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Wk 2, Cards -6 vs Pats.

Terrific opening week for Cheddar!  Big welcomes our nine new players and welcome back to Chris P. and backfromthedead.  On the other hand, we are sad to announce that long time stalwarts CleveLandThatILove and PeteFranklin are taking this year off. I won’t be writing a Browns preview blogpost this year but I can share my preview here in this run-on...

Wk 1, Ole Miss +4 at FSU.

And we’re off!  Thank you and welcome back to our returning Cheddars, welcome aboard to our newcomers.  Everything needed to make your picks is embedded in this post: locked in Cheddar Lines, new pick form, discussion section.  College picks only this week; FBS vs FBS only as usual. One degree of separation.  Hey hey, Cheddar has balled out with Lebron....

Cheddar Bay 2016 — enroll here.

Hi all.  Short and sweet — here’s the signup and rules for Cheddar Bay Reality Football 2016.  This is the EIGHTH YEAR of the world’s first, only, and most phenomenal football picking competition with a weekly writing requirement. Clevelandfrowns developed the concept and enshrined its precepts here as an elegant alternate to fantasy football and it succeeds in that.  We have...

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...

Cheddar Super Bowl!

Alright gents, we’re at the finish and by my reckoning four men are standing with the SB worth 15 points. The line is: Panthers -5.5 Essays will be up an hour before kickoff and good luck!

Cheddar Bay champ week.

Cheddar Bay champ week.

Hi all.  Picks are due by 2:05PM tomorrow and the lines are: Pats -3 at Broncos; Cards +3 at Panthers. Essay is 15 points, the other 10.

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...

Cheddar Playoffs week two.

More domination from FlyHighCharlieFrye last week as he stayed on top with a 4-1 ATS pick rate.  That’s 59% ATS for the season, good; 14-4-1 (76%) on essays, great; and 11-1-1 on essays since October — INSANE. Below are this week’s lines.  Email to Frowns and me by 3:35PM Saturday.