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  1. 11 points
    This last Monday, New Year, has been a special day... In the worst kind of way. Just before lunch, we received a message asking to pray for one of my friends from our parish community, who was heading to the hospital in an ambulance. Nothing else. Hours latter we got to know that she had suffered a stroke and was on a surgery. By the end of the day, we were told that she had been on the surgery for 6 hours and his state was critical, currently in coma. She has been battling, though, because on Wednesday she started to move her legs at the doctors' questioning. Her family asked the doctors if they could stop sedating her during that afternoon's visit, so they could talk to her and ask her questions. She moved even her arms or mouth a bit. There was hope. Thursday she started to breathe on her own (though she stays intubed) and this Friday she was able to directly answer questing halfway moving her eyelids up, confirming that those weren't reflexed but straight conscious answers, though she didn't move extremities as other days. There's hope, but the battle is far from being won. We are worried now because they have seen in the last scanner a lot of liquid, and she has a bit of fever (infections are very risky at her state). She keeps fighting. Her name is Marta, she's 32, married and mother of two gorgeus girls of 4 and 1. It's overwhelming because her mother died in 2001, and her father in 2013, both of cancer. She has 3 sisters and 1 brother. The death of their parents made them bond together as a very united family. I didn't plan or want to post this here, I'm a quite shy guy myself. But if posting this here adds a person remembering her and her family in their prayers, it will be worth it. All the parish has her on their prayers, there are some praying groups that have been created to pray for her, and even other parishes or monasteries have been noticed about this. But there's never enough. Thank you very much for your time.
  2. 10 points
    I don't start alot of threads here, but you guys are expecting some great team in year 2 and that's stupid. And if the fans get restless again, then we're just going to start the whole thing. The headline of 2017 is WE HAVE A DEFENSE. This thing is fixed. We are 11th in total defense and I think we can all agree that that number would be even better if our three best defenders hadn't both missed multiple games (Shelton, Collins, Garrett) and our offense didn't suck. IN JUST TWO YEARS WE HAVE BUILT OURSELVES A TOP 10 DEFENSE. Do you care about winning 3 games this year or winning 10 next year? Have some longterm vision. You idiots probably play the lottery and live paycheck to paycheck too. The Browns are the kid from a good home who fell on hard time who works his butt off and is going to pull himself up from his minimum wage job, even though he knows he's on a 4 year plan. He's working two jobs, riding the bus, living in some couple's back shed with no AC where rent's only $275/month, saving $100/week knowing it's eventually going to pay off. You guys are the pizza delivery boys with $425 car payments because you have no patience for anything in life. I fully believe that our franchise QB is currently on the roster. But even if he's not, we're going to have a top 3 pick this year. Our OL is solid. We have a top notch 3rd down back. Our defense is a hair away from being elite. We need a halfway decent RB and a couple receivers and this thing can hum. We have 5 picks in the top 2 rounds next year to make this thing work. IT WILL WORK. Maybe we have to replace the coach after next year if Hue still underperforms WHEN HE HAS TALENT. But we need to give him 2018 for two reasons. A. to get a true evaluation on him and B. to show replacement candidates that he actually deserved his firing and Jimmy no longer has a hair trigger. So please guys, sell your stupid Camaro, move out of the $900 downtown condo, stop being whiny titty babies that must have your wins NOW, and embrace the process we have going on that will actually lead to long term success, stability, and roster health.
  3. 9 points
    I guess I was right after all!!! Hogan outlasted Kizer!!
  4. 9 points
    Earlier this evening, the very best friend that I ever had. A guy with a big heart, who would do whatever he could to help me, before I even asked....passed away. He was a Vikings fan. I got the pastries from the bakery near my house and he brought the coffee and we watched the Vikings / Browns game a few Sunday mornings ago. He said that we had a good game plan. That we knew what they do best and that we did a good job of thwarting them. He had the Sunday ticket and he would watch his Vikings but he would always be flicking over to the Browns game to see how we were doing. He'd send me texts about how, "That was a bad call." or that, "You guys shoulda' scored a TD right there". - Who does that? Who watches the Browns because a friend happens to like them? A true blue best friend that's who. I just got home from his house where I cried with his wife for a while. (his lungs let him down about a week ago and the intensive care unit could ultimately only ease him into the afterlife) I will miss my best friend until I die....but he'll be my best friend forever. Go Browns! Go Vikings!
  5. 9 points
    I wonder what Walmart would give for him? He would kill it as a greeter, where his entire job is to meet people and let them go past you.
  6. 8 points
    Hi, I am Ghoolie, the most accurate football analyst on the board. I am also the biggest irritant by rubbing my prediction like salt into whip sores. It is considered an honor to be insulted by me, so let me welcome you properly. Welcome aboard you homo.
  7. 7 points
    I always think I'm bipolar too. Every fall I get massively depressed.... but it really only happens on Sundays. Doctors are baffled.
  8. 7 points
    2011 SF 61.3 comp%, 3144 yards, 17 td, 5 int, 90.7 rating 2012 SF 70.2 comp%, 1737 yards, 13 td, 5 int, 104.1 rating 2013 KC 60.6 comp%, 3313 yards, 23 td, 7 int, 89.1 rating 2014 KC 65.3 comp%, 3265 yards, 18 td, 6 int, 93.4 rating 2015 KC 65.3 comp%, 3486 yards, 20 td, 7 int, 95.4 rating 2016 KC 67.1 comp%, 3502 yards, 15 td, 8 int, 91.2 rating 2017 KC 67.5 comp%, 4042 yards, 26 td, 5 int, 104.7 rating Sign me up for some of this "mediocrity".
  9. 7 points
    Screw the people that put it on and screw the people that attended. I would bet that most of them aren't even Browns fans just arseholes . There's not a man on that field that wanted to lose 16 games and probably most of which worked very hard to avoid it and I'm sure they feel bad enough as it is. We cry and bitch that the players don't love Cleveland this is one of the reasons. Why should you want to play hard for a bunch of dirtbags like this? I think it would be funny to find some of the parents of kids that play peewee football that attended this parade and go to one of the games in which their kids lose and berate them on their way out of the stadium. WSS
  10. 7 points
    So my 22yr old daughter teaches middle school PE here in SoCal. One of her students was sick for over a week and when he came back to school he still couldn't do any physical activity, so she required him to do several essays as make up work. Since it's physical education class, her only requirement was that the essays be related to physical activity or nutrition. He did a couple on nutrition and general health, and for the last one he asked her if he could "Do one on the Cleveland Browns"..... Of course she laughed and said, "Oh yea, please do one on the Cleveland Browns so I can show my Dad!" - and this is what the 11yr old SoCal born and raised kid came up with:
  11. 7 points
    When I first heard of the latest debacle that is the Browns Front office I said to myself "wow so this is what rock bottom actually feels like?" But giving a few hours to ponder I truly believe that this FO can botch the #1 overall pick by not turning the draft card in on time. In other news a Pittsburgh fan drove down my street and yelled "Browns suck!" So I chased after that phucker and walked up to him in his driveway and said "I know".
  12. 7 points
    Hue worst game day decision coach in the NFL. Who declines a 15 yarder when the other team is then left with a yard to get a first down? Just plain Sh it decision making.
  13. 7 points
    you commie pricks.......front of the L/S joints. back is gonna be off the charts!
  14. 6 points
    HERE WE GO BROWNIES, HERE WE GO!!! WOOF!! WOOF!! 'nuff said Mike
  15. 6 points
    I would agree on this only if RB was our biggest hole in the roster and all other RB draftees were really subpar comparing to Barkley. And tha's not our case.
  16. 6 points
    Quarterback Ht College Year Att Cmp Cmp% Yards YPC TD INT Rating Baker Mayfield 6-0 Oklahoma 2015 269 395 68.1 3700 9.4 36 7 173.3 2016 254 358 71.0 3965 11.1 40 8 196.4 2017 285 404 70.5 4627 11.5 43 6 198.9 Quarterback Ht College Year Att Cmp Cmp% Yards YPC TD INT Rating Josh Allen 6-5 Wyoming 2016 209 373 56.0 3203 8.6 28 15 144.9 2017 152 270 56.3 1812 6.7 16 6 127.8 Quarterback Ht College Year Att Cmp Cmp% Yards YPC TD INT Rating Josh Rosen 6-5 UCLA 2015 292 487 60.0 3670 7.5 23 11 134.3 2016 137 231 59.3 1915 8.2 10 5 138.9 2017 283 452 62.6 3756 8.3 26 10 147.0 Quarterback Ht College Year Att Cmp Cmp% Yards YPC TD INT Rating Lamar Jackson 6-3 Louisville 2015 135 247 54.7 1840 7.4 12 8 126.8 2016 230 409 56.2 3543 8.7 30 9 148.8 2017 254 430 59.1 3660 8.5 27 10 146.6 Quarterback Ht College Year Att Cmp Cmp% Yards YPC TD INT Rating Mason Rudolph 6-5 Ok State 2015 264 424 62.3 3770 8.9 21 9 149.1 2016 284 448 63.4 4091 9.1 28 4 158.9 2017 318 489 65.0 4904 10.0 37 9 170.6 Quarterback Ht College Year Att Cmp Cmp% Yards YPC TD INT Rating Mike White 6-4 WKU 2016 280 416 67.3 4363 10.5 37 7 181.4 2017 254 358 65.7 4177 7.5 26 8 146.8 Quarterback Ht College Year Att Cmp Cmp% Yards YPC TD INT Rating Sam Darnold 6-4 USC 2016 246 366 67.2 3086 8.4 31 9 161.1 2017 303 480 63.1 4143 8.6 26 13 148.1 IMO, this is a pretty good year to need a QB. All these guys have some intriguing qualities but the reality remains we hold the1st and 4th selections overall. The old saying is never go to the grocery store when you're hungry because everything looks delicious. When it comes to the QB position, we're freakin hungry. Even though stats don't always tell the whole story, I like to see how a kid does on his level of competition with comp%, TD:INT ratio and yards per completion. Once I have all that, I like to look at how much the QB was able to impact winning to determine whether they are my faves or not. For example, I LIKE seeing Darnold beat the Big 10 Champions (inclusive of Barkley) as a Freshman. If anyone saw that game - they know the USC QB had the greater impact on the outcome than the PSU RB. I also like knowing he's not only overcome some adversity by improving his fumbling/ball security issues in the 2nd half of his final season but he won Pac 12 Championship in the process. The guy was undefeated at home and Mayock said he had something like a 20-4 record. Mayfield started on 2 different teams after walking on at both. I haven't seen many QBs beat Ohio State in Columbus nor have I seen many lead their teams to 48 points against UGA. Let's get real for a second, Cleveland isn't an easy place to win so seeing guys overcome some kind of adversity with a competitive value that consistently leads their teams to victory - intrigues me. Speaking of intrigue, Mike White led one of the highest scoring offenses in college football in 2016. Unfortunately, that success sent his offensive minded HC (another former Cleveland Brown QB) Jeff Brohm to a bigger school. Learning a new offense with teammates in his final year applied some adversity; but he still had a comp% of about 66 with a respectable 26 TDs to 8 INTs. While WKU doesn't play a great competition, they usually include some SEC teams on their schedule. I don't know if I'd take White in either of our 1st 2 spots; BUT if we get the right veteran FA QB - he could be very tempting for one of our 3 RD 2 selections (while we go BPA and/or trade-back early). It's gonna be interesting to say the least... It's fun to debate our faves and why as fans. FWIW, QB topics on our message board that welcomes freedom of speech (and opinions from fans that like to share them) have always been heated, passionate and polarizing. I don't see any harm in letting some of our guys get into the mosh pit and throw down about their guys. Just like in the NFL post season when officials let a little more stuff go - I'm glad this board let a little more stuff go in our QB debates. If we enter the pit - it's up to us to make ourselves sound coherent right?
  17. 6 points
  18. 6 points
    First, let me say that, personally, I think the whole thing is ridiculous and embarrassing for the city. This just gives the rest of the country more reasons to mock Browns fans and Cleveland. So..............what are your thoughts, and is anyone here planning on going?
  19. 6 points
    Many people felt this would be a possibility, but the main problem is with the agent, Rosenhaus. He's a known douche bag and always seems to cause trouble during contract time. For the people who don't want him back, I don't really understand that logic. He's got a nice catch radius, he played hard for Hue, and I think he'd be a good fit with Coleman and Gordon. We keep hearing about how difficult it is going to be to get players to come to Cleveland, well perhaps we have a guy who WANTS to come here, and I think we should make it happen.
  20. 6 points
    ^^^The statement above is one of the main problems with the Browns.....acceptance of players who are losers results in a losing Team. We have been willing to accept the unacceptable. Those days may (hopefully) be gone. Cutting Britt is a very positive 1st step. Mike
  21. 6 points
    Headin' to party central (a/k/a the bro-in-laws) with two 20+ lb, cage free, big birds in the trunk and makings for everything from a couple sides to desert, three bottles of wine (stopping en route to look for more) and a half case of Yuengling. Taking the lappie, but if past visits are any indication, then posts will be far and few between. So either enjoy the break or despair minus my sunshining... or both. But in any case here's hoping you all have a great day full of food, family and good times... in what ever order you prefer. See you in the tavern... I'm getting that feelin'... again.
  22. 6 points
  23. 6 points
    ^^^Garrett was a no brainer. +1. That failed TC, so we put a lawyer and a baseball guy in charge- BRILLIANT!!! If that doesn't work try the NHL (or NBA) next for talent evaluators.... 5-11 this year is a pipe dream, if that comes to pass I'll damn near be dancing in the street I'll be so happy. Exactly- and I predate 1964. I'm running out of "next years"-fast. I mean like how totally disgusting is it to see- teams like the Panthers make the SB, go into the pits, retool and get there again while the Browns continue to suck, and suck bad is a testament it's not impossible to turn a franchise around in less than-what is it now going on 20 years? The millenials have no F**cking clue on what it was like to have a team that was in playoff contention every year. To their credit, they've stuck with this doo-doo show longer than would reasonably been expected. Us oldsters know this is a bad, bad team. Hell, the 1999 and few years after expansions Browns didn't look this lousy, and the dysfunctionality of the entire organization at this point is truly breathtaking.
  24. 6 points
    Let me make it perfectly clear. The only time I ever get to see the Browns on TV at home is when they play the Titans. I have to hear garbage about why am I a Browns fan day in and day out. 16 years of it. As if these rednecks smiling like village idiots with barbecue dry rub caked on their teeth are somehow superior football fans. Music City Masturbationists. Ghoolie Guarantee...........The Browns get win #1 and start to play like the badaxxes they really are. Two Tackle gets 5 sacks and I come back to eat BBQ crow. I am pumped for this game. Go Browns.
  25. 6 points
    Heck, I say finish it off with O.J. as head of football operations, and that'll put the cherry on this dog s h i t filled cake.
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