First of all, Dallas won the Finals. I am very happy. First of all, I predicted a win and second I was pulling for them besides that. Its just nice to see the Heat fans suffered through what Cleveland fans have suffered over the years: a passive Lebron who doesn't know what to do in crunch time and wilts under pressure. We saw it against Boston, we saw it against San Antonio and we saw it again against Dallas. He did have his spectacular showing against Orlando, but before that there was still talk of him not stepping it up. As it stands, he only stepped it up for one series.
Masterson and Talbot can't even win even though both have been very good recently (although Talbot's start today wasn't so hot). Funny enough, the only pitcher who could get run support and win was Carmona who finally pitched a solid game and got the Indians' lone win against the Tigers. It took Carrasco a 5-hit shutout to record a win. They are scoring less than 2.5 runs a game (1.5 runs when you take away 2 isolated explosions) which even with the best pitching staffs, is not enough. It also doesn't help matters that Tomlin is struggling. I knew he would fall back down to earth, but not this hard for this long. He really needs to get back on his feet.
The Terrelle Pryor situation was something that slipped through the cracks. In my mind, him leaving is irrelevant. He was going to miss 5 games and there is no way Luke Fickel starts him after that time. Hell, his guardian angel Tressel may not even start him. He is a distraction, a nuisance, and they will want to try to develop the Freshman Braxton Miller
Pete Prisco named his most overrated and underrated players for each NFL team. For the Browns, he chose Cribbs as overrated and Ahtyba Rubin as underrated. I like Cribbs, but these ratings are dead on. Now everyone loves hometown boy Cribbs, but was he really the Athlete of the Year in 2010 or the 84th best player in the NFL that year (a list Rubin did not make it onto though he had more of an impact)? I don't think so. I hope he bounces back, but people still talked about how awesome he was playing, even when he was not producing. Rubin is maybe one of our best young pieces to build around, yet he is not a household name among some Browns fans.