CLEVELAND —  "You Said It" is a reader participation column based on the premise that if you don't laugh about Cleveland sports you'll cry.

And that if you do laugh about Cleveland sports, you might still end up crying. But at least friends and family will like being around you more. 


Bud: The Cavs slipped to fifth in the NBA Lottery and won’t get Zion Williamson, Ja Morant or RJ Barrett. I think we can all agree nothing that’s happened draft-wise to this franchise in the last 20 years is as bad as this. — Anthony Bennett.

I’m going to say this to you for the first and last time. Nice try.

Bud: Watched you on Donovan Live. Is there a rug in your future? — O. Bill Stone

My strategy hasn't changed. I’ll just patiently wait for the day when the script is flipped and those who don’t look like Larry David are jealous of those of us who do.

Bud: How will we know when it’s time to panic? — Vince G., Cincinnati.

When you find yourself taking pride in having your You Said It entry used. Or are you talking about the Indians?

Bud: Will Kyrie Irving host a shooting camp this summer or attend one? — Jim Corrigan, Fairview Park.

Knowing Kyrie, he is consulting for that answer as we speak.

Bud: NBC Sports, during the NHL playoffs, is running a commercial for Jagermeister calling it "The official shot (I get the pun) of the NHL". A sports organization like the NHL has an "official" alcoholic beverage? Because nothing says physical fitness than slamming Jager bombs? I don't even have a joke for that. — Eddie Vidmar.

Stay in your lane. Not having something funny to say is my department.

Hey Buddy Boy: The older I get, the more soft tissue injuries I get... Any ideas? — Devin, Concord.

Yes. Just explain to the policeman who stops you on your next jog around the block that bubble wrap works, in addition to saving money on clothes.

Bud: Why is it hockey players skate in 20-30 second shifts while the officials skate 60 minutes? — O. Bill Stone.

If you think hockey players are out there doing the Hokey Pokey, I’ll let you tell them.

Bud: John Beilein uprooted his life at age 66 join the Cavs? Shouldn't he have waited until after the Lottery? Or was the lure of a Golden Buckeye card that great?  — Kevin.

You Said It "winners" unfortunately don't get better with age.