Ray Farmer says the Cleveland Browns are not trading Joe Haden

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It really is the silly season. I had no idea that the Browns would have to make such a ludicrous statement today until they did. Alas, Ray Farmer has told the beat reporters that the Browns will not be trading Joe Haden. Relax #Browns fans: We are not trading Joe Haden, says GM Ray Farmer.

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Scott Raab talks about Rob Chudzinski being fired and Andrew Bynum – WFNY Podcast – 2013-12-30

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Scott Raab couldn’t be finished with the WFNY Podcast for 2013 after what happened over the weekend, so we decided to do one more in 2013. We touched on all of the obvious topics including… Scott Raab talking about the Browns Dumpster fire’s use in the mainstream Joe Banner and the ego that goes with

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The Raid of Pilot Flying J – WFNY Top 10 Cleveland Sports Stories of 2013: No. 7

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If you thought that 2012 was one crazy year in the world of Cleveland Sports, 2013 proved that there is rarely a dull moment. There were good times and bad, hirings and firings, wins and losses, and apperances in postseasons and courtrooms. As the year comes to a close, like we have done the last five

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Scott Raab on not investing in the Browns, Wild Card Tribe, and the writing environment – WFNY Podcast – 2013-09-23

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The Browns won, the Indians won and I also forced Scott to talk to us about his writing process. I just figure to have a writer of Scott’s stature on the podcast and not occasionally talk about the job of writing would be insane. He’s nice enough to put up with the topic on occasion.

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Will Burge talks WKNR, Stand-up comedy, Bleacher Report and Browns – WFNY Podcast – 2013-09-12

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I wanted to talk to Will Burge about life after WKNR and also the latest on the Cleveland Browns. It was a really nice chat about that and Master Pizza and everything else. Leaving WKNR Will Burge trying stand up comedy Stand up comedy is a writing gig more than a performance gig BleacherReport and

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NFL News: Jimmy Haslam explicitly states the Browns are not for sale

An anonymous email to Tony Rizzo of ESPN Cleveland WKNR claiming the Browns were (again) for sale has been directly disputed by current team owner Jimmy Haslam. Tony Grossi (also of WKNR) was able to get the exclusive word from Haslam, posted yesterday on their site. Grossi covered it pretty well asking the owner if

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WFNY Podcast – 2013-01-25 – Cleveland Frowns in a two-part podcast

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Peter Pattakos is a guy that many at WFNY have come to know over the years in person. He never shies away from controversy and he serves a rabid, loyal fanbase at his site Cleveland Frowns. There’s so much backdrop to Peter and his site that it makes what he does at his site somewhat

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Tony Grossi Attacks Holmgren Again

On Tuesday, Tony Grossi claimed Browns President Mike Holmgren “did the absolute minimum” while he was in charge in Cleveland. Today, Grossi is back on the attack- “Here’s a suggestion for a smart thing to happen: Immediately revoke Holmgren’s office, his lunch ticket and his parking space. His unforgivingly condescending farewell press conference, at which

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Brad Childress: ‘There are a lot of times … that I don’t look at halftime stats’

During his usual Thursday news conference, Browns offensive coordinator Brad Childress was badgered with questions about the team’s run/pass imbalance thus far on the season. His answer to checking the balance of playcalling may surprise you: (On if seeing an imbalance in the run and pass in the first half affects how he calls the

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ESPN Cleveland: Haden wanted to be in “substance abuse” program

Tony Grossi and ESPN Cleveland have a report indicating that Joe Haden and his agent attempted an appeal that I suggested just based on common sense. When the rumors swirled that Joe Haden was popped for Adderall in an off-season test, it seemed silly to treat it like a performance-enhancer such as a steroid or

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Grossi: Browns should “spread out” on offense

Tony Grossi has been a different guy since jumping over to WKNR. I’ve said it a few times. I also said Pat Shurmur looked like a different guy before he shrunk back into the ugly cocoon of negativity and churlishness once the Browns sale was announced. I digress. Grossi seems to be enjoying his freedom

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NFL Draft: Grossi’s mock nabs Browns Richardson, Hill and shows lots of movement

The Cleveland Browns are getting closer to draft day and so are the pundits who are attaching their names to mock drafts. Tony Grossi is going all out this season at his new home at WKNR and honestly I am buying a lot of his logic. In this latest version the Browns get Trent Richardson

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Report: Tony Grossi leaving the Plain Dealer

Tony Grossi announced via his twitter feed that he will be leaving the Plain Dealer- “After more than 30 years, I am leaving the Plain Dealer. And thanks to Peyton Manning for stealing my thunder.” Grossi was of course removed from the Cleveland Browns beat earlier this year for a tweet about Browns owner Randy

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While We’re Waiting… Sportswriters tweeting, Trading Sessions and Bullpen spots

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While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com. Sorry Bob, but this has a little Get off my lawn to it -“Why should a sportswriter who is covering, say, a basketball game,

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Report: Tony Grossi Out as Browns Beat Reporter

Scene Magazine’s Vince Grzegorek has reported that The Plain Dealer has removed Tony Grossi from the Cleveland Browns beat. Grossi “accidentally tweeted” last week calling Browns owner Randy Lerner “a pathetic figure, the most irrelevant billionaire in the world”. Vince writes- “He was in hot water with his editors and bosses at the PD over

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While We’re Waiting…Carmona’s Dilemma, Grossi in Trouble and an Indian Taking a Pay Cut?

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While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com “Carmona, as was made evident when it was publicized that the Indians had financed dental work to help improve his nutrition, did not grow

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Browns Reportedly Reach Agreement with Safety Usama Young

Chris Fedor of WKNR said it was imminent and Tony Grossi has apparently confirmed that the Cleveland Browns have signed 26-year old Usama Young.  Young comes to the Browns by way of the New Orleans Saints and the third round of the 2007 NFL draft.  Grossi also reports that the Browns expect Young to be

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Chris Perez Takes Issue With Paul Hoynes on Twitter

I am sure some of you are sick of another article from me that involves Twitter.  I just can’t apologize when it has become a place where players, fans and media are all hanging out and engaging each other.  After yesterday’s win over the Arizona Diamondbacks, Chris Perez was irritated with Cleveland Plain Dealer beat

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Browns Enjoy Flexibility at the Six Spot

In contrast with the NBA, the prevailing notion over the past decade in the NFL draft is that the number one pick is a burden.  It saddles what is already a terrible team with an unproven player, often a quarterback, that uses up a disproportionate amount of the team’s cap space.  Browns fans know this

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While We’re Waiting… T.J. Ward, The Letter M, Tony Grossi and More

While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com. National Football Post talks to T.J. Ward about a variety of topics including some missed interceptions.  But, um, when did the Browns play the

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