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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
    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.
  4. 9 points
    I guess I was right after all!!! Hogan outlasted Kizer!!
  5. 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!
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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".
  10. 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
  11. 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:
  12. 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".
  13. 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.
  14. 7 points
    you commie pricks.......front of the L/S joints. back is gonna be off the charts!
  15. 6 points
    HERE WE GO BROWNIES, HERE WE GO!!! WOOF!! WOOF!! 'nuff said Mike
  16. 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.
  17. 6 points
    No, no, no, no, no. Please...let's do something COMPLETELY different for a change....and TAKE the good players. We can get TWO of 'em!!! Don't let other teams have the really good players please!! for kryse sake....
  18. 6 points
  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
    Merry Christmas to all of the best damn sports fans on the planet. I was just going to give yuz all cyber fanny pats in this thread but I got a message that I couldn't hand out any more love on Christmas day of all things.
  21. 6 points
    Peppers' hit... Incidentally contacted the bottom of the receiver's facemask... Force of the blow was delivered by left shoulder to right arm/rib cage and did not rise to the head or neck area. Helmet was not lowered nor was it raised when Peppers lowered his shoulder. Peppers did not launch, he ran thru the hit. So in summary... was not targeting... was not leading with the helmet. It was an overzealous, bullsh!t call reacting to the force of the hit made by a ref well removed from the play who was in a poor position to make the call. Noteworthy was the closest ref, the one in the endzone less than 10 yards from the play, made no call. He should have overruled. I think Berea will get an apology letter this week. Clearest conclusion... we need NCAA style video review... and ejections, if warranted. Here's the rule complete with Note 1, which is key: b. Prohibited contact against a player who is in a defenseless posture is: forcibly hitting the defenseless player’s head or neck area with the helmet, facemask, forearm, or shoulder, even if the initial contact is lower than the player’s neck, and regardless of whether the defensive player also uses his arms to tackle the defenseless player by encircling or grasping him lowering the head and making forcible contact with the crown or ”hairline” parts of the helmet against any part of the defenseless player’s body illegally launching into a defenseless opponent. It is an illegal launch if a player (i) leaves both feet prior to contact to spring forward and upward into his opponent, and (ii) uses any part of his helmet to initiate forcible contact against any part of his opponent’s body. (This does not apply to contact against a runner, unless the runner is still considered to be a defenseless player, as defined in Article 7.) Note 1: The provisions of (b) do not prohibit incidental contact by the mask or helmet in the course of a conventional tackle or block on an opponent. Here's the link to the Rule Book. https://operations.nfl.com/the-rules/2017-nfl-rulebook/ Here's a photo series of the impact... note the WR's shoulder torque from the body blow:
  22. 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.
  23. 6 points
  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
    Here are a few things you seem like you NEED Ghoolie
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