Good afternoon, Mr. and Mrs. America and all the ships at sea! I’m an Optimist. You must be the Cavalier fans I’ve heard so much about. Please, gather round for another installment of that meshugenah megillah that we like to call NEWS … AROUND … THE … LEAGUE.

I don’t know about you. But I’m experiencing a palpable sense of relief today.

On Thursday night, the National B.A. crowned a new Champion – the Miami Heat. You might have read about it.

Howie Chizek's calls of Cavs games at the Richfield Coliseum will forever be a part of some of the most memorable times in franchise history. Fans will always remember his trademark bellow of 'Mark Price for THREEEE' that would raise the roof on The Coliseum and became the echo for three point shots on basketball courts throughout the region. On behalf of the Cavaliers, our deepest condolences go out to Howie's family, his colleagues at WNIR, fans and listeners, and the entire Akron community.

Good evening, Mr. and Mrs. America and all the ships at sea! I’m an Optimist. You guys are probably Cavalier fans. Together, let’s take a tumble down that weekly wabbit hole that we like to call NEWS … AROUND … THE … LEAGUE.

I hope you dummkopfs are strapped in and girded up for our grand journey through the wide, wide world of sports. There will be little-to-no room for pussyfooting in today’s column. And you know how much I love to pussyfoot on a Friday.

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