Category: Browns

2016 Browns draft reaction.

Let’s bang out reaction to this year’s draft and put it in the time capsule. (I’m just going post day one and two now; will update for day three later.)  (I don’t know why the emoticons flash on iOS devices.  Sorry about that.) The trade-backs. Yeah, fine whatever.  I was indifferent whether we stayed or traded back.  I wasn’t a...

Laughable folly of Berea elitism.

So you say it’s your dream to work for your hometown Cleveland Browns?  How can you too get into that Haslam braintrust, you ask.  What path of hard work and real life accomplishment might earn you consideration to join the august team of data scientists whose performance to date is… renowned. Welp, the good news is that you don’t have to have...

End of the Scheiner/Banner era.

Okay.  You’re a trust fund billionaire and daddy played for a national championship football team.  You love football but you don’t live it day-to-day like you do the truck stop/convenience store/bankruptcy dumpster-diving acquisition game.  No.  Your mastery of the highly-nuanced volume based pricing/rebate business model only goes so far and may or may not translate to successful ownership of your new...

Reboot’s 2015 reboot.

Old friend Dave Kolonich gave me a piece to post last week and here it is.  Sorry for the delay! It’s been a while since I last checked in with Mike. Understandably, this 2015 Browns’ season has sucked the life out of me and/or I emotionally checked out around the time Josh McCown went for a helicopter ride back in...

Millennial Browns Fans and A Galaxy Far, Far, Away

Dan Z. wrote up a piece from the millennial Browns fan point of view. Lookit: I’m 53. So I can’t even imagine what it’s like to have a living memory of the Browns that may have only started in 1999.  Criminy.  Han Solo: Garbage chute. Really wonderful idea. What an incredible smell you’ve discovered! At the time I wrote this,...

First, do no harm

I would like to thank the proprietor of this site for giving me this forum.  I’m a life long fan of the Browns (the first game I remember was the Drive and I’ve been hooked since) and 2015 will be my 14th season as a season ticket holder who commutes from Columbus eight times each year to watch consistently horrendous...

Jets game reactions.

Let’s bang out some hot takes on yesterday’s fiasco.  These are top of my head and no I have not reviewed film.  In no order: Grab Browns over Titans if McCown starts. If McCown starts next week versus Tennessee, I will jump on the Browns with both feet.  Look for enormous over-reaction line movement with Titans’ big win over rookie-QB-no-Mike-Evans Tampa...

Browns reason to believe found in 1974.

What would you make of this NFL team’s prospects: 50-ish head coach in the second year of his first try as an NFL head coach; QB is an unheralded draftee from a D2 school who has managed to hang around the league into his 30s; decent size, decent arm, not too mobile, sub .500 record as starter, overcame early turnover tendencies to...

Rethinking the Banner era.

So #brownstwitter is getting frothy over this pass… Ok, I’m sold!  All we need to do is call the four-steps-up-into-the-pocket play and we should be good.  Who knew?  Why didn’t Shanny call that play?  Why didn’t Dowell Loggains coach him up?  Sure, it’s the fourth quarter of an August game and you’ve got a cut-line strong safety trying to play...

Soulless husk of the Cleveland Browns.

So it’s time to talk Browns football again is it?  Alright let’s dig in because it’s been a meh summer, so thank goodness we can rely on our Brownies to do right by us. And by “us,” I of course mean a Franklin County mall rat who can’t hasn’t settled on which new Steelers jersey to purchase with his mom’s credit...