Lyle Alzado, the Heart and Soul of the Kardiac Kids: Reliving Yesteryear

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The years 1979, 1980, and 1981… Are they really thirty years ago? Does it seem so long ago that… In world news: Ayatollah Khomeini returned to Tehran, Iran after nearly 15 years of exile? The move set in motion the Iranian hostage crisis. Saddam Hussein rose to power in Iraq, after his predecessor “resigned” Ronald


Solid run defense, shutdown coverage, and the amazing Joel Bitonio- Film Room

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The Cleveland Browns bounced back after a tough loss to the Houston Texans by coming from behind to beat the Atlanta Falcons on a last-second field goal. It was a sloppy game for the Browns, but the team remained calm and came back to win the game with just under a minute to go. The


Pettine says Johnny Manziel could play Sunday

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When Doug Brown of Scene broke the Johnny Manziel story, it appeared pretty bad for Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel. Much like Ray Farmer said, it’s always disappointing when one of your players finds themselves in the wrong kind of news. But the more we get to know the other party involved in the Manziel fracas, the


Tashaun Gipson’s loss leaves a big gap in the Browns defense

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The Cleveland Browns have had many injuries on the defensive side of the ball this season, but none may be bigger than the loss of free safety Tashaun Gipson. Amidst this Sunday’s win over the Atlanta Falcons, Gipson injured his MCL and possibly the PCL, according to head coach Mike Pettine. The injury occurred early in the


Johnny Manziel’s friends decked a touchy-feely fan on Friday


Well, this is one way to celebrate a Victory Monday. The folks over at Cleveland Scene have obtained a police report that indicates that an intoxicated fan saw Johnny Manziel late Friday night and decided he wanted to “hug” the rookie quarterback. The process didn’t unfold as the fan apparently liked as he was soon


A Decade Without Dad

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Where were you ten years ago today? What was your life like? Like you, I was a much different person. I was 28 years old, living in Chicago, happily married to my college sweetheart, and hoping to soon have children. Things were good. Other than my dog recently taking up residency in my bed, I


Cleveland Browns Week 12 Winners and Losers

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When I look at teams like the Atlanta Falcons or Chicago Bears, I see an NFL case study. You have incredibly talented weapons—Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffrey, Martellus Bennett, Julio Jones, Roddy White, Matt Forte, Steven Jackson—and highly compensated, first-round quarterbacks. You have rosters that are heavily featured on fantasy teams across the league. You have


Browns overcome self-inflicted wounds to beat Falcons 26-24

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It seemed like nobody wanted to win this game. Better stated, nobody was willing to take it until the very last second. The teams traded possessions like crazy with the game in the balance. Matt Ryan yielded to his punter. Brian Hoyer threw not one, but two interceptions in the fourth quarter in his attempts


Jordan Cameron out, Karlos Dansby doubtful for Sunday

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The Browns will most likely be without two of their best players for this Sunday’s game versus the Atlanta Falcons. Tight end Jordan Cameron has been ruled out for Sunday, while linebacker Karlos Dansby is doubtful to play and linebacker Jabaal Sheard is listed as questionable. Cameron has been out with a concussion since getting hit


Josh Gordon can have second hand impact on Browns’ offense


At long last Josh Gordon is free from Roger Goodell’s clutches and the Browns’ offense now has a player the opposing defense must game plan for. Andrew Hawkins, Taylor Gabriel, Miles Austin, and Travis Benjamin have all shown themselves as adequate NFL receivers — something hard to come by in Cleveland the past decade —


Five Things Paul Brown Was Not – Reliving Yesteryear


You know some things to be true. That they may technically only be your opinions is just noise. You’re right, and when others disregard or disbelieve you, a certain amount of frustration builds. At least if you are like me, anyway. Not to mention when you encounter resistance to demonstrable facts. Twenty years ago- when


Sea World, Blue Jacket bankruptcy, and Indy Browns… While We’re Waiting

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Hey everyone, I’m on vacation this week, but I’ve still found bits of time to write, mostly during kids’ naptime on days when we weren’t chasing Mickey Mouse around some really expensive theme park. Also, I hope you enjoyed the Dimoko experience podcast with Dave Sterling and Brian Spaeth talking about a variety of topics.


Joe Haden set to open shoe store in Cleveland


Browns star cornerback Joe Haden has really taken to living and being a part of the city of Cleveland. Besides playing at a Pro Bowl level for the Browns, Haden has become a big fan of the Cavaliers and can be seen hanging out around the city of Cleveland on many nights. Haden also loves


Josh Gordon shows maturity, perspective returning from suspension

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Speaking for the first time as a reinstated member of the Cleveland Browns, Josh Gordon spoke candidly and thoughtfully to the media on Wednesday. Headlines were made earlier in the day when news broke of Gordon’s comments to former teammate Nate Burleson stating that he was ready to “tear this league up“, but the Gordon answering questions


What is wrong with the run defense: Browns Film Room

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The Cleveland Browns were in first place coming into the game versus the Houston Texans, but were beaten soundly by the Texans 23-7. The loss sunk the Browns to last place in the AFC North and ended the team’s three game winning streak. The Browns were outplayed in every phase of the game. On the


Josh Gordon on a pitch count against Falcons

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Josh Gordon is back, Josh Gordon is ready to “tear this league up”, and Josh Gordon may have his plays limited on Sunday. Gordon’s return has been an underlying current of the Browns’ season ever since news broke on draft weekend that the NFL’s leading receiver in 2013 may be suspended. It’s been a long eleven weeks, and ten games


Minnesota Vikings claim Ben Tate from waivers

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There were some well-fitting jokes about the Indianapolis Colts pouncing on Ben Tate shortly after the running back was waived by the Cleveland Browns. Unfortunately we may never know if a claim was made as Tate is now a member of the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings opted to add Tate in the wake of the


Josh Gordon plans to “tear this league up” upon return

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This Sunday will mark the return of Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon. While his quarterback, Brian Hoyer, has said that the Pro Bowl wide out will not be the team’s savior, Gordon himself apparently has other plans as told through former teammate Nate Burleson. “He told me, one, ‘starting on practice this Wednesday, I’m


Heroes, Old Coats, and What It Means to be a Browns Fan

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It’s late Saturday night. The Browns play the Houston Texans tomorrow at one at FirstEnergy Stadium. They’re in first place. They have a shot at going seven and freaking three.1 I’m going the game. It’s going to be cold. I’m getting my gear ready. I just tried on the coat that I’m going to wear.