Once upon a time
44 years ago today.
Cleveland sports fan and sports writer
quit my job decided to drive west
Been out of town to celebrate an early Christmas with the family. The Browns game wasn't on TV where I was in Indiana. I watched a lot of highlight shows the last two days and never once was a highlight of the game shown. So all I know is the score and that's more than enough.
I saw Romeo claim he is the man for the job and I had to stifle a curse word because I was holding my 15-month nephew.
I read Braylon's quote today in Peter King's column on SI.com:
"I've given my all to this city for four years, and I realize it will never be enough. I went to the Pro Bowl last year and resurrected this team from the darkness, and nobody cared... My biggest problem is that I actually give a damn. I'm always rushing back from surgeries and injuries, never missing games or practices. But through this, I've learned how to overcome adversity. I'm also proud of how much my foundation has taken off. I've been doing all this community service in Cleveland. My charity efforts will only be in Detroit from now on.''
-- Cleveland wide receiver Braylon Edwards, in one of the most ill-timed rants in recent NFL history, to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
There is that man's true colors. I can't believe he could say that with a straight face. I have supported a lot of losers in this town for the last three decades. But I won't blindly cheer for someone who is a loser as a person. I don't care if Mr. Monday catches every pass thrown to him next year. I want him in a different uniform.
Steeler week has always meant something regardless of the record. I know I will watch the game but I doubt any thought of the game occurs to me until next Sunday. That is how far the Browns have fallen. Like I said I fight through losing. I can't stomach punks or coaches so out of touch. To me he holds some responsibility for Braylon. He has let Edwards have free reign. I will have to page through my blog to refresh my memory on the dates. But Braylon wasn't the saint people are trying portray. He got numbers but he hurt the team last season with selfish plays. He dropped passes. But he had Joe J to save him face on third down. While this year his running buddy Stallworth took away his preseason and his security blanket by being worthless.
I am not wasting any more words on either of them.