Monday, August 30, 2010

Really Jim Brown?...Really?

I have all the respect in the world for what Jim Brown did on the football field. And admittedly I don't know him off the field, but that letter he wrote to the Browns today was just purely immature.

I can't believe you have such a stick up your butt about being fired from a job where you didn't do a whole lot. If your job was to advise Randy Lerner, you failed. And since you didn't do anything at that job, and had no contract, Mike Holmgren offered to pay you a lot of money to do nothing again. You chose not to report to him, so that's your fault. A lot of people would take $100,000 to do nothing for a pro football team; i guess you're too good for that.

That letter is very immature. Don't you realize that the event is NOT FOR YOU. Its for the fans dummy. Not everything revolves around Jim Brown.

Again, I respect the man for what he did for the team in the 50s and 60s and even beyond as the face of the team. But some of his off the field activities sure don't paint a pretty picture of your true character. This letter capped it off for me.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Monday thoughts about sports...and more

  • Given all the turnovers, I'm not thrilled with the Browns performance on Saturday vs. the Rams. But, if you write a few of those off to the weather, the Browns did pretty well.
  • The Browns did however make Jay Feely look like Dan Marino.
  • Maurice Clarett is trying to get permission from a judge to go tryout for the new UFL team in Omaha. A few months ago I read that he enrolled in classes at OSU. You have to pick a new lifestyle Maurice...clearly football isn't working for you, let it go.
  • Repo Man was better than expected...and had a neat twist at the end. (we don't pay for movies much, so my reviews are mostly based on DVDs we get from the library)
  • Speaking of the Library, I realized I should be doing a lot more there. Because my taxes pay for the darn thing, so I should be trying to get everything i can out of there. Movies, Music, and those things that have writing in them.....
  • The Indians........oh forget it. Its not worth my time to write about them anymore, or your time to read about them.
  • more Browns stuff in a few days.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Browns vs Packers

Yeah.. I'm going to say the Browns looked awesome. Jake Delhomme passed like a freaking genius against a Super Bowl-Ready team. With what looked like no effort at all, our first team marched right down the throats of the Packers and Harrison capped it off with a rushing TD.

Then.... Aaron Rodgers passed like a freaking genius against our.. mediocre at best team. With no effort at all, he marched right down our throats and scored TDs.

So yeah, we're definitely in the right direction now, but work is needed. Thank god we have Phil to get us out of jams. Colt didn't look great, but that's ok. He's learning. He's not playing this year, or maybe next year, so there's no rush for him to be great. Hopefully Delhomme continues looking like this and McCoy can become OUR Aaron Rodgers..

Seneca Wallace also looked good, but he only had four completions yet two of them were the TDs, so we need to see more of him in Game 2.

The receivers looked great - Brian Robiskie. Dude's ready. Massaquoi was catching everything.. Moore looks good. Cribbs didn't do anything as a reciever and didn't return anything, but we can assume he'll still be an OK receiver and the best kick returner in the league. Harrison looked fine, Hillis looked awesome. Vickers crushed AJ Hawk on that first Harrison TD run. Davis was fine. Chris Jennings.... He's the odd man out this season. Practice squad? CFL?

And its great to see the Browns win the first game of the football year. I can't remember the last time that happened.

Friday, August 13, 2010

First Browns Pre-Season Game

Things I'm looking for tomorrow. (although i'll have to DVR the game)
  • Solid QB play. Nothing flashy, just don't screw up so bad that we have to hear about it for another week.
  • Explosive plays. I don't care who they come from, but we missed that with the exception of Cribbs last year.
  • 100 yds rushing for the team. 225 yds receiving/passing for the team
  • less than 2 turnovers...but i won't cry over 2
  • Points! I don't care if we lose, but don't score points in the 4th qtr only.