Johnny Manziel, Browns will be on FOX for second straight week

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Being an NFL fan today requires you to learn about television contracts. The usual setup where NFC teams are featured on FOX and AFC teams are on CBS is being thrown for a loop as FOX has started “flexing” games involving two AFC teams onto its network. They did it last week with the Browns-Colts


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


NFL trade deadline might be a lost cause

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You get the feeling that the NFL would love to pump up their trade deadline, but as Greg Garber points out at ESPN, reluctance rules the day. It’s the only thing in a nearly 365-day NFL year that the league hasn’t been able to turn into an event. There are some examples of deals that


Spencer Lanning drives a Toyota Tundra, appears on Men in Blazers


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


Josh Gordon suspension likely to be eight games

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Josh Gordon will have a bit of time to work at the auto dealership, it would appear. According to Adam Schefter’s sources, once the new deal is put into place between the league and the player’s union on drug testing, Gordon will see his suspension reduced to eight games. When a new drug policy is


Preview: Browns vs. Steelers, plus DirecTV vs. Raycom – WFNY Podcast – 2014-09-06

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Mike Burgermeister and I break down the Cleveland Browns and their matchup with the Steelers to open the 2014 season. How good are the Steelers actually? Beyond Ben Roethlisberger, what do the Steelers have going for them. When will their defenders hit the age wall? Joe Haden matching up with Antonio Brown. We also discussed


DirecTV nearing deal with NFL for Sunday Ticket


  According to reports at Sports Business Daily, DirecTV and the NFL are nearing a deal that will eclipse the current $1 billion per year that the NFL currently makes. I’ve talked about NFL Sunday Ticket frequently in the past, and it’s no surprise that DirecTV is coming up from their current rate to keep exclusive


Johnny Manziel can’t call a play?

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Johnny Manziel joined Jon Gruden for ESPN’s Sunday Conversation leading up to the Browns clash with the Redskins on Monday. The interview followed the normal Gruden interview trajectory with the Super Bowl winning coach asking Johnny some generic questions, followed by a Gruden favorite, having Manziel call a play from his new offense. Manziel bashfully,


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


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


It’s time to kill these lazy comedic sports references

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Sports and comedy don’t always have a comfortable marriage. As a rule, sports guys think they’re funnier than they really are and there’s one particular tool in the Sports Guy arsenal that I think needs to be melted down and buried. I could be talking about the incessant forced laughing that sports guys do to


Josh Gordon may have checked himself into rehab


Mike Garafolo reported Thursday night on FOX Sports One’s evening show America’s Pregame that Josh Gordon checked himself into rehab after his July 4th arrest in Raleigh, North Carolina. Said on @AmericasPregame Josh Gordon checked himself into rehab following his DUI arrest. Still expected to report to camp tomorrow. — Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) July 24,


Best selling jersey in the NFL comes from Cleveland


Darren Rovell reports that Cleveland rookie Johnny Manziel’s jersey is the hottest selling piece of laundry since the draft. Johnny Manziel has the NFL’s best selling jersey over the last 3 1/2 months, beat out Russell Wilson — darren rovell (@darrenrovell) July 21, 2014 Yep, Manziel beat out Super Bowl winning QB Russell Wilson, Peyton