Category Archives: Football

The Sin Tax Renewal Vote – From the View of an Outsider

I don’t live in Cuyahoga County anymore.

Now, when it comes to the issue of the renewal of the sin tax that has been in place to build Quicken Loans Arena, Progessive Field and FirstEnergy Stadium, I kind of don’t have a horse in this race. After all, I don’t smoke and if I wanted to buy alcohol, I wouldn’t have to travel to Cuyahoga County to get it.

At the same time, how many people in Cuyahoga County regularly visit any of those three venues? Judging by attendance at Cavs and Indians games, not many. And in all three cases, most of those visitors are people like me who live outside the county.

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For Mike Lombardi, the Jilted Ex-Girlfriend Gets Dumped Again

As much of a level 5 biohazard that the Cleveland Browns are, you have to admit it. You sort of feel pretty good today.

Owner Jimmy Haslam, who’s clearly agitated with being called one of the Three Stooges, jettisoned Larry and Curly today, announcing that CEO Joe Banner and general manager Mike Lombardi were history.

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Jimmy Haslam Wrote a Letter? I Can Do That, Too!

Dear Mr. Haslam:

I hope things are well and you’re getting out of that whole mess of an alleged rebate scam Pilot Flying J has been dealing with. I’m sure you can probably appreciate that we’d rather not see your 100-year old dad have to take over in the event you get hit with jail time.

Anyway, I had a specific reason for writing you, or maybe it’s because you wrote a letter to the fans, I felt compelled, as a Cleveland Browns fan, to respond to whatever it was you were trying to say.

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And So Continues the Brown and Orange Fraud

Well, that didn’t take long for all that huffing and puffing from a confident and driven Browns front office to wear off.

After a season where Joe Banner and Mike Lombardi decided scrambling around for a capable quarterback and tracking what little running game they had for a draft pick in a range this team hasn’t really done anything with, who do they blame? It would appear that answer is first-year head coach Rob Chudzinski, according to numerous reports.

So, Banner and Lombardi, who came in acting like their football expertise and superior mental acumen would make a quantum leap in the Browns progress, lay their faults on a first-year head coach who was stuck with a quarterback carousel? Yes, that makes complete sense.

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Grambling’s Boycott and the Great College Sports Divide

It wasn’t very long ago, within the last 20 years, that Grambling State University, with its legendary coach Eddie Robinson, was the centerpiece in a long and proud tradition of athletics at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). At his retirement in 1997, Robinson had won 408 football games, which stood as an NCAA record until 2003.

Times, unfortunately, have changed, and the once-proud Grambling program has descended in a level of disarray that is far less about football and much more about issues with the school’s administration. After boycotting practice, it was announced that their most recent game against Jackson State would be forfeited.

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There Is No Tebow Time in Cleveland

Here we go again.

Every single time that there is some sort of quarterback controversy in Cleveland, especially the last 3 years, whose name keeps coming up?

That’s right. Tim Tebow.

Forget the fact that no team has actually wanted Tebow he was cut by the New England Patriots and that not even his hometown team of Jacksonville wants him (Though that may have more to do with the fact that they’re tanking the season so they can get the number one draft pick).

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