Forbes claims Browns fans aren’t among the top 10 in the NFL

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It’s officially NFL list season at Forbes. When the NFL starts up, while others are debating depth charts and fantasy stats, Forbes does some compelling work looking at the business of the game. It’s the kind of work that likely tightens Darren Rovell’s pants.1 Anyway, Forbes has come up with a formula to calculate the

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Forbes says the Browns are the 22nd most valuable NFL team

We already knew the Browns were valuable because Jimmy Haslam paid a big price to buy the team from the Lerner family. Just how valuable are the Browns relative to the rest of the league? Forbes says the Browns are 22nd. Team value: $1.12 billion Revenue 2013: $276 million Operating income 2013: $35 million There’s

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NFL News: Green Bay makes Alex Van Pelt its new QB coach

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Immediately after the Mike Pettine hiring, Green Bay running backs coach Alex Van Pelt was mentioned as one of the early favorites for Cleveland’s offensive coordinator. That won’t be the case. Quickly on Thursday afternoon, CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reported that he heard Van Pelt was staying in Green Bay with a promotion to

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Ben McAdoo set to become Giants offensive coordinator

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You can now scratch off a fourth Cleveland Browns interviewed candidate from the wish list: Green Bay Packers QB coach Ben McAdoo will reportedly agreed to become the new offensive coordinator of the New York Giants. FOX Sports’ Alex Marvez reports the news on Tuesday evening, per a source. Kevin Gilbridge, the Giants’ seven-year offensive

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NFL Rumor: Browns to interview Packers’ McAdoo

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Green Bay Packers quarterbacks coach Ben McAdoo is the latest rumored interview target for the Cleveland Browns in their head coaching search, according to a report today. NFL.com’s Adam Rapoport tweeted Tuesday morning that the Browns will look to interview the 36-year-old who has spent the past two seasons in this role. He previously was

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Dawson lets Cleveland know admiration is still mutual

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Many Browns fans found at least a tiny bit of joy in their hearts last night when Phil Dawson hit a game-winning field goal to help the 49ers beat Green Bay in Lambeau field yesterday. Well, thanks to the modern world of social media, we can verify that Dawson still appreciates the fans in his

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While We’re Waiting… Anderson Varejao the key for Cavs

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Cleveland sports fans are waiting. Thus, while we’re all waiting, the WFNY editors thought you might enjoy reading. Because you never know how long we might be waiting. So here are assorted reading goodies for you to enjoy. Send more good links for tomorrow’s edition to tips@waitingfornextyear.com Opposing scouts analyze NBA teams. Here’s one take

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While We’re Waiting… Uncle Drew coming back soon

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While We’re Waiting is a space on the WaitingForNextYear website where we share links every day. We’ve been doing it for about four years or so. Denny Mayo used to be much more amusing with his intros, if you recall. You know the drill: Email us with suggestions at tips@waitingfornextyear.com. Looks like Uncle Drew will be back

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Joe Thomas finally gets his chance to see a game at Lambeau Field, and he’s playing in it

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Joe Thomas grew up in Brookfield, Wisconsin. He was a star athlete at Brookfield Central High School, lettering in football, basketball and track. Thomas was a state champion in the shot put and discuss in high school, in addition to being all everything in football. Growing up a Green Bay Packers fan, Thomas was 12

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NFL Free Agency Rumor: Browns interested in Greg Jennings

We’ve heard plenty about potential targets for the Cleveland Browns in the last few days of free agency. But we hadn’t heard definitive interest in this WR star: Greg Jennings. Jennings, 29, missed the majority of the 2012 season with the Green Bay Packers. He missed the season’s first game with a suspension from an

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Let’s talk about money and NFL referees

Hooters girls offer to ref next game (H/T Busted Coverage)

Everyone has been talking about the NFL replacement referees and the lockout, and I’ve been thinking a lot about it as well. It’s even gone so far that the Hooters girls are offering to ref your next game. It’s such a big issue in such a big league that it is being used for PR

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What We’re Watching: Browns at Packers

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Well, here we are: The Dress Rehearsal. The Browns head to historic Lambeau Field to take on a team that was 15-1 just one season ago. As the Browns continue through their four-week journey of stadiums which will be empty by the third quarter, we here at WFNY will shed some light on the one

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Hensley: Browns should take fifth rounder for Colt McCoy

This is a little meta because Jamison Hensley was quoting Adam Schefter’s mailbag in creating his own blog post about Colt McCoy being a trade fit with the Green Bay Packers. Schefter’s thoughts are nothing new, really, except to say that Aaron Rodgers still needs a capable backup now that Matt Flynn has moved along

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Greg Cosell: Browns must “shorten” the game with Trent Richardson

If Greg Cosell is right then the Browns will get the highest rated player in the draft overall at #4 this week. Interestingly enough, he echos a lot of what I was trying to say about Peter King’s stat of the week trumpeting the need for a passing game. Now Greg Cosell’s mock draft seems

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Why do the Browns play the Eagles twice in three weeks?

Something has been staring us all in the face since the NFL schedule came out and I don’t think anyone has brought it up yet. Thankfully for us, we have the benefit of readership that is more observant than we are. We were alerted to the fact that the Browns play the Eagles in the

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Digging into the Packers blueprint under Ted Thompson

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I was astonished to read something about the Packers at ESPN today. Regarding the signing of Jeff Saturday it is notable that the veteran center for Peyton Manning is the first unrestricted free agent signing for the Packers in three years. That led me to do some more digging and I found that the Packers

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NFL Free Agency: Matt Flynn unlikely to be tagged by Green Bay Packers

As the deadline for using the franchise tag approaches Monday at 4 PM it becomes less and less likely that the Packers will use their franchise tag on Matt Flynn. The Green Bay Press Gazzette seems to think that Packers GM Ted Thompson will not take the risk. If they tag Flynn, though, they would

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For the Browns, Please Let it Be Matt Flynn

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I am not a talent evaluator.  I scour Youtube during draft time much to the chagrin of my computer speakers which get worn out playing “Bodies” by Drowning Pool every time some no-name defensive end sacks a division two quarterback over ultra-grainy close-up video footage.  With that in mind, I can’t possibly say definitively from

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Mike Holmgren to be Inducted into Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame

Current Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren will reportedly be the lone inductee during the Green Bay Packers’ 42nd Hall of Fame induction banquet. Set to be held on July 21, Holmgren will join greats like Ron Wolf and Reggie White as key members of the consecutive Super Bowl appearances within the 1990s. In seven years

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Report: Packers Unlikely to Use Franchise Tag on Matt Flynn

Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Green Bay Packers are likely to use their 2012 franchise tag on tight end Jermichael Finley rather than back-up quarterback Matt Flynn. The Packers were reportedly considering using said tag on Flynn to allow for sign-and-trade possibilities, ultimately netting them at least one additional draft selection with the counterparty inking

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