Time to Break Tradition

Over the past 10 years there has been a tradition of losing for the Cleveland Browns.  Year after year the Cleveland Browns have disappointed their fans and opened up the season with a loss on their home field.  Well this year was different, the 2014-2015 season was the time to break tradition!

The Cleveland Browns had a great off-season bringing in a whole new regime to run this team.  Now the team is under the leadership of General Manager Ray Farmer and Head Coach Mike Pettine.  They also made some great acquisitions in free agency signing two hard hitters to the defensive side of the ball, linebacker Karlos Dansby and the hometown guy, safety Donte Whitner!

But the NFL Draft is what the entire sports world was hyped about.  The Cleveland Browns took a chance and drafted the “Media God” Johnny Manziel.  During training camp the Hoyer vs. Manziel quarterback battle was the focal point of every sports show.  But in the end, the hometown guy Brian Hoyer won the starting job and felt ready to prove to everyone that he was the right guy for the job.

Coming into week two the Browns were definitely the underdogs to the New Orleans Saints.  But the Browns are known to fight until the last drive and that’s what they did!

During the first half the Browns defense was very aggressive, they pressured the quarterback every down and they forced the Saints to go three and out on numerous drives.  Brian Hoyer was pretty consistent in the passing game and our pair of rookie running backs put on a show for this Cleveland fan base.  The Browns led the Saints going into halftime 16-10.

But during the second half the Saints made sure they fired back scoring two touchdowns to the Browns one touchdown during the second half, which gave the Saints the lead 24-23 with only a few minutes left in the fourth quarter.

Being down with two minutes left in the fourth quarter is every young quarterbacks dream!  To be able to produce on the final drive and put your team in the position to win is one of the best ways to prove yourself as a quarterback.

Hoyer came through in the clutch to move his team down the field and with only a few seconds left on the clock he put the Browns in excellent field position to kick a game winning field goal!

With a game winning field goal coming off the foot of kicker Billy Cundiff, the Browns ten year home opener losing drought was over!

 

 

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Donate to the Friends of Cleveland Kennel

By: Catrina Leone

Sponsor Chief Ed Jamison by donating to the Akron Marathon

Running for a cause! It is always great to see members of our Community get involved to help make a difference! City of Cleveland Chief Animal Care & Control Officer, Ed Jamison, will be running the Akron Marathon, Saturday, September 27th, with high hopes of raising money for the Friends of Cleveland Kennel. Here’s how you can get involved:

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Weekly-News-Wrap-Up

By: *Catrina Leone*

For those who have seen our Weekly-News-Wrap-Up here at TV20, you know it is where you get the whole story, including every detail. We got you covered with every story hitting close to home. Here is a few of those that made headlines this week!

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10th Annual Senior Walk/Flu + You

By: *Catrina Leone*

Walking for a cause! It is always great to see people in our community coming together under the same united front. Many seniors came out to Cleveland’s Public Auditorium to get moving, get motivated, and to get educated! There were also free health screenings available. Moondog and Sir CC from the Cleveland Cavaliers joined Mayor Frank Jackson, along with other local officials to kick-off this 10th Annual Event. There was also a moment of silence for the victim’s of the 9/11 tragedy, as well as their families.

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132nd Police Graduation Ceremony

By: Catrina Leone*

There are many men and women who go above and beyond the call of duty in our area, who deserve to be recognized. They work around the clock to make sure our great City is kept safe at all times. The life of a police officer can be a dangerous one, but I’d say the pros outweigh the cons. 34 men and 1 woman joined the ranks of the Cleveland Division of Police, when the department graduated its 132nd Academy class.

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Freezin’ For A Reason For ALS

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By: Catrina Leone

Have you accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge?! It is a cause that has caused a social media storm and has swept the nation. Many people from celebrities, athletes, politicians, etc have taken on the ice cold water, all for a greater cause. We here at TV20, also took part, along with Cleveland Police, Fire, EMS, local officials, and other fellow City of Cleveland employee’s.  In addition to taking the challenge, people are also encouraged to donate to the ALS Foundation. TV20 did that as well! In addition, we raised 500 dollars!

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Homecoming for the King?

 

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Anthony Corsi, Intern

 

After the Miami Heat fell to the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals, LeBron James realized that he has a lot of thinking to do in regards to his future. The real question that all Cleveland fans want answered is, will there be a homecoming for the King? James has until June 30, 2014 to opt out of his current contract with the Heat. Depending on his decision, whether it be to stay in Miami or sign a contract with another team, the NBA will be affected.

"Home sweet home, the countdown is real"
“Home sweet home, the countdown is real”

However, Cleveland fans are getting a jolt of confidence due to the social media. An Instagram post from Lebron’s wife, Savannah, captioned “Home Sweet Home, the countdown is real” sounds like the James family is set on coming back to the Land.

Rumor also has it that Lebron’s children are already enrolled in Akron schools. If these rumors are true, there is a good possibility that the King might want to reclaim his throne. However, James being the exceptional player that he is, has the ability to sign with any team that he would like to. In the meantime, the Cavaliers should focus on their first round pick along with building their team with a plethora of young, talented players rather then rely on the decision by James. A homecoming for the King would be a splendid feature for the City of Cleveland, but only time will tell.

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Let Johnny Play!

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By: Anthony Corsi, Intern

It seems a though Browns quarterback, Johnny Manziel, has been all the talk within the past month. It’s funny because the talk has not been focused on his career as the Brown’s potential starting quarterback, but rather about his extracurricular activities. Yes he was court-side at the 2nd NBA Finals game sporting a Cavs snapback, yes he was in LA the weekend prior partying with Drake, but no, he has not gotten in any trouble that jeopardizes his career as a professional football player. Manziel seems to be getting his work done when it needs to be done, moving from 3rd string quarterback to 2nd string while also taking some snaps with the first team offense during 11 on 11’s.

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