Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Leadoff with Lee 7.15.14
-Swagger Like us, No one in the NFL got Swagger like us! Browns Vice President of fan expirence Kevin Griffin announced a new mascot is coming to the Dawg Pound. He is a bull mastiff named Swagger the will lead the charge on the field for the 2014 NFL season. Cleveland is the 4th team in the NFL to use a live animal onto the field. The Broncos have a white Arabian horse named Thunder II, the Ravens have ravens named Rise and Conquer and the Seahawks have a hawk named Tamia. Now the Browns have Swagger, I know how the city of Cleveland feels now with Johnny Football here and LBJ. Yes, Cleveland has some swag and Swagger now.
-Browns owner and Pilot Flying J owner Jimmy Haslem have reached a agreement with the U.S Department of Justice, which says the D.O.J will NOT prosecute Pilot Flying J or Jimmy Haslem. At this time all the details of the agreement have not been disclosed. What is know is monetary damages will be paid to the companies affected over the next two years in the sum of $92 million dollars and a agreement to work with prosecution. It's obvious that Jimmy Haslem had know knowledge of the rebate scandal and will help weed out the people who put him and his business in jeopardy.
-The Ohio State Buckeyes have a chance to put some new hardware in their trophy case this season. The NCAA has announced that a new National Championship trophy will be presented this year. It's far removed from the Chrystal football that has been seen kisses by Matt Wilhelm and Mike Doss in the past, but is definitely an upgrade and something different that hopefully the Bucks can still kiss and pass around.
-Oakland's Yoenis Cespedes took home his 2nd straight Home Run Derby championship, beating Cincinnati's Todd Frazier 9-1 in the final round. The last player to win in back to back years was Ken Griffey Jr. in 1998 and 1999.