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  1. 4 hours ago, mjp28 said:

    My wife makes a great plain old grilled cheese sandwich, buttered on all four sides, a good quality white bread like Swebel's Italanio bread and the most important part cooked exactly golden brown with American or other favorite cheese of your choice.....oh yeah !  Mr Food has a good recipe for a good GC sandwich, try it !

    Now I will occasionally take my done grilled cheese sandwich and open it up and put a good cold slice of a red ripe garden fresh tomato on it, salted to taste.

    Or open it up and put a nice big Hungarian pepper inside or other pepper like jarred hot peppers or something similar.

    No wrong way to enjoy a GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH especially with a cold crunchy dill pickle on the side...... ummmmm.   :)

    .........I'm really hungry for one now !

    Make mine a (couple) grilled swiss on rye (Jewish Rye preferred) with two Nathan's dill pickle sandwich slices grilled on it. Just had a couple last Saturday. Add some Lay's chips/Lawson's dip or Snyder's of Berlin BBQ chips & I'm good to go.

    Mike

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  2. 51 minutes ago, mjp28 said:

    I saw my first Cleveland INDIANS game at the Ol' Muni in 1959 when I was 8 years old.  I'll never forget the look and feel and yes smell of the old stadium, the field which looked enormous, the bigger than life Chief Wahoo on the outside of the stadium and everything else about it.  I still have the program from that game and every game since and that was a lot especially in the 70s and 80s not exactly the high point of INDIANS baseball history.

    I saw a lot of Cleveland BROWNS games to who were much more successful during that same period.

    YES there are some of us who will never get over calling them the Cleveland INDIANS after 62 or 42 or 22 years.

    GO TRIBE !

    You're stirring memories! I saw my 1st game in 1953 when I was not quite 7. My favorite players were Bob Feller & Larry Doby. I have VIVID memories of walking to our seats, looking at that PERFECT grass.It was the most beautiful place this young kid had ever seen. I'll never forget that day & I'll aways remember them as my Indians no matter WHAT they name 'em.

    I just wish Progressive Insurance would get smart & rename the ballpark .."Feller Field" courtesy of Progressive Insurance. IMHO it would be a FAR better name & I think it would actually enhance Progressive's image.

    Mike

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  3. 29 minutes ago, Dutch Oven said:

    Billy Manziel's father was quoted, BEFORE THE DRAFT, that his son "drank to relieve the stress of being Johnny Football." The red flags on this kid were all over the place.  

    He is the biggest example of style over substance I've ever seen. You are dead on about the Haslams wanting the glitz surrounding him.  

    Good points & we have to admit, he DID provide a "spark" of sorts in Brownstown which was needed then. Of course, the red flags smothered that "spark" in short order. Somehow we survived & we're far better off that he's gone.........Lesson learned.

    Mike

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  4. I have a whole series of Mr Food cookbooks. Here's a fave of mine with my changes in brown...

    Old Time Hot Dog Sauce

    Spruce up your hot dogs with a savory topping that's really yummy and comes together in no time. Our Old Time Hot Dog Sauce is beefy, flavorful, and all-American. It's just what your hot dogs need to take them from ordinary to extraordinary!

    What You'll Need

    • 1 pound ground beef
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 1 (15-1/2-ounce) can tomato sauce
    • 2 tablespoons chili powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
    • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper (I use ONLY fresh coarsely ground black pepper & I double it to 1/2 teaspoon..I also add 1/2 teaspoon of celery salt) 
    • 1/2 cup water

    What to Do

     

    1. In a large skillet over medium heat, sauté ground beef and onion 6 to 8 minutes or until beef is browned, stirring often.
       
    2. Add remaining ingredients, stirring to combine. Bring mixture to a boil, lower heat, and simmer 7 to 10 minutes, or until heated through and well combined, stirring occasionally.
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  5. 11 hours ago, Dutch Oven said:

    The linebacker spot overall worries me more than any part of the team, offense or defense. 

    Me too. I would LOVE to see us sign Clay III as an experienced, still productive player/mentor. It would be one helluva PR move in Cleveland too.

    Mike

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  6. I followed him in college & WAY preferred Chubb over Sony Michel.

    Brown's RBs? Chubb needs to play awhile longer, but (IMHO) he's a step above Byner & has the potential to move closer to the Leroy Kelly & Jim Brown level. He's a special RB.

    Mike

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  7. 23 minutes ago, ballpeen said:

    You can find cheap parking.  Try the flats.  It was up to $15 last season from $10.  It's a bit of a walk, but you can also take the waterfront line to the footsteps of the stadium for $5.  

     

    I  usually stay at a Marriott Courtyard out in Middleburgh Heights, near the airport. Last year, after I discovered lots in the warehouse district were charging $50 for parking, I started parking at the Brookpark Rapid station and taking the train downtown.  The lot is patrolled and secure, it costs $5 for a day pass, and eliminates a lot of driving after a day of drinking.

     

    Walk to the Terminal Tower, ride out to Brookpark, then a 5-6 mile drive to the hotel.  That is what I am doing from now on.  Cheaper and safer, and really doesn't take much longer by the time you fight you way out of a crowded downtown to get to the interstate.

    Thanks for your suggestions. I DO use the rapid whenever we're not tailgating, but the days of crowded rapids may be done for quite some time & could possibly add significantly to the wait time for a train after the games. As far as a longer walk goes, 73 years & bum knees say NO (LOL). I think I'm probably transferring my season tics to my Son in Law. That way, I'll still be able to hit some games with him in Cleveland & enjoy my "at home" tailgates with fried fish, fried turkey, smoked brisket, pulled pork, grilled stuff, & some new recipes.

    Mike

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  8. I also have serious doubts about a season this year & have since this started. More like no games & season ticket money will be applied to next year's STs (which I expect may damn near double). They're setting the table by letting us know how LOW our ticket prices are. Besides, if they don't raise prices for next year, parking will cost more than a ticket. In my section, we had games at $50.00 per & parking is now $50.00.

    Mike


  9. 3 minutes ago, TexasAg1969 said:

    Mike and I had a very excellent conversation for about an hour and as I thought there had been a miscommunication (mostly on my part) that Mike took differently than I ever intended. I apologized for what I said since I then understood how he took it at that time. Mike very graciously accepted my apology and when he is next down this way we will be getting together.  The issue itself is not important, but talking it out as friends certainly is.

    Thanks cal for bringing it to my attention. Otherwise I would have been oblivious to the fact something I said here was being heard differently than what was meant by me. Mike's a great guy and he assures me that you are too. That goes a long way in my book. I respect his opinions greatly.

    Thanks Bill. As we discussed, "perception" can be an awful thing & mine was wrong. I DO appreciate your call(s) & there has been no damage to our friendship.

    To others...Cal IS a great guy & good friend. I don't discuss politics with anyone, but (IMO) this political forum could go "bye-bye".

    Mike

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  10. 12 minutes ago, tiamat63 said:

    They are delicious. But if you're trying to get fancy, my ex introduced me to frozen nutty butty bars once upon a time.   Dear. Christ.    Good thing my metabolism is freakish otherwise I would have put 20lbs on just looking at a box of them.

     

     

    Any chocolate I eat MUST be refrigerated or frozen.Peanut m&ms are a favorite, but I have to refrain from peanuts, so it's on to plain m&ms, KitKats,3 Musketeers, Reese Cups, Milky Way Midnights, York P'mint patties, & others. BTW, even though not chocolate, Zagnuts are GREAT refrigerated (& as fragile as Wentz)!

    Mike


  11. 4 minutes ago, Barry said:

    This is what concerns me the most. You can teach a guy to run better routes and maybe show him some technical things to beat a press cover or to help him potentially get open. But if a guy can't fake out a defender I have never heard of that skill-set being taught so that he suddenly learns how to do it. If the quickness (as opposed to speed) and twitch isn't there it ain't going to grow on him.

    That isn't to say he won't be a good 3rd receiver. He reminds me in a way of Antonio Callaway. I thought Callaway's twitch and ability to get a step through deception was bad. But his speed was very good and, importantly, his quickness, was very good. I could be wrong but I don't see quickness in DP-J's route-running, and the analysis confirms this. But where he will be better than Callaway is his size and his ability to fight and come down with the ball, which is fantastic. So he will be a capable 3rd receiver, imo.

    Which brings up a question. Has anyone heard what the hell Higgins did that put him in 2 Browns' FO doghouses?

    I would love to know about Higgins as well, but we'll never know unless HE decides to say something.

    Mike

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