It’s been busy on the Cleveland area sports scene:
Regarding Ohio State’s loss to Georgia, losing always stinks, especially in the way our beloved Bucks did. However, Buckeye Nation should still hold their heads high. There were not many that gave our team a chance to secure a playoff spot. Certainly not having the number one team in the country on the ropes the entire game! If Ryan Day finally does something to fix the defense, you could very well see the scarlet and gray back in the playoff next season.
With the off season additions of 1B/DH Josh Bell and C Mike Zunino, along with almost the entire 2022 squad returning, the Guardians will definitely look to repeat as Central Division champions. Including, heightened hopes of making a deep run into the playoffs. Later this month, the team’s winter festival will make its triumphant return. After two years off due to Covid, Guards Fest (previously known as Tribe Fest) is January 21st at the Cleveland Convention Center. Guards Fest is always a great time and will feature player appearances from current and former players. There will be autograph sessions, lots of photo opportunities, and activities for all ages. Get your tickets before they sell out at www.cleguardians.com/guardsfest.
Who isn’t having a blast watching our Cavaliers this season? Not only are they fun to watch on a nightly basis, but they are a team to be reckoned with. There are high hopes for them in the Eastern Conference playoffs come April. On New Year’s Eve, despite Donovan Mitchell only scoring 15 points, the wine and gold broke their three game losing streak by defeating Chicago 103-102. What I love about this team is that if one player has and off game, someone almost always steps up to help. This time it was Caris LeVert scoring a team high 23 points, along with 7 boards and 4 assists! Kevin Love was one rebound away from a double-double as he scored 20 points and had 9 boards in the win. Speaking of K-Love, he recently told the media that he thinks Kyrie Irving’s #2 Cavaliers jersey needs to be retired and hung from the rafters of the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse. Do you agree with him or do you think it’s not time yet?
Last but definitely not least, the Browns helped eliminate the Washington Commanders from playoff contention Sunday. Cleveland handed the team from our nation’s capital a 24-10 loss in their building. Let’s be honest, for the entire first half, both teams weren’t exactly playing good enough to win. However, somehow our Brownies got a spark and the offense that has been all but missing decided to show up in the second half. Thus putting the game away. Amari Cooper and Nick Chubb were the offensive stars. Both had 100 yard of receiving and rushing respectively. Now it’s on to land of the black and yellow to end the season against the hated Steelers. Pittsburgh needs a win to barely stay alive for a playoff berth. The Browns need a win to possibly save some jobs on the coaching staff, and honestly just because it is against the Steelers.
Until next time, stay sharp Northeast Ohio!
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