Monday, November 30, 2009

Sunday, November 29, 2009

A.L. Casoni presents.... Stuck at Uno

Before I get in to the Browns/Bengals game a bit, there are 3 things I would like to address. First, every time I see Hines Ward smiling after a catch, block, penalty, what have you, I want to just punch him directly in his mouth. Secondly, there is absolutely, positively, no chance a college football team can beat an NFL team. 0% chance. Florida, Alabama, and Texas would all lose to the Browns by a minimum of 28 points. Lastly, if you haven't yet seen "The Blind Side", go see it. Its an outstanding movie about football, survival and many other things. Ok, now that's out of the way, take a look at these nunbers. 358, 155, 340, 141, 277, 358, 206, 329, 344, 304 and 348. If you haven't yet figured it out yet, these are the numbers the Lions have given up through the air this year, which is good for dead last in the league. Those of you who thought the Browns had "turned the corner" last week against the Lions offensively, please consult a therapist. The Lions secondary is awful. Brady proved again today why the Browns are the worst team offensively in the league, by ripping off 7 points today. The passing game was bad, the running game was worse. Jamal, I know you are retiring, but can you leave now by chance? You had a good career, but its over pal, sorry. The defense again today was decent. Cedric Benson or not, they were decent. The play calling/decisons made by the Browns is terrible. How do you go for it on 4th and 4 from the 50 yard line, and then punt on 4th and 3 from the Bengals 40 yard line? Does that make sense to you? If it does, refer back to what I said about those who thought the Browns had turned the corner.


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

LeBron James wins Player of the Week

As the Cavaliers prepare to resume play tomorrow night, the King took in some more hardware. LeBron James won his 21st Player of the Week Award Yesterday. Go to StepienRules for the week that was from LeBron James, including stats and highlight videos from each game.

LeBron James: Week in Review

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Cavs fall to Wizards - 108-91

On the second night of a back-back, with Shaq and Andy inactive, the Cavaliers fell to the Wizards 108-91 to push their record to 8-4 on the young season.

Before you panic, a word of caution from our favorite Cavaliers Blog...Stepien Rules:

For a complete recap of the game, click here:

Alright Just Relax...Cavs fall to Wiz

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

A.L. Casoni presents "Come on Man"

If you are a regular viewer of Monday Night Football, you are familiar with the segment about 20 minutes before kickoff called, "Come On Man." If you aren't, it's just a little segment where each of the broadcasters pick a play from Sunday that was awful, embarrassing, pathetic, what have you. The problem this week was that the segment aired just about 3 hours too early. I was stupid enough to watch the game in its entirety last night, but you know what, I'm glad I did. Because I stayed up until roughly 11:30, I got to witness two of the worst throws an NFL "first round draft choice quaterback" can make. I mean, seriously Brady? Those two deep throws were so far off that you overthrew some guys on the sidelines. The benches are what, 8-10 yards back from the sideline? Dude, you threw the rock over the bench on one of those throws. I really don't want to get in to how bad the offense was last night, but I have to make one comment that is just killing me. The offense is so bad right now that they are throwing bubble screens to Mike Furrey. That's correct, Mike Furrey. He's 32 years old, he was born in 1977, and he's a Pisces. This is also the same dude that was released by the Detroit Lions. He was the leading receiver last night with 6 catches for 30 yards. Want my lock of the weekend early? The over/under of the Browns and Lions game this weekend is 38.5. If you own a home, don't be afraid to bet it. These guys will need 8 quarters to score 39 points, and that's pushing it. Our beloved Brownies have scored like 4 offensive touchdowns in 15 games. How do the guys in Vegas put up a 38.5 point line? The defense played pretty well last night, I have to admit that. Keep in mind they are minus the 2nd or 3rd best player on that defense in D'qwell Jackson who is out for the season. Shaun Rogers is an absolute beast. I think he'll come put blazing on Sunday against his old team Detroit. Wish I could say the same about Ferocious Furrey.


Monday, November 16, 2009

Did LBJ's silence on free agency speculation settle Mo down?

Since LeBron has made it clear that he will no longer answer free agency questions, Mo Williams numbers have sky-rocketed. Could LeBron have been refering to Mo when he said he wanted to no longer be a distraction?

Go to Stepien Rules for details:

LeBron's silence just what Mo needed to hear

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Recapping Cavaliers 107-103 Win over the Jazz

Go to StepienRules for a recap and reaction to the Cavaliers 107-103 win over the Utah Jazz last night.

Included features:

JJ Hickson, welcome to LeBron's circle of trust...

On Coach Mike Brown and his rotation...

Redemption for Mo Williams...

Cavaliers move to 7-3 with the win.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Cavaliers vs. Magic - Live Game Blog Tonight

The Cavaliers tip off at Orlando tonight in a rematch of the Eastern Conference Finals.

Go to Stepien Rules to join the live game blog

Live Game Blog - Cavs at Magic

Allen Iverson to the Cavaliers

Could Allen Iverson be coming to the Cavaliers?

Go to StepienRules for details on the Answer and the Cavs...

Allen Iverson to Cavs is a ______ idea

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Interview with Cavs Fans Rap Group

The Rap Group that most recently brought you the song A Ring for the King - set to the tune of Bone Thugs N Harmony's Ghetto Cowboy - and last season put out their breakthru hit Notorious Cavs - sampling Biggie Smalls and Bone - recently sat down with Stepien Rules for an interview.

Its worth the read...the link is as follows:

Interview with Group that brough you A Ring for the King

Monday, November 9, 2009

Marc Stein: LeBron to Dallas

Marc Stein decided to write that its possible LeBron could play for the Dallas Mavericks next season.

Go to Stepien Rules for the complete excerpt from Stein, and a reaction:

No Way Marc Stein Can Even Believe Himself

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Cavs vs. Bulls Live Blog - Join In

Glenn Moore is bloggin live from Press Row at the Cavs game...go to Stepien Rules to join in now.

Live Blog - Cavs vs. Bulls - Join In

Cavs - Bulls: Pregame Interviews

The Bulls are in town tonight to tip off against the Cavaliers.

Go to StepienRules for video and audio of pregame interviews.

Video: Anthony Parker on Growing up a Bulls Fan, Comparing LBJ and Jordan

Audio: Mike Brown on Delonte West off Bench, Starting 5, D-Rose, and More

Audio: Vinny Del Negro on Tonight's Match-up with the Cavaliers

More Audio from Anthony Parker

Audio / Video: Cavs-Bulls Pregame