The Observer

Browns focus on positives moving forward

Jacob Rayyan, Columnist

September 15, 2017

The Cleveland Browns played a surprisingly competitive game at home Sunday, Sept. 9 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, ultimately falling 21-18. While the final result was not what the fans and the team were hoping for, there were encouraging signs from both sides of the football as the team begins the...

Browns building in unusual ways

Jacob Rayyan, Columnist

September 8, 2017

The Cleveland Browns continue to raise eyebrows, if that is even possible after posting an abysmal 1-15 record in the regular season last year. The team appears to be trying to seriously improve from last year, while building towards the future as well. We will take a look at some of the notable off...

Largest police union backs out of Browns flag ceremony

Kevin Smith, Executive Editor

September 8, 2017

Unions for both the Cleveland Police Department and Cleveland Emergency Medical Services backed out of the Cleveland Browns pregame ceremony for their opener on Sept. 10 according to an article published by The Huffington Post. According to an article published by, Detective Steve Loomis, President of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association (CPPA), announced the decision ...

Kyrie Irving earned his goodbye to the Cavs

Jacob Rayyan, Columnist

July 30, 2017

Kyrie Irving wants out and he has more than attained the merit to make that decision. According to regional media, Irving requested a trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers with a strong desire to be the number one scoring option for his new employer. Irving has been with the organization since they dra...

Browns have options for first pick

Jacob Rayyan, Staff Reporter

April 27, 2017

The Cleveland Browns are in the enviable position of having the number one overall draft pick in the NFL draft. There have been debates among fans about whether the team should trade their pick for other picks just farther down in the draft or for players like Jimmy Garoppolo. Since it looks like the team wi...

Flipping the switch

Jacob Rayyan, Staff reporter

April 14, 2017

The Cleveland Cavaliers officially begin their title defense on Saturday, April 15 when they will take on the Indiana Pacers in the first round of the playoffs. The team has been preparing for the postseason as the “Big Three” of LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love have been given more days ...

Local author documents Cavs’ title run

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

March 31, 2017

“The greatest sports story [is] in my backyard.” Cleveland-area reporter and author Chris Parker got the opportunity to cover that exact scenario when he served as a beat reporter for “Cleveland Scene” magazine, exclusively covering the Cleveland Cavaliers during the previous two seasons. With...

Cleveland Indians looking to finish the job

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

March 31, 2017

“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,” sings Kelly Clarkson in her hit single “Stronger.” The Cleveland Indians probably felt dead after their devastating extra-inning Game 7 loss to the Chicago Cubs in the World Series. They franchise did not fold after the season; just like Clarks...

Browns hit new low

Ben Resnick, Staff Reporter

January 20, 2017

On Dec. 24 the Cleveland Browns found themselves in a battle with the San Diego Chargers. The Browns went up by double digits earlier in the game but found themselves having to hold off the charging Chargers. Down by three with seconds remaining on the clock, San Diego had a chance to tie the game an...

Baseball fever infects Cleveland

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

October 28, 2016

The city of Cleveland is having an identity crisis. Once known as the Mistake on the Lake, the city is now in search for a new moniker. Following in the footsteps of the Cleveland Cavaliers just four months prior, the Cleveland Indians are just three wins away from bringing another title to the fo...

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