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  1. 13 points
    This may be TMI but for the hell of it I thought I would share anyway. I abused drugs and alcohol from the age of about 18 to 28. There was literally nothing I didn't try and I used daily. That and the impact it had on my life made me the very definition of an addict / alcoholic. A couple years of crack at the end helped get me to rehab sooner than many. I've been clean and sober now 28 years. So now to the reason I shared that today. There were many things I had never done without being under the influence of something. Now the TMI, As an example I literally had never had sex without being blasted (yea started late at 18 lol). I remember the first time it was going to happen with a new girlfriend several months into being sober , I was fricking anxiety ridden to the point of potentially cancelling her visit to the house that night. Trust me too, I LOVE SEX. I simply wasn't sure how to act in that situation being sober. I sought the support of a meeting and my sponsor and learned it was pretty damn normal for someone like me to feel like that. Gordon loves football but he has really never played it sober. He hasn't faced training camp pressure, fans, teammates and high expectations for performance clean and sober literally ever in his adult life. As the stark reality of training camp and the impending season set in he probably got more and more nervous about his ability to perform and more importantly his ability to cope. The fear of failure is likely gnawing at him. So now , in conjunction with the team he is addressing the concern proactively. I say this shows growth in his recovery and is a good sign! In conclusion I predict he gets the additional support and lights it up this season just like i lit up that girl after my additional counseling LOL.
  2. 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.
  3. 10 points
  4. 9 points
    On paper ... with the potential to be the best offense we have seen since the rebirth: QB Taylor: Solid veteran, best proven starter to start a season since ... Jeff Garcia, 2004? QB2: Baker Mayfield: first overall pick and potential leader of the team in the waiting RB1 Carlos Hyde: Tough inside classic Browns runner i.e. Kevin Mack RB2 Nick Chubb: potentially best of the bunch of best RB room since ... RB3 Duke Johnson :Classic third down back, will catch 60-70 passes, make plays and keep defenses honest. WR1 Josh Gordon: Former All Pro is in the best shape of his life, the potential is limitless WR2 Jarvis Landry: Best underneath receiver in the game, Pro Bowler led NFL in receptions WR3 Corey Coleman: has a chance to reach his potential playing with the above two, Callaway gives us HR threat TEs Nojoku: a 1st round freak and red zone threat, fellow TEs Fells and Devalve very solid LT Coleman/Corbett: only real scary question mark ... If one of these guys steps up this year it is a huge bonus LG Joel Bitonio: One of the best in the business C JC Tretter: Solid Veteran RG Kevin Zeitler: Again, one of the best in the business RT Chris Hubbard: Todd Haley's Road Grader will get the RB stable untracked We could get some key contributions from Jeff Janis, or Higgins or Louis too. Lots of talent, even more potential, offense is FINALLY headed in the right direction. If we get LT solidified and protect Taylor's cockpit, he could pick teams apart with Gordon, Landry, Coleman, Duke and NoJoke ... and then we gut them with the running game ... and don't forget Taylor is a threat with his legs, too. Actually looking forward to watching the games again ... last year it was like dragging myself to a funeral every Sunday. Zombo
  5. 9 points
    Given our recent trade down history in the first round. I would pass on the Bills offer, make them make that trade with the Colts or Giants. Then it improves the players we get to pick from at #4.
  6. 9 points
    I guess I was right after all!!! Hogan outlasted Kizer!!
  7. 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!
  8. 8 points
    In other news, I am ready to beging the season in full gear! One of my friends got married this summer and I organized his bachelor party. He enjoyed it that much that he said that I would be rewarded. Two months later, in the wedding I was surprised with this gift, as he knows I'm a Browns fan. Today my incipient NFL fans and I will watch the first Sunday gameday (no Tavern for me today) and I will finally be dressed up properly!! Go Browns!!!!!
  9. 8 points
    That is why we pay Ghoolie so much around here ... for his expert insight. Zombo
  10. 8 points
    Hi guys. Now that it's no-news season time in football, I think it's appropiate to give you an update on Marta. She was discharged one week ago and is back home. Her status is as follows: she has complete intelectual abilities and understands everything; she can't keep her eyes focused on people, has a lost stare, but keeps some sense of humor. She can walk but needs help to keep balance as she has none on her own, so she mostly goes on wheelchair. She can eat but hasn't fully recovered her swallowing, so it's mostly purées for her I'd say, but can eat solid. She can barely talk and it's like she runs out of air when trying. The thing is that swallowing and relearning to breathe and speak are the processes that take the longest in these cases, so it's not surprise there. Having her back home has given back some "normality" to familys life (daughters were most of the times at granparents') but it's a whole new battle from now on. An ambulance takes her to rehab every day so she's still progressing but this will be a long process and nobody knows when will she stop progressing. Her family is happy but the one that struggles the most (for obvious reasons) is her husband. He takes care of her and is very caring (more than ever, actually) but suffers a lot. Anyway, he has still faith, hasn't given up and rests in his family, so there's something to be positive about. Thank you everyone again for your prayers, we still pray for them to God, so she fully recovers and gives them strength in this battle, so we are grateful to anyone who joins us anytime
  11. 8 points
    After a couple of days to digest Baker being picked #1 overall, and I'm now totally on the Baker Bandwagon. There's a lot to like about the kid and since he's now a Brown, I'm going to focus on all of the good things he brings to the team, and I'll let some of you mope about on the questionable ones he brings. What got me aboard the BB? It's simple..... Who am I going to put more trust in at this point in time, all of those kool, self appointed Draft Gurus that have only seen the tip of the iceberg (but like to pretend they've seen the whole thing), or the group of people that have spent well over a thousand man hours on seeing the whole iceberg? So, it's just that phuckin' simple, and as long as the kid doesn't do anything stupid on - or especially off the field, I'll be the official Captain of the SS BB.................. All Aboard.
  12. 8 points
    'Twas the night before Draftmas And all around the boards Browns fans were gathering In large nervous hoards. Refrigerators stocked full of liquor beer & wine. every Browns fan is hoping they don't need it this time. The wives are nestled all snug in their beds While the drafts of the past were still haunting our heads So sitting at the computer In my season tickets cap. I started to wade through all the internet crap On Brownsboard, on Cooler on Reddit I read Then to Twitter for tweets From Adkins, Albright and Fred Lots of posters worrying that we will blow it. While grudges were blooming between the Dutchman and Poet I shuffle off slowly to get in my bed as this final thought Entered my head If the draft goes well We'll give Dorsey his due And if our draft sucks we'll probably blame it on Hue
  13. 8 points
  14. 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.
  15. 7 points
    I posted my positions on Hue, in the jump in the lake thread, so I am not going to double the effort, save to say that this guy's life cannot have been easy the last 2 years. I admire his grit. What a mess. I don't think many of us would have fought through it and kept our job, let alone our sanity. For whatever the reason, I have had my fill of horse-schidt. It's time to win football games. Perhaps I just finally shed off the snake-skin of having no team and watching loss and ridicule. Maybe I needed a good 19-year bowel movement to get back to my self? I really don't know WTF it is, but I know this..... Im tired of going to Vegas in the fall and not enjoying the Browns beating someone's butt I miss rubbing the reality of our rich tradition into the face of FRAKS I can still remember the looks on the faces of fellow Browns fans the very last game we played in Muni. jesus, Joseph and Mary, this has never just been about stupid butt football. Friends, family, the times of our lives..............intertwined with our Brownies. We deserve our Christmas table back. I think some in these recent times of my dear friend, Kathy Hutchins, Mom, to those of us who began this board. I attended the season opener with her, Furnier, and Eric. I got drunk with her two nights before and lamented my sorrow for not joining her for the big gala at Muni before they tore it down. I just couldn't say goodbye to the place. I have pissed a lot of you guys off over the years, and feel no remorse for it, (fukck you if you can't take it), however, it is time for this team, fan base and media to talk, breathe, eat and schidt Browns football again. The reset we wanted? We got. This, to me, is year one. Fukck all the feelings about " yeah, here we go again". That schidt is in the past. It has no bearing on this season. I hope the media and fans stay away from the sidebars and focus on energizing this team. If you don't believe that an energized fan base makes a difference to a team, to men, to competitors, then you don't understand the human condition. We are going to have the best season in a long, long time. We will win opening day. Youth, youth and spirit. his team will win early and there will be an overflow of people cheering and jumping on board. You watch......THESE..............are the good old days.
  16. 7 points
  17. 7 points
    Best CB in draft... can't generate shutdown CB by committee...
  18. 7 points
    I know it will be the right choice. Because John Dorsey is making the choice - and he won't screw it up like previous administrations. Each QB has positives and negatives. I trust in Dorsey and his crew to sort through them and pick the right one for the Browns. These are the new Browns. This is a new front office populated by football guys. Their off-season moves have been fabulous. I expect more of the same from this draft - and I trust in John Dorsey. GO BROWNS!
  19. 7 points
    He had a bold plan, a good plan ... but he didn't get the QB and that is why he is gone. Two years of drafting high with multiple picks got him a qb room that Dorsey traded for a safety and a box of Cracker Jacks. Meanwhile Jimmy is watching Wentz and Watson, both drafted with our picks, tearing up the league. That will get you fired everytime. He did do a great job of setting us with picks and cap aplenty, and here's to Dorsey taking the ball and spiking it in the end zone. Doesn't matter to me who gets the glory .. Just win. Zombo
  20. 7 points
    So tonight Cathy and I are in our favorite restaurant sitting at the bar. A it is a rather high end snooty bar And I stand out like a whore in church. I start a conversation about the NFL and the wife of some middle aged guy blurts out that the Steelers are the greatest team of all time. I say nothing but a Patriot fan makes his case. Then, I chime in the Browns cheer.(Remember, this is in public and NOT in our most pit) The Steeler wife, without looking up says..."6 Sbs, how many do you have? Her homo husband (I have already had enough of these guitars already) chimes in that THEY ARE THE BIGGEST AND MOST knowledgeable Steeler fans on the planet. FUKC did this feel good....oh man....fresh Steeler dikheads......... I spent the next hour ruining their experience and meal. I basically challenged them to Steeler trivia (remember I gave a clinic on Gips qiiz) I pummeled these caulksuckers with Lambert, Noll, Cowher, Ben, Myron Cope and all the other Ohio connections that made the Steelers what they are today. These two FRAKS didn't know jack schmidt about the Steelers and kept Googling all I told them, each search sending them into a deeper shade of green. Then the fukcer hesband told me I was full of schmidt about ever having met let alone spent a moment with JB. Insisting that JB was a militant n***er who would never be around a white kid. When I then showed him my pic at 7 with Jim, the guy literally looked like he schmidt his pants. And of course, me being the prick I am, I continually mocked him and his wife about a BROWNS fan, knowing more about the Steelers than supposedly great Steeler fans. Man, I remembered how good it feels to destroy Steeler assholes. For a bit, Ghoolie rose from the dead. After the couple left, the Pat's fan told me he never saw someone beat the schidt out of a fan with their own team. You sonsabitches better be right about Dorsey. I dusted off my relentless hate tonight, and I am hoping to use it this coming season. Ps....I respect guys like Stinkhole and Vagitron.....but as Gip calls them Steeler Fraks? I want to pour down Vintage Ghoolie until they crawl back in their hole. Cathy told me I was way over the top punishing and ruined their dinner. She asked me "are you happy now?"......Fukc yeah honey....fukc yeah
  21. 7 points
    He was at dinner last night with the Browns......here is a photo taken
  22. 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.
  23. 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".
  24. 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
  25. 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:
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