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Posted Sunday December 15, 2013, About: is Josh Gordon the next megatron
Ummm???.what? Was that a question, or a statement? Either way, I'm not sure that it was phrased in english.
Posted Tuesday September 11, 2012, About: Weeden looks so much better than Colt McCoy
At least he seems to have dropped the whole ebonics thing....
Posted Friday April 27, 2012, About: New Browns Anthem!
Ah, BS. Plenty of good stuff from the Rubber City: the Goodyear blimp, Stan Hywet Hall, Blossom MC, Quaker Square, Swenson's, Tangier, LeBron, Chrissy Hynde, Devo, Richard Smalley, Maynard James Keenan, and the Soapbox Derby. Maybe most important, at least to me, THE BLACK KEYS! Oh, and my brother lives there...
Posted Saturday March 10, 2012, About: To fish, or to cut bait...
Oh. Never mind... I guess I was on the right track, anyway.
I don't think anybody expected a serious contender this year, but I did expect the offense to IMPROVE over the abject disaster that it has consistently been for the last 12 years. If anything, it appears worse. That I did not expect with Holmgren taking over operations and a recent NFL offensive coordinator as the new head coach. Pretty poor skilled positions evaluation so far. I'd have been OK with 8-8, happy with 9-7.
Posted Sunday August 07, 2011, About: Jim Donnovan--Get Well Soon
According to Tony Grossi (Cleveland Plain Dealer 8/7/2011): I've spoken to Jim on a few occasions since his bone marrow transplant surgery. Everything went well with the surgery and the donor match. He has experienced a few complications, which were not unexpected, but the overall prognosis for a full recovery is good. That doesn't mean he doesn't face some challenges, however. Jim has been very appreciative of the warm wishes extended to him during this time.
Posted Saturday June 04, 2011, About: Why are the Browns called the Browns?
OK, first of all, read your post. You kind of refute your own argument. The team would belong to the owner. Technically, Jerry Jones could name HIS team the Dallas Cowflops if he wanted. Anyway, not that it really matters, and not to put too fine a point on it, but I think I'd go with Chuck Heaton's explanation (may he RIP, died at 90 yo in 2008) as to why Paul Brown might change the rules after the game had begun....From The Baltimore Sun, August 18, 1991:

Seeing Brown

Question: Who are the Cleveland Browns named after?

Would you believe Joe Louis?

That is what sportscaster Len Berman believes. According to Berman, the name came out of a newspaper contest. The winning entry was Brown Bombers, honoring then-heavyweight champion Joe Louis. The name was shortened to Browns. Berman said that story had come from the team itself.

In the wake of the death of Paul Brown earlier this month, Newsday's Stan Isaacs went to Chuck Heaton, dean of Cleveland sports writers, for the definitive word.

"The Browns and Paul Brown had a falling out . . . so the Browns have been giving out that story about Joe Louis," Heaton said. "It's not so. What happened is that there was a newspaper contest, and the name Panthers won. But then some guy came along who said he had owned a semi-pro team named the Cleveland Panthers. He wanted to be paid for the use of the name.

"The Browns wouldn't go for that, so they scrapped Panthers. Then another newspaper contest came along, and the winning name was Brown Bombers. But not after Joe Louis, because he was from Detroit. He had no particular association with Cleveland."

Brown, according to Heaton, then simply named the team after himself.

"The Brown Bomber story crops up from time to time, though," Heaton said. "It was in our own paper [the Cleveland Plain Dealer] recently. The editor got so mad about it, he ordered a special retraction."
Posted Saturday May 28, 2011, About: Why are the Browns called the Browns?
OK, I'm not totally against the occasional tweak of a team's uniform, but they should still look like an evolution of the original. Jeter's home pinstripes don't look like exactly the Babe's, and that's OK. It's still the most iconic uniform in sports, and clearly the "same" as it ever was. Wholesale change because the uni is "ugly", however, should be avoided. Should Penn State switch to red and black because JoePa's successor hates blue? I don't think I have a single piece of orange clothing, and precious few chocolate brown things (I prefer black, as all good former NYC denizens do), but I will always root for that team that wears orange and brown.

As for the name, the Browns, again, are named after a MAN, not a COLOR. Paul Brown, the father of the modern offense, founded the team 65 years ago. Suggesting that they change the name is nothing short of retarded.
Posted Tuesday May 10, 2011, About: Why are the Browns called the Browns?
I really don't get why people seem to believe this rumor. The story is very well-documented. The Browns are named after their first coach, Paul BROWN (get it?). Paul Brown is a Hall of Famer, and a worthy namesake - some argue that he was the greatest football coach ever. Look it up. Further, recall that the Browns were founded in 1946 - long before the civil rights movement - in a country with a long history of racism. The first black player DRAFTED by an NFL team was in 1949. I guarantee you that no professional sports franchise was named after a black man in 1946, heavyweight champ or not!
Posted Wednesday March 16, 2011, About: Fearless Browns Draft Prediction Number 1
May have been essential in the '70's. This is not your dad's NFL. This was why RBs and MLBs used to be marquee players; not so much anymore. Now it's WRs, CBs, DEs and OLBs. Much more essential to ramp up the passing game; and to defend against it. Take Peterson, Green, or a pass rusher. Serviceable RBs are a dime a dozen behind a decent line.
Posted Thursday December 09, 2010, About: Why are the Browns called the Browns?
Sigh. It's back. Seriously, dude...don't you have anything else to do?
Posted Tuesday November 30, 2010, About: Why are the Browns called the Browns?
Errr, proceeded TO FIRE...
Posted Tuesday November 30, 2010, About: Why are the Browns called the Browns?
Actually, no. Paul Brown was the namesake of, but did not own, the Browns. The owner was Arthur McBride. He Who Shall Remain a Fecal Stain Forever and Shall Bathe In Hellfire For All Eternity bought the Browns in 1961 and proceeded, in the first of a string of incomprehensible moves, fired Paul Brown in 1963. Paul Brown did own the Bungholes.
Posted Saturday November 20, 2010, About: Thanks a LOT idiot fan!
Thought about your post today. I was flying home to NoCal today, and flights were delayed in San Fran due to weather. A drunken buffoon came up to the gate agent and yelled and beertched about how lousy an airline United was. He was subsequently pulled aside and prevented from boarding when we left (thank Kay Rist). You guessed it, he was dressed in full Browns regalia: t-shirt, hat, jacket, the works. Nothing to do but suppress a groan...you see putzes out here in Niners wear, too, but they're probably outnumbered by those in silver and black.
Posted Sunday September 19, 2010, About: I put this one on the coaches
Uh-oh...
Posted Saturday September 11, 2010, About: Miami is going to destroy Ohio State
But apparently not Buckeyes...Go poison nuts! 3:24 to go...
Posted Saturday September 11, 2010, About: Miami is going to destroy Ohio State
That was frickin' hilarious, dude!
Posted Thursday September 02, 2010, About: Versatility on the Browns roster
6-10. I'd be happy as hell with 8-8, but I don't quite see it...
Posted Friday August 27, 2010, About: Versatility on the Browns roster
Write this down. "I am a known tool, and I hereby swear not to visit Cleveland Browns threads for the purpose of taunting their fans." Copy this 99 times, and turn it in to the principal first thing Monday morning. Failure to do so will result in your having to change Art Modell's diapers for the next six months, or until his death, whichever comes first. In the event that there is a waiting list for this duty, as there is likely to be, as Ravens fans are known to line up to tongue Art's sphincter, you will have to perform the same service for Al Davis instead.

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