Following a big game last night for The Ohio State University, a big win against Wisconsin in primetime. Now on Sunday comes 2 huge games in the NFL and MLB as well as preparation for the beginning of the NBA’s training camp.
The Browns face the in state rival Cincinnati Bengals at 1PM at home. The Browns have a chance to run their record to 2-2 overall and 1-1 in the division. The Bengals are the best team in the AFC North and was considered most likely to win the North when the season began. There are huge storylines for the team. Can Brian Hoyer solidify his grasp on the starting quarterback job for this year? Can the defense continue to shutdown the run? Will Willis McGahee shake off the rust and give the team some sort of running game? How will the Browns defense matchup with AJ Green and the two big tight ends? We will have our prediction and narrative up soon for the game. You can look back on our previews of the game here: Matchup of Lines Matchup of Playmakers Wild Cards
The Indians will at least play 1 more games following the completion of the 162 game season. They currently sit with a 1 game lead for the first Wild Card spot. The Indians will run out Ubaldo Jiminez for the final game of the season. Jiminez has been the team’s ace in the second half of the season and is given this big responsiblity for the team. The team still needs to figure out what it will do at the closer position but have won their last 9 games and are 20-6 this month. We will review the possible options prior to the 2PM game today but needless to say the Indians are playing a meaningful game on the last day of the season and will have at least 1 game afterwords.
The Cavaliers will open Training Camp this up coming Tuesday with the players meeting with the media on Monday. As camp starts the team still has many questions, but unlike years past there are positive options. Who will start at small forward? Free agent signee Earl Clark and holdover Alonzo Gee could battle for that honor. 1st round picks Anthony Bennett and Sergey Karasev could play some minutes there throughout the season. Who starts at the 4 and 5? Andrew Bynum, Tyler Zeller and Anderson Varejao have all started at center in the last few years. Tristan Thompson and Varejao have started at power forward, with Bennett and Clark also having the ability to play there as well. Bynum’s health will be a huge storyline until he plays in a couple games. Yet as seen in discussing who will start the Cavs actually have some depth this year. Jarrett Jack will back up Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters at the guard spots with CJ Miles and Karasev providing some more depth. Should be an exciting season to cover.