The Coop

The Coop


I'm a lifelong diehard Cleveland fan. Like many before me and after me, I've never been alive to see a pro sports championship in Cleveland, other than indoor soccer, and who cares about that? If it weren't for the Ohio State Buckeyes in 2003, I'd have nothing. To make matters worse, I live and work in Pittsburgh, where I am constantly reminded of their 6 Super Bowl rings, 2 Stanley Cups, and multiple World Series Titles, all of which have happened in the last 30-40 years.

Even though I'm a firm believer that Cleveland is cursed (just when I think I've seen everything, something, usually horrible, happens) and sometimes I think that Cleveland's teams may NEVER win a championship, my enthusiasm for Cleveland sports and pride in Cleveland's teams has never and will never falter. Rather, my faith remains stronger than ever, and one day, even if it's long after I'm dead, Cleveland WILL win and WILL become a city of champions. And when I do die, I'll be rewarded in Heaven with teams that dominate, to make up for the many years of suffering.

In case you wondered about my background (not likely), I wrestled and played baseball and football throughout my youth, finishing my athletic career as a two-year starter on the offensive line at Washington & Jefferson College (D-III), Washington, PA, where we were consistently ranked in the Top 10 nationally for Division III. I currently coach varsity football at Northgate High School in Bellevue, PA. I've always had a passion for writing and I am never short of opinions, which I hear is crucial for this type of activity.

Go Browns, Go Buckeyes, Go Indians, and Go Penguins!

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  • Thaddeus Yeiser posted 4216 days ago

    Thaddeus Yeiser

    I'd love to know what you think.

  • Jonathan Slotter posted 4230 days ago

    Jonathan Slotter

    Here is my take on the Power Ranking for week one of the NFL

  • A. Version 2.0 posted 4232 days ago

    A. Version 2.0


    This should be a pretty good debate.

    Check it out when you get the chance.

    Let me know if you liked it and of course feedback is great.



    P.S. Keep me updated on any of your articles I would love to read it.

  • Samantha Bunten posted 4237 days ago

    Samantha Bunten

    Hey Coop,

    You're up for Tribe Talk this week. Here is the link to the survey:

    Please try to have responses in by Thursday morning.


  • Kevin DeBenedetto posted 4241 days ago

    Kevin DeBenedetto

    The NFL season is approaching! Read about the six things I can't wait to see with week one, along with some locks, upsets, and my predictions for the season.

  • Samantha Bunten posted 4249 days ago

    Samantha Bunten

    Hey Coop,

    No problem, sounds like you've got your hands full. Good luck with the pup and with the two-a-days! I'll check back with you in 2 weeks to see if you're available for the next go-round of Tribe Talk.


  • Samantha Bunten posted 4252 days ago

    Samantha Bunten

    Hey Coop,

    You're up for Tribe Talk this week. Here is the link to the survey:

    Please try to have responses in by Wednesday night.