Johnny: “I take full responsibility for my actions”

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If he has grown up as much as he says he has over the past few months, perhaps it’s time we start calling him Jonathan Football. Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel released a statement through the team Friday, his first since being released from rehab. He hit all the beats one might expect from such a statement,

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What Purpose Do Mock Drafts Serve?

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As each year passes, the idea that there is no offseason in the NFL becomes more true. With the massive media attention devoted to the NFL Draft and free agency, escaping football for even a couple weeks in the year has become difficult, especially in Cleveland, where the product on the field leaves much to

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The Lukewarm, The Playoffs, and Paul Pierce’s Craziness: While We’re Waiting…

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Thanks for tearing your eyes off those fresh new Browns digs to indulge my ramblings for a few minutes. Several of the WFNY folks have already shared their thoughts on the new Browns look (as I’m sure many of you have), and I’d be remiss not to share mine. Much like Will, I find the new

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Uni Talk: Breaking down the Browns’ new look

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The Cleveland Browns unveiled their new uniforms for this fall on Tuesday night. As always, I enlisted the help of WFNY co-founder Rick Grayshock to discuss uniforms. Kirk: Well Rick, we’re finally here — the Browns uniform bonanza! We’ve got nine different looks to dissect, so let’s dive right in. Starting off with an overall

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It’s Tax Day, and the Browns uniforms are really here! While We’re Waiting…

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YOU GUYS! THEY’RE HERE! THE NEW BROWNS UNIFORMS ARE HERE! THEY’RE THE REAL DEAL AND EVERYTHING. NO HOAX THIS TIME. THEY’RE LEGIT. SOMEBODY HOLD ME. Ahem; Happy Wednesday, Blawg Pound – we’re going to stitch “Blawg Pound” inside the necks of our new WFNY uniforms, by the way, whenever we get around to them. Plenty to

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Browns jersey unveiling and Michelle Schwab – WFNY Podcast – 2015-04-09

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Dave Sterling and I discussed the Browns jersey unveiling before and after. We also discussed superfans, Michelle Schwab, and a figure four leg lock. Leave Michelle Schwab alone Dave is completely anti-Cheetah Pit Punishments fitting crimes A real live figure four leg lock and the aftermath Browns fans creating no-win situations Cleveland fans eating their

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Joe Gilbert’s 2015 NFL Draft Big Board

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The 2015 NFL Draft is a deep draft with a lot of players who can make big impacts in the NFL. I have released my top five prospects at each position in the draft. Now I have compiled my big board of the top 20 prospects in the entire draft. In my big board, I

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Will the Browns bet on their ability to maximize Marcus Mariota?

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I don’t know if the Cleveland Browns should select Oregon’s Marcus Mariota, but he’s far and away my first choice of quarterbacks in the first round of the upcoming NFL draft. I get the sense that a lot of the similar sentiment surrounding Mariota that I read and hear is more of a take-down of Jameis

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Muni Lot to open for overnight parking

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In what will be a citywide effort to increase parking revenues, including lots and meters, there’s a silver lining for Cleveland Browns fans: The Muni Lot will allow tailgaters to park overnight in advance of home games. Previously allowing patrons to wait until 7 a.m. on gamedays, leading to long lines, traffic issues and unhappy

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So, about those new Browns uniforms...

There’s so much smoke billowing out of this mesh-filled event that the Cleveland Browns’ new orange is starting to get a grey tint to it. Roughly one week after jerseys allegedly shipped to a Dick’s Sporting Goods store surfaced online, and were immediately shunned as either being fake, bogus, or some other term that those

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Johnny be good? Manziel released from rehab

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In advance of the Cleveland Browns’ April 20 offseason workout, second-year quarterback Johnny Manziel has been reportedly released from a the rehabilitation facility at which he has spent the last several months. Capping off a rookie season that had more downs than ups, Manziel’s Week 17 was marred when the inactive quarterback was reportedly late to

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Cleveland Sports Championship Watch: April 10, 2015

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Six weeks ago now, WFNY introduced the Cleveland Sports Championship Watch, a recurring post to update the Northeast Ohioan masses of when their long and agonizing wait for a title could come to an end. WFNY will track the Title Ticker throughout the year, gleaning every insight and nugget of valuable information that can be

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Hair & Metal: A Farewell to Troy Polamalu

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That hair. That horrible hair. I swear I would see it in my nightmares. In that last moment right before I woke up in a panic, just before feeling like I was freefalling before realizing I was on Posturepedic terra firma, I would see that long, dark hair flowing out the back of that vile one-decaled

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Alex Mack believes in Johnny Manziel

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On Monday, in an interview with Tony Grossi of ESPNCleveland, Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Joe Thomas stated that quarterback Johnny Manziel has “lost a lot of trust” among his teammates over the past year due to his lack of preparation and commitment to the ultimate, unified goal. On Wednesday, Browns center Alex Mack had a

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Tribe home opener, Browns draft, and Jeremy Enigk: While We’re Waiting…

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Happy Opening Day Friday people! Please be safe downtown and go Tribe! My boy turned five and the Browns are still suspect… When my son was born (or maybe a bit before he was born,) I gave the Browns a deadline for fixing their team. I said that they had to get it figured out

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Browns release 2015 preseason schedule

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The 2015 NFL season is a long ways away with the offseason’s biggest event, the NFL Draft, a couple weeks away. But to give fans something to think and talk about before then, the Browns released the schedule (more of a range of dates than exact dates) for their 2015 preseason on Thursday. The schedule

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Browns ink Rob Housler to one-year deal

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While the tight end position will continue to be a need on a long-term basis, the Cleveland Browns appear to have found a 6-foot-5-inch Band-Aid in Rob Housler. According to ESPN.com’s Jeremy Fowler, the team has inked Housler, formerly of the Arizona Cardinals, to a one-year contract. Compensation is still unknown at this time, but

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Desperate Browns have “real interest” in trading up for Marcus Mariota

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Though Johnny Manziel is expected to be in Cleveland on April 20, and the Browns lobbed a nice pay day in the direction of one Josh McCown, reports continue to swirl surrounding the team’s interest in Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota. By all indications, the Heisman Trophy winner will be selected with the No. 2 pick,

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Mel Kiper’s latest gives the Browns DeVante Parker and Todd Gurley

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Talk about a break from the norm. After several mock drafts have pegged the Cleveland Browns with offensive and defensive linemen with their pair of first-round draft selections, ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. has Ray Farmer’s crew beefing up the offensive skill positions in a big way. With the 12th overall pick, despite having added Brian

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