The View from Pluto

Sports are a huge part of life in Northeast Ohio:  the good, the bad and the ugly.  There's the Browns, Cavs and Indians, not to mention a wealth of college action.  Every Wednesday morning, sports writer Terry Pluto from the Cleveland Plain Dealer stops by talk about it all with Amanda Rabinowitz.

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Indians World Series
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The Cleveland Indians have been big spenders in the offseason, and now fans seem to be buying in. The Indians, who usually rank near the bottom in attendance, have already sold more than one million tickets for the upcoming season. WKSU commentator Terry Pluto talks to Amanda Rabinowitz about the Tribe's big winter. 

Myles Garrett
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This week, a top NFL prospect angered some Browns fans by clamoring to play for another team. Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett is considered a likely No. 1 pick in Aprils’ NFL draft – a pick owned by the Browns.

Isaiah Johnson
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The University of Akron men’s basketball team is dominating the Mid-American Conference this season and last night notched their 29the straight win at home.

WKSU commentator Terry Pluto says the Zips, led by veteran coach Keith Dambrot, have changed their approach this season. 

The University of Akron has won 20-plus games for 12 seasons in a row, one of just a handful of Division I schools to accomplish that, according to Pluto.

Bill Belichick
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The New England Patriots go for their fifth Super Bowl win this weekend under Coach Bill Belichick. The man who’s known for his brash personality and oversized hoodies is already being labeled by many as the greatest NFL coach of all-time. Many fans here may remember his beginnings in Cleveland.

LeBron James
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The defending NBA champion Cavs are in a mid-season slump and star LeBron James is losing patience. James publicly criticized the front office Monday, following the team’s fifth loss in seven games. WKSU commentator Terry Pluto explains what’s going on with James and the Cavs and what they must do to get back on track: 

1. Rest your star
Pluto says that LeBron James is averaging 38 minutes on the court per game, more than any other player in the NBA.  "He is not superman,” Pluto says.

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