Thursday on the radio version of News, Notes and Rumors

At 6:20 PM EDT Cory Ruff of joins me to discuss the draft, Ricky Rubio and his future or lack of that with the Minnesota TimberKitties and Lebron’s statements after the win over Boston last night. Cory always brings great information to the show.

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At 7:20 Eric Galko Dir. of Scouting at and the Bleacher Report joins me to discuss the undrafted free agents that he has rated highly and might fit the needs of the Browns in 2011. Eric’s knowledge of the lower ranked players brings us a great insight into how and if the Browns can improve beyond the draft.

Please join us and be part of the show by calling our Herbalife Hotline at 216-539-0607. The show begins at 6:00 right after the Moohead Radio show.

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Niblets for July


Note: We will continue our preview of the NFL teams on Monday.

Comment of the Month: From Steve on Vegas projects the Browns to win 7 games(???)

Go Browns!!! I think the Browns have more potential this year than the Bengals. The Bengals have had the same team in the past and can’t win. The Browns do have new systems but new is better than old and crappy.

Steve: I am a recovering Browns fan and have the receipts for a number of new TV sets to prove it. The TVs got so depressed with the Browns play that they committed suicide.

I hope I am wrong but I don’t like what I see from Mangini. The Bengals will be better on D with Rivers coming back and Palmer will make the difference. I still will bet the under.

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