WRONG. The correct answer was Slumlording the Indians.

. We had 586 IP-address-restricted (thus unique) replies to the poll question: Which Modell activity is most disqualifying for Canton? Below is why the most correct answer was: Slumlording the Indians. .

Art Modell’s ties to bookies and gamblers.

One item that has been strangely absent from the Modell HOF talk is Modell’s documented relationships with many … how shall we say it? We’ll just say it:  Modell was connected to many mob guys. I don’t know why this hasn’t been brought up earlier.  I only stumbled onto the subject by accident.  There are 39 HOF voters and all...

Clearing the decks.

Frozen with indecision on the direction to take with the next post,,, so hows about a Frowndup so to speak?  One replete with employment of the royal ‘we’ .. use of which is also a subject of indecision this morning. _____ Can you write about the history of the game without using that person’s name?™ We were struck to find...

Ozzie Newsome: Obtuse sycophant or just really loyal?

We knew this was coming.  I guess. Ozzie Newsome wrote a pro-Art opinion piece for the The Plain Dealer today. Let’s just work through this and see what we find.  Ozzie’s words are in grey. . ___ I am a Cleveland Brown and I will always be a Cleveland Brown. I was proud to wear that orange helmet for 13 years...

Falsest equivalency: Al Davis and Art Modell

I don’t mean to be a one-trick pony here with the Modell HOF thing. But -quick update- it’s becoming clear that the argument in favor of Art is centered on: Rozelle’s ‘right hand man,’ willing to speak at league meetings, liked by other owners; TV; Other owners in the Hall moved their teams; if Al Davis is in, Art should...

Wow. Thanks.

So. Yesterday’s Modell piece got some traction.

Art Modell has no Hall of Fame credentials.

Are we doing this again? Yes, we’re doing this again and we’re doing it comprehensively. It’s a lunar eclipse at high tide plus Halley’s comet set of coalescing events: Modell’s HOF vote occurs in two Saturdays (Feb. 2), months after his death, and with the Ravens in Super Bowl week. The drumbeat to vote him in from all places uninformed...

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