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  1. 15 points
    Hope my try at posting my pics work
  2. 13 points
    My dad, the guy in the middle of the top picture below, is responsible for morphing me and my brother John into die hard Cleveland Browns fans. That picture was after his first bout beating cancer some 30 years before he lost to it. Anyway, he raised us in Fairport, NY (a suburb of Rochester). Before there was was DirecTV, my dad used to set up an antennae on the house that got us Cleveland game feeds from all over. 1 time we watched the Browns vrs the Saints in French in a feed from Ottawa, Canada. Other times we'd get them in other parts that used to televise the Browns. He also did this for some of his buddies he worked with at Rochester Telephone Company back in the day. The first game we ever went to in Cleveland was vrs the Steelers when David Mays led us to victory on the same day Turkey Jones slammed Bradshaw. Believe it or not, our tickets were in the standing room only section. Who felt like sitting that day anyway? After that, we made 1-2 road trips per year. Rochester had 4 different Browns Backers clubs (and another unofficial club that got together) when I moved to Nashville in 2006. It's closer to Cleveland than it is NYC. I guess Jimmy Brown and Ernie Davis playing at Syracuse recruited a lot of interest of guys my dad's age. Another guy that drew interest from people in Rochester was Otto Graham who played Pro Basketball for the Rochester Royals and helped them win the Championship. That was my dad's biggest hero and he got to meet him in Sarasota. If memory serves me right he was the golf pro at my dad's country club there. Otto Graham feels like the most forgotten exceptional athlete on the planet. How many other Pro Football QBs in America can say they led their teams to the Championship Game the first/all 10 years of their career and won 7 of them? In the top picture below, I'm the 18 year old knucklehead on the left in all blue. My brother John who was a damn good offensive guard 5 years before I played the same position is on the far right. Back then, he had the same compact build without the belly. He used to be really quick off the ball and always had superior leverage. He taught me the way to lift and how to win in the trenches. I was very fortunate to have played in back to back Championships in High School. We won it my junior year and got rat-housed 42-15 my senior year. Had a great Coach; loved my teammates; and felt blessed with what was accomplished. I was also fortunate enough to end the 80s and begin the 90s being paid to coach High School Football from all my experience and countless football camps attended. LOVED IT! A guy that used to play behind my brother (Dan Enright) who later became a Captain at West Point and snapped for Art Schlichter in the Hula Bowl said "your brother was the best Guard/OL we had on our undefeated team in 77; and then he inexplicably blew off the scrimmage he was supposed to start in to go on a road trip to Canada with some pot heads. I was getting excited to play next to him" He said football and sports came so easy to your brother he was bored with the challenge (ie; Josh "Potsy" Gordon). When it was my time I got the feeling my brother regretted what he walked away from his senior year so he motivated me. He was a free spirit that forever haunted my dad with the phrase "Don't worry about it!" My dad pretty much changed his name to assshole. My brother died in a car accident 2 years after my dad. In his honor, I name my fantasy football teams after him every year "DRINK BEER!" The second picture includes our cousin Mary Ann who is a lot of fun. This was my dad's family reunion and he was the youngest of 9. The last picture is my brother's landscaping crew/business crashing the party. As you might have guessed my dad called my brother's business "Don't Worry About It/DWAI Landscape" for the obvious reasons pictured. If there's a sum of 3 brain cells in that picture I prolly owned 2 of them; and that ain't good. They were trying to figure out how they were going to throw me into the lake without getting hurt. I'll leave the rest to your imagination. F If you made it this far - Thanks! I'm just as interested in reading about some of your family traditions following this team...
  3. 11 points
    The scary part of Covid 19 is the unknown. I did a 14 day stay in the Cleveland Clinic after testing positive for the Coronavirus. The Clinic is in data collection mode about the virus, they call me twice a day asking me a long list of questions. I was also asked if I was willing to give blood for research (I said yes).
  4. 10 points
    We have all day to gush before round 2, might as well start now. I honestly didn't think the Browns would commit to the process of taking a smooth operator and flipping him to the left side. I fully expected them to do something stupid like Becton or Wirfs. However, Young Berry has won my confidence so far. This was my 2nd favorite tackle behind Andrew Thomas and I'm glad this front office and coaching staff has decided early to go "all in" on the transition. That is the type of way to handle your business. Evaluate, formulate, decide and dedicate yourself to it. Side note, I can't help but feel that our own Joe Thomas has, and will continue to have, a VERY large say in Oline prospects. Whether he is "officially" on payroll for this team or not makes little difference. He commands Berry's respect and has his ear. I saved some time-stamps from when I watched Wills earlier this year. Felt I could share them and hopefully we have a collective enjoyment on what should be a great player for the next 10 years. Really to highlight the complete abilities we're going to be getting with a quality pick. Kid really has the goods to be a swiss army knife. @ 2:11. The pull and trap on the 3tech. Pulling from the backside tackle spot? That shit ain't easy. @ 2:52 - Always "looking for work" on screen that looks initially like a split zone to invite the weakside edge in. Jed see's the playside interior is accounted for and immediately works to the 2nd level. His blocks allows for those extra yards to be had. It's the little things that add up. @ 7:25 Wins with first contact, maintains a reasonably sound base and literally puts his man down. 2nd video Sorry @MLD Woody @ 21 seconds. short sets into the 3tech and then gets back in time to pick up the gap exchange on Josh Uche to make sure there is zero penetration. Outstanding awareness. @ 2:45 watch how fast Jed fires out of his stance and looks for his man at the 2nd level. 5 yards downfield and he's maybe a step behind the Bama #2 running a little hitch. That boy is country quick. @ 4:35. AWARENESS. Knows his backside guard is pulling and see's the oncoming Uche. He doesn't even bother with the chip on the front side edge, he picks off the incoming blitz (maybe a tiny hold but generally won't be called in that scrum) I'm good with this pick. Actually, I'm great with this pick. Wills is the best tackle to come through the Alabama program since Saban has been there. And I mean that with zero exaggeration. He is nasty, heavy striking and technically quite sound. The Browns got the goods this time and for those of you who were looking to see some intelligent moves before lending Berry your "fanhood" again - please consider this... Conklin, Hooper, Billings, Clayborne, and now Jed Wills. An "Analytics" guy addressing this team where teams are forged - in the trenches. I'm on board with this front office so far and I'm hoping you are as well.
  5. 10 points
    I understand it is time to replace him, contract-wise and performance-wise (due to injuries) ... But don't let the door hit you on the way out?? This guy has bled brown and orange for us. One of the few good players that had to struggle through 1-31 and gave everything he had. A leader, a fighter, and a guy who outplayed his draft status (rare during this Browns era). He goes down as one of my favorite players. Good luck to him, Browns forever! Zombo --Where has fan loyalty gone?
  6. 10 points
    I would say, last season has matured Baker quite a bit already.
  7. 9 points
    Well, day 5 in the Stalag and here’s what’s happening. My fever is now non-existent, along with body aches. Congestion is improving, along with my appetite. However, shortness of breath is still a major issue. The doctors seem to think I have tiny blood clots in clusters inside my lungs. They are giving me huge doses of blood thinners via injection through my stomach. The hardest part of this ordeal, is lack of human interaction. I’m glad I have you guys around to hear me bitch! 😀
  8. 9 points
    True, that’s what they told me it was for. I just found out that after the doctors reviewed the cat scan, there is NO blood clot!
  9. 9 points
    Williams was the first adopter of "social distancing", via Jabrill Peppers in 2017.
  10. 8 points
    He's awesome. And he hit a Steeler QB over the head with his own helmet. Let me repeat that ... He hit a Steeler QB over the head with his own helmet. Should never pay for a beer in Cleveland again. Z
  11. 8 points
    Hope all had a Happy Easter. Canton Dawg, Prayers are with you & get well soon. I am requesting Prayers for our eldest Daughter, who found out Friday that she has stage 1 bladder cancer. The good news is that it is very treatable with a good prognosis as they caught it very early. Mike
  12. 8 points
    Andrew Berry has had one HELL of a day!!! Kudos to him & his staff........Hooper, Conklin & Keenum...WOW!!! I know the acquisitions aren't official until Wednesday, but the "bashers" look like shit after all their 1-31 BS. As many of us have said, Berry came into a totally different circumstance now than before & we had no idea what might happen, but today should show you that judging him on the past was wrong. He has certainly been aggressive in free agency. Mike
  13. 7 points
  14. 7 points
    First thing you know ol’ Jed’s a millionaire...
  15. 7 points
    Has signed his rookie contract ....
  16. 7 points
  17. 7 points
    I hope all of you football board regs are enjoying the HBO free preview weekend of the Pol board.
  18. 7 points
    I love sports because it's normally a diversion, a place to get away from all the BS going on. I'm not canceling my season tickets over this. But the constant politicizing of everything is getting real, real old.
  19. 7 points
    I noted this in the main thread, but I work at FAU and advised Harrison albeit briefly. Firstly, super nice young man. Always on time and humble. Trust me, that’s not what a lot of college kids are today. more importantly, I went to about 4 ish games (tailgated essentially a whole game so I suppose that doesn’t count). You guys do a way better job than I do about the prospect stuff, so I won’t disagree. BUT, here’s what I saw watching the dude play. Firstly, he was THE dude defenses schemed for. Our running game took a big hit with both motor singletary and his backup both going to the NFL last year. He was constantly shadowed by CB 1 and doubled. Secondly, QB play was well below par. There were so many wounded ducks we coulda started a sanctuary. other thing is that it was just obvious he was the best player on the field. That’s hard to explain but it’s just true. For a 4th round pick, I dig it.
  20. 7 points
    Happy Easter and a special prayer from the BB "oldies" for Canton Dawg just hospitalized for pneumonia secondary to COVID-19.
  21. 7 points
    Ya, we had a server problem, Kathy took care of it .. The Browns Board goes on!
  22. 7 points
    Well, I finally lost it 🤬🤬...Was just in CVS.. Saw a man whose cart was FULL to the brim with hand sanitizer, baby wipes, soaps, everything that people need!! I called him a selfish @$$hole, and gave him a low down about the elderly, moms, and people who need these types of things. Told him he should be freaking ashamed of himself! He said: “Are you done? Cause I really need to get back to restocking the shelves now...” -Don’t know who wrote this, but it made me 😆!
  23. 7 points
    I got home tonight and found my laptop had a virus. So I put it back in its box and in the closet for 14 days
  24. 7 points
    ^^^^^^^ Cal Derangement Syndrome 😄
  25. 7 points
    And this concludes another edition of 'Dutch's Browns Questions'. Thanks for playing along, see you guys again right before the start of the '20 Browns season!
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