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Remember When Bill Belichick Gave Us the BBPBJ, the Greatest PB&J Recipe of All Time?

Remember When Bill Belichick Gave Us the BBPBJ, the Greatest PB&J Recipe of All Time?

Bill Belichick had a somewhat unremarkable five-year run as the head coach of the Cleveland Browns, finishing with a 36-44 overall record from 1991 to 1995, making the playoffs just once in the 1994 season.  You know the story here - Belichick was ultimately fired when the franchise moved to Baltimore and he eventually moved on to New England, where he's experienced unprecedented success and has been lauded as one of the greatest football coaches of all time. You know, typical Cleveland sports misery.  But while Belichick was in Cleveland, he did a segment with the late, great Mike Veneman, in...

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Cleveland's 'Christmas Story' House Is Up for Sale - So Who's Buying It?

Culture History

Cleveland's 'Christmas Story' House Is Up for Sale - So Who's Buying It?

The city of Cleveland was recently sent into a tizzy, as the legendary Christmas Story house was put up for sale. The certified Cleveland landmark was used in the exterior shots of Ralphie's home in the 1983 movie A Christmas Story, which has become a holiday classic thanks to its 24-hour marathon on TBS every Christmas. Since then, Clevelanders have loved the house, located at 3159 West 11th Street. And since it was purchased in 2004, underwent major renovations to mimic the interiors in the film, and opened itself up to public tours in 2006, the Christmas Story house has become...

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The Cleveland Rosenblums Were Once a Basketball Powerhouse

History Sports

The Cleveland Rosenblums Were Once a Basketball Powerhouse

You already know the Cleveland Cavaliers of course, but the city had a rich basketball past long before they came into the picture in 1970. The Cleveland Rosenblums were one of those long-gone teams from the early 20th century, but they were also one of the most successful - and innovative.  The Rosenblums - named for owner and Cleveland department store owner Max Rosenblum - were one of the original members of the American Basketball League (a league Rosenblum helped create), playing from 1925 to 1930. Though their run as a team was brief, the Rosenblums - also known as...

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Cleveland: Birthplace of Superman, the World's Greatest Hero

Cleveland: Birthplace of Superman, the World's Greatest Hero

When I started working in the wholesale beer business as a helper on the delivery trucks in the early 1980s, I was paired with a driver who had Cleveland’s Old Brooklyn neighborhood as part of his route. Three days a week we would start our day with breakfast at a diner at the point where Broadview and Pearl Roads intersected. At that intersection, a local sign company had created a beautiful and vibrantly colorful tribute sign to the Man of Steel - Superman - and Cleveland as his birthplace. There was a real sense of pride, and there still is...

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The Most Haunted Places in Cleveland, Ohio

History

The Most Haunted Places in Cleveland, Ohio

This time of year, it is always fun to explore the spooky haunts and tales that are unique to any locale, but in researching some of Cleveland’s, we came up with some truly unique, and probably relatively unknown, haunts and sightings. The Most Haunted Places in Cleveland The Federal Reserve Bank Let's start with the Federal Reserve Bank at 1466 E. 6th Street in downtown Cleveland.  Still operating today as the Cleveland-based U.S. Federal Reserve System’s Fourth District headquarters, this majestic building is home to one spirit in particular known as Matilda. Matilda is believed to have killed herself on...

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