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Everything posted by stevegrab

  1. Yep plenty to do and see in CLE, outsiders continue to diss the place many who have spent little time here recently. My company has an annual conference for the users of our software and have done it downtown Cleveland for the past few years. We will continue that and many of our users from all over the US (including executives who go to nice places) say we are doing great things. We regularly hit various eateries near downtown from the warehouse district to East 4th. Last year we took a group of about 12 to Cleveland Chop, asked for a table, and were led to a nice private room behind the bar (after being asked if we minded sitting "near the bar") where we had excellent service and great food. (All on company expense reports.) East 4th has many great places, some of our people went to Lola's and enjoyed it, we have held large group outings at the Corner Alley. Other places there I've been to were all very good including Butcher & Brewer and Zocalo Tequileria. Shame the Tilted Kilt closed, I would go back there again Weather is going to be the key, and where they hold it. Local officials involved say the NFL really wants the lake as a backdrop, which means a few limited options right along the lake. That could be very cold if it is clear and sunny, let alone if we get a blast of winter. One person even mentioned Burke Lakefront Airport which has been used for Indy Car races and air shows in the past. One place I haven't been to yet that I'm going to check out is Bar 32 at the top of the Hilton Downtown, bar with patio looking out on the lake. Well that and Hofbrau Haus for some schnitzel.
  2. news items with no content behind them

    Well it was fixed, maybe that short term and each new batch of rookie players that get posted have the same issue until they get fixed Not a big deal to me, but as somebody working in IT if I think something is fixed and it is not I usually want to know. Today it is happening with at least a couple Strong start for N'Keal Harry D.K. Metcalf signs rookie contract
  3. This seems to be happening a lot more lately, maybe its an off season thing. I see info in the PLAYER NEWS area on the main page, then I click that particular entry to find out the details and there is no news item about them. Today's first entry is for John Ross he has info, the next 4 entries mention Darren Henderson, Noah Fant, Kirk Cousins and Noah Font again, only Cousins has content. Darwin Thompson and other entries (Daniel Jones, Deebo Samuel, Drew Lock) are all missing. Why post a teaser if there is no supporting info? Just seems really sloppy to me.
  4. Right you didn't attend the draft, you were just present nearby while it occurred. Was there even a seating area for fans to watch near the stage? (If so I suspect a premium price) Was it free to attend otherwise? (How else do you handle a crowd of 100K or more in the streets.) I live/work about 30 min from CLE, watching the draft doesn't interest me to begin with (last year was first time in ages I went to a bar to watch with friends, since Browns had 2 top 5 picks). As I get older I have little interest standing in an area packed with people with food/drink/bathrooms a long walk away. The Football HOF is already talking about having some tie ins and trying to encourage fans in town in NE Ohio to stop by (about an our from downtown CLE) for a visit.
  5. Reuben Foster claimed by Washington

    We used to think the same about Haslam, turns out he just needed to hire a competent GM and get out of the way.
  6. Leveon Bell Trade?

    The Bell saga continues, of course it could just be all BS rumors. None of these guys are above spreading something they believe, because they believe their source. Far from the first rumor that may be all smoke. Judging Bell's value this year will be very tough.
  7. Patrick Peterson Suspended

    Interesting was wondering if this was a first offense and thought they were usually 4 games at most. Must have been a super-PED
  8. Jets fire GM Mike Maccagnan

    Its a shame the Jets cannot be on Hard Knocks this year
  9. Seahawks release Doug Baldwin & Kam Chancellor

    There are an increasing number of good to great QBs in the league, they are not all going to get into the HOF. Of those guys currently playing, Brady, Brees, Rodgers are locks. Ben is pretty likely, and Eli may get in as well despite what some think. I am not saying there is no chance that Wilson makes it, but it is still rather early in his career to crown him as a HOF player. Honestly short of guys that are first ballot HOF I'd prefer that people don't label people as HOF players. People were doing that with Browns LT Joe Thomas and it sounded silly considering the complete lack of success the team had during his time. I appreciate what he did, but wasn't sure if it was local media/fan talk or for real. After he retired I heard some talk by others that it was pretty likely, but still waiting to see before I crown him. (Some in the local media have referred to him as "future HOFer Joe Thomas" for several years now.) Phillip Rivers is a really good QB, posts some incredible stats, but lack of a SB win, or other huge moment on a big stage he is left on the "no way" pile by most.
  10. Seahawks release Doug Baldwin & Kam Chancellor

    Thanks for recapping his career, forgive me if I don't believe that guarantees him a spot in the HOF.
  11. Seahawks release Doug Baldwin & Kam Chancellor

    I'm still trying to figure out when Russell Wilson got into the HOF. Seems more and more players with less than half a career played are being called HOFer by fans and media.
  12. Inman to the Pats

    Fixed that for you I'm trying to figure out if forever... was telling us he and his buddy were drinking while driving...
  13. Inman to the Pats

    Don't you know average joes signed by the Pats are a shoe in for 100 rec, 1500yds, 12TDs
  14. JAX LB Telvin Smith to sit out 2019 season

    Isn't that how you inform your boss when you decide to take time off?
  15. JAX LB Telvin Smith to sit out 2019 season

    Wow sounds like that announcement blind-sided the Jags management. Whatever his issues if he could post it to Instagram he could have informed them a bit before that. “We will not have a comment about Telvin Smith’s statement at this time," the Jaguars said in a statement. "We need to have a conversation with Telvin to understand the situation and the circumstances. If there is a way we can support him we need to understand that.”
  16. Marshawn Lynch set to retire again.

    I'm trying to figure out where in that tweet (with the pictures of cleats dangling from a line) did he say he'd return if the Raiders wanted him. (If the Raiders did want him to return they could have talked to him and given him a contract extension, or made some kind of offer). Has he even officially retired? As in made a statement saying that, or actually filing retirement papers with the NFL?
  17. Marshawn Lynch set to retire again.

    According to Huddle News Retired RB Marshawn Lynch is willing to play for the Oakland Raiders if they want to sign him, according to a source. Oh boy, apparently he didn't to compete with Crowell for playing time, but is OK with competing with Doug Martin (or didn't know he signed before announcing his possible unretirement)
  18. Marshawn Lynch set to retire again.

    Makes sense he had the bulk of the carries last year, 172 out of 387 (Lynch=90[6 games], Richard=55, Washington=30[10gms]) and started 9 of the 10 games Lynch missed.
  19. Marshawn Lynch set to retire again.

    And now Crowell has torn his ACL and will miss the 2019 season. So what are the Raiders plans. I see 4RB on the roster, Richard and Washington are both in their 4th year and each have about 200 career carries. There is also 2nd year Chris Warren III, who sat out his rookie year with an injury. And Josh Jacobs the rookie from Alabama. Are they going to be looking to add somebody now, maybe even trade for another guy similar to Crowell? Or just roll with these young guys.
  20. Tyreek Hill again...

    Exactly, it is beyond splitting hairs to say "he didn't commit the act he only hired somebody to do it" There is no act of killing without his actions. OJ is also a murderer according to most people.
  21. Doug Baldwin's career in jeopardy?

    He might have been (he is a Hawks fan right), I was just pointing out a recent example. And US Congress is not exactly small potatoes.
  22. First Round of the 2019 NFL draft

    Could he be a jet sweep specialist? That might have some value in the Ravens run oriented (QB who cannot pass) offense
  23. 2019 NFL Draft Thread

    If I had watched would have to be ESPN or ABC since NFL Network was dropped from U-Verse a few days before the draft. However during the draft U-Verse put ESPN on the NFLN channel (1630) and after the draft was over NBA TV was on that channel. Not sure what chance there is that NFLN and RedZone come back to U-Verse. PS Watching the draft never appealed to me much, in part because I don't watch much college football so don't know the players. Also just not something I find entertaining. I did do it last year, with the Browns having 2 top 5 picks and a co-worker inviting a bunch of us to join his usual group that gets together.
  24. Doug Baldwin's career in jeopardy?

    Anthony Gonzalez former Buckeye & Colt player is US Congressman representing Ohio (District 16 suburbs of Cleveland/Akron)