Lunchtime Links: Dropped jaws edition
MAY 21, 2014 11:38a ET
Here are today's links from paths less travelled and some more so.
I don't believe it. I still don't believe it. The Cavaliers and their 1.7% shot at the draft's number one pick came through last night. And jaws dropped around the league. So, now what? Sam Amico takes his first guess, with the first mock draft of the season.
Cavs: The Blog: Cleveland Shockers: Cavs Nail No. 1 Pick. Shock is the appropriate word.
GameDayr: Wiggins Or Parker: Twitter Reactions Decide Clevelandâs No. 1 Pick. Some instant twitter reaction as the Cavs win the top pick.
That NBA Lottery Pick: Bill Simmons reacts to the Cavaliers getting the top pick. Doesn't seem happy.
RealGM: Cavs Don't See Clear-Cut No. 1 Pick, Want To Get Radically Better. With some quotes from David Griffin.
Yahoo! Sports: Mallory Edens becomes an instant celebrity. Proving that all the swooning in the world doesn't deliver the top pick in the draft.
GameDayr: Manziel calls for Andrew Wiggins with the Cavs #1 Pick. Proving that Johnny Football is part of EVERY story.
Hope springs eternal as the Indians take their second in a row from the Tigers and Trevor Bauer continues to look more and more like a major league pitcher. Meanwhile, Jason Kipnis starts playing again, so the news is all good today.
Indians Baseball Insider: Bauer tosses a gem, leads Indians past Detroit, 6-2. Some fresh perspective on last night's game.
ABJ: Kipnis to start rehab assignment in Columbus. It's about time the calvary arrived.
NewsNet5: VIDEO: Kluber unfazed by sunflower seed shower. And if that doesn't faze you, nothing will.
Enquirer: Ryan Ludwick dealing with "discomfort" in quad. Because the Reds need more injuries.
Dayton Daily News: Price doesn't duck the tough ones. More Hal, straight from the Man Cave.
Red Reporter: Farmers Only: Knockwursts, Casseroles, and Hero Cats. That cat. That incredible cat.
As has been documented here before, the Browns can't help but get into the news on a daily basis while Berea's in operation. And it will be in operation this Summer, but maybe not forever as different training camp options are considered. Bill Kuharich signs up for a long-term stint as well, and the team signs a new player and looks forward to the contributions of a new draftee. Meanwhile, Miles Austin does the classy thing and asks Bernie for permission to wear #19.
Pro Football Zone: Schefter says expectation is Gordon will be suspended for a year. Hopefully, he's wrong.
Dawg Pound Nation: Josh Gordon only facing six-game suspension?. Hope springs eternal.
Pro Football Talk: Browns hire former Redskins personnel man Morocco Brown. As the front office continues to solidify.
Union Blue: Second annual tUB awards: Bill Masterson Memorial Trophy. The post-season awards continue.
BS Hockey: On prospect development - Learning from the Red Wings. The site's name belies the insight. Good stuff.
Official Site: Hobson's Choice: sleepers and stars. Some analysis based on reader questions.
FOX Sports: Analyzing potential Offensive Rookie of the Year candidates. Bengals' Jeremy Hill and Browns' Johnny Manziel get mentions.