July 25, 2008
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Born and raised in Fremont, OH, I grew up loving Cleveland sports teams and The Ohio State Buckeyes. As I've aged this feeling grows stronger. Yes, I am the guy who mean mugs Pittsburgh / Michigan fans. Now living in Toledo it seems I'm constantly surrounded by these fools. Michigan I can understand, but Pittsburgh?? In Toledo?? Just doesn't make sense.
I also enjoy MAC football and basketball. I love to watch the Rockets or Falcons play. You gotta love the slightly-better-than-high-school sports.
Hockey doesn't get the attention it deserves. I'm a Detroit Red Wings fan, but growing up my favorite player was Mark Messier, so I still have love for the Rangers.
As an Indians fan I shouldn't say this, but, GO MUD HENS!!!
A Story From A True Patriots Fan...check this one out...
Everybody is always talking about which team has the best fans in the NFL. You see the rankings all the time. It's the ultimate goal of every group of fans. It's not just the fans of the best teams either. Eight of these 10 teams missed the playoffs in 2008.
Browns in here...
Any time, bro. Thanks for participation even during such a crappy year. I'd love for you to partake in the "Browns Table: Season in Review" if you are up for it.
If you can get it back to me by Wednesday or so that would be great. Also feel free to drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org so I have your addy.
Thanks for the kind words. You were one of my first supporters when I started using B/R and it is much appreciated.
The Browns' season was dreadful, but it's hard to imagine it getting any worse. We now know we'll have a "fresh-start" in 2009 and hopefully that will mean the beginning of better days. I am really, REALLY hoping that Randy Lerner knows what he's doing and is leaning on the right people to guide him through the process.
Browns fans take more disappointment, frustration, and general crap than pretty much any other team in the NFL. There are very, very few fans who could put up with it all and still remain loyal and supportive of their team. (Certainly not the Yinzers that are my neighbors.) So, no matter what happens, through thick and thin, always remember Browns fans are the best in the world.
Wow. That was sweet. The Browns have scored 12 points in the 3 games I went to this year. No TDs. I felt bad for Phil Dawson today. He kicked off to start the game and that was it. No more plays for Phil. He should have come up and chill, literally, in the Club Section with me.
Anyways, the link to this week's round table is listed below. If you can get it back to me ASAP, that would be great, if you can't this week because of the holidays, just let me know.
Thanks and Merry Christmas!
Dustin, that is some great research. A lot of the guys that you mentioned are great backs, and their salaries have been, um, shall we say, creatively structured. Maybe that's the biggest problem here.
I believe some of those guys (Jackson, McFadden, Barber) are also still playing under their first NFL contract which might have something to do with it.
I don't know enough about contract structuring to say any more. But thanks for the insight. This does strengthen David's case, although the only RBs that I'd rather have than Jamal would be Jackson and Barber.
OK, Dustin, I'm on the Billick bandwagon. He's the best that's out there. He can win with defense. He can win without a superstar QB. A motivator and reasonable disciplinarian. Whadya think?
It won't be Cowher, Dustin. I'm told that he made it clear that he's not interested in the Browns. Marty would be a tragic mistake, in my opinion. Rather see Billick. Without Cowher in the mix, it's another crap-shoot. We may end up going from the frying pan.....
Here is this week's Browns Table. If you can get it back by Tuesday night that would be great.