Team Names In America

Washington Redskins Helmet

I wrote a blog post about a year ago about team names. I was specifically talking about the Washington Redskins and my beloved Cleveland Indians. The issue has been a hot button topic for years and continues to be to this day. In fact, just two days ago a federal judge ordered the cancellation of Redskins’ trademark registrations. We live in an ever changing world. Gay marriage is now legal. The flag of the confederacy … Continue reading

The Redskins & Chief Wahoo – Offensive?

Caucasians

There’s big things going on in the sports landscape when it comes to team logos, copyright issues, etc.  On June 18th, 2014, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office revoked the trademark of the NFL’s Washington Redskins, after ruling in a case brought by five Native Americans who say the name disparages them. This decision has potentially has large ramifications, but it will NOT legally require the team to change its name.  Naturally, the Redskins will be … Continue reading

Progressive Field – Baseball & Beer

Progressive Field - Day Game Outfield

It’s been a while since I’ve put together a Beer Shots post though that’s certainly not because I haven’t been taking them.  As I was going through my pics to be added to the site, I realized that I’ve got multiple shots from some of my favorites places – The Annex & The Winking Lizard immediately spring to mind.  With that being said, I made the decision to move away from my normal “one image per … Continue reading

The Dish & AMC Battle

AMC Networks Logo

In case you haven’t heard, cable station AMC and cable provider DISH are in a bitter battle these days.  Naturally, there are two sides to any story.  Here’s the “real story” according to AMC from their site http://www.keepamcnetworks.com THE REAL REASON DISH IS DROPPING AMC NETWORKS… In a ruling filed on Thursday, April 26, 2012, the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court denied DISH’s application to further appeal a prior trial court decision … Continue reading

Caught In A Drunk Canadian’s Loop

Cleveland Indians Opening Day 2012

As I do just about every year, last week I attended Opening Day for my beloved Cleveland Indians.  I managed to take one picture as I walked into the stadium.  If you’d like to see more, check out my post from last year.  Our seats were essentially the same and with the exception of Pip, so were the people. Once again, the Tribe managed to lose the opener, but this year they did it in … Continue reading

Thomecoming At Progressive Field

Welcome Thome!

My all time favorite baseball player is Jim Thome.  When he left my beloved Cleveland Indians in 2002 it was a very sad day for me.  So when I heard the news the other night that the Indians had claimed him off waivers from the Twins you can imagine how I felt… I wasn’t sure if I was dreaming or not.  I was elated when I woke up the other morning and read the news … Continue reading

Baseball In The Summer

A Day Game From The Upper Deck

I’ve been a baseball fan for as long as I can remember.  There’s something special about going to the ballpark, seeing the green grass, grabbing a cold beer and watching the game. I haven’t been to too many games this year but those that I’ve been to have been glorious! Opening Day in Cleveland is nothing short of a city holiday.  For a city that’s been dragged through the mud for years it always brings … Continue reading

The Weekend That Was: Opening Day & WrestleMania 27

Pip & Chewie At The Indian's Home Opener

Once again this year, Pip made his yearly trek to the Cleveland area for a weekend of reliving memories and debauchery.  This year’s trip happened to coincide with Opening Day for the Indians so we headed down to the stadium to take in a game with my brother Marko and buddy Al.  Pip had never been to the stadium so it was super cool to have a “first timer” there though I can’t say the … Continue reading

A Foggy Day In Cleveland – A Quest For Opening Day

Fog In Cleveland

For the umpteenth year in a row, I’ve decided to go to Opening Day for my beloved Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field.  (Man… it still sounds weird.  It’ll always be Jacob’s Field in my mind).  I decided that I didn’t want to pay the ridiculous “convenience fees” by ordering my tickets online so I made my way downtown to the Progressive Field box office on a VERY foggy day in downtown Cleveland.  It was so … Continue reading

A Non-Sports Look At The LeBron Situation

Downtown Cleveland

LeBron James is going on ESPN tonight to tell the world where he’ll be playing next year.  I’m to the point now where I’m completely sick of the sports angle of the story and quite frankly I just want to get it done with.  However, there’s another angle to this story that folks in Cleveland aren’t really talking about, and honestly for the city of Cleveland it’s probably more important than bringing a championship here.  … Continue reading