Mike Hoag is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America, and is the owner/operator of www.brownsbeat.com.
Previously, he covered the Cleveland Browns for B/R and hosted the Dawg Pound Central podcast on the Pro Football Central network.
His work has been featured on CNN.com, Yahoo! Sports, The Orange and Brown Report, The Los Angeles Times and Cleveland.com.
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Mike, where were your NFL predictions for last week?
I've been impressed so far.
You do know Cleveland is playing for the most part their all their back-ups on Offense on Sunday against the Viking, So i have no clue how you could choose the Browns to win, other then you being a Browns Homer. So please tell me why you think the Browns will win this game? Also you forgot to mention the Gophers and San Jose State game is on ESPN in your Viewers guide. You are aware that Fales is on of the most accurate QB in the nation right? and gophers had one of the best Pass D's in the Nation last year and this year right? so how would that not be a game people would want to see?
I see where you're coming from, Mike. But because ABC and ESPN are the same entity, and sports broadcasts on ABC are (somewhat idiotically) referred to as "ESPN on ABC," I just thought it read a little more smoothly to say "ESPN's Jalen Rose." On his website, Rose refers to himself as an ESPN/ABC analyst, so that's what I've decided to change it to.
No problem, Mike. I actually realized after I finished editing your piece that you had embedded the tweet anyway, so it wasn't a huge deal. Thanks for the hard work, though!
Good eye, Mike. I made the change back. I was actually battling whether or not your use of "tipoff" was a verb (i.e. prior to tipping off), but on second glance, you're right. It's prior to the "tipoff." Cheers.
That was a real nice call on Vanderdoes going to bama want to give it another shot?
I clicked on your West Minister Dog show piece and I actually truly enjoyed it. Great work.
Hi Mike, not sure if someone else took care of it (or if you put them back in yourself), but the videos are back in there now.
Cheers, Hoag! I try and offer a free football education yet you know how it is! You might like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPoulhCR2E0
No problem, Mike! This might be helpful for commas.
Ranly's Rules was written by one of my former professors, and it's what the Mizzou J-School uses in editing classes.