Instant Merchandise, Browns Moments, and Third Eye Blind: While We’re Waiting…


Kyle discusses the NFL’s new fascination with “instant merchandise,” makes up some fake Browns “micro moment” memorabilia, and talks about O.J. Simpson and Third Eye Blind.

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Every second contract signed by Browns draft picks since 1999

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Successful NFL franchises are built upon the cyclical nature of the athletes on their team. The team drafts new players to be taken under the wing of veteran players in their prime, and the front office supplements the roster with useful but inexpensive players for depth. The prime veteran players are allowed to leave before

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McCown helicopter or Weeden flag trap? – WFNY Podcast – 2015-09-15

Helicopter or Flag.

We discussed many things, but first a choice. Would you choose the McCown helicopter or the Weeden flag trap?

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Watch Mike Polk’s funny (sad?) ode to dead Browns jerseys

Mike Polk as Jimmy Haslam

Mike Polk makes us laugh about the Browns so we don’t cry.

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Suppose the Browns didn’t make any trades in the 2011 draft

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Would it be worth it to lose the chance at taking Brandon Weeden in 2012?

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Renaming the Cleveland Browns Quarterback Position

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What’s in a name, anyway?1 As an aspiring wordsmith, much of my existence is spent deciding when to emphasize that question and when to suppress it; when to answer it and when to ignore it. Words are the elements through which I express myself — my fingers nimbly tapping words across the keys of my board

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What we’ve learned in the year since Brandon Weeden was cut by the Browns

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Today marks the one-year anniversary since the Cleveland Browns gave up on Brandon Weeden. I could get snarky and turn this into yet another roast of Weeden, but I think that’s been written (by myself included) enough times already. It would be far too easy to talk about him getting caught under flags or Frisbee-tossing

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Kozmo, Brian Hoyer for one more year, and Royal Blood: While We’re Waiting…

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Welcome to the Friday before Christmas my fellow WaitingForNextYear-ians. WFNY’ers. To my Christmas-celebrating folks, congrats, you made it. To my Jewish friends, know that I’m jealous and wish I was at the movies with you next Thursday. When I got to college and a couple of my new Jewish friends let me in on the

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Tribe trade, Johnny Manziel and the Serial Podcast – WFNY Podcast – 2014-12-08

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There were some slight audio issues talking to Jon from WFNY, but things got mostly better as we went along. We haven’t chatted in quite a while so it was good to catch up with Jon and let him tell us all we need to know about Brandon Moss. Here’s what else we talked about…

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Josh Gordon doesn’t need to be a savior for the Browns

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Nobody knows exactly what Josh Gordon is going to do for the Cleveland Browns when he finally takes to the field. As Brian Hoyer said during media availability, we as fans shouldn’t expect Gordon to be a “savior.” And while that is thoughtful, calculated talk by a veteran quarterback, it doesn’t do much to quell the

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Brian Hoyer, Johnny Manziel and the undelivered quarterback mandate

Brian Hoyer

Brian Hoyer has been named the starter for the Cleveland Browns as they head one step closer toward the start of the regular season. If you really think about it, it’s not all that surprising. The Browns basically named Brian Hoyer the starter heading into camp. Basically. Nearly. Almost. Not quite. In a lot of ways, Mike Pettine and

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Jerry Jones’ son “snatched” the Johnny Manziel draft card away on draft day

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Have you guys heard about how the Dallas Cowboys almost drafted Johnny Manziel? I thought everyone had, but it’s come up again, this time with even more details. Jim Dent has written in his new book that Jerry Jones’ son “snatched” the Manziel draft card from his dad’s hands, otherwise Johnny Football would be in

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Browns fans seem content with current quarterback competition

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If this Cleveland Browns training camp continues the way it started, a true quarterback controversy will never develop. You get the sense that the national media has been gearing up for it all along because Johnny Manziel is popular. He is a high profile player who generates excitement whenever you talk about him. His jersey

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Dez Bryant says Brandon Weeden “was doing some great things out in Cleveland.”


Dez Bryant is a great receiver and it’s in his best interest to pump up anyone who has the potential of throwing him a football in the NFL, but this is ridiculous. Maybe he meant on the golf courses of Cleveland? Brandon Weeden joined the Cowboys this off-season and Dez Bryant spoke with the Dallas

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WFNY’s State of the Browns: Quarterbacks


The season is just 100 days away. Enthusiasm is growing with each 140-character update from OTAs. The Cleveland Browns have had a very busy offseason in terms of the roster, coaching staff, and front office. Making big splashes both in free agency and the draft, they’ve completely revamped the roster. Each week from today to the beginning

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I’m not cheering the Greg Little release, but it’s no big deal


And so the Greg Little era in Cleveland has come to a close. It’s not a day worth celebrating, that’s for sure. It’s never a good day when your team gives up on a second-round draft pick who was still playing under his rookie contract. It’s never a good day when your team is cutting a player

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Terrell Pryor to be cut or traded by Raiders

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Former Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Terrell Pryor didn’t have an awful year last year, but he apparently isn’t going to be a part of the future in Oakland. It certainly sounds like if you’re a bettor that you should probably assume he’ll get cut. It seems unlikely that anyone would trade for Pryor when the

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Calling out the worst of all NFL draft clichés

2012 NFL Draft

Leading up to an NFL draft, there are a lot of hackneyed conversations that will drive a fan absolutely crazy. It seems that some fans want to rely on simplistic rules to simplify the NFL draft for themselves. It’s a coping mechanism to help deal with the fact that most fans have do not possess nearly

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Colt McCoy signs with the Washington Redskins


Colt McCoy wasn’t out of work long. The former Browns quarterback has never been able to find tons of success in the NFL, but the backup QB game isn’t so bad. Brandon Weeden, Jason Campbell, Derek Anderson, Colt McCoy? All of them have been able to find rosters at least for this year’s training camp.

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Josh Gordon thinks Browns will draft a QB at No. 4


Josh Gordon might not know a whole lot more about the Cleveland Browns’ draft plans than we do. That has to be stated first and foremost. Still, Gordon’s opinion on the matter is interesting just the same. On Thursday, the Pro Bowl wide receiver told ESPN that he believes the Browns will call a quarterback’s name with

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