Last week, Waiting for Next Year obtained and shared text messages sent by Browns general manager Ray Farmer during the team’s Week 1 debacle against the New York Jets. Farmer was not in attendance during the Jets game, serving the first of a four-week suspension for texting the sidelines during games in the 2014 season,
On Tuesday June 16, 2015, the City of Cleveland — as well as America and the world — lost a beloved dynamic personality, but may have gained a quarterback. Sometime between a dreary and uninspired effort against the Baltimore Ravens in the waning hours of 2014 and last week’s organized team activities, Cleveland Browns mega-persona
So, is there anything you guys want to talk about after the Browns game today? Really? What is it? The Browns lost 26-10 to the Buffalo Bills on the road. What else could you possibly want to talk about? Oh, that’s right. Johnny Manziel made his Browns debut. Johnny Manziel made his debut as a
Spencer Lanning has had an interesting couple of weeks on the football field with the Cleveland Browns. He found himself kicked in the face against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Then, he accidentally became a running back hurtling through the air and getting crushed by the New Orleans Saints’ defensive line on a botched extra point. Things
Maybe this is the week that we see the Johnny Manziel package. You know? The package of Johnny Manziel plays that had the Steelers prepping and talking ahead of the Browns’ week one loss? Of course Manziel didn’t see the field, even as CBS’ cameras strained to catch snippets of Johnny Football clapping after a
Johnny Manziel’s jersey is still very popular despite the fact that he’s not the Cleveland Browns’ starting quarterback just yet. Dick’s Sporting Goods keeps track of such things and releases stats, likely as a way to get people to think and talk about jerseys. In their report, you can see Manziel’s jerseys decline as a
We all knew Johnny Manziel was going to bring attention to the Browns and have some endorsements. Let’s just say that I didn’t anticipate “Johnny JamBoogie.” It’s a funny ad though.
This year’s Great Lakes Classic is happening tomorrow night and it’s a pre-season all about Johnny Football. My friend is the creator of the original GLC song and he gave me the newest iteration today. Enjoy!
John Turner of The Sporting News was kind enough to join me and talk about his time covering Johnny Manziel way back in high school. We talked about just how good and competitive Johnny Manziel is. We talked about his off-field antics. We also spent some time talking about the existing sports media culture including
Of all the headlines for the USMNT’s victory over Ghana last night, this is my favorite so far. Well done, Inquirer.
Always fun to talk to @sportsyelling about everything. This time I wanted to help everyone get to know her even that much more before we talked about sports. So, I asked about movies, music, internet cliches and some other stuff before talking about… Lonnie Chisenhall Michael Brantley’s walk-off winner Carlos Santana’s struggles Jason Kipnis’ statements about
Now that the Browns have drafted Johnny Manziel and are heading into rookie mini camp this weekend, the proclamations have begun. I’ll try not to create any straw men here, but I’m pretty confident most of us have heard variations on the following phrase. People say, “You don’t draft a guy in the first round to
The Cleveland Browns are going to do everything they can to control the narrative of their football team, it seems. They have decided to be ultra protective with their high profile rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel, apparently barring national media from rookie mini-camp. Wow, the Browns told me the national media is barred from their rookie
It’s been quite a while since I talked to Jon on the podcast, but I asked him to keep tabs on the NFL draft as a passive Browns fan who is married to a real Browns fan. We ended up talking a lot about draft value, trades, Johnny Football, Josh Gordon’s impending suspension and the
A lot of people asked for it, and I got the fateful text last week that said Scott was ready and had something to say! In all seriousness, I loved talking to Scott Raab every week and I love talking to him whenever I get the chance to now. With the Johnny Manziel draft pick
It’s 2014 and people are videotaping everything. That can sometimes be troubling, but on a night where the Browns drafted Johnny Manziel it’s pretty useful. Here are some of the more fun reaction videos I found today. Here’s the ESPN Cleveland party with Aaron Goldhammer and Tony Rizzo. There are a couple naysayers in there,
And this is why the Internet is fun. The Browns get Johnny Manziel and people start video mashups on Youtube with celebration footage, including… Apollo 13. Gotta love the Ed Harris reaction shot.
The Browns welcomed the biggest name of the 2014 NFL draft into Berea today and this is what it looked like. Also, no surprise, all the initial questions were for the second man taken yesterday, Johnny Manziel. Poor Justin Gilbert.
Johnny Football doesn’t know where he’s going in the draft, but he knows who at least one of his detractors is. His quote will join him on the cover of Sports Illustrated’s Draft Preview issue. Former Browns Prez, Mike Holmgren says of Manziel, “Too Playground, too freelancey” When I think of Mike Holmgren’s reign as defacto owner
The word is out that Johnny Manziel is having his visit in Cleveland today. Have you seen him? Johnny Manziel is having his visit with the Cleveland #Browns today, per source. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 23, 2014 As I said yesterday, I’m really not sure that draft boards are changing that drastically at this