No One Notices The Spurs Because No One Notices San Antonio

Here's a working barstool-grade theory as to why, during its dynastic run to four (perhaps soon five) titles since 1999, America still embraces the San Antonio Spurs with a yawn and a why are you still here? squint. This phenomenon has flustered if not baffled sports cognoscenti for years. But they play pure,… » 6/08/13 4:11pm 6/08/13 4:11pm

Map: Which Parts Of The Country Were Calling Ray Lewis A Murderer…

The map above shows the concentration of geolocated tweets sent during the Super Bowl that contained both the words "Lewis" and "murder." We were looking for references to Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, who in 2000 was charged with murder in the stabbing deaths of two men after an Atlanta Super Bowl party (he… » 2/07/13 10:30am 2/07/13 10:30am

It Sucks To Be Brandon Weeden, Vol. 5: The Browns Are Already Publicly…

First, he was trapped under a flag before ever playing a down in the NFL. Then, he was listed as 129 years of age on the Browns game program, which only served to draw attention to how old Brandon Weeden really is—29, way old for a rookie. Then, Rivals.com couldn't compile his high school stats because, well, he was… » 11/10/12 2:35pm 11/10/12 2:35pm

Birth Of A Rumor: How The "LeBron James's Love Child" Story Went Viral

It's official: the annual damaging and unfounded rumor about LeBron James's personal life has become an offseason tradition. Two years ago, it was Cleveland teammate Delonte West having sex with LeBron's mother Gloria. Last year, it was Rashard Lewis having sex with LeBron's girlfriend, Savannah Brinson, a rumor … » 7/10/12 1:20pm 7/10/12 1:20pm

Chris Perez Can't Stop Saying True Things About Cleveland Fans

Didn't we do this, like, a month ago? "Guys don't want to come over here and people wonder why," and "Nobody wants to play in front of 5,000 fans," and so forth. The Indians closer actually got a standing O the next time he entered the game, and Cleveland is just a measly half-game out of first, so we thought all was… » 6/26/12 6:10pm 6/26/12 6:10pm

Dear Abby: Cleveland Sports Have Created An 8-Year-Old Psychopath

Yesterday's "Dear Abby" column featured "Good dad in Cleveland," who's seeking advice on what to do with his eight-year-old son, understandably driven to animal abuse by the frustrations of being a Cleveland sports fan. Little Junior loves sports, you see, but "he has trouble accepting a loss. He'll take out his… » 4/30/12 9:45am 4/30/12 9:45am

Not One, But Two Cleveland Outlets Speak To Former Steakhouse Waitress…

Writers for Cleveland Frowns and Cleveland Scene got together at a bar for some super-secret Cleveland business, and met a waitress who says she used to serve LeBron James at the XO steakhouse. I think she might be the primary source for most of Woj's scoops, too. [Cleveland Frowns, Cleveland Scene] » 2/21/12 4:35pm 2/21/12 4:35pm