Lunchtime Links: Johnny Cleveland edition

It’s not every day that the most notorious college football player in the nation comes to Ohio and, as expected, the internet went bonkers when Johnny Football was drafted by the Cleveland Browns.

That’s far from the only story in Ohio sports today, so let’s take a look at some links around the web.

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Justin Gilbert was the Browns first pick, but Johnny Football is all the media wants to talk about.

Pro Football Talk: Jerry Jones swears he wasn’t looking at Manziel, really

FOX Sports: How Manziel owned the draft

Plain Dealer: Browns football just became exciting – Bud Shaw

Forbes: Despite Lower-Than-Expected draft selection, Johnny Manziel will be a marketing star

FOX Sports Ohio: For loyal Browns fans, Manziel represents hope

FOX Sports Ohio: Twitter reacts to the Cleveland Browns drafting Johnny Manziel


Cincinnati had a day off, but that didn’t stop folks from biting their fingernails about the team’s start.

Enquirer: Lack of runs Reds most alarming issue

Enquirer: Reds killers: Colorado Rockies


A great afternoon of baseball and a sweep of the Twins give Indians fans hope that better things are on the way.

FOX Sports Ohio: Cabrera, Brantley lead Indians past Twins, 9-4

It’s Pronounced Lajaway: The power of Three

FOX Sports Ohio: Scorer’s ruling keeps Cabrera from cycle


While Browns fans danced in the streets after the addition of Johnny Manziel, the Bengals had reason to celebrate as well, as Darqueze Dennard fell into their laps. Bengals had Dennard in their top ten

FOX Sports: Dennard a no-brainer for Bengals Dennard ready to be "a sponge" with Bengals


The passing of former GM Harry Weltman weighed heavy and Kyrie supported a good cause.

Plain Dealer: Remembers the Cavaliers Harry Weltman

Cavs: The Blog: Blue Pride


The Jackets signed a new goalie and had some players go under the knife.

FOX Sports Ohio: Blue Jackets sign goaltender Oscar Dansk

Columbus Dispatch: Surgery for Dubinsky, MacKenzie


Some old friends found new jobs.

FOX Sports Ohio: Tressel named university president

Eleven Warriors: B1G, Buckeyes fare well in Draft’s first round

Columbus Dispatch: Shazier goes to Steelers; Broncos select Roby