he grew a beard
|5 days 23 hours ago||if only||
Sonny had EZ pass the whole war could have been avoided
|5 days 23 hours ago||what if||
they're doing a story on Dennis Martinez?
|5 days 23 hours ago||winner winner||
|6 days 23 hours ago||and what I forgot to mention||
the brother in law didn't want to press charges but the police said because it classifies as "domestic violence" they didn't have a choice. Had they not been related to each other, the BIL could have said not to press charges and that would have been the end of it.
|1 week 2 min ago||yes||
simple assault is a class 5 (minor) misdemeanor, which doesn't require disclosure on applications while and domestic violence is a class two and does require disclosure in many instances, and as another poster said, those words paired together often make a hiring managers mind up for them before they bother vetting the details if the incident
|1 week 4 min ago||well||
the brother in law had been living in their basement rent free for over a year and had too much to drink and was saying some awful things to his sister(my neighbors wife) and my neighbor gave him a few chances to pipe down, but he wouldn't shut up...so a wrestling match ensued and the brother in laws gf called 911 immediately.
So, while not ideal, I think my neighbors actions were quite defensible
|1 week 5 hours ago||yes very true||
I had a neighbor get in a scuffle with his brother in law on Thanksgiving once, he got charged with domestic violence because they were related. Had they not been related it would have been a simple assault charge. It still follows him around today. Ive seen firsthand his it has made switching jobs very very difficult for him for that exact reason .
|1 week 1 day ago||its the nfl||
other than rooting for ex-Wolverines to do well I root for the Browns. So even though Hoyer is a Spartan and Mallet was in Ann Arbor for a while, I'm rooting like hell for Hoyer on Sunday
|2 weeks 21 hours ago||did he win||
any playoff games after Elway retired?
|3 weeks 1 day ago||maybe Gene Smith||
needs an assistant?
|4 weeks 4 hours ago||Browns fan||
Nice guy, knows some offensive football, knows how to utilize the talent on hand (except, oddly, Cam Newton when he was in Carolina...another reason for pause). Not really sure how he'd fare as a HC, his time was too short in Cleveland. On the plus side, he was humble enough to hire strong and experienced coordinators, and didnt hire underlings who would easily bow to his authority, which means he is not afraid to be challeneged if it is in the best interests of the team. On the minus suide, his best years as OC came with Norv Turner at his side (either as the HC or the OC). Not sure if thats causation or correlation
One point of order- 2007 was about the best season the Browns have had since they've come back. Went 10-6. 5 Pro-Bowlers (DA, Braylon, Kellen, JT and Cribbs.
And the Phil Savage mucked it all up in the offseason
|5 weeks 5 days ago||not so fast my friend||
I heard on a number of ESPN radio shows last week discussions abut whether a two loss SEC team would be more desrving in that scenario than a one loss team from another league. The table is already being set, in case that happens.
Obviously, I dont agree, Im just reporting the news
|6 weeks 4 days ago||I didn't want||
half of these guys when they rumored to be in the running for the Browns job, and I only "like" the Browns. I "like like" Michigan so, no please God no.
I think we need to stop hoping for some magical savior or latching on to a guy because of a hot season. Then again, I've got no better ideas so yeah...this sucks all the way around.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||hate to tell you this||
but if the Browns win the Super Bowl the world will immediately come to an end and we will all die.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||right||
in theory ego shouldn't come into play, but it does. In a situation like this it's going to come down to the owner choosing one or the other, or paying both enough that they don't care anymore
|6 weeks 6 days ago||agreed on Niners dysfunction||
During Harbaughs first season (and beyond) everyone talked about the miraculous turnaround and Harbaugh got most of the credit. Problem was, most of the roster had been compiled before Harbaugh arrived and Baalke resented the fact that there was no mention of this in any story praising the quick turnaround of the franchise. I think Baalke's ego was damaged by this and I can also imagine JH acting as if he were the reason for it all, which likely rankled Baalke as well. Now I think Baaalke wants to prove that the Niners can sustain success without Harbaugh so he can garner some of the credit.
|7 weeks 23 hours ago||the correct choice||
|7 weeks 4 days ago||in the interest of fairness||
do you honestly believe Lloyd, who was Modellers DC, didn't have a hand in recruiting? Every recruit was Moellers?
Aw hell why do I bother...no one is interested in objectivity on the internet. I forgot the rules...pick a side and spew HAWT TAEKZ
|7 weeks 4 days ago||well||
in 1994 the record was 8-4, we lost to OSU, our previous coach was relieved of his duties because of a DUI and he had to deal with the "interim" tag for an entire season.
Just sayin it wasnt exactly sunshine and roses then either
|7 weeks 5 days ago||thread title reminds me of||
"Argo f**k yourself". Too bad Alan Arkin isn't here making me laugh my posterior off
|8 weeks 3 hours ago||if you need help||
perhaps I can offer some assistance. My Family has been on the Throne in Nigeria for the past twenty years. Now we are facing some difficulties as a result of recent events in the world climate. I have a large sum of funds in American banks, but the strict international banking laws prhibit me from accessign them. I can offer you the princely sum of 1ne million US dollars if you would be willing to accept and facilitate a funds tranfer for me. Al I need is your full name, address, date of birth and secured social number. We can be symbiotic
do not delay. The coupe is iminent
|8 weeks 1 day ago||now THAT||
is some phenomenal knowledge. Thanks for sharing. I dunno, I'm certainly no Rockefeller, but I see it another way. Brandon was also at the helm while the product devolved to the point that it was rated so poorly. Credit him for realizing the need for a change I guess, but giving him credit for starting the comeback from the doldrums that he helped lead the company into seems like my Parents giving me ice cream for putting out the fire on the living room carpet that I started in the first place. But the fact that I dont know when the downturn started, nor do I know the specific dates of Brandon's tenure tells me that I should listen to those who know more than I do about the situation, since they would have already made this same point if there were anything to it.
tldr; I stand corrected
|8 weeks 1 day ago||regarding the Bacon quote||
about fans who ponied up for season tickets being upset about others being able to get in for a Coke...this is something that has plagued the Cleveland Browns for a number of years now. The Browns ask for season ticket deposits in the spring, before the draft. (and maybe even free agency). The loyalists who pony up the bread have often lamented the fact that the extreme cost covers 2 preseason "games", and then by the third or fourth home game they are surrounded in the stands by folks who have taken advantage of Stub Hub to get tickets at a significant discount.
I think this is the most damning thing about Brandon...he's supposed to be this business wizard and yet he can't even learn from the blueprint NFL fans have demonstrated time and again. You can't abuse your foundation in the pursuit of every last dime. Brandon has done enough to turn gameday into NFL-lite, I would have hoped he could have at least learned some lessons from NFL teams.
Oh, and wasn't Dominos in a death spiral before Brandon left and only began a resurgence once he was replaced? How did that fact get lost on so many people (full disclosure: including me. I knew Dominos was in a race to the bottom in the pizza wars with Brandon at the helm but I kept squashing that thought in my head because I was happy to have someone in charge who "got it". In one way or another we are all partially to blame. oh well, nothing left to do but root like hell and hope for the best (tm- every Browns fan ever)
|9 weeks 4 hours ago||this thread reminds me of||
the times when you go camping with your buddies and its the next morning and you're sitting around the smoldering heap of ashpile that was the 10 foot bonfire the night before, not quite able to think coherently because of a combination of "no one brought any damn coffee?" and "am i still drunk?", while you find remnants of half burnt beer cans and donut boxes, trying to piece together the last few hours of what exactly happened the night before, and where the invisible donkey is that keep kicking you in the back of the head.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||yeah||
if Mrs. Cook sees this, the very next thought in her mind will be "current?!? you mean there's going to be another one at some point in the future?!?1 Are you planning on leaving me?!?! WHY DONT YOU LOVE ME ANYMORE?!?!"
bad things man
|14 weeks 2 days ago||my response to Buckeyes||
|15 weeks 1 day ago||well||
its about 2 hours to Toledo, another 45 or so to get to As and then another 45 to get to exit 82. I plan my drive time so that I avoid rush hours and the hell that is getting stuck in the herd of people going up north for the weekend on Fridays
|15 weeks 2 days ago||I probably shouldnt||
admit this but I get from Columbus to Grand Blanc in 3.5 hours
|15 weeks 3 days ago||game 7 1997||
was the worst day of my professional sports fandom. Thanks so much for bringing that up again. Want to kick my dog while you're at it?
I hate you, Jose Mesa. And I still cant forgive Hargrove for bringing on Charlie Nagy in relief. he was the king of letting up runs early in his starts before he settled into a groove. The choice to put him in as a reliever is still inexplicable.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||don't forget||
you cant spell "Citrus" without "UT"
|16 weeks 3 days ago||yeah, that offense||
really fired on all cylinders during the meat of the Big Ten schedule and in all the Bowl game we played in
Can we just let it go? Please? Everyone? On both sides?
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Sporting News is still a thing?||
Their NHL power rankings in the early 90's were awesome but I havent heard of them since then.
Am I the only one who thought this article was going to start off with "John Elway walks into a bar...?"
|17 weeks 5 days ago||been in the same league for 12 years||
and the Commish asks the lowest returning member from the previous season to pick a number between 1-12. The commish takes whatever number selected, and runs the random draft order generator that many times, and broadcasts the results of each drawing to each of us via email. Whatever the order is on whatever the prescribed number was (4th drawing, 7th drawing, whatever) is the order we end up with.
It actually works pretty well, insofar as this league is pretty competitive, and over the years loopholes have been exploited and repaired, and people eventually will find fault with every thing under the sun, but no one has any qualms with this system.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||no votes for||
|18 weeks 2 days ago||no votes for||
|18 weeks 3 days ago||auto upvote||
for Hunt for Red October reference
|18 weeks 3 days ago||Took a 3 year old to the zoo today||
drinks are definitely in order...not so much because of the rugrat but because if the other adults at the zoo...I could not believe how many grown ass adults trued to push their way past kids for a better view of the animals. Then again, it was the Columbus zoo, so I guess I should be impressed that they were able to convert oxygen to carbon dioxide.
Columbus jokes aside, its a great zoo as far as zoos go...my Grandma lived at Ten Mile and Coolidge for years so we were regulars at the Detroit Zoo, and its pretty good but Jack Hanna and company have done good work here as well.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||for the most part||
there would have been no reaction. Most of the people understood that Lebron had done nothing to string us along this time, and we were all in it at our own risk. Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice shame on me sort of thing. now of course, there are always a few knuckleheads, but the majority of fans fell into the hysteria with their eyes wide open. The backlash would have bee no where near 2010.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||it's like||
Jabba the Hut had sex with an Ewok and this is what resulted
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Due to children||
I'm drinking my standard $15 for 5 liters box wine. Keep hitting refresh on Twitter like a cocaine addled lab monkey because I grew up in Cleveland and I got sucked into this LeBron thing, as much as I tried to resist it. I hate myself
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Words cannot express||
how sorry I am to hear this. My Father died in 1999, 2 weeks shy of his 53rd birthday in much the same fashion. I was at work one day and I got a call and it was already over. Still hurts. My heart goes out to you and your family. Remember the good times, and pass his lessons on to your children.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||no matter what it is||
Adidas is hot garbage. My wife just bought me a pairf of climalite mesh shorts, and they have holes in them after getting washed one time. last adidas shirt I bought started coming apart at the seams after only a couple of rounds of golf. Its just awful quality, and not because Im a "we were better when we wore Nike" guy
|20 weeks 3 days ago||link, for the linkless||
or not becauise somepone posted one while I was typing mine. neg away
|20 weeks 6 days ago||one thing Ive learned about women||
no matter how good they look, somewhere someone is tired of their crap
|21 weeks 1 day ago||the last boat||
my Dad had before he died he named "Blew Hawaii", since he used the Hawaiian vacation fund to finance said purchase. That boat has since been sold and re-named, so its free for your use if you like.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||if the SEC teams||
were NFL teams, the sheep on ESPN would never shut up about how "until they can prove that they can win a game in cold weather..." just like they did last season with the Saints. But, since it's the SEC, the fact that they never play a game below 40 degrees isn't even a footnote.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||is this||
Adam Jacobi under a pseudonym?
|22 weeks 1 day ago||I remember thinking||
that James Whitley was going to be the next Mr. Charles Woodson. I know I'm being foolish but I dont like 5. And I'm 37 years old, yet I believe in superstition. And this may not even be a susperstition, just me being an idiot. Sue me.
Wait, is this not the Friday night drinking thread? My bad
|22 weeks 4 days ago||whoops||
guess I should go apologize to all of them
|22 weeks 4 days ago||I saw this||
yesterday (dont recall where) while I was looking for Browns news (born in Ferndale, raised in Cleveland) and most of the OSU fans I saw talking about it seemed to think this kid was in for a visit and showed up in OSU garb. Their response was predictable, and they weren't happy when I informed them the kid was in AA for SMSB and not a campus visit. Of course, it took a while for me to explain it to them, but still...
|23 weeks 4 days ago||not sure||
but WE LANDED ON THE MOON
|23 weeks 6 days ago||was too lazy||
to read ahead and see someone had already posted what I was going to say. Minus one for me
|24 weeks 2 days ago||obligatory|
|25 weeks 2 days ago||I live in a C-Bus suburb||
and every time I drive in rush hour traffic and see some jackass doing 85 in the far right lane, then almost cause an accident by cutting off a semi, I think about it. Luckily, I know if I do that with my son in the car, the police will haul me away and turn him over to child services, so I calm down pretty quickly. People just drive like morons around here.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||the early 90's||
was a great time to be a Wolverine fan going to high school in Ohio, I can tell you that much.
And my vote is for Henson, because that team in 2001 was stacked. Just needed more than a realtively inexperienced Navarre could give.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||Cotton Candy Machines you say?||
|27 weeks 4 days ago||that's at least||
6.9 YPC more than Al Borges would have gotten from him
|27 weeks 4 days ago||what about||
Wolverine in a Bag? I'd be interested in his thoughts
|27 weeks 5 days ago||I worked in mortgages||
for years...it was a window into the depths of human stupidity...one guy whose file I worked on lived with burglar bars on his doors and windows, but had a 1378 monthly payment on an escalade. He said he chose to spend nearly double on his car than his house because nobody "could see him driving around in his house"
to each their own I guess
|29 weeks 1 day ago||in a perfect world||
where fans at the game matter less and less to the financial well being of a team due to insane levels of television money, you would hope some team might eventually realize that they dont NEED to maximize ticket revenues anymore. Back in the day where maybe 2 games a year were on national TV and the large portion of a team's budget was made up by gameday receipts, finding the sweet spot in the ol' supply and demand curve was a good idea. Now, teams get so much from TV that the difference between $60 seats with no PSL fees and $85 seats with PSL's isn't worth it to be pricing your most dedicated fans out.
And the decision makers should also keep the players point of view in mind as well. What I mean is, what do they think makes more of a difference to a player on game day: Having 115,000 screaming fans helping a defense make a stand by making it impossible for an opposing offense to call a play, feeding off the fans' energy and using that to help spur them on to victory? Or, the knowledge that even though the stadium might be 25 percent empty, each person must be a "real" fan because they paid a hefty price of admission? Perhaps it'll be quiet enough in the near future someone might be able to ask during a timeout?
|29 weeks 3 days ago||spitballing||
nerds got no game?
I kid, I kid
|29 weeks 6 days ago||logged in||
to upvote you as well.
Recently I have been wondering if maybe this signals the beginning of the dystpoian futures we have all read about over the years. Perhaps it's not the computers becoming self aware, or actually taking over, but since we can now quantify millions of data points, see everything on a spreadsheet and sqeeze every last nickel out of everything from football fans to employees, we are basically being "optimized" for someone else's benefit.
Or, I may just have too much free time.
|29 weeks 6 days ago||dude handled it perfectly||
he picked it up and ate it. Much classier than the violent rampage into the stands I probably would have gone with, were I ever to encounter such ignorance. A better man than I.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||Contra tournament on the big screen?||
I am soooo in
|30 weeks 4 days ago||probably||
more difficult than being some holier than thou message board poster
People make bad decisions man. That's life. The key is learning from them. Luckily, no one was hurt.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||totally unrelated||
but probably not thread worthy on its own...if you have a minute, go to Twitter and search for US Airways (warning, this all started with something extremely NSFW so, tread lightly)
|31 weeks 6 days ago||Because ESPN||
is the TMZ of sports media
|31 weeks 6 days ago||it occurred to me||
that we are relying on someone from Ohio State to have the ability to count to 61,000, which AHAHAHA no. I see though that they failed to mention that it was big news in Columbus last week that Urban made the AD cut prices to the game from $20 to $5 because Urban wanted to create more of an "SEC feel" at the game
|31 weeks 6 days ago||Sidd Finch||
was the greatest pitching prospect ever
|33 weeks 4 days ago||thats gold, Jerry!||
|33 weeks 4 days ago||let me help||
|33 weeks 4 days ago||Barry Sanders:||
my 2nd all-time favorite NFL player (Charles Woodson) and a true class act. Wish more athletes were like him.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||I read it too||
and while Sherman has a point for those people who actually believe the media when they imply that this gang nonsense had anything to do with getting cut, that isn't the reason he was cut. It makes a nice story for the media and gives them something to flap their gums about, but the reality is whe the Eagles signed DJax to his new contract, it was widely known the Eagles would be looking to restructure the contract well before it expired. This year, the Eagles wanted to re-structure, and DJax was apparently looking for a raise. The last time DJax wanted a raise, he dogged it so badly for so long that many of his teammates were unhappy with him. I'm sure this played into the Eagles thinking more than anything else.
And for Sherman to compare this to Riley Cooper only proves that Sherman is as much of a sheep here as anyone. Riley Cooper is an idiot. Full stop. However, the reality is that DJax's social circle had almost nothing to do with him getting cut. For Sherman to say it's not fair for DJax to be cut because of "gang ties" while Cooper isn't cut for the indefensible things he said perpetuates this lazy media story. So, to me, Sherman is the guy trying to prove to us all how dumb we are and how smart he is, which is ironic because he was dumb enough to be a willing sheep for the media.
For the record, I was of the opinion that the media blew Shermans post game comments after the NFC Champ. game WAAAAAY out of proportion. Again it was the lazy media looking for an easy story to fill column inches and airtime between the championship games and the Super Bowl. I never had a problem with Richard Sherman, but right now, I'm tired of hearing from him.
|34 weeks 1 day ago||shhhhhhh...||
or hire someone like KenPom to work for them
don't give them any ideas. I like KenPom right where he is, TYVM
|34 weeks 1 day ago||wow, thats impressive||
I mean even Skip Bayless gets some predictions right when he flings poo out of his cage at a dartboard
|34 weeks 1 day ago||as someone||
whose best friend has had back surgery (stenosis and herniated discs) and a wife who has had one (sciatica, degenrative disc disorder) surgery and is about to have to undergo another (they said its goting to be ever 10 yrs +/-) I second this notion. No sense causing problems for the rest of his life. I don't even begin to imagine I know what they've gone through, but it's horrible to witness, let alone live through.
|34 weeks 4 days ago||a fun bit of trivia-||
when the league owners voted on whether or not to allow Modell to move to Baltimore after the 1995 season, Wilson was one of 2 owners who voted "No" (the other was Dan Rooney).
Thank you Mr. Wilson. Rest in peace.
|35 weeks 2 days ago||if you ever have||
a kidney stone, you might want a priest instead of a doctor. Owww
|35 weeks 5 days ago||this reminds me||
of the time when I was 10 and got in a fight with my (5 years) older sister, who happened to have just gotten home from field hockey practice and still had her cleats on...didn't get up off the porch for about an hour.
|35 weeks 5 days ago||indeed||
I thought it was the measles and the mumps...a gash, a rash and purple bumps. Little Peggy Ann McKay will not go to school today.
|36 weeks 6 days ago||I didnt like||
the 4 Non-Blondes version of anything, even their own songs
|36 weeks 6 days ago||just so long as||
no one brings up that gawd awful Led Zeppelin tribute album from the 90's. I worked very hard to block the existence of that..."thing" from my memory
|37 weeks 3 days ago||only once||
but we had to make fake diaries as if we were that stupid boat as a sentient being, and then we had to make our own versions. to float down the little creek on campus.
|37 weeks 3 days ago||flashbacks||
I remember having to watch that movie in school EVERY year from kindergarten to third grade.
|37 weeks 4 days ago||Danger Zone!||
|38 weeks 3 days ago||well||
We're talking about Texas. Somebody somewhere wants enough cocaine to forget they live there
|38 weeks 5 days ago||something to keep in mind||
Harbaugh's personal assistant is Mick Lombardi, son of Mike Lombardi, who worked with LaCanfora at NFL Network. The whole time Lombardi was the "GM" of the Browns, LaCanfora ran articl after article puffing up his boy, and then tried a takedown of the Browns as soon as Lombardi was canned (when, not even a week before he was supportive of the Browns moves, a total flip-flop).
I'm sure Harbaugh wants more money. He was never coming to the Browns. It may have been a plan cooked up by Lombardi and Harbaugh to make Lombardi seem heroic to Jimmy Haslam (word is that toward the end, Lombardi and banner were trying to cut each other's throats to save themselves) and save his job with the Browns, while Harbaugh uses the levarage for a raise, while Jason LaCanfora gets the scoop.
In my opinion anything coming from laCanfora that is even slightly related to Mike Lombardi is pure hogwash.
|39 weeks 2 days ago||I like||
9 am in the morning much better than 9am in the evening.
|40 weeks 1 day ago||they didn't||
come to play school
|40 weeks 4 days ago||Totally||
Goldhammer is the worst. I can handle Rizz being a Buckeye honk. It's unsurprising and makes sense. I would always turn it off if it was a Buckeye segment. But, AG is the wort thing to ever happen to sports radio in Cleveland since I started listening in the late 80's. I stopped listening to Rizzo because of Goldhammer. I have also crossed paths with him in the past in Lakewood bars, and he's just as obnoxious in person. My Buddy was working the door one night and wouldn't let him in, saying is ID was fake. Goldhammer was apopleptic and it was hysterical.
|40 weeks 4 days ago||we have hope||
we don't have faith
|40 weeks 4 days ago||similar||
Dad from Ferndale, Mom from Collinwood. Born in Royal Oak and moved to the East Side of Cleveland when I was about a year old. At least I was saved from the Lions by my Dad, whoi disavowed them after they ruined Billy Sims. Too bad my maternal Grandfather had Browns season tix from 1948-1983.
|40 weeks 5 days ago||not cursed||
seriously, Modell became majority owner in 1961. He fired Paul Brown in 1963. The Browns won the 64 NFL title with a team (led by Jim Brown) built largely by Paul Brown. Then he "fired" Jim freaking Brown. The next 30 years, zip. zilch. Nada. The, he took the team to Baltimore. Then the NFL granted the new Browns to Al Lerner, the guy who was unsuccessful in obtaining an NFL franchise for Baltimore when the league expanded with CAR/JAX, who also intorduced Modell to his Baltimore partners to work out a stadium deal on Lerners plane.
Seriously, you can tie everything bad that has ever happened to the Browns back to Art Modell. Burn in hell, Art Modell
|40 weeks 5 days ago||this is not||
a knee jerk job by Haslam. It has been in the works for a little while. Pettine is Haslam's choice, and Farmer was consulted via telephone (he was in Mobile). While Farmer hadn't been told he was in line for a promotion (allegedly), Haslam had already been discussing Banner's exit from the team with Banner a couple of weeks ago (again, rumor). The rumors of Lombardi being forced out have persited on Twitter for a couple of weeks at least. Apparently, he all but promised he could deliver McDaniels before Chud was let go, and, well, that didn't happen. Once that blew up in Lombardi's face, Haslam strted to get the idea that no one around the league has much respect for Lombardi, and that set things in motion.
|40 weeks 5 days ago||This is good news||
no snark intended. Today is a good day for Cleveland Browns fans. Lombardi and Banner could have been replaced with a bent 7 iron and a two-legged tripod and the Browns still would have performed addition by subtraction. Replacing them with actual, honest to God, know what they're doing in their roles people who have the respect of others around the league? Yahtzee! Scheiner and Farmer are both rising stars with a bullet, and I'm glad Haslam didn't futz around and risk losing them because he was worried that the mainstream media would make fun of him.
Rumor is Haslam never wanted Banner to begin with, but Banner was forced on him by the NFL. Ehh whatever, it's all revisionist history now, but at the end of the day, the Browns are better today than they were yesterday.
The only "negativity" you will see/hear about this will come from national media types who are "friends" with Lombardi. Of course they're going to have to take up for their boy. And not for nothing, but they all just lost a good source as well. So, there will be sreeches heard from the national level, plus everyone loves to swing at low hanging fruit.
Good luck Lombardi, maybe your pal Bill Belichik will give you a job in New England like he did after Al Davis fired you. Oh wait, not even Belichik would hire you, BECAUSE YOU SUCK
|41 weeks 4 hours ago||what's the weather like, Ollie?||
|41 weeks 2 days ago||If you're into gambling||
a good choice for a small MVP bet might be Tukka Rask. Last I saw he was 18-1, and it always seems like in the Olympics, one goalie or another gets hot and puts his team on his back for a while (R. Miller, D Hasek, even Ray LeBlanc in '92).
So, pretty good odds on a guy we've all seen go on an unbelieveable hot streak before.
Otherwise, Go USA and Go Sweden (the ancestral home of the Paternal side of my family)
|42 weeks 3 days ago||this song has been in my head||
all morning, ever since I saw the tweet from Spencer Hall
|43 weeks 5 days ago||we should||
find out who these people are bugging Damien and blow up their timelines for a while (figuratively speaking, of course)
|43 weeks 5 days ago||ixnay||
ixnay on the inxjay
|45 weeks 1 day ago||seconded||
Also:@EastUGoBlue- that wasn't a dumb question. The only dumb questions are the ones people always seem to ask when they are ahead of me in line and my kid is about to have a meltdown because I forgot to bring Woww Woww Wubbzy into the friggin store with us.
|45 weeks 3 days ago||totally changed||
a pipe burst in my rental house this morning and I was all, "Don't care. We got Alabama's OC". In my memory, that burst pipe will have happened in 2013.
Enduring an entire offseason of trying to convince myself that things could be better/changed/invigorated on offense even though there were mountains of evidence pointing to the cretacian midset of Borges never changing a thing and being content with banging our collective heads into the same spot on the same wall, week after week was already starting to wear me down. So, that's not a thing anymore, and I am so happy I forgot to put on pants.
|45 weeks 6 days ago||sad thing is||
there are people out there who have not seen Blazing Saddles and thus didn't understand why I thought it was so funny. I feel sorry for those people.
|46 weeks 33 min ago||I get it||
He is going from Louisville, KY (louie-ville) to Louisville, OH (lewis-ville).
I don't know why he'd go there. The locals play banjos and talk about people's purty mouths.
|46 weeks 2 days ago||let me fix that for you||
For instance, take that Bama girl, add about
|46 weeks 5 days ago||want to hear something sad?||
My Father grew up in Ferndale in the 40's, 50's and 60's. Shortly after we moved from Ferndale to Cleveland, my Father's disdain for the "cheap ass" Ford family that "knew they were going to make money every year no matter how shitty the team was" reached its peak. I remember he and my Uncle talking about how they ruined Billy Sims' career, and my Father vowed to not let me become a fan of the Lions' perpetual misery.
At the same time, my maternal Grandfather lived near us in Cleveland, and he had been a season ticket holder since the Browns AAFC days in the late 40's. So, I ended up becoming a Browns fan.
Fate, it seems, is not without a sense of humor.
|46 weeks 5 days ago||they are already selling t-shirts||
I put my order in yesterday. Don't worry MGrowOld, the media will return to their regular roles as a glorified PR department for the team shortly. I was encouraged that there was at least an attempt to hold their feet to the fire yesterday, but I doubt it will last.
|46 weeks 5 days ago||the Kansas game||
was definitely the high water mark of the year for me.
Although, as a Browns fan, I must say when they hired Rob Chudzinski in January, that was a good moment as well. He is obviously building something for the Browns and will surely lead this team to a sustained run of successful football. Sure the first year was bumpy, but with the way the Front office traded away picks and players to stockpile assets for 2014, that was to be expected, especially when having to play QB roulette most weeks. Some people have said he might be"on the hot seat" but only an complete and total moron would fire a guy less than a year after hiring him.
|46 weeks 5 days ago||you're right about that||
they could be the Browns. Yikes
|47 weeks 3 days ago||yeah||
let's root for him to suck so you can be right. Does it matter that people wanted him to sub in for Gardner? Only thing that matters now is hoping he does well enough to give us a chance in this game while gaining experiece that will be useful for his continued development next season, when he is Devin's backup.
|47 weeks 3 days ago||also MWP related||
the gif where Tyler Hanborough is about to go "Psycho T" on someone, turns around, realizes it's the artist formerly known as Ron Artest, and you can immediately see the fear in Hansborough's face as he says "oh, my bad".
|47 weeks 5 days ago||I don't||
wear red, ever. Not a joke, I am completely serious. I bought a new driver this summer (Callaway X-Hot) and the only color it comes in is grey with red accents. I had the head re-sprayed so that I would not have that color combination anywhere near my golf bag. And I havent put even 1% as much into Michigan football as Taylor Lewan, so it does seem rather unlikely. However, just because they may have wanted to ameliorate their story by adding these "details" it may not change the fact that there could be some substance to this.
|47 weeks 5 days ago||actually, yes||
I can make it from Columbus to Grand Blanc in about 3:45, and thats 50 miles north of AA. 3 hours from AA to CBus, tops.
|48 weeks 1 day ago||I'm drinking||
box wine and watching Mount Union lose to Whitewater. I was rooting from Mount Union because I've had a number of friends attend class (*note:not graduate from, lol) there, and I always had a good time when I went to visit Alliance. Why anyone stays in Alliance permanently, though, is beyond me.
|48 weeks 1 day ago||Im still laughing||
and extra points for the inclusion of Cake
|48 weeks 2 days ago||anyone know||
if there's any construction on 23 between the MI/OH border and Grand Blanc? I checked the MDOT website but am not seeing any updates. I dont want to take the long way around through the D, but I'd rather drive 260 miles in 4 hours than 215 in 5 because of delays.
Happy Holidays everyone!
|48 weeks 3 days ago||5 percent||
you got an investment advisor? I need an investment advisor...or will once this next degree comes through and I start my new career
|48 weeks 3 days ago||but you need to remember||
that at least 3 if not 4 of the top five picks are going to be QBs. Especially now with the rookie contract slotting, QB needy teams are more willing than ever to jump up for their guy, and with the rule changes the past 10 years or so, QB is more important than ever in the NFL.
Last year was a bit of an anomaly, and this year the media has been pushing QB depth for so long that they're going to build up 4 guys whether they deserve it or not. Their narrative has already changed quite a bit since mariota dropped out, and Murray and Mettenberger cot hurt. Now Blake Bortles is a top 5 guy? I'm skeptical
|48 weeks 4 days ago||Congratulations||
and bravo to you for all your hard work in getting this worthwhile project up and running. I grew up on a farm and I learned a lot about life through all of the work I had to put in to help my Dad out. Don't sell yourself short, it is most definitely not "just a garden". You are teaching those kids about patience & the benefits of hard work while at the same time helping bridge the generation gap. This is no small undertaking. You should be extremely proud of your effort and achievement. People like you make it easy to be proud to say I am a Michigan Wolverine fan.
|48 weeks 5 days ago||you forgot||
Pat Shurmur...he really got that Eagles offense humming this year
|48 weeks 6 days ago||Ask me||
Ask me if I'm a tree.
Are you a tree?
|49 weeks 2 days ago||/sees Freep joke||
//remembers Freep is not "major" paper
///posts review of Rosenberg book on Amazon
////sleeps well at night
|49 weeks 2 days ago||as I know you are||
a Browns fan like me, I wasn't sure if you saw Jackson's takedown of Eric Mangini from a few months back in Scene Magazine?
Interesting story, albeit a bit one sided. Basically blames all the ills of those Browns teams on Mangini being a control freak. Still, some interesting nuggests on how things work in the NFL.
|49 weeks 3 days ago||oh yeah?||
your Mother was a hamster, and your Father smelled of Elderberries. Now leave or I will be forced to taunt you a second time.
|49 weeks 3 days ago||I'm intrigued||
This is an audition for Kirk for all 31 other teams (well, othe ones that need a QB). The Redskins have very few draft picks, and netting a late first or early second rounder for him might be best for all parties involved. Considering the way he tore up the Browns last season, I wouldn't mind if the Browns used their second first rounder to try and nab him, provided the wheels dont fall off the next three weeks. If the Browns took Sammy Watkins with their pick, and traded for Cousins with the Colts pick, then they'd have Josh Gordon, Jordan Cameron and Sammy Watkins for Cousins to throw the ball to.
|49 weeks 4 days ago||I think||
Vernors and pasties are overrated
|49 weeks 4 days ago||did you not see||
my post last week where I had a bag o' wine stapled to the wall? I think that took care of any "pretentiousness"
|49 weeks 5 days ago||so long as||
Pudd Diddy stays the hell out of Led Zeppelin's catalouge, I'm in. I still can't believe Jimmy Page signed off on that.
|49 weeks 6 days ago||I know I did||
that's how I know it is so embarrassing
|49 weeks 6 days ago||not as bad as this...||
|49 weeks 6 days ago||good on you, sir||
|49 weeks 6 days ago||do those come||
pre-stained with caribbean jerk sauce? I made a salad for dinner, and all I wanted to eat was wings. This news is certainly not helping my healthful aspirations
EDIT: There is always a bright side. This month of bowl practice and game will give us a chance to get a head start on next season. This season is over with. Nothing can be done to change what has already happened. All we can do now is hope for improvement. Go Blue!
|50 weeks 3 hours ago||from what ESPN says||
OSU will go to the Orange Bowl and play Clemson. granted, that's not set in stone, but let's be serious...if that's what ESPN wants, that's probably what will happen
|50 weeks 1 day ago||looks like||
I have some work to do...
|50 weeks 1 day ago||would it make you feel better||
to know I have taken the bag from the box and stapled it to the wall in the kitchen so I just stick my head under the tap every time I walk by?
|50 weeks 1 day ago||I hear red wine||
is good for you, so I bought a 5 liter box of Franzia Chianti (no fava beans). Works well on a budget (Santa wants his money, whether I want to drink or not) and isnt all that bad. Here's to good health
As soon as I put the tyke down, the Wife and I have a "date" to watch Red 2. I'm hoping it is as entertaining as the first one.
|50 weeks 1 day ago||and if someone is at work||
and their work network is configured for NAT or PAT (which many larger companies are), then they could be using a different IP almost every day (theoretically). An IP ban is not a magic elixir.
|50 weeks 2 days ago||I really dont have a good answer for that||
this was the Avatar I started with, but when I moved from Cleveland, I wanted to change my username because it had Cleveland as part of it. Plus, I have watched Michigan games with this deer over my shoulder since 1988 or so. Lastly, I don't want to make it so obvious for people. I know none of these are really excellent reasons, however, together they have convinced me to retain the status quo.
But, I did snag that picture from you for future use, in case I change my mind. Which I may, because change is good.
|50 weeks 2 days ago||I come from||
Ukraine. You not say Ukraine weak
|50 weeks 3 days ago||you dont know||
|50 weeks 4 days ago||The moon||
We've landed upon it!
|50 weeks 5 days ago||no, it rhymed with||
Spike Schlamenti. Thats how Brian knew he had opinions on things.
|50 weeks 6 days ago||come on...||
what's in the box?
|50 weeks 6 days ago||One of||
Mike Myers' best characters, hands down
|50 weeks 6 days ago||I also think||
that *in general* people with children, especially those with children of competitive age are going to be a little older, and for the most part will have more life experience which tempers their emotion in regards to the outcome of a game. I'm a fairly new parent (2 years) but my agony over wins and losses began to wane before he was born, due to other life events which put things in perspective, and that has only increased since the birth of my son.
|50 weeks 6 days ago||well played||
|51 weeks 4 hours ago||not to go all movie nerd||
but I'm pretty sure its "double turds" not "double farts". One of my (admittedly limited repertoire of) talents is being able to quote Caddyshack line for line.
|51 weeks 4 hours ago||Follow the money||
Dolla dolla bill, yo!
|51 weeks 2 days ago||I'm stupefied||
My Wife works "somewhere" in Ohio state government and she knew this was coming ahead of time. She sent me an advance copy of the letter along with her comment ("eye roll" I believe, even though she's an OSU alum). They wanted the Lieutenant Governor to sign off on this, and her name is Mary (so, the letter M thing would be especially ridiculous). I can't believe they went through with it
|51 weeks 3 days ago||Remeber the five||
|51 weeks 3 days ago||looks like||
a mail plane
|51 weeks 3 days ago||reminiscent of||
what Im planning to do tomorrow
Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
Remember, we're all on the same side here.
|51 weeks 3 days ago||Welp, in Ohio||
for a time there was talk of naming February 10th, 2001 "John Cooper day"...because 2-10-1 in the only game that mattered.
I miss John Cooper
|51 weeks 3 days ago||Back to back face stuffing||
Tonight is brisket and latkes, tomorrow turkey and all that jazz.
If enough Manischewitz flows, maybe I talk Mrs. Balls into a spirited game of "Hide the afikomen".
I hope Salmonella kills me before having to watch the game Saturday with OSU fans
|51 weeks 4 days ago||I was in||
the OSU student section that day. I was the only one with a smile. My Wife still contends the only reason I married her was for he student tickets to the '00 and '02 games while she was in undergrad
|51 weeks 5 days ago||can you leave me||
a voice mail? I'm going to be sailing on Lake St. Clair
|51 weeks 5 days ago||Im eating onions||
Im spotting dimes, I dont know what the hell is going on?!?!??!
|51 weeks 5 days ago||1997 for me as well||
I was a student at Bowling Green and living in my fraternity house. Since it was BG, most everyone had another favorite team, and since it was Ohio, most were fans of Ohio State.
For the game, all the OSU fans decided to have a gathering at an off campus location, so I was essentially alone in the house. When the game was over and the OSU fans started trickling in, I could hear them shouting in frustration and slamming doors...I couldn't help myself. I decided to serenade them with "The Victors" whilst running through the halls.
This ended with me at the bottom of a stairwell getting "beaten" by an angry mob. It was totally worth it.
|51 weeks 6 days ago||I would||
|51 weeks 6 days ago||Captain Insane-o||
I...I..I was w-w-w-w-wwonderin' if you would need the services of a professional waterboy?
|1 year 4 hours ago||going to the Muni lot?||
There is a slim possibility that I will be there as well, sprung free from Columbus
|1 year 22 hours ago||I agree on both counts||
Football. Always football. There are only 12 football Saturdays a year.
And, even though I don't think there's a chance they win Sunday...HERE WE GO BROWNES, HERE WE GO
Also, its must win time in Fantasy Football, so Help me Megatron, you're my only hope!
|1 year 1 day ago||the good news is||
those of us who were actually there have had our brains pickled by alcohol and our memories blurred by children, which accelerate the aging process. And those of us whose minds are still sharp enough to remember something that long ago, probably were not there to begin with, therefore, they'll believe anything.
It's a no lose situation, you guys
|1 year 1 day ago||one staple play||
I remember from 1997 was one of those "levels" plays. Griese would roll out to the right side of the line, Howard or Floyd would run an out to the flat, Tuman would run up the seam and Mr. Woodson (or Tai Streets) would run a deep crossing route. Seemed like it worked every time
(NOTE: 1997 was 16 years ago, and I have lost a great many brain cells in the interim due to alcohol consumption and parenthood. if I'm not remembering things hyper-specifically, please forgive me)
|1 year 1 day ago||Tim Couch||
is the best QB the Browns have had since the return. Brandon Weeden slots in somewhere between Spergeon Wynn and "Fans throwing water bottles"
|1 year 1 day ago||Kyrie and Drummond...||
just wow. I think Chris Grant has "smartest guy in the room" syndrome. The Waiters pick was definitely a WTF moment. He came on towards the end of last season, but we are back to WTF this season. I stand behind the TT pick. He may not have the highest ceiling in the world, but he is a solid double double guy and his shooting really has improved since he switched his shooting hand.
And Mike Brown seems like a really good guy and all, but re-hring him is yet another WTF moment.
|1 year 1 day ago||MOAR||
|1 year 2 days ago||good on you||
I don't know why people think they have to conclude something immediately. I know why the media tries to sell stories to the public (because they need jobs and they like making money), but I don't know why people are so quick to believe what they see on tv is 100% accurate and feel free to jump to conclusions accordingly.
Also, ESPN is now showing a quote allegedly from a Tallahassee PD officer to Winston's accuser from 11 moths ago telling her something to the effect of "Tallahassee is a big football town. If you make an accusation you, your family and your life are going to be raked over the coas" and presenting it in such a way as to convince their audience this is evidence of impropriety. Now, it could be exactly that. Or it could have been an officer making sure the victim knew exactly what they were in for as far as the court of public opinion goes. The one thing I am certain of is that ESPN is only reporting it to help their ratings, which makes me look at the report with a jaundiced eye.
I have no opinion on the case, because I know essentially nothing about it. All I'm saying is people shouldnt let the media make their minds up for them.
|1 year 2 days ago||I remember this game||
and thought it was a Super Bowl preview. Browns went 12-4 that year. That was the last time the Browns won 12 games.
Damn you Humble Pie chart, Michigan football is supposed to be my happy place.
|1 year 3 days ago||I want to know||
who took the picture? Was it Stauskas? Because he is more than just a shooter, you guys
|1 year 4 days ago||wow...fat jokes||
made at the expense of a kid in high school. Impressive.
|1 year 4 days ago||I hate being that guy||
but the Tony Picard thread is just full of worn out fat jokes, and the kid is in high school. Poor form, IMHO.
|1 year 4 days ago||spoiler alert?||
thanks for runing it for everybody else!
/fires up DVD player
|1 year 4 days ago||tear the roof off||
I agree with what someone said above...it seems more a product of the plays being called not taking into account what our line can and cannot do. Also, I think this weekend gave us a little more insight on what "could" be possible when we utilize backs that are able to hit a hole (however small) quickly and not bouncebouncebounce
|1 year 4 days ago||agreed||
thats the coolest piece of furniture I have seen in a long time
|1 year 4 days ago||I never said they were going to win||
I merely cited a precedent for a similar scenario (unranked 4 loss Michigan team, top 5 ranked OSU team), and said "never say die".
|1 year 4 days ago||hope for the best||
hope for the best, plan for the worst.
the point is that no one knows anything, and there is always a chance. Just because it might not come to pass does not mean the possibility did not exist.
|1 year 4 days ago||I'm young?||
Holy crap. Someone tell my wife and kids.
I guess I need to learn how to be a fan too. I'm doing it wrong.
Also, if you can't have hope, then why bother?
|1 year 5 days ago||in 1993||
OSU was ranked # 5 and Michigan beat them 28-0. Never. Say. Die.
|1 year 5 days ago||Black is on their official color scheme||
I got into a fight with someone in 9th grade (well, I was defending myself from upperclassmen) and I asked one of them if he got his hat from the Dollar store reject bin because it was black with a red "o", and black is not one of their colors. As they were flushing my Block M fitted hat down the toilet, they politely explained how black is apparently part of the official color scheme.
Fun people. Great times.
|1 year 5 days ago||you mean||
other than Michigan?
|1 year 1 week ago||I'm down with that||
RV cracks me up every time
|1 year 1 week ago||yeah||
|1 year 1 week ago||full stop.||
thank you, and Amen
|1 year 1 week ago||great||
now everyone in my office is going to hate me because I'm going to be spouting quotes from The Holy Grail all day. Ni!
|1 year 1 week ago||For Brian:|
|1 year 1 week ago||that was||
a nice dish by Stauskas. He is more than just a shooter, you guys
|1 year 1 week ago||Im sure his eye is lazy||
his reporting sure the hell is, so why not everything else?
|1 year 1 week ago||gaaaaah! no MOAR rosenberg pics||
I have now punched my monitor 4 times. My hand hurts, you guys
|1 year 1 week ago||I mean...I guess||
Ferndale is south of some stuff
|1 year 1 week ago||live blog much?||
because it happens a lot in the live blog
|1 year 1 week ago||people don't buy||
|1 year 1 week ago||in typical Cleveland fashion||
they're going to be just good enough to get us excited before the pull the rug out from under us.
|1 year 1 week ago||maybe we could all chip in||
for a sky writer?
|1 year 1 week ago||Darwin was right||
adapt or go the way of the Dodo bird
|1 year 1 week ago||this offense||
is like watching all of the bad beats from Pat Shurmur's 1992 WCO as depicted by the Browns the previous two NFL Seasons, right down to the "We know what's coming" quotes from opposing teams, and the inability/unwillingness to audible and/or have hot routes.
Check out this quote, from Mike Lombardi (who is now the Browns "GM")
(and I hate to say anything because I know what I don't know, but when I watch football and feel like I'm getting trolled because no one could possibly be so unwilling to adapt, I just wonder...oh well.)
|1 year 1 week ago||Rich Rodriguez?||
|1 year 1 week ago||I cant believe||
It is the beginning of November and there is more hope for the Browns to make the playoffs than for the Wolverines to contend for (at least a share of) a Big Ten title. Literally has not happened since the 60's.
|1 year 1 week ago||every professional sports fan||
in Cleveland would beg to differ
|1 year 1 week ago||heres another good link|