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LOTL Sports Take: How About Them Browns?

The 2019 Cleveland Browns’ season was pretty much an unmitigated failure in every sense.  Following a 7-8-1 season and following several key off-season acquisitions, the Browns were seen by most as a team brimming with talent and ready to take a huge step forward.  Most odds makers in Las Vegas placed them as third favorites in the AFC behind the Patriots and Chiefs. The team started off ok, winning 2 of the first 4 games…

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Stephen’s Marathon Journey, Part 4: The Race & the Aftermath

Note: This is the final part of a four-part series on running a marathon by frequent guest and friend of the show, Stephen Stephano. In this series he will detail his real-life experiences in running ten marathons, and he will give a four-step process on how to run one yourself. Marathon 2019 Part 4 – Race Day and the Aftermath Welcome everybody, this is the final tell all of my series on the 2019 marathon. …

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Stephen’s Marathon Journey, Part 3: The Taper

Note: This is part 2 of a four-part series on running a marathon by frequent guest and friend of the show, Stephen Stephano. In this series he will detail his real-life experiences in running ten marathons, and he will give a four-step process on how to run one yourself. Hello again everybody.  For those of you who are just joining us, this is part 3 of my 4-part series documenting my training to run the…

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Stephen’s Marathon Journey, Part 2: The Peak

Note: This is part 2 of a four-part series on running a marathon by frequent guest and friend of the show, Stephen Stephano. In this series he will detail his real-life experiences in running ten marathons, and he will give a four-step process on how to run one yourself. Last week I detailed my activities during the summer period, which included some running and lots of cross training like cycling, swimming, soccer, and basketball.  If…

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Stephen’s Marathon Journey, Part 1: The Buildup

Note: This is part 1 of a four-part series on running a marathon by frequent guest and friend of the show, Stephen Stephano. In this series he will detail his real-life experiences in running ten marathons, and he will give a four-step process on how to run one yourself. For those of you who have read some of my previous articles for LOTL, we meet again.  For those who haven’t, my name is Stephen Stephano.…

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LOTL Sports Take: The Final Stretch for the Tribe

It has been a highly interesting season for the Cleveland Indians.  Despite injuries, illnesses, and the rise of a fierce divisional rival, the Indians have persevered and at times thrived.  It wasn’t always easy. The Indians were just 29-30 on June 3rd and were sitting 11 games out of first place in the AL Central as Minnesota had a white hot first two months.  But the Indians were arguably the best team in baseball over…

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LOTL Sports Take: NFL Season Preview

It’s what some would say is the best time of the year, unless you’re a youngster dealing with the start of school. September is all about the ushering in of changel; it’s the end of vacations, and the start of getting back into a routine.  The days might still be hot, but the evenings are unmistakably cooler, and the constant summer humidity has become much more manageable. And the best part of all — for…

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LOTL Sports Take: Indian’s Mid-Season Report

The 2019 Cleveland Indians season has reached its midpoint, and with the city just having hosted a very successful and exciting All Star Game, now is a great time to look at where the team stands.   The season started rather grimly, with the Indians either trading or letting a number of key players leave in the offseason.  Bullpen pitchers Andrew Miller and Cody Allen departed, while crucial offensive players like Michael Brantley were also not…

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LOTL Sports Take: Ohio Conference Championship Preview

It’s March, and that can only mean one thing! (well, aside from the supposed start of spring that usually leaves us disappointed by late spring snows and bitter cold wind whipping off Lake Erie’s chilly waters). That’s right…it’s time for March Madness! But before the NCAA tournament tips off next week, its conference championship week, a week of teams across the nation battling for automatic spots in the Big Dance. In this week, the focus…

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LOTL Sports Take – The Indians Season Predictions

Hello again.  In my last article, we looked at both the history and the current state of Cleveland’s big 3 sports teams.  It is clear that the Cavaliers have fallen hard following Lebron James’s departure to Los Angeles and are in a state of total rebuild.  And while the Cavaliers are at their lowest point in years, the Browns are in the ascendancy. Their fortunes are now higher than they’ve been in years due to…

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