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The lesser of two evils? “Channel 3 and the Browns stepped up to buy the remaining tickets for Saturday’s preseason home opener against Detroit, thereby avoiding the first local television blackout since 1995. Uh, thanks … we think.
The Green Bay game brought home the essence of the extreme mixed emotions people have about this football team. After that performance, the idea of watching the Browns is apparently surpassed in dread only by the idea of not being able to watch the Browns.” [Bud Shaw/Plain Dealer]
We go through “Episodes II,” like “Attack of the Clones”/Work ’til we break our back and you hear the crack of the bone: “Sadly, Buckeye nation took the low road in this whole affair and rose up for a digital lynching of sorts, tracking [Ralph G.] Decker down on social networks, calling his bosses, lobbing death threats and even going so far as to vandalize his the guy’s wedding guestbook. Losing [Tyler] Moeller the way the Buckeyes did is horrible, and we hope for a speedy recovery, but the fact that Decker might be facing five years should be satisfaction enough for those angered over this ordeal.” [Jason/Eleven Warriors]
At least we have Dan Gilbert: “It’s ego. It’s jealousy. It’s a little of both, or maybe folks just aren’t paying attention. Whatever the case, all owners in professional sports should swallow their pride, study the Pittsburgh Steelers over the past four decades and implement the ways of the Rooneys. I’ll excuse the Steinbrenners. They have enough shiny stuff in their trophy case from past and recent years to prove they get it. The same goes for Bob Kraft of the New England Patriots and Jerry Buss of the Los Angeles Lakers. As for most of the others, not so much — or not at all.” [Terence Moore/NFL FanHouse]
Another injury for Tucker? “It’s not looking good for Ryan Tucker’s odds of being in the starting lineup Week 1, which would go against what most of us expected in our training camp previews. Tucker left Monday’s session with an apparent injury, and he was no where to be found Wednesday. When asked if this had anything to do with him considering retirement again, the team responded “no”.” [Chris/Dawgs By Nature]
Would Allen be the Answer? “If [Allen] Iverson wants to erase a past that saw him personify everything that had become wrong with the NBA — me-first attitudes, ball-hogging, putting stats and playing time over team success, and selfishness — then joining the Cavs to come off the bench in a limited role would be the best thing for him at this point of his career.” [Cavalier Attitude]