Week Nine Picks: LeBron is back.

Things are crazy right now. I have new opportunities to help me flourish and someone is coming back to Cleveland. There’s a lot of excitement in my home area of Northeastern Oho. It’s said that the most stressful moments come in a new career or situation such as new home or status like marriage or divorce.

The marriage of LeBron James and the city of Cleveland ended in a messy divorce known as “The Decision“. The separation united the city with a hatred hotter than 10,000 burning suns. Literally.  But as with love, separation makes the heart grow fonder. More than four years later, James returns to a forgiving fan base and turns the alley of West 4th Street into Times Square (well… that might have been the ESPN booth).
There’s a lot of promise for the city that’s been lost for last several years. Cleveland’s relevant again and there’s hope. The sports nation looks toward the city to witness the beginning of something special or sports tragedy.
The people have been set up to endure failure for so long. The Browns beat the Steelers one week only to lose to the worst teams in the NFL. The Indians make a playoff run only to lose steam down the stretch.
It’s about time they get a chance to enjoy, at this moment, a chance. A real chance to compete for a championship is upon the fans. A chance to be a part of something special.

So here’s to the new season of hope. Here’s to a new beginning of a championship run for the city of Cleveland. Let the party begin in the streets. But not too late. I have to work in the morning.

WEEK 9

(BYES: ATLANTA, BUFFALO, CHICAGO, DETROIT, GREEN BAY, TENNESSEE)

Last Week: 7-7

Season: 71-47

My winning streak had to end sometime…

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS AT CAROLINA PANTHERS — 8:25 p.m.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS AT CINCINNATI BENGALS — 1:00 p.m.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS AT CLEVELAND BROWNS — 1:00p p.m.

ARIZONA CARDINALS AT DALLAS COWBOYS — 1:00 p.m.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES AT HOUSTON TEXANS — 1:00 p.m.

N.Y. JETS AT KANSAS CITY CHIEFS — 1:00 p.m.

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS AT MIAMI DOLPHINS — 1:00 p.m.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS AT MINNESOTA VIKINGS — 1:00 p.m

ST. LOUIS RAMS AT SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — 4:05 p.m.

DENVER BRONCOS AT NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — 4:25 p.m.

OAKLAND RAIDERS AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS — 4:25 p.m.

BALTIMORE RAVENS AT PITTSBURGH STEELERS * — 8:30 p.m.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS AT N.Y. GIANTS — 8:30 p.m.

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