unsubstantiated (But Fun) Cavs Rumors

    In fact, don’t even call them rumors. These are just two entirely hypothetical scenarios I completely made up (let me know if you think they are likely or unlikely, favorable or unfavorable)...

    Sam Toth Written by Sam Toth about 3 years ago 1,166 reads 13 comments

  7. 2011 NBA Finals: The Curious Case of LeBron James

    As LeBron James walked off the court Sunday night, he missed a scene that he forever walked away from last summer. The Dallas Mavericks had just won the NBA Championship on the back of their superstar and the role players built around him...

    Sam Toth Written by Sam Toth about 3 years ago 954 reads 2 comments

  8. NBA Draft 2011: Cavs Win Lottery, but Should Not Cement Kyrie Irving as Top Pick

    Kyrie Irving very well might be the No. 1 pick. He very well should be the No. 1 pick. But unlike (seemingly) everyone else, I’m not ready to write that selection down in pen...

    Sam Toth Written by Sam Toth about 3 years ago 305 reads 0 comments

  9. 2011 NBA Playoffs: LeBron's Defeat of Celtics No Vindication for "The Decision"

    "The way it panned out with all the friends and family and fans back home, I apologize for the way it happened. But this was an opportunity of lifetime." - LeBron James That apology is crap...

    Sam Toth Written by Sam Toth about 3 years ago 494 reads 39 comments

  10. 2011 NFL Free Agency: Cleveland Browns May Have an End in Sight

    Quarterback. Left tackle. Defensive end. Cornerback. According to general manager Tom Heckert, those are the four positions—in that particular order—that are most pivotal to building a winner in the NFL ...

    Sam Toth Written by Sam Toth about 3 years ago 2,079 reads 26 comments

  11. 2012 NFL Mock Draft: Todd McShay Has Cleveland Browns Taking Luck First Overall

    First of all, let's be clear about one thing: We are talking about a 2012 Mock Draft constructed less than a week after the 2011 NFL Draft. This should not matter...

    Sam Toth Written by Sam Toth about 3 years ago 2,298 reads 36 comments

  12. A Tough Haul: Grading the Cleveland Browns 2011 NFL Draft

    Some hair was added to the collective chest of the Cleveland Browns over the weekend. Tom Heckert selected eight men that will help make the Browns a tougher football team...

    Sam Toth Written by Sam Toth about 3 years ago 2,603 reads 60 comments

  13. 2011 NFL Draft: Potential Day Two Targets for the Cleveland Browns

    With the amount of wheeling and dealing the Browns pulled Thursday, I would be shocked if they only ended up picking at No. 37 and No. 59 on Friday...

    Sam Toth Written by Sam Toth about 3 years ago 285 reads 6 comments

  14. 2011 NFL Draft: Phil Taylor Was the Smart, Not Sexy 1st Round Pick

    A lot of Browns fans may have found themselves asking, “Who?” So take a minute and Google “Phil Taylor.” The first result is a decorated British professional darts player...

    Sam Toth Written by Sam Toth about 3 years ago 338 reads 3 comments

  15. Curse, Schmurse: Peyton Hillis Rumbles His Way to Madden 2012 Cover

    "Madden Curse" be damned. As Peyton Hillis was rumbling his way through the tournament-style bracket presented by ESPN's SportsNation , a friend asked me, "Are you ...

    Sam Toth Written by Sam Toth about 3 years ago 1,994 reads 35 comments

  16. 2011 NFL Draft and Free Agency: Five Strategies To Turn the Browns Around Now

    With Judge Susan Nelson lifting the lockout (for the time being, at least), I thought it would be fun to play a little game. The premise is simple...

    Sam Toth Written by Sam Toth about 3 years ago 1,091 reads 13 comments

  17. NFL Draft 2011: Cleveland Browns First Round Big Board

    "If we end up staying at where we’re picking, we are going to get a good football player. There are six guys and we are going to get a good football player...

    Sam Toth Written by Sam Toth about 3 years ago 2,287 reads 82 comments

  18. 2011 NBA Draft: 10 Prospects Cavs Fans Should Watch in the Sweet 16

    Madness was not a term chosen solely for an apt alliteration. Every March sports fans are sure to find buzzer beaters, Cinderellas and late game heroics contributing to the frenzy that is the NCAA Tournament...

    Sam Toth Written by Sam Toth about over 3 years ago 1,395 reads 34 comments

  19. Jim Tressel Scandal: Issue Deeper Than Football and Why You Can Believe the Vest

    "Ah, I'm not sure. Maybe something in business." I really had no idea but it seemed generic enough of an answer when a well-to-do friend of the family asked what I was considering as a major...

    Sam Toth Written by Sam Toth about over 3 years ago 1,093 reads 35 comments

  20. NFL Labor Dispute: If Charlie Sheen Were an NFL Owner and I Were the Mediator

    An inside look at the ongoing NFL labor dispute, only if I were the federal mediator and Charlie Sheen owned an NFL team (Issues are all real. Charlie Sheen quotes are all real...

    Sam Toth Written by Sam Toth about over 3 years ago 459 reads 2 comments

  21. Shurmur Murmurs Hold True: One Man's Take On The Browns New Head Coach Hire

    When it comes to an NFL head coaching search, there is one thing of which I can absolutely, positively be certain: I absolutely, positively know nothing. And chances are, neither do you...

    Sam Toth Written by Sam Toth about over 3 years ago 305 reads 15 comments

  22. What Should LeBron Do? Bitter Cleveland Fan Answers Q's From Nike Rise Commercial

    There has been a lot of hype over this new LeBron commercial. Was it well done and even a little humorous? I don’t know. Well, maybe. A little...

    Sam Toth Written by Sam Toth about over 3 years ago 2,544 reads 53 comments

  23. Who Will Replace Mike Brown? Five Coaching Candidates For Cavs To Consider

    The Cavaliers fired Mike Brown last night. So who is going to replace him? Conventional wisdom says they'll go for a high-profile, well established head coach. I agree with the conventional wisdom...

    Sam Toth Written by Sam Toth about 4 years ago 1,101 reads 26 comments

  24. Cleveland Browns: An Open Letter to the RFAs Skipping The OTAs

    Dear Mr. Elam, Mr. Harrison, Mr. Jackson, Mr. Roth, and Mr. Vickers: I was displeased to hear that you all have decided to skip the current Organized Team Activities currently underway in Berea...

    Sam Toth Written by Sam Toth about 4 years ago 293 reads 2 comments

  25. "We Are All Witnesses": Just Not To What We Had Hoped

    I feel like this is becoming a recurring theme here, but: I hope I’m wrong. I desperately hope I’m wrong, but I just can’t shake the feeling that last night we ...

    Sam Toth Written by Sam Toth about 4 years ago 221 reads 4 comments