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|3 days 20 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
|2 weeks 2 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
|3 weeks 20 hours 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.
|3 weeks 1 day 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.
|3 weeks 2 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
|3 weeks 2 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.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||the correct choice||
|4 weeks 17 hours 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
|4 weeks 17 hours 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
|4 weeks 2 days ago||thread title reminds me of||
"Argo f**k yourself". Too bad Alan Arkin isn't here making me laugh my posterior off
|4 weeks 3 days 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
|4 weeks 5 days 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
|4 weeks 5 days 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)
|5 weeks 3 days 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.
|8 weeks 2 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
|10 weeks 5 days ago||my response to Buckeyes||
|11 weeks 4 days 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
|11 weeks 6 days ago||I probably shouldnt||
admit this but I get from Columbus to Grand Blanc in 3.5 hours
|11 weeks 6 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.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||don't forget||
you cant spell "Citrus" without "UT"
|12 weeks 6 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?
|13 weeks 19 hours 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...?"
|14 weeks 1 day 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.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||no votes for||
|14 weeks 5 days ago||no votes for||
|14 weeks 6 days ago||auto upvote||
for Hunt for Red October reference
|15 weeks 11 hours 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.
|15 weeks 5 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.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||it's like||
Jabba the Hut had sex with an Ewok and this is what resulted
|16 weeks 11 hours 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