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Nov
8

Fifty Years Later, Ryan To Collins Endures…If The Browns Don’t!

Municipal Stadium is long gone, but the memory of what once was, Frank Ryan-to-Gary Collins, endures in the minds of Browns fans who wonder if miracles like that will happen again. To those long-suffering Browns fans, an encore from friend and columnist Dale Meggas’s last post on Press Pros, from January 2015.

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Oct
9

And What Number Did You Wear…?

He was perhaps the face of the Cleveland Indians organization for more than 50 years. You remember Bob Feller, but do you remember what number he wore? Well, Dale Meggas did, and wrote priceless nostalgia on who wore what uniform numbers, and why they made them famous. Look back and enjoy today’s inside feature.

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Dec
16

Meggas: “Battle Of Ohio” No Big Deal…?

They call it the “Battle of Ohio”. But it loses something, don’t you think, when it never leads to a dramatic conclusion of any kind?

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Nov
17

Meggas: Bad Expansion Not The Reason The Buckeyes Are In Playoff Limbo…

The truth, they say, is the Buckeyes have not been able to come to an agreement with teams that would provide classic match-ups. And if you want to hide behind that “schedules are made years in advance,” that isn’t necessarily true, either.

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Oct
30

Meggas: Friday Night Football, Trick, Or Treat…?

We know football is king in many parts. But maybe it’s time for somebody to stand up and tell “Coach Johnny” and “Athletic Director Ed” that there are other things in life, and that moving a game to Thursday for reasons outside of television are OK.

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Oct
28

Meggas: We Couldn’t Have Done It Without Friends And Family….

How many dads do you know that got to enjoy a late season game with his son at Yankee Stadium, and seeing Derek Jeter in one of the last home games of his illustrious career? Nothing like September baseball when the stadium is nearly full.

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Oct
9

Meggas: The Risk Outweighed The Benefits For The Tennessee Titans

Remember the Music City Miracle a few years ago? Columnist Dale Meggas tells us there was no miracle in the Browns winning Sunday, or the way they won.

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Sep
24

Meggas: Let’s Change The Rules For Playing In The NFL!

Before I hear I’m not sensitive to the pain inflicted by these and many other football players on their spouses, girl friends and maybe strangers they happen to beat up, check out the history of the company responsible for your next brew!

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Jul
27

Meggas: “Smokeless” No Way To Go, Now Or Later….

Bill Tuttle, who had a 12-year career with the Detroit Tigers, Kansas City A’s and Minnesota Twins from 1952-63, found out years after playing his last game that going to the plate with his mouth full of tobacco was going to have a painful ending.

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Jul
18

Meggas: Did You Know That The Cleveland Indians Died Last Week…?

The only thing that counts in Cleveland now is BEING THERE (Quicken Loans Arena) when the guy who left you, and embarrassed you on national television with “The Decision” back in 2010, returns.

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Jul
8

Meggas: Doby Deserves More Than A T-Shirt….!

You may have heard that old cliche’ about your parents went to Las Vegas and all you got was a T-shirt. Much the same might be said for the late Larry Doby, whose resume includes being the first black player in the American League. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jun
16

Meggas: If You Never Saw Tony “O”…..!

While Tony Oliva would have my vote for the Hall of Fame, those who really have a vote have not seen the light. A look at his stats and first-hand recollections of his play confirms…he belongs! Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature from columnist Dale Meggas.

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May
27

Meggas: It’s A Long Hard Road From High School Stardom To The Big Leagues

High school fame and success does not portend success as a professional…far from it. Most find that you have to be good, yes, but better to be good, and lucky!

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May
14

Dale Meggas: Cleveland Has A Funny Way Of Picking Its Heroes

Want to be a hero in Cleveland? Then make a series of bad trades and bad business deals and dump your problems on the next unsuspecting chump. It works every time.

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Apr
7

Meggas: It’s Not That I Don’t Like Basketball….!

It’s not that I don’t like basketball, but I don’t care to watch NCAA title game…not the way it is (the game) now.

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Apr
2

Meggas: It’s Hard To Defend This Buckeye Bonus Plan….

If you wonder why so much of the country has a hard edge about power athletic schools and money, step back and consider this gem about our own Buckeyes, and how the rich apparently know no end about how to get richer!

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Mar
28

Dale Meggas: College Basketball And The Sport That Time Forgot In Cleveland

In Cleveland we call ourselves a great sports city, but we conveniently forget one of the city’s best stories (along with others) for the sake of our generational, old, tired story!

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Mar
19

State Tourn. Preview: Lakewood St. Edward Matches Expectations With Tourney Bid

A different team with a different route to the state tourney, Lakewood St. Ed would nonetheless like to duplicate old history this weekend while making some of their own.

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Mar
9

Dale Meggas: Just When You Thought Football Was Over….

If you’re a football person and have nothing better to do than watch draft prospects running 40-yard dashes and dodging around cones…and you write it all down on a clipboard…then I question your sanity.

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Feb
13

Is Mike Pettine The Answer…(To A 50-Year-Old Drought)

Mike Pettine takes over a team that has the worst record in the NFL since 1999, has not won a playoff game since 1994 when it was really another team waiting to move to Baltimore, and is counting the days to the 50th anniversary of its last NFL championship back in 1964. Other than that….!

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