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LOTL Sports Take — 9/26/18 — The Brownies Finally Win, Baker’s Beautiful Debut, and Free Bud Light

The first 22 mins of this game just felt like any other Browns’ disappointing loss. Although this one was about to be extra disappointing, because national media experts, Vegas odds makers and local sports personalities thought this would be a game the Browns could and should win. Especially since they almost beat two perennial playoff contenders in the first two weeks. Unfortunately, that attitude changed rapidly after the opening kickoff. Excitement and enthusiasm changed into…

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LOTL Sports Take – 9/05/18 – Here We Go Brownies (For Real!)

It’s September. The leaves are changing colors as summer transitions into fall, pumpkin everything is sold in stores and coffee shops, and with all of that change comes football season. Football season in Cleveland is usually always filled with hope in September and despair in December. This year, however, despair is a word that many Browns fans feel confident they can rid from their vocabulary. There is a new hope, a new energy, and a…

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Hangout of the Week: The Feast of the Assumption (Little Italy)

It’s Cleveland, it’s the middle of August, and Labor Day is right around the corner. That means that it’s time for The Feast of the Assumption in Little Italy on Murray Hill. A CLE tradition unlike any other, the Feast, which has been going on for 120 years, shuts down an entire street for a four-day festival to celebrate the Assumption of the Virgin Mary into heaven. This is a Catholic tradition and is celebrated…

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LOTL Sports Take – 8/10/18 – Browns First Preseason Game

Well here we go, Cleveland — it’s finally time to start playing games against other teams. In the grand scheme of things, the outcome doesn’t matter, but there were so many story lines and tidbits that came out of last night’s game. Let’s start with the quarterbacks. How refreshing is it to see the Browns have an actual, competent quarterback play? And I’m not even talking about the no. 1 pick Baker Mayfield — I’m…

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Picture of the Week: Blossom Music Center

There’s something exciting about getting thousands of people together on the side of a hill for one single purpose: to enjoy great music with great friends. As I looked out around the grounds of Blossom Music Center last night (8/2/18) for the Zac Brown Band concert, I was moved by how many strangers I saw embracing, laughing and sharing food and drinks like you’d never see in normal life. We saw this behavior at our tailgate,…

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LOTL Sports Take – 7/30/18

Welcome to the LOTL Sports Take!  Along with our weekly recorded episodes, this will be a chance for me to write down some views, thoughts and opinions on CLE’s three major professional sports teams.  Let’s begin! Cleveland Browns: Training Camp is now in full swing, and we are seeing some interesting developments from camp, including RV’s, adopted dogs, Brownie the Elf back as a visible logo, and cameras everywhere as HBO films the latest season…

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