About

I experienced my enculturation into sports in northeast Ohio during the late 1990's. That tells you pretty much everything you need to know. I graduated from Dickinson College and Western Reserve Academy. When I'm not telling Browns and Indians fans they're terrible people, I sell software and particularly enjoy reading the works of Terry Pluto and Michael Lewis. I live in Cambridge, MA with a pretty girl named Carey.

Reader Praise:

"You have single handedly made me enjoy reading again."—Ben C.

"Awesome article. It gave me chills."—Stan B.

"@ Brian Stepanek - I love how you think - excellent draft. I think its gonna be tough to get Burfict and Russell Wilson in the spots you picked them, but if the chips fell this way for us!? I would dance a freakin' jig naked in the middle of my neighborhood to land these players!"—Duan C.

"FINALLY SOMEONE WHO GETS IT!"—Daniel H.

"There isn't a limit to the number of beers I would buy you in an afternoon for writing this piece today - exactly what I needed."—BobCat Mike

"Brian once again, you are a true word smith!"—Adam H.

"Holy crap, I almost pissed myself laughing at these slides!"—Daymon J.

"You are truly blessed with a lot of talent."—NE Ohio

"Easily the best piece I have ever read on Bleacher Report. Kudos!"—John H.

"Finally, someone writing on this site who seems to know what he is writing. Thank you Mr. Stepanek."—Walter H.

Hate Hall of Fame:
(Because I see a good insult as a true test of a man's sincerity.)

"After round two it's litterally "well realistically who should have been taken at least a full round ago... screw it lets take him here."—Ryan D.

"BRIAN YOU ARE KILLING US WITH THIS? YOU ARE SELLING YOURSELF SHORT WITH THIS..SMH IS THIS THE BEST YOU CAN DO AS A WRITER ? SOMETIMES IT IS BETTER TO NOT WRITE ANYTHING AT ALL RATHER THAN TO PUT OUT GARBAGE. IS IT THAT BAD BRIAN?"—Joe B.

"Double face palm."—Patrick E.

"Your other columns were pretty good Mr. Stepanek; This one is unfit for printing and wrapping for stale fish."—Walter H.

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  • Chris Roling posted 746 days ago

    Chris  Roling

    Hey Brian, we're doing an AFC North Featured Columnist FF league, if you want to join shoot me your email!

  • David Bee posted 791 days ago

    David Bee

    Brian thanks for the compliment. I will share a concern I have about H&H and how they are running the Browns offense. They are absolutely committed to the WC offense when they do not have the personnel to run it. Moore would serve the possession receiver (Dwight Clark, John Taylor, Donald Driver) position. The problem is they committed to Greg Little to play that position, but he does not have the hands or crisp routes necessary to play it. He does have the ability to play the Jerry Rice slant route/run after the catch posititon. Fact is their offensive philosophy does not fit their offensive personnel and worse they are stubborn about it. I believe the Weeden pick will blow up in their faces even as TR is rookie of the year. This concerns me greatly as a football and a Browns fan.

  • David Bee posted 791 days ago

    David Bee

    Yes Sheldon should be moved to Free Safety, forget the rest of the verbiage. However, you overlooked the most natural change, Evan Moore as a full time wide receiver out of the split end position or H-Back. Best hands on the team and can serve the black hole left by Joe Jurevicus staph infection.

  • Rico C posted 807 days ago

    Rico C

    You're alright in my book, Brian! Superb work!

  • Brian Murtaugh posted 821 days ago

    Brian Murtaugh

    I guess I don't get Cabot's job after all...

  • BobCat Mike posted 831 days ago

    BobCat Mike

    Thanks for the kind words, Brian - keep up the good work!

  • Bennett Cowie posted 831 days ago

    Bennett Cowie

    you have single handedly made me enjoy reading again

  • Brian Murtaugh posted 839 days ago

    Brian Murtaugh

    I think I might have to haha. We will see what happens.

  • Joey klak posted 839 days ago

    Joey klak

    Just 2 weeks, we need more articles! LOL What is Heckert going to do? I feel a trade.

  • Mike Hoag posted 847 days ago

    Mike Hoag

    Grats bro, well deserved.

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