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Oct
26

Hooley On Browns: “Maybe It’s Good We Lost”, Not So Good

Browns fans don’t want to hear it, nor do they want to consider that Hoyer’s NFL-worst completion rate among starters might be a hint that the Browns’ quarterback search is a lot closer to, “Still in Progress”, than it is to, “Over and Done”.

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Oct
19

Hooley: Wait…You Remember Braxton Miller, Don’t You?

J.T. Barrett has been amazingly successful and remarkably productive after being thrust into the starting role. But that one Braxton Miller tangible has to make you wonder “what if” in the Virginia Tech game…and “what if”, come Michigan State?

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Oct
13

Hooley: The Age-Old Issue And Todd Gurley

The rules say they cannot profit from their celebrity, or their likeness, so they can receive no money for autographs, taking a photo with a fan, appearing at a restaurant or bar…while the University of Georgia is making millions off Todd Gurly, as are other schools with athletes like him.

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Oct
9

Hooley: The Browns, And “What If”?

Imagine, for a moment, that the quarterback under center going forward wasn’t career-backup-turned-hometown-hero Brian Hoyer, but, oh, say, the guy Hoyer once backed up in New England. Just sayin’!

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Sep
23

Hooley: Pressure On OSU To Save Big Ten Face….

Cincinnati would love nothing better than to unleash some hostility on Ohio State in their 6 p.m. kickoff Saturday in Ohio Stadium. The Bearcats have long resented OSU’s unwillingness to make room for them on their basketball schedule.

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Sep
9

Hooley: How Long Will The Image Last?

It is easy to be outraged by the videotape of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee unconcious in a casino elevator. It is much harder to answer why we needed to see it to become repulsed and demand accountability from Rice, the Baltimore Ravens and the NFL.

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May
31

Hooley: A Marriage Made In Cleveland

No one knows if Johnny Manziel can play a lick, but he’s clearly the star attraction on a roster no one had much interest in until he showed up and made it cool to be a Brown.

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May
10

Hooley: Browns Finally Get It Right…!

Suddenly, with just one draft pick, the Browns are as relevant as they’ve been since coming back into existence in 1999.

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Apr
26

Bruce Hooley: A Little Blue Jackets Is Just What We Need….

It’s a great show, and a great story, and one the Ohio sports-loving public should embrace. The Columbus Blue Jackets…are for real! Read more from Bruce Hooley in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Apr
20

Bruce Hooley: Bubba Watson And Life’s Richest Blessing

Bubba Watson thrills the PGA Tour because he’s seen as an everyman, a guy who grew up on a public course, never took a lesson in his life, hits it a mile and then, as Jack Nicklaus once famously said of himself, finds it, knocks it on the green and then knocks it in the hole.

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Apr
4

Bruce Hooley: Doing It The “Browns” Way

If the Browns passing over the Pro Day workouts of prospects like Jadeveon Clowney puzzles you, consider the days when they did show up for Gerard Warren, Tim Couch and Brady Quinn. Nobody does it better, eh?

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Mar
25

Hooley: The Next Chapter For OSU Basketball…?

First came the painful loss to Dayton in the first-round of the NCAA Tournament, then the departures of two players with remaining eligibility for the pro ranks and finally the decision by Ohio Mr. Basketball Luke Kennard of Franklin High School to attend Duke in the fall of 2015. What next?

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Mar
21

OSU vs. UD: Good Craft…Bad Craft

The arc of Ohio State’s once-promising season intersected with the last fleeting seconds of Aaron Craft’s career Thursday in an ugly epitaph for both.

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Mar
13

Hooley: Which Buckeyes Do We See In The Tourney?

The tale of the tape on the Buckeyes? Their maddening offensive inconsistencies are always lurking to trump their defensive excellence.

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Jan
24

Hooley: A Win, Finally, But Hardly A Fix…

They broke the five-game losing streak Thursday, but Thad Matta is the first to admit that the Buckeyes are anything but repaired…yet!

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Jan
23

Hooley: Apparently, The Browns Are Billions-Proof…!

Jim Haslam came on like gangbusters and with truckfuls of money. But the firing of Rob Chudzinski, and the halting, ponderous search for his replacement has sucked every last breath out of all but the most ardent optimists.

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Jan
9

Hooley: The Argument For Braxton Miller (One Way Or Another)

What he lacks to make scouts salivate, he’s unlikely to add to his game as the Buckeyes’ quarterback next year. Braxton Miller pretty much is what he is, particularly given the set of blueprints with which he works.

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Dec
13

Hooley: The “Youngstown Boys”

Maurice Clarett has made great strides in recognizing his own culpability for what happened at OSU. But not enough of it does amid the stereotypical, hackneyed portrayal of him by ESPN as some undeserving victim.

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Dec
6

Hooley: Is It “UnAmerican” If The SEC Is Left Out?

What Urban Meyer said once as coach at Florida could come back to haunt him now as coach of the Buckeyes. Or could it?

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Nov
28

Hooley: Is This Rivalry (And Others) A Thing Of The Past?

Walking Into A Trap?….With OSU’s recent domination of the series the Ohio State-Michigan game lacks the pre-game drama it once held. It looks like Ohio State-Michigan, but has this rivalry, like many others, seen its best day? Read more from Bruce Hooley in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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