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5 Things


As Cleveland residents watch various championships play out in front of them with no real vested interest as usual, it is a good time to point out a few things.

 1)      I have officially “thrown my hat into the ring” for the Cleveland Browns head coaching position.  While I will admit I am a bit of a dark horse candidate, I do have some fresh ideas to bring to the marketing side of the team.  For the football side, I really have no idea.  Weeden is going to be QB, and I can’t coach the Browns out of that.  Sorry.  You can read my initial letter to Joe Banner that I mailed today here:

2)      Everyone is all up in arms about RGIII being out on the field injured on Sunday.  Shanahan put him in harm’s way.  Griffin was hurting the team by being out there.  Heck, even Mike and Mike sounded a little worked up, though they did play both sides of the fence as usual.  Before we all lose our minds, wasn’t it two years ago when Cutler got hurt in a Bears playoff game, left the field and was then called a pussy for an entire off season?   Unless a guy is so injured he loses a leg and is dragged screaming from the field leaving a blood soaked trail, an NFL QB cannot win.

3)      Is there any other sport where the championship game happens over a month after the last time the participants played?  NCAA Football is great for standing around a getting drunk on a picturesque campus.  It’s not so good at actually crowning a real champ.  If you take a month off of anything, are you better the next time you do it?  I know I just went for a run after taking most of the holidays off, and I needed a defibrillator after collapsing in a heap on the treadmill.  Why not just have this championship game the second week of December already?  All the other Bowl Games are nothing but pre-season masquerading as post season, so schedule them whenever.  Crown the champion when they are both playing at their best.  I was in New Orleans during the Sugar Bowl this year.  When I saw most of the Florida varsity staggering around Bourbon Street in New Orleans drinking out of 70oz souvenir daiquiri cups, I knew they didn’t care.  Why should I?

4)      The Indians are actually sort of interesting.  While they have NO CHANCE at winning the Central, they have a good mix of banged up veterans, volatile personalities, and run scoring potential to at least be worth watching as they flame out in high scoring games.  Who doesn’t want to see Brett Myers yell at Paul Hoynes by July?  When do pitchers and catcher report again?

5)      The Cavs will never be good again in our lifetime.  Kyrie Irving seems like a really nice young man though.  Maybe he will get a Burger King sponsorship when he signs with the Knicks or Lakers in a few years.

-Greg Miller

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