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Erik Cassano

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Erik Cassano is an award-winning writer from Cleveland, Ohio. His works have been published in The Plain Dealer Sunday Magazine and Crain's Cleveland Business. In his full-time job, he is an associate editor for Smart Business Network, a Westlake, Ohio-based chain of business trade publications with editions in nearly 20 cities nationwide. An avid sports fan, Erik lives and dies (mostly dies) with the Browns, Indians and Cavaliers. LeBron James is, at the moment, his one shining beacon of hope for a championship in his city.

Article Archives:

Shaq Comes Alive
February 5, 2010

Overtime Overview
February 1, 2010

Fighting Back
January 24, 2010

Power Hungry
January 15, 2010

A Delicate Situation
January 9, 2010

Weighing The Options
January 7, 2010

The New Czar In Town
December 22, 2009

A Win That's Worth The Price
December 14, 2009

Opportunity Knocks
December 8, 2009

The Center Of Attention
November 30, 2009

Remembering Why I'm Thankful
November 26, 2009

Failing At Failing
November 23, 2009

Building The Perfect Pippen
November 18, 2009

Sending A Message
November 9, 2009

Randy's Last Stand
November 6, 2009

Acting On Acta
October 29, 2009

Cavs Beat Writer Q&A
October 23, 2009

Cleveland's Cubs
October 22, 2009

Teardown Mode
October 17, 2009

Braylon Burnout
October 7, 2009

What Never Was
October 1, 2009

Good Guy, Bad Results
September 30, 2009

Lost Seasons
September 26, 2009

Life With Delonte
September 22, 2009

Believing They're Bad
September 16, 2009

The Sounds of Silence
September 8, 2009

Results: Inconclusive
August 27, 2009

Powe The Show
August 15, 2009

1 + 1 = 1 Too Many
August 5, 2009

Gone With The Wins
July 30, 2009

Shake It Up
July 25, 2009

Mid-Summer Mish-Mash
July 20, 2009

The Big Unknown
June 25, 2009

Winging The Draft
June 23, 2009

Baseball Withdrawal
June 18, 2009

Cavs Post-Mortem
June 2, 2009

A Shot At Redemption
May 23, 2009

Lessons From Game One
May 22, 2009

Carpe Diem
May 9, 2009

That Damn 'Tessie'
May 1, 2009

Waking The Hare
April 23, 2009

Let This Be The Year
April 20, 2009

Cavs/Pistons Roundtable
April 18, 2009

One More Record
April 15, 2009

Rivalries Renewed
April 11, 2009

What To Expect?
April 6, 2009

The Light At Night
April 2, 2009

A Strange Equation
March 26, 2009

All Eyes On 65
March 24, 2009

To Rebuild Or Not?
March 16, 2009

Cavs: Lucky & Good
March 6, 2009

Say It Ain't So, Joe
February 28, 2009

A Season On The Brink
February 27, 2009

Countdown To The Deadline
February 18, 2009

Cry Us A River
February 9, 2009

Firing The Wally Bullet
February 4, 2009

Go Steelers?
January 28, 2009

Follow The Leader
January 23, 2009

Offseason Checkup
January 19, 2009

LeBron In Prime Time
January 11, 2009

Chemistry Class
January 4, 2009

Lerner's Lesson
December 30, 2008

Sideshow Braylon
December 19, 2008

Before You Start Ledging ...
December 15, 2008

A Tale Of Two Records
December 9, 2008

Maybe Marty
December 5, 2008

A Non-LeBron Cavs Article
December 1, 2008

Living For The Moment
November 26, 2008

People Skills
November 23, 2008

Holding Back Harrison
November 20, 2008

One Batman, Many Robins
November 13, 2008

Fumbling Redemption
November 10, 2008

The Real Catch
November 2, 2008

The Ring's The Thing
October 29, 2008

Taking Sides
October 26, 2008

Rebounding From Depression
October 20, 2008

The Elephant In The Room
October 16, 2008

The Cavs' Big Gamble
October 14, 2008

Worshipping The Chin
October 8, 2008

An Uncommon Bond
October 4, 2008

Let It Be, Mr. Gilbert
September 30, 2008

The Lerners & Losing
September 23, 2008

Perception Versus Reality
September 20, 2008

Playing With A Full Deck
September 15, 2008

The Return Of Kid Braylon
September 14, 2008

As Advertised
September 9, 2008

Lee's Landmark Season
September 3, 2008

A Forgettable August
August 31, 2008

False Start
August 27, 2008

An Unexpected Haymaker
August 19, 2008

Getting The Point
August 14, 2008

Spotlight Lust
August 7, 2008

Better Lucky Than Good
August 4, 2008

From Grinder To Glory
July 30, 2008

The Injury Bug
July 24, 2008

A Trail Of Tears
July 8, 2008

Stunned Silence
June 27, 2008

Hey Jealousy
June 11, 2008

The Rich Get Richer
June 2, 2008

Standing Still
May 26, 2008

Atlanta or Boston?
May 4, 2008

Sweet Redemption
April 27, 2008

An Identity Crisis
April 24, 2008

Borowski Burnout
April 15, 2008

Pressure Point
April 14, 2008

The Good & The Bad
April 9, 2008

Popping The Clutch
March 28, 2008

Where No Man Has Gone
March 22, 2008

No Country For Old Men
March 15, 2008

The Fork in the Road
March 1, 2008

The Novelty Is Wearing Off
February 29, 2008

The Stepping Stone Theory
February 19, 2008

The Side Effects Of Winning
February 11, 2008

Point Guard Madness
February 4, 2008

Great Expectations
January 27, 2008

The Great Gamble
January 24, 2008

Taunting Us Over LeBron
January 17, 2008

Wild Thing States His Case
January 15, 2008

Back Up To Speed
January 11, 2008

Browns: True Or False?
January 3, 2008

The King And His Coach
December 20, 2007

Don't Kidd Yourself
December 7, 2007

A Slice Of Humble Pie
December 4, 2007

Real Life
November 30, 2007

That's One Valuable Finger
November 30, 2007

Upon Further Review
November 23, 2007

Hot Dog Heaven
November 21, 2007

Cy For C.C.
November 14, 2007

The Big Letdown
November 13, 2007

The Best Chance
November 10, 2007

Misunderstanding The Cavs
November 3, 2007

Sleepwalking To The Start
October 27, 2007

Driving A Wedge
October 24, 2007

Melting ... Melting ...
October 21, 2007

Back To Boston
October 19, 2007

Avoiding The 3-1 Jinx
October 17, 2007

The Best Is Yet To Come
October 9, 2007

A Close Shave
October 7, 2007

And ... We're Off!
October 5, 2007

Removing All Doubt
September 21, 2007

The Chaos Theory
September 17, 2007

Waffle House
September 14, 2007

The Great Garnett Debate
August 7, 2007

Tucker's Transgression
August 5, 2007

Men Of Action
July 31, 2007

Cavs Stand Pat
June 30, 2007

Avoiding History
June 29, 2007

The Real Tribe
June 23, 2007

Cavs Of The Future?
June 20, 2007

A Snapshot In Time
June 14, 2007

A Shot Across The Bow
June 9, 2007

The Morning After
June 3, 2007

A Little Perspective
June 2, 2007

The Stage Is Set
May 30, 2007

Border War
May 28, 2007

The Jordan Factor
May 24, 2007

Supporting The King
May 11, 2007

Under Pressure
April 27, 2007

Sympathy For Mike Brown
April 25, 2007

Hello, 2-seed
April 19, 2007

A Snow Job
April 10, 2007

Snowed Out
April 7, 2007

Running With The Bulls
March 31, 2007

Another Slow Start?
March 29, 2007

Wedgiro No More
March 25, 2007

Nine Lives Buckeyes
March 23, 2007

Shapiro Isn't Crazy
March 20, 2007

Postseason Fear Factor
March 17, 2007

A Bad Feeling
March 9, 2007

Pointing At Hughes
March 9, 2007

A Banner Day
March 8, 2007

The Terrible Top Five
March 5, 2007

The Light Bulb
March 5, 2007

Standing Pat
February 23, 2007

Is Carlos Boozer Worth It?
February 21, 2007

The Best Deadline Deal Ever
February 20, 2007

The Junkyard Bullpen
February 19, 2007

All-Star Weekend
February 18, 2007

Five Questions For The Tribe
February 15, 2007

Linemen, Please
February 13, 2007

Five Unorthodox Solutions
February 6, 2007

A Legendary Lineman
February 4, 2007

LeBron Needs To Sit
February 2, 2007

The Curse Of Inexperience
January 31, 2007

Livingston's War Of Words
January 30, 2007

Feeding The Monsters
January 26, 2007

Is Chud Another Dud?
January 24, 2007

Why C.C. Is Expendable
January 22, 2007

The Nixon Administration
January 21, 2007

Show A Fan A Sunny Day ...
January 18, 2007

Maggette Madness
January 17, 2007

Exploited To Perfection
January 11, 2007

Wherefore Art Thou Romeo?
January 4, 2007

Feeding The Misery Monster
December 28, 2006

The Morning After: Tampa Bay
December 25, 2006

Offensively Defensive
December 22, 2006

Flipping On Flip
December 19, 2006

The Morning After: Baltimore
December 18, 2006

Everything To Everyone
December 17, 2006

The See-Saw Battle
December 12, 2006

Man Of Troy
December 11, 2006

The Answer For The Cavs?
December 9, 2006

Life On A Shoestring
December 7, 2006

Time To Bury The Hatchet
December 6, 2006

Cavs Wish List: The Top Ten
December 2, 2006

Platoon: Not Just A Movie
November 29, 2006

Losing Casey
November 28, 2006

Woody And Bo
November 21, 2006

A Game That Fit The Rivalry
November 20, 2006

Who's Really Better?
November 15, 2006

The Morning After: Atlanta
November 13, 2006

Larry Livin' Large
November 3, 2006

The Morning After: New York
October 31, 2006

The Browns Big Three
October 26, 2006

The Morning After: Denver
October 24, 2006

Preview: The World Series
October 21, 2006

The Legacy Of Jim Paxson
October 15, 2006

Shapiro Unplugged
October 13, 2006

Indians Final Grades
October 12, 2006

The Morning After: Baltimore
September 25, 2006

Getting Short With Peralta
September 22, 2006

The Browns Need Urban Meyer
September 21, 2006

The Morning After: Cincinnati
September 19, 2006

Give The Cavs A Break
September 13, 2006

The Morning After: New Orleans
September 11, 2006

The Morning After: Chicago
September 3, 2006

Status Check
August 31, 2006

Two Teams, Two Moves
August 15, 2006

Be Glad You Aren't ...
August 13, 2006

Carmona: 0 For 3
August 6, 2006

Drew Deal Dragging Out
August 3, 2006

Learning To Close
August 2, 2006

Circular Logic
July 22, 2006

Fresh Start Gone Stale
July 18, 2006

Gooden Going Bad?
July 15, 2006

Tribe Trade Values
July 11, 2006

Ferry's First Draft
June 30, 2006

Pre-Draft Daydream
June 28, 2006

Sowers Power
June 26, 2006

Soccer Sacked
June 24, 2006

Take Your Pick
June 23, 2006

Hey Vinny
June 22, 2006

The Tribe-tanic
June 14, 2006

The Risk Factor
June 12, 2006

The USA Vs. The World
June 10, 2006

Fine Cuban
June 9, 2006

Pruning The Roster
June 5, 2006

Fixated On LeBron
June 4, 2006

The Tribe's Mess
May 30, 2006

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