August 1, 2014

Saban to NFL, Browns: Thanks, but no thanks

“How many times do you think I’ve been asked to put it to rest? And I’ve put it to rest, and you continue to ask it. So I’m going to say it today, that — you know, I think somewhere along the line you’ve got to choose. You learn a lot from the experiences of what you’ve done in the past. I came to the Miami Dolphins, what, eight years ago for the best owner, the best person that I’ve ever had the opportunity to work for. And in the two years that I was here, had a very, very difficult time thinking that I could impact the organization in the way that I wanted to or the way that I was able to in college, and it was very difficult for me. This is where I belong, and I’m really happy and at peace with all that.

– Alabama head coach Nick Saban, 61, on Tuesday after his men’s Division I program won it’s third National Championship in four seasons. While everyone may indeed have a price, it appears that Alabama’s Nick Saban is rooted more in his heart than in his wallet. Despite continued rumors hope-based speculation that would pin the former Browns defensive coordinator back in Cleveland, the Crimson Tide head coach will be staying put with his dynasty.

[Related: WFNY Roundtable: The Chip Kelly debacle and the ongoing search for a Browns head coach]

  • Vindictive_Pat

    Money can be exchanged for goods and services.

    I would take you on if my knowledge didn’t dwindle down to nothing after season 11 or so. The episodes got a little too ludicrous for me.

  • maxfnmloans

    He died of a Tuesday!

  • Jaker

    Would you like to hear the most annoying question in the world?!?!?! ARE YOU GOING TO CLEVELAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNNNNNDDDDDDDDDDDD?!?!?!

  • maxfnmloans

    My apologies. I was conditioned by public school and a state university to worry more about “word counts” more than anything else. Sometimes I slip into old habits, such as being excessively verbose (aw crud I did it again!) when it is unwarranted. If you forgive me, I promise to try harder next time.

  • Jaker

    … Shurmur! I was way off!

  • maxfnmloans

    I see what you did there. +1

  • mgbode

    As much as I would love the credit, Max FNM Loans is the ultimate source here. Therefore, when you take it to the bank you are likely to get a great deal on a loan.

    And, you do not know the amount of truth in it, so do not state it is
    zero. Les Miles is a football coach with HC experience and has been successful at the highest level of college football. Therefore, there is a chance that this rumor is ultimately 100% correct. It would be by accident, but you can not refute the possibility of it’s truthfulness.

  • maxfnmloans

    Einhorn is Finkel?

  • JK

    Isn’t everyone so happy we forced out another coach/GM before we knew what was out there and now we’re forced to take our 5th or 6th choice? Ridiculous.

  • mgbode

    are we supposed to interview coaches while the current ones are still employed like Miami did with Harbaugh/Sparano?

  • Vindictive_Pat

    Fat cats!

  • TSR3000

    The one with Stampy the elephant, right?

  • Garry_Owen

    Good enough for me! Consider it a bona fide “report,” then.

  • Garry_Owen

    It takes two to lie. One to lie, and one to listen.

  • The_Matt_Of_Akron

    Finkel is Einhorn.

  • The_Matt_Of_Akron

    a bad coach in the hand is worth two in the bush

  • SDA

    both/all of the above
    or in other words I chose D a jar of worms

  • Harv 21

    And whose shoes must Brian Billick polish to just get a crappy genu-wine league-source approved rumor in this town?

  • Kildawg

    Einhorn is a man?!?! -vomits in toilet seemingly all night long-

  • Kildawg

    Not all potential candidates were eligible due to playoffs. Buffalo might have panicked, but the Browns now have a shot at Arians or either Cincy coordinator, maybe Kyle Shannahan if he doesn’t want to stay in his daddy’s shadow.

  • MrCleaveland

    Lombardi?

  • MrCleaveland

    Call me handsome, witty, and urbane, but I believe you ought to be dead for a while before you get a statue.

    Not you personally, but you in general.

  • mgbode

    it used to at least have a retirement requirement (Thome and Saban scoff)

  • Garry_Owen

    So …. the Garry Owen statue is NOT going up at WFNY headquarters?

  • porckchopexpress

    I’m actually only good up to about the same time. There is an episode in maybe 12 or 13 with Michael Keaton as a paroled artistic con who lives with the Simpsons. 2 of my all time classic favorite lines come from the episode but its also the far end of my watching time.
    1. Michael Keaton getting introduced at a prison rodeo. “This next inmate is so bad Bob Dylan once wrote a song to get him put ‘back’ in jail.”
    2. Warden and Homer looking at a painting of a unicorn in space.
    Warden: Its a unicorn, in space, I’m askin ya, what’s it breathin?
    Homer: Air?
    Warden: Ain’t no air in space!
    Homer: There’s an Air ‘n Space museum!

  • porckchopexpress

    Rappaport just got information that it will be more of a burnt sienna #sacrificingjournalisticintegrityforpagehits
    (Rappaport not WFNY, I recognize my error now)

  • MrCleaveland

    No, but I’ve heard a bona fide report that the Garry Owen bobblehead is strac and standing tall in full parade dress in the WFNY Executive Board Room.

  • porckchopexpress

    Mortensen’s sources now confirming that Schefter’s sources contacted a Medium who was able to communicate with Dr. Z telekentically and Z overheard Peter King mention that one of his sources overheard someone saying that Rappaport is now saying his sources claim Browns going pantsless.

    #whendidjournalismbecomelesscrediblethan5yearoldsplayingthetelephone game

  • MrCleaveland

    For bleep’s sake, mg, there’s a statue of Bud Selig in Milwaukee.

    Yes, THAT Bud Selig.

    BUD FRACKING SELIG!!!!!

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/1104/sports.figures.with.statues/content.71.html

  • Everyone is high

    Worst comment section ever..

  • porckchopexprss

    Guiliana Rancic no tweeting that her sources are saying that the “Z” that Schefter’s sources communicated with was in fact Jerry Zucker. The information they got actually referred to a converation Zucker had with Stephen, not Peter King, about a spoof of it starring Michael Rappaport. When reached for commen Michael Rappaport suggested the Browns might go with Chamoisee for their uniform pants. “It’s a little more tan then brown, but we just re-painted the Dining room of our Reseda ranch with it, and it really accents the taupe drapery well”. Rancic went on to confirm Rappaport does have a “ranch” in Reseda but it is in fact a 3 bedroom Ranch style house and not an actual ranch.

    When reached for further comment Rappaport said: “I just wanted to be a big man for a change, its been a long time since True Romance. I need work, you say the Browns need a coach? I could do that!”

    #porckrunswithpremise

  • porckchopexpress

    Grossi working second job as baggage man at Cleve Hopkins tweets that he loaded Haslams private jet and the tags on the bags said Reseda.
    #premise running thin

  • Harv 21

    likelikelikelikelike. Best comment ever.

  • Harv 21

    Yeah, I know. Wait, Vince or the kid? …awcrap … BRIAN- PUT THE SHOVEL DOWN!!

  • Vindictive_Pat

    I remember that one! That’s the one where Marge sort of takes the con under her wings as a fellow painter… glad to know my Simpson’s memories progress further than I thought. I may have to go out and buy that season now. Remembered this one on the way to work today and was laughing in the car:
    Lisa – “She called me a ‘PC Thug!’”
    Homer – “I’ve been called a ‘greasy thug’ before too, and it never stops hurting!”

  • EagleEye

    Think Slicky Sly Saban is waiting to see who’s offering more “mula”!

  • JK

    Lets not pretend they were in our top 3 originally