2013 Week 1 Linkpost

This is the first in a new weekly post at More Than a Fan that will share links and information from inside and outside of the MTAF world. Yes, we were as surprised as you were that people other than us could read and write. These links come from various sources and cover the best and unknown sports stories for the past week. This will be posted every Monday, including holidays (grumble, grumble), at around 6 a.m. so you can read and digest while you do whatever it is you do at 6 a.m. Enjoy.

In case you've been under a rock for the past week the only thing Indians fans are talking about is the signing of Nick Swisher. Hayden Grove (@H_Grove) writes about how he jumped around his house "like a small child" when the signing was announced. Matt Kline (@Tbone44444444) writes about how he isn't sure if the signing is a good deal for the Indians. Chris Hannun at Motor City Bengals agrees with Matt that signing Swisher is questionable at best.

On Saturday I quickly wrote about the sale of SportsTime Ohio to Fox Sports Media. While my piece was small, a post by the Plain Dealer's Paul Hoynes gets into much greater detail.

Sam Drew (@samuelldrew) reminds us that the success of the Cavaliers starts with the general manager, not the coach. This week the Cavaliers waived Donald Sloan in favor of Shaun Livingston and Conrad Kaczmarek at Fear The Sword tells us why that is a good move.

Jess Dorsey (@JDorsey33) at Bleacher Report thinks Dan Gilbert’s reaction to LeBron James leaving Cleveland is keeping free agents away from Cleveland.

This week’s More Than a Fan podcast has special guest Aaron Mcghee (@aaronm59). Josh (@RailbirdJ) and Aaron are exclusively Browns. If you missed it listen, and if you already listened, listen again.

Ryan Isley (@Isley23) thinks Danica Patrick will race in the 97th Indianapolis 500, while Michael Guadalupe at Bleacher Report gives advice to Brad Keselowski on how he can improve on his 2012 season. In non-racing news, Reed Sorenson and Trevor Bayne got engaged, while David Ragan got married. John Sturbin at Racin' Today writes Rubens Barichello's obituary after one year in the IZOD IndyCar Series. Earlier this month, SpeedTV's Robin Miller says IndyCar the firing of Steve Shnuck is irresponsible.

Mark Mazzone (@Believelander) believes the coach of the year should be one of two men who barely, if ever coached this year in the NFL. Matt (@BaseballwMatt) asks what the Mets could have become if Tom Seaver and Nolan Ryan had stayed with the organization. On Matt’s MLB blog he interviews Jeff Idelson, President of National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

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