Topic: Cleveland

January 2, 2014

Every year, the first Monday after the last Sunday of the NFL regular season leads to a mass sacking of coaches. This year was no different, mostly because the NFL has a difficult time imagining how or why it should be.

October 3, 2013

Sad parking lots, the joys of Russell Wilson running around terrified, and a children's book called J.J. Watt The Patriotic Violence Mountain. Also some predictions for the NFL's Week 5 slate of games.

December 7, 2012

Watching Dion Waiters play is not exactly like watching a re-run of "The A-Team." For one thing, there's notably less George Peppard. But in all the ways that watching "The A-Team" is both awesome and excruciating, watching Dion Waiters is actually a lot like watching "The A-Team."

October 9, 2012

"Our Greatest Year," the official hybrid comic-play about Cleveland sports and what they do to people, is having a one-night New York City revival on Thursday, and we have a new video from the show. All of the aforementioned are eminently worth your attention.

September 7, 2012

For most NFL fans, the start of the season is a good and exciting thing. But for fans of lousy teams, who know the misery that awaits by heart and know themselves well enough to know that they won't be able to avoid it, Sunday's kickoff will just be the end of the happiest time of the year: the offseason.

June 14, 2012

Cleveland, like every other city, has a series of stories that it likes to tell about itself when it comes to sports, and everything else. Harvey Pekar's Cleveland, the posthumous comic novel by the city's sainted sourpuss bard, tells a story that both explodes and enhances the familiar Cleveland mythos.

April 18, 2012

The first in an occasional series of cocktails inspired by sports-related things touches upon the mixed-up/fully swizzled case of the pitcher once known as Fausto Carmona, but adds scotch.

March 27, 2012

In which our heroes do their best to work off the emotional and physical hangover of a whirlwind Cleveland premiere for their Cleveland sports tragicomedy, "Our Greatest Year." Also: making people care, turning strangers into non-strangers, and the quest for oreos.

March 24, 2012

In which our heroes see their Cleveland sports tragicomedy, "Our Greatest Year," through opening night in Cleveland. It's more exciting than "opening night in Cleveland" suggests—thanks in large part to audiences that have learned well to laugh at their own pain.

March 21, 2012

"Our Greatest Year," a play about Cleveland sports and the misery they bring, enjoyed a well-received 2011 debut in New York City. Now, the collaboration between playwright Robert Attenweiler and artist/animator/writer Scott Henkle, is coming home to Cleveland. The first in a series of production diary entries.