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Gary Benz

Writing Topic(s): Browns, Indians
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Gary Benz is a life long Cleveland area resident. He has suffered, along with the rest of us, through every bad play, player and team to grace the Cleveland sports team. He has spent more time and money than he cares to remember on Cleveland sports teams with nary a championship to show, save for the 1964 NFL Championship. He hasn't yet, however, given up hope, despite what he might say. A journalist by degree, Gary left that lucrative field for a more pedestrian and lower stress career in the law.

He also writes for his own blog, which can be accessed at www.nextyearagain.blogspot.com

Article Archives:

Healing The Wounds
January 13, 2010

Amateur Hour
January 10, 2010

The Great Escape
January 8, 2010

A Corner Turned?
January 3, 2010

Power Struggles
December 31, 2009

What Success Looks Like
December 29, 2009

To Destinations Unknown
December 27, 2009

Fighting The Wrong Fight
December 23, 2009

Credibility. Finally.
December 22, 2009

Winning Historically
December 21, 2009

A Holiday Dream
December 18, 2009

Eternal Sunshine
December 16, 2009

The Reprieve
December 13, 2009

A Night Worth Celebrating
December 11, 2009

Choking On Sawdust
December 7, 2009

Football In The Kingdom
December 4, 2009

What's The Point?
December 1, 2009

Bottoms Up
November 29, 2009

Accountability 101
November 27, 2009

Useless Excuses
November 24, 2009

A Pecking Order Established
November 23, 2009

The Long Journey Down
November 18, 2009

"The Process" Moves On
November 17, 2009

Public Relations 101
November 11, 2009

Doomed To Fail
November 10, 2009

A Shakespearean Mess
November 3, 2009

Coming Out Of The Closet
November 2, 2009

Bring on the Bye Week
November 2, 2009

What About The Fans?
October 27, 2009

Utterly Predictable
October 25, 2009

Bring Back The Bills
October 18, 2009

Coming Full Circle
October 15, 2009

Running Counter to Theory
October 11, 2009

Don't Let The Door ...
October 7, 2009

What Could Have Been
October 4, 2009

Busting Up The Concrete
October 1, 2009

Where Down Is The New Up
September 28, 2009

Chasing Their Tails
September 27, 2009

More Puzzle Than Pieces
September 24, 2009

Another Week, Another Streak
September 21, 2009

It's Too Late To Apologize
September 16, 2009

The Progress Report
September 10, 2009

Ignoring The Red Flags
September 3, 2009

The Prince
August 30, 2009

Late Season Distractions
August 26, 2009

Grabbing The Wheel
August 24, 2009

Warmed Over
August 17, 2009

They Don't Keep Anybody
August 11, 2009

Low Hanging Fruit
August 5, 2009

The Anti Divine Comedy
July 29, 2009

A Mere Footnote
July 28, 2009

The Same Old Same Old
July 21, 2009

The King & His Court
June 17, 2009

Hope Not Fate
June 4, 2009

Stepping Back Not Up
May 28, 2009

The Dance Begins
May 19, 2009

Stuck In The Mud
May 6, 2009

One For The Books
April 21, 2009

Sentimental Journey
April 15, 2009

Is It Still Early?
April 14, 2009

I Love You, Man
April 3, 2009

Existentially Speaking
March 25, 2009

Trading Places
March 18, 2009

Dry As The Desert Air
March 11, 2009

Cutting The Right Corners
February 26, 2009

The Same Page
February 19, 2009

Right Nickname, Wrong Reason
February 12, 2009

Wasted Envy
February 3, 2009

Core Beliefs
January 27, 2009

Evil Rewarded
January 20, 2009

The More Critical Decision
January 14, 2009

Suffering The BCS
January 10, 2009

The Ball Boy
January 9, 2009

Red Flags
January 6, 2009

Cleaning House - Part II
December 29, 2008

Cleaning House - Part I
December 29, 2008

Rock Bottom
December 28, 2008

Making His Case
December 23, 2008

Wake Us When It's Over
December 21, 2008

Playing The Victim
December 18, 2008

Streaks Alive
December 16, 2008

Stuck In Limbo
December 9, 2008

Going Through the Motions
December 8, 2008

Taking On More Water
December 1, 2008

The Roads To Ruin
November 26, 2008

Panic at the Disco
November 24, 2008

Tackling The Obvious
November 19, 2008

The Beating Of The Drums
November 9, 2008

Flat Lining
November 7, 2008

Dysfunction Junction
November 5, 2008

Run Over
November 3, 2008

The Far Bigger Problem
October 29, 2008

Calming the Storm
October 27, 2008

Fraying At The Edges
October 21, 2008

Context & Perspective
October 17, 2008

Identity Theft
October 9, 2008

Baby Steps
September 28, 2008

Talking Points
September 24, 2008

Another Unraveling
September 21, 2008

Bowing Down To Their Masters
September 15, 2008

Phil's Blind Spot
September 10, 2008

Getting Schooled
September 8, 2008

In The Dark
September 6, 2008

The End Of The Beginning
August 28, 2008

Struggling In Detroit
August 24, 2008

The Stench In Cincinnati
August 20, 2008

A Giant Dose Of Reality
August 19, 2008

Rarified Air
August 15, 2008

Misplaced Emphasis
August 7, 2008

Manny Being Manny
August 3, 2008

Rewarding Faith
July 28, 2008

When To Say When
July 18, 2008

Another Slice Of Irony
July 16, 2008

A Matter Of Style
July 11, 2008

Trust Me
July 8, 2008

The Snowball Effect
June 24, 2008

A Return To Boldness
June 20, 2008

It's Only Business
June 12, 2008

1968 Revisited
June 3, 2008

Becoming Unhinged
May 30, 2008

The Feet In The Fire
May 27, 2008

The Bottom Line
May 24, 2008

Playing The Odds
May 17, 2008

The Audacity Of Hope
May 10, 2008

Meet The New Boss
May 3, 2008

Pop Psychology
April 18, 2008

Inevitably
April 15, 2008

Truth Squad
April 11, 2008

Lost Weekend -- Almost
April 7, 2008

A Matter Of Economics
April 4, 2008

The Hole In The Middle
March 31, 2008

Elephants In The Room
March 27, 2008

Recruiting Wars
March 21, 2008

A New York State Of Mind
March 18, 2008

The Gambler
March 4, 2008

Following The Money
March 3, 2008

A Tale of Two Emotions
March 2, 2008

Another Bad Seed
February 26, 2008

A Man of Action
February 22, 2008

A Man Of Inaction
February 19, 2008

Repeats
February 18, 2008

Hitting Rock Bottom
February 14, 2008

An Abuse Of Power
February 3, 2008

Disaster In The Desert
January 30, 2008

Welcome To Happy Land
January 27, 2008

Belichick Reconsidered
January 23, 2008

Quite A Character
January 21, 2008

Druggies
January 17, 2008

Comeuppance
January 14, 2008

Getting Defensive
January 12, 2008

Defining Moments
January 8, 2008

Negotiation 101
January 7, 2008

The Edge Of Emotion
January 4, 2008

High Stakes Staredown
December 29, 2007

Melting Down
December 24, 2007

Welcome To The Dark Side
December 21, 2007

Let It Snow
December 16, 2007

Starting From Scratch
December 15, 2007

The Fork In The Road
December 13, 2007

Near Chaos
December 10, 2007

A Cavaliers Christmas Carol
December 8, 2007

The BCS Mess
December 4, 2007

Fair Value
November 28, 2007

A November To Remember
November 26, 2007

The Real Villains
November 19, 2007

Inches
November 18, 2007

Lingering Items
November 15, 2007

Perfectly Imperfect
November 11, 2007

Fools Gold
November 11, 2007

Rivalry Weeks
November 8, 2007

Through The Looking Glass
November 6, 2007

A Bizarre Game Of Chicken
October 30, 2007

Something To Celebrate
October 28, 2007

Leadership
October 23, 2007

Road Games
October 20, 2007

Heart
October 16, 2007

Baby Steps
October 14, 2007

Stacking The Odds
October 10, 2007

Bridging The Gap
October 7, 2007

Worry Warts
October 3, 2007

A Signature Win
September 30, 2007

A Parallel Universe
September 29, 2007

In This Corner ...
September 27, 2007

One Step Up, Two Steps Back
September 23, 2007

Twin Sons, Different Mothers
September 20, 2007

Team Extreme
September 16, 2007

Pulling The Plug
September 14, 2007

Is Randy Watching?
September 12, 2007

Same Old Song & Dance
September 10, 2007

Perspective. Please.
September 8, 2007

The Core
September 5, 2007

A Real Riot
September 2, 2007

Exhibitionists
August 30, 2007

Vertigo
August 28, 2007

The Better Question
August 21, 2007

The First Impression
August 20, 2007

It's So Obvious
August 14, 2007

The Struggles
August 11, 2007

Unfortunate Indifference
August 9, 2007

On The Dotted Line
August 5, 2007

The Waiting Game
August 2, 2007

Lemmings, Again
July 31, 2007

Making Moves
July 28, 2007

Storm Clouds
July 25, 2007

Internal Improvements
July 22, 2007

Market Forces
July 13, 2007

An All-Star Mess
July 11, 2007

Chasing Their Tails
July 9, 2007

Draft Status
July 2, 2007

Carl Logic
June 25, 2007

Manuel Labor
June 19, 2007

Getting Whacked
June 12, 2007

Are You Worried Yet?
June 10, 2007

Shifting Priorities
June 6, 2007

All Is Well
June 4, 2007

WITNESS
June 1, 2007

Youth Be Served
May 29, 2007

"The Pass"
May 23, 2007

Is It That Simple?
May 22, 2007

Curious Generosity
May 16, 2007

Steroids Deniers
May 12, 2007

Economic Suicide
May 11, 2007

The Edge
May 5, 2007

Enjoying The Ride
May 2, 2007

Signature Moves
April 29, 2007

Not So Safe Choices
April 25, 2007

Red Herrings
April 20, 2007

Real Value Analysis
April 16, 2007

It's About Time
April 12, 2007

Payroll Apologists
April 10, 2007

Hughes Disappointment
April 8, 2007

Trendsetters
April 6, 2007

Unfinished Business
April 2, 2007

Predictions ...
April 2, 2007

If Past Be Prologue
March 29, 2007

Rappin' Randy
March 26, 2007

Misplaced Fears
March 22, 2007

Flakes
March 20, 2007

An Amazing Coincidence
March 16, 2007

The Clock
March 13, 2007

A Weighty Matter
March 6, 2007

In Defense Of LeBron
February 27, 2007

With The Third Pick ...
February 24, 2007

Down San Diego Way
February 21, 2007

Ignoring The Scrap Heap
February 20, 2007

Of Questionable Strategy
February 18, 2007

What The Foulke?
February 16, 2007

Marty's Parting
February 15, 2007

Emerging Irrelevance
February 11, 2007

One Man's Whine ...
February 8, 2007

Hard Lessons
February 5, 2007

The Cleveland Three
February 4, 2007

Insanity Is Not A Strategy
January 31, 2007

Power Surge?
January 30, 2007

The Missing
January 26, 2007

The Coaching Merry-Go-Round
January 25, 2007

At Least He Can Spell
January 23, 2007

A Wasted Asset
January 22, 2007

Thin Skinned
January 17, 2007

That Figures
January 15, 2007

Talking The Talk
January 12, 2007

Blow Up The BCS
January 3, 2007

Hello, Columbus
January 3, 2007

A Fitting Conclusion
January 1, 2007

What Pedigree?
December 28, 2006

Character Counts
December 26, 2006

Real Fake News
December 22, 2006

The Race Card
December 20, 2006

Running In Place
December 19, 2006

Shapiro Interrupted
December 15, 2006

A Failure In Ownership
December 11, 2006

Red-Faced?
December 8, 2006

The Bigger Picture
December 7, 2006

Point/Counterpoint
December 5, 2006

Groundhog Day, Again
December 4, 2006

Staying The Course
November 30, 2006

Pipe Dreams
November 29, 2006

Romeo Must Go
November 27, 2006

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