Friday, January 9, 2015

Leadoff with Lee 1.9.15 #Browns #HOF #Olympics

By @cleeverizon

- Boston will represent the United States in its bid for the opportunity to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the United States Olympic Committee announced today. The decision followed a spirited discussion and more than one round of voting. Ultimately, the Boston bid received the unanimous endorsement of the USOC’s board of directors.

The U.S. last hosted the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 1996 (Atlanta). St. Louis hosted in 1904 and Los Angeles held the Games in both 1932 and 1984.

- The Browns will be in need of a new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. The Browns will be parting ways with offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan. Also, the club has relieved quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains of his duties.

The 35-year-old Shanahan and 34-year-old Loggains were with the club for just one season. The Browns finished 23rd in yards gained and 27th in points scored in 2014, and the club’s QB play was too often a weakness, with rookie Johnny Manziel’s subpar performance a disappointment.

The news of Shanahan’s departure comes two days after the Plain Dealer reported Shanahan was open to leaving the franchise because of tension between the coaching staff and front office. Kyle Shanahan had a interview with the Buffalo Bills for their head coaching vacancy on Thursday.

If Shanahan doesn’t land a head coaching gig, it’s possible he could land elsewhere as a coordinator, especially if his father, Mike Shanahan, gets a head coaching job. Other possibilities would be for Kyle Shanahan to join the New York Jets or the San Francisco 49ers as a offensive coordinator.

Charlie Weis and former Bears head coach Marc Trestman have shown interest in becoming the Browns offensive coordinator.

- Newly acquired Cavs center Timofey Mozgov will change his number as #25 is retired (Mark Price). He will wear #20 like his father, a Soviet handball player.

- The Pro Football Hall of Fame finalists were announced. You can see the list below and find more information on the NFL's website here.

The semi-finalists include:

Morten Andersen, kicker (1982-2004, 2006-2007) NO, ATL, KC, NYG, MIN
Jerome Bettis, running back (1993-2005) STL, PIT
Tim Brown, wide receiver (1988-2004) OAK, TB
Don Coryell, head coach (1973-77, 1978-1986) SD
Terrell Davis, running back (1995-2001) DEN
Tony Dungy, head coach (1996-2008) TB, IND
Kevin Greene, defensive end/linebacker (1985-1999) STL, PIT, CAR, SF
Charles Haley, defensive end/linebacker (1986-1996; 1999) SF, DAL
Marvin Harrison, wide receiver (1996-2008) IND
Jimmy Johnson, coach (1989-1993, 1996-1999) DAL, MIA
John Lynch, safety (1993-2007) TB, DEN
Orlando Pace, offensive tackle (1997-2009) STL, CHI
Bill Polian, contributor (1978-1982, 1984-2011) KC, BUF, CAR, IND
Junior Seau, linebacker (1990-2009) SD, MIA, NE
Will Shields, guard (1993-2006) KC
Mick Tingelhoff, center (1962-1978) MIN
Kurt Warner, quarterback (1998-2009) STL, ARZ, NYG, OAK
Ron Wolf, contributor (1963-1974, 1976-2001) OAK, NYJ, TB, GB

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