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A salient point about keeping the Browns “Dawg” branding: “The night of The Decision, a couple hundred fans were gathered outside the Harry Buffalo watching the debacle on the big screen. When the words ‘South Beach’ left LeBron’s mouth, do you know what the first audible reaction from the crowd was? It wasn’t a chorus of boos. It was silence. It was a ringing and loud collection of voices screaming, “Here we go Brownies, here we go, woof woof.”
It’s the same chant you hear in the Muni Lot, the same chant you hear walking from The Pit towards the gates, the same chant you hear in bars. I love that chant now as much as I did when I first participated in it in the upper reaches of the open end of the old stadium during a mid-December game against the Oilers when I was a kid. Advocating that fans and the team move away from the dawg direction is advocating the abolition of that chant, which is just about one of the most unifying and cool things about Browns fans.” ['64 and Counting]
Who doesn’t love Larry Nance highlights? [Stepien Rules]
More than a Cyclone: “Some NFL observers see Seneca Wallace as a quarterback used in change-of-pace situations. He played some wide receiver in his early days with the Seattle Seahawks and he has been used in the Wildcat offense as well. Speaking of offense, Wallace paired with Josh Cribbs in a formation of the Wildcat has garnered a lot of talk. Wallace is all right with that, but he feels he brings more to the table.” [Fred Greetham/The OBR]
AJ Hawk gets his love among the top-25 Buckeyes of this decade: “Hard working, hard hitting, tenacious, old school through and through but with surprising amounts of athleticism, Hawk was a joy to watch during his time in Columbus.
Every Saturday in the ‘Shoe and in stadiums around the Big Ten, you knew that A.J. Hawk was going to be all over the field and you knew that someone was going to feel the pain if they were unfortunate enough to have a close encounter with #47.” [The Buckeye Battlecry]
And finally, Fantasy Football love for Montario Hardesty: “Although Cleveland rushers averaged a mere 4.2 yards per carry in ’09, the offensive line is brimming with talent. Anchored by former first rounder Joe Thomas, Cleveland’s Boss Dogs can and will displace mounds of opponent flesh with relative ease. If the passing game is at least semi-competent, wide rushing lanes will be created with regularity. Montario Hardesty surely stands to benefit.
The rookie from Tennessee is a ground-pounding pit bull. A self-described “three-play back,” he’s an instinctual between the tackles grinder equipped with terrific vision, patience and power. He doesn’t possess the intoxicating speed of a Jahvid Best or C.J. Spiller, but he’s no tortoise either (4.49 40-yard dash). Watching highlights from his days high on Rocky Top, the second-round pick is also an accomplished receiver. The every-down label is fitting.” [Roto Arcade]