Indians Show Support for Jason Collins

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In the wake of the Jason Collins news from yesterday and the subsequent reaction from everyone around the world of sports, I wrote an article over at Wahoo’s on First explaining my thoughts on the matter and detaoling the response of several members of the Indians. Rather than rewriting what would basically be the same piece here that I did there, I’m simply going to provide the link and encourage all of you to please go give it a read.

Indians Show Support for Jason Collins

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The NFL “Mock Draft”: 2013 Edition

Wow, has it really been a year? Has it been a year since I described in pain staking detail the chaotic fantasy I have for how the NFL Draft should play out? Better yet, is this really the third time I’ve done this article? Apparently time flies even when you’re not having fun, because as we all know… being a Browns fan isn’t fun. Well, unless you consider your owner being front and center for a FBI/IRS investigation surrounding “alleged” white collar crime fun. So here we go again… this is it… this is our Super Bowl. Now let’s go win this thing!

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Letters From a Cleveland Fan: Jimmy Haslam’s Dirty Deeds

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Oooooooh, Jimmy.

Jimmy, Jimmy, Jimmy…

Candidly speaking, I think things are about to get a lot worse for you before they get better. Your series of press conferences over the past couple of days in the wake of the Pilot Flying J FBI/IRS raid have been quite noble, brave even, but the fact remains that you sir… are screwed.

Why beat around the bush on this? The FBI has numerous recorded conversations and sworn statements indicating you had an idea of what was going on. In fact,  not only do these pieces of evidence indicate that you knew the rebate scheme was going on, but that you loved it and even encouraged the practice of ripping off your customers. I’d say I’m surprised about all of this, but this is corporate America we’re talking about. Yours is just the next in a long line of corporate corruption that we have seen and will continue to see from now until the end of time. This is the type of crap big businesses do.

The real problem here is that thanks to your purchase of the Browns we are now associated with you. Your embarrassment is our embarrassment. So thanks for that. We all sincerely appreciate it.

That said… this has taken the whole being a Browns fan to a new level. This isn’t the usual crappy football related bumbling and stumbling we’ve come to know so well since 1999. No, this is something totally new to us and because it’s so new… it’s actually exciting!

I know I can’t wait to see how this all plays out and just how ridiculous it can get. Things have been so bad for so long that I wouldn’t even know what to do if the Browns were good. But this? I know how to deal with this.

Embrace it.

How many other teams can boast that their owner might be going to prison? How many teams can boast that their previous owner was so incompetent that he even found a way to eff up selling the team? How many teams have been looking for new uniforms for what seems like years and can now joke about using prison stripes? None of them. We have officially taken sucking to a whole new level.

No one… and I mean no one… sucks quite like us.

So Jimmy, while you fight the good fight against the governement and their seemingly insurmountable mountain of evidence against you, just know that the city of Cleveland is standing behind you. Not so much to catch you if and when you should fall, but more so we don’t miss the comedic crash and burn that is sure to follow. We’re kinda like a-holes in that sense. But hey, such is life as a Browns fan.

Sincerely,

Cleveland Fan

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Jimmy Haslam in Trouble With Feds; Only in Cleveland

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Well, we were told that these weren’t going to be the same old Browns. We were promised change and excitement. We were led to believe that things would be different. Well… I think that’s exactly what we got.

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Zack Greinke and the Great Mound Charging Debate

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So last night Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke plunked Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin and the end result was a bench clearing brawl engulfed by mass chaos. No big deal, right? After all, these types of situations happen on a semi-regular basis through the course of a season. Everyone can take their suspensions and move on with their lives.

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Aaron Craft Has Brass Balls

Thanks to Aaron Craft and a set of cojones that could only be characterized as enormous and made of brass, Ohio State is headed back to the Sweet 16 and looks like they are in position to make it to the Final Four yet again. Crazy how these things work out. You know, veteran leadership rising to the occasion in a high pressure situation. Who woulda thunk it?

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Cavs Almost Shock the World

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I suppose I need to apologize to the Cavs. A few after basically saying the didn’t stand a snow ball’s chance in hell of beating the Heat, what do they do but go out and almost beat the Heat. Unbelievable. Apparently the power of the reverse jinx is only so powerful though. Even though the Cavs held a 27 point lead in the second half, they just couldn’t figure out a way to get it done.

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