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    Miserable city?

    Some peckerwood troll claimed that Ohio had the Five most miserable cities in the country per Forbes magazine, and suggested we google this if we didn't believe him. Well, I took that challenge and googled Forbes "most miserable cities" list, and here were the Top Ten on that list: 1. Detroit 2. Stockton, Calif. 3. Flint, Mich. 4. New York 5. Philadelphia 6. Chicago 7. Los Angeles 8. Modesto Cal. 9. Charlotte 10. Providence So much for that. Not a Cleveland, Cinci, Columbus in the bunch. Here is the link if you like: http://www.forbes.com/2008/01/29/detroit-s...le_slide_2.html
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    Miserable city?

    Wanted to bump this up now to again see how absurd this analysis was. And if you take one factor: team success, since I posted this Cleveland of course has had the Cavs win a championship and the Indians appear in another World Series, and What happened in San Diego? They lost another team that left town. And another thing is with global warming the winters here are slightly milder than they used to be. No they’re not as good as San Diego but again Cleveland had a better rating than San Diego in 11 out of the 12 criteria. I don’t know if there was ever a follow-up to this in the last five years but But I thought I would dig this up just again to show how idiotic it was
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    Rutherford B. Hayes Week

    By the way Hayes is the only president besides Obama to have a law degree from Harvard.
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    Rutherford B. Hayes Week

    Yes, that is Rutherford B. Hayes in my avatar, and this is Rutherford B. Hayes week. Rutherford B. Hayes is somewhat special as he attended college at the same school as my son: Kenyon. He is a native of Delaware, Ohio but has a home in Fremont area you can visit....even though I haven't. One of our fairly obscure Presidents. I mean, I guess things were just going along fine in his administration. Peaceful and prosperous. Lets face it, we consider those presidents great who have led us in wars or in fucked up times. So, RBH was boring and obscure. That could be good. According to our research engine: Domestic accomplishments of President Hayes: Began dismantling the Reconstruction regime imposed on the defeated Southern states as a condition of the back-room dealings that led to his election Ordered federal troops to quell the Great Railroad Strike of 1877 Implemented modest civil service reforms by favoring competence over party loyalty in government appointments Vetoed the Bland-Allison Act in favor of maintaining the gold standard as the key to economic recovery Foreign policy accomplishments of President Hayes: Negotiated a trade agreement with the Chinese that would regulate immigration to the US Agreed with Mexico to jointly pursue bandits crossing between the nations and to strengthen border security Led reforms of American Indian policy that included assimilation into white culture, educational training, and dividing Indian land into individual allotments
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    Rutherford B. Hayes Week

    I am bumping this since earlier today I did go to RBH’s home.
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    The Gipper's Guide to America

    Here is some food for thought as you plan your summer vacations. Some hints for your travels, all USA (incl. possessions): Best Sunset: Cape Flattery, Washington Best Sunrise: On top of Mt. Haleakala, Maui. (honorable mention: Quoddy Head, Maine) Best Beaches: St. John, US Virgin Islands Best Patriotic site: Fort McHenry, Baltimore Best Trees: California: Redwoods/Sequoias/Ancient Bristlecone pine/Joshua Trees Best Single Vista: Inspiration Point, Yosemite NP (Multiple vistas: Grand Canyon) Most Fun Town: New Orleans. (Honorable mention: Chicago) Best Small Town: Woodstock, Vermont. (honorable mentions: Chatham, Mass. Seaside Fla.) Best Consistent Architecture: Santa Fe, NM Campiest Attraction: House on the Rock, Spring Green, Wisconsin Nicest College Campus that is not Kenyon: Duke (honorable mention: Notre Dame) Nicest State Capitol building: Olympia, Washington (more for it setting than the building itself) Best Tall Building: Empire State Building Best Statue not called Liberty: Mt. Rushmore Best Scenic Town Setting: Sedona, Arizona Best City Park System: Savannah, Georgia Gawdiest Display of Wealth: Newport, Rhode Island Best Stadium: Wrigley Field Best preserved Western Town: Tombstone, Ariz. (honorable mention: Lincoln NM) Best hiking for the average person: Cuyahoga Valley National Park Best Lake: Crater Lake Best Mountain Range: The Grand Tetons Best Casino: Lakeside Inn and Casino, Stateline Nevada (Tahoe) Best Aquariam: National Aquariam, Baltimore Best Breakfast/Dinner combination: Camellia Grill and Commander's Palace, New Orleans Feel free to add your own
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    The Gipper's Guide to America

    I went to the Rutherford B Hayes home and the library earlier today. One of the other things I concentrate on going to when I travel are presidential homes. I have been to the homes of about 35 of the presidents. When I go to New York City in about 10 days I hope to visit the homes of three other presidents: TheodoreRoosevelts birthplace And his home out on Long Island. Chester Arthur’s home on Lexington Avenue which is now in Indian food market East Indian. And also I want to try to get into Trump Tower as I understand there is a public portion of it that can be visited. Well you obviously cannot visit his home in the penthouse there you can at least apparently get into the building itself To look at the public areas. Does anyone have any experience with this situation?
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    Topical trivia question

    Topical trivia question......True or false. There is no national park unit that is dedicated to the US space program or to the Moonlanding 50 years ago, but there is a national park unit of which the centerpiece is a gay bar.
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    Topical trivia question

    There is the Canaveral national seashore there in Florida which is Adjacent to the Kennedy space Center. From that particular national Park unit you can watch launches 🚀
  10. Who cares about the presenters. It is the inductees who are important
  11. By the way, no, I will not be going to that game. It reminded me that I will be going elsewhere on that particular date. See my current avatar for the specific location. Tickets already reserved for that date.
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    Tyreek Hill

    IT don't bother me.
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    NFL calendar

    Here is the NFL calendar for between here and the draft: January 12-13 -- Divisional Playoffs. January 13 -- Assistant coaches under contract to playoff clubs that won their Wild Card games may be interviewed for head coaching positions through the conclusion of Divisional Playoff games. January 14 -- Deadline for college players that are underclassmen to apply for special eligibility. A list of players who are accepted into the NFL Draft will be sent to clubs on January 18. January 19 -- East-West Shrine Game, Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida. January 20 -- AFC and NFC Championship Games. January 26 -- Senior Bowl, Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama. January 27 -- NFL Pro Bowl, Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida. January 27 -- An assistant coach, whose team is participating in the Super Bowl, who has previously interviewed for another club's head coaching job may have a second interview with such club no later than the Sunday preceding the Super Bowl. February 3 -- Super Bowl LIII, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia. February 19 -- First day for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players. February 26-March 4 -- Combine Timing and Testing, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana. March 5 -- Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, deadline for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players. March 11-13 -- During the period beginning at 12 noon, New York time, on March 11th and ending at 3:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 13th, clubs are permitted to contact, and enter into contract negotiations with, the certified agents of players who will become Unrestricted Free Agents upon the expiration of their 2018 player contracts at 4:00 p.m., New York time, on March 13. However, a contract cannot be executed with a new club until 4:00 p.m., New York time, on March 13. During the above two-day negotiating period, a prospective unrestricted free agents who is not represented by an NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor is permitted to communicate directly with a new club's front office officials (excluding the head coach and other members of the club's coaching staff) regarding contract negotiations. March 13 -- The 2019 League Year and Free Agency period begin at 4:00 p.m., New York time. The first day of the 2019 League Year will end at 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 13. Clubs will receive a personnel notice that will include all transactions submitted to the League office during the period between 4:00 p.m., New York time, and 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 13. March 13 -- Trading period for 2019 begins at 4:00 p.m., New York time, after expiration of all 2018 contracts. March 24-27 -- Annual League Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona. April 1 -- Clubs that hired a new head coach after the end of the 2018 regular season may begin offseason workout programs. April 15 -- Clubs with returning head coaches may begin offseason workout programs. April 19 -- Deadline for Restricted Free Agents to sign Offer Sheets. April 24 -- Deadline for prior club to exercise right of first refusal to restricted free agents. April 25-27 -- NFL Draft, Nashville, Tennessee.
  14. I don't eat there that frequently....but I would love for mjp to send me his OG gift certs. so that I can use them here locally. My wife would appreciate it more than I.
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    All Time Browns Depth Chart

    Of course beyond our memories was Bobby Garrett who was number one overall and who played a total of nine NFL games in his career. None with the Browns.
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    All Time Browns Depth Chart

    Oh yeah to punt returns for touchdowns in the same game against the squibs definitely a major highlight
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    All Time Browns Depth Chart

    And how about this.....the Hall of Shame 25 Browns players who failed miserably (top draft picks/free agents, draftees...no lower than 2d round) Greg Allen RB Craig Powell LB Kenny Britt WR Dwayne Bowe WR Andre Rison WR Brady Quinn QB DeShone Kizer QB Clifford Charlton LB John P. Manziel QB Jeff Garcia QB Trent Dilfer QB Steve Holden WR Cam Erving OL Marvin Upshaw DE Barkevious Mingo DE Corey Coleman WR Justin Gilbert DB Trent Richardson RB Courtney Brown DE Tommy Vardell RB Mike Junkin LB Bobby Garrett QB Bobby Crespino WR Kurt Burris OL Brandon Weeden QB
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    All Time Browns Depth Chart

    And maybe add a special category: Greatest Highlights by a Browns player! (even if the person does not qualify for your depth chart. Joe Turkey Jones slams Bradshaw. Dub Jones scores 6 TDs in a game. Any others?
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    All Time Browns Depth Chart

    Also, Dave Logan....and Ross Fichtner as honorable mention. And gee...what about this guy: (except for one letter of his name....he would be a near Hall of Famer!) https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/G/GibsTo20.htm (for what its worth, I don't remember him at all)
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    All Time Browns Depth Chart

    Honorable Mention Monte Clark T ’63-69 Charlie Hall LB ’71-80 Reggie Rucker WR ’74-81 Mike Baab C ’82-91 Paul Farren T ‘83-91 Felix Wright S '85-90 Dan Fike G ‘85-92 Tony Jones T ’88-95 Orpheus Roye DE ’00-07 D’Qwell Jackson MLB ’06-13 I am thinking that Ahtyba Rubin may deserve a spot here....no Pro Bowls but he gave yeoman service to the Browns for a number of years: Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Comb Solo Ast TFL QBHits Sfty AV Career 143 107 2 3 0 2 7 6 0 1 0 0 15.0 428 264 164 23 37 59 7 yrs CLE 99 75 1 1 0 1 5 3 0 1 0 0 12.0 338 212 126 15 30 41 2 yrs SEA 32 32 1 2 0 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 3.0 75 45 30 8 6 17 1 yr ATL 10 0 15 7 8 0 1 1 2008 22 CLE 71 11 0 0 0 1 0 0 11 7 4 1 0 0 2009 23 CLE nt 71 16 5 1 0 0 0 0 38 23 15 0 1 3 2010 24 CLE NT 71 16 16 1 1 0 1 2 2.0 82 57 25 2 4 9 2011 25 CLE DT 71 16 16 5.0 82 55 27 4 12 10 2012 26 CLE DT 71 13 13 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2.0 44 30 14 4 4 7 2013 27 CLE DE/dt 71 14 14 2.0 53 26 27 3 5 6 2014 28 CLE NT 71 13 11 0 0 0 0 1 1.0 28 14 14 1 4 6 2015 29 SEA LDT 77 16 16 1 2 0 2 1 2.0 36 20 16 2 4 9 2016 30 SEA dt/LDT 77 16 16 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 1.0 39 25 14 6 2 8 2017 31 2TM 12 0 15 7 8 0 1 1 ATL 79 10 0 15 7 8 0 1 1 DEN 78 2 0 0
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    All Time Browns Depth Chart

    Between Bobby Mitchell, Eric Metcal,f and Josh Cribbs we did have some very very fine punt and kick off return men. One of the maybe few problems on the current team is that I believe at that position those positions are unsettled at this point.
  22. Kick and punt returning is still to me one of the glaring holes that we have on this team by that I mean it is unsettled if we have the right person or a good person to do those jobs.
  23. Tell me where to be and I will help you use those Olive Garden gift certificates.
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    All Time Browns Depth Chart

    Interestingly I am noting that when it comes to Hall of Fame Browns we are top-heavy on the offense of side. Looking at this it seems that the only defense of players on the Browns whoever made the Hall of Fame were Willis and Ford Who go back to the 40s and 50s. The Browns have never had a linebacker nor defense of back make the Hall of Fame
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    All Time Browns Depth Chart

    Ambrose went to Cleveland Marshall law school with me.
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