The Observer

Jason Giambi calls it a career

Joey Arko, Staff Reporter

February 20, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Cleveland Sports, Sports

Jason Giambi decided he had taken his last swing. On Monday Giambi called it quits after 20 Major League Baseball (MLB) seasons and playing for four different clubs, his last being the Cleveland Indians. A five-time All-Star, Giambi is 44 years old and leaves the game with the reputation of being a big-time...

How to Get the Dawg Pound Barking Again

Joey Arko

February 13, 2015


Filed under Cleveland Sports, Football, Sports

The 2014 season for the Cleveland Browns was nothing short of tumultuous. Although they finished with their best record (7-9) since they went 10-6 in 2007, they managed to finish the season on an extremely low note. Not only did they lose their final five games, their QB situation heading into the 2016...

Defense wins Championships

Joey Arko, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Cleveland Sports, Sports

Newsflash: The Cleveland Cavaliers are playing defense, and they’re doing it for the first time all season. They’ve also ripped off 11 straight wins, making them the hottest team in the NBA right now. Coincidence? The numbers provide an explanation. In their first 39 games, the Cavaliers were...

The stadium puzzle

JP. O’Hagan, Sports Editor

February 5, 2015


Filed under Cleveland Sports, Sports

It is an ongoing saga in sports; not directly tied to wins and losses, nor tied to the players or coaches, but still woven into the fabric of each sport and tied to how the fan experiences the sport in question. The stadiums, ballparks and arenas in which each game is played have become landmarks in...

Cavaliers looking for answers

David Hoffman, Staff Reporter

January 16, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Cleveland Sports, Sports

When the Cavaliers shook up their roster this past summer, an adjustment period was to be expected. The “Big 3” of Lebron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love would need time to figure out how to play alongside each other. After all, the Miami Heat required a similar stretch when their “Big 3”...

Gauging Tristan Thompson’s Value

Joey Arko, Staff Reporter

November 21, 2014


Filed under Cleveland Sports, Sports

Everyone knows about the Cavaliers “Big Three” of Kyrie Irving, LeBron James and Kevin Love. But three players don’t win championships by themselves, no matter how talented they may be. The supporting cast around a team’s core is arguably just as valuable as the core itself. All of the pieces...

Dion Waiters: bench star

Dion Waiters: bench star

Joey Arko, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2014


Filed under Cleveland Sports, Sports, Top Stories

Three games into the season, and Cleveland’s greatest hope for a championship in professional sports stands at a paltry 1-2. After the latest defeat at the hands of the Portland Trailblazers (a blowout at that—101-82), the new-look Cleveland Cavaliers have kicked off the 2014/2015 season looking...

Brian or Johnny Cleveland?

Joey Arko, Staff Reporter

October 31, 2014


Filed under Cleveland Sports, Sports

Just a little over a week ago, Brian Hoyer’s jersey sales spiked from 85th to fifth in the entire NFL, according to data compiled by Dick’s Sporting Goods. For the first time all season, Hoyer’s jersey became a hotter commodity than that of his famous backup—Johnny Manziel—whose jersey sales...

The most unique Cavs game of the season

Joey Arko, Staff Reporter

October 17, 2014


Filed under Cleveland Sports, Sports

With 2:58 left on the clock before halftime, an enthusiastic group of people dressed in Sugardale hot dog suits paraded onto the middle of the basketball court, led by the energetic Sir CC. Their mission was simple: to get the fans of the Cleveland Cavaliers pumped up. With the score tied and the home...

Cleveland’s Superheros?

Joey Arko, Staff Reporter

October 10, 2014


Filed under Cleveland Sports, Sports

Mike Pettine came to the Browns with a vision of establishing an identity: a tough-nosed, bruising squad that would seek to overpower its opponents. As a former defensive coordinator, many assumed it would be the Browns defense that would establish such a personality under Pettine’s guidance. Four...

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