Posted: 1/18/2013 1:46 PM
Gary Reents wrote: 1. He whiffed on all of his top head coaching targets and had to settle for Chud. I like Chud, but as a statement of the Browns coaching search it ended up with a whimper.2. We have all these reports about Banner. Players say he brought a hostile atmosphere to the team, he's a little napolean, likes to meddle in player evaluation, wants full control, and coaches consider him a disincentive to come here. Choose whether you believe it or not, but that's what's out there.3. He just renamed Cleveland Browns Stadium to First Energy Stadium for a tidy profit. But we might get wifi at the stadium. 4. He's going to resdesign the Browns uniforms. He's going to leave the Helmet alone I hear, but the actual uniforms are fair game. So...drop in and give me your...what 6 months...grade. Elated? A bit disappointed? Depressed? Where are you. Me? About what I expected after hearing the first reports of Banner. Rookie Owner getting used by an ambitious and ruthless President.
Posted: 1/18/2013 1:54 PM
Gary Reents wrote: I've moved on to utter despair. Its like knowing an asteroid is about to hit the earth and destroy it in 2 days. All you can do is laugh at fate and take it like a man...because screaming and crying is no way to meet your doom.
I've moved on to utter despair. Its like knowing an asteroid is about to hit the earth and destroy it in 2 days. All you can do is laugh at fate and take it like a man...because screaming and crying is no way to meet your doom.
It's not that bad. Unlike an asteroid even a poorly run organization can come up smelling like roses with a good head coach and a good QB. Saints, St. Louis, Zona, etc. Maybe this asteroid turns out to be pretty small and made out of gold, misses your house, hits your back yard, and now you're rich, bitch.
Posted: 1/18/2013 2:30 PM
0tter wrote: Gary Reents wrote: I've moved on to utter despair. Its like knowing an asteroid is about to hit the earth and destroy it in 2 days. All you can do is laugh at fate and take it like a man...because screaming and crying is no way to meet your doom.It's not that bad. Unlike an asteroid even a poorly run organization can come up smelling like roses with a good head coach and a good QB. Saints, St. Louis, Zona, etc. Maybe this asteroid turns out to be pretty small and made out of gold, misses your house, hits your back yard, and now you're rich, bitch.
Last edited 1/18/2013 2:32 PM by Gary Reents
Posted: 1/18/2013 5:11 PM
Posted: 1/18/2013 5:20 PM
Aardvark wrote: Look at this way. We've saved ourselves the grief that comes with the promise of something good... only to give way to the agonizingly slow realization that this... person... just... isn't... working... out.People were generally encouraged by the promise that was embodied in the hiring of a Butch Davis or a Phil Savage, or a Romeo Crennel (okay, maybe not THAT encouraged) or a Mike Holmgren. And slowly but surely, people saw it didn't work out. And as the months passed, more of the optimistic took off their rose colored glasses and joined the league ot the disenchanted. Now we're starting out with expectations that could limbo under a possum's belly after dinner. They have nowhere to go but up, right?Yikes, it's a good thing I didn't post this yesterday, BEFORE Mike Lombardi.The Indian mystics would tell you that if you lower your wants and desires to virtually nothing, then ANYthing that comes your way is gravy. Or, as I referenced way back, it's like the Siege of Stalingrad. A horse caught shrapnel in the street, and now there's free horse meat for the first 30 people who can get to it with a good knife. Yahoo! And some will be lying in a burned out basement with full stomachs. "Ummm, horse meat. I am LIVIN' LARGE!! Or as my father used to say after and especially good dinner. He'd light up a cigar and say "I wonder what the poor people are doing?"Besides, if the asteroid arrived in two days, it's time to go on a bender. Feel free to drive 70 in reverse in a stolen Cadillac convertible. We'll never pass this way again, so live it up!And if the asteroid really is a spaceship, the one full of Jessica Albas will land in California. The one landing in Ohio will be full of thousands of creatures who resemble Mike Lombardi coming to our doors and looking to sell us all term life insurance.
Posted: 1/18/2013 8:57 PM
Posted: 1/18/2013 10:43 PM
1/6/04 Rest in peace "Daddy Wags." May perpetual light shine upon you."It's alright to have a hitch in your swing, but when you have a flaw in your hitch, you're in trouble." - Leon Wagner
Posted: 1/18/2013 10:57 PM
Posted: 1/19/2013 10:30 AM
Gameface64 wrote: I'm looking at it this way.I'm optimistic about Chud, Turner, Horton and the players on the field.I'm Missouri on the front office, seriously trending to pessimistic.I will say this, from a PR standpoint, they're off to a flubbing start. Can you spell c-l-u-s-t-e-r-f-u-c-k?PR doesn't win games, coaches and players do. If they can manage not to cock up the draft, we might be aright.
Posted: 1/19/2013 11:08 AM
PROSECUTOR wrote: Unfortunately, I often slip up and hope. I'm weak.I have a feeling this won't be one of those times you slip up.Me, on the other hand, I might hope a little. I have to believe that if people around the league told Haslem that Lombardi is a backstabbing C-sucker who can't judge talent, he would not have signed off on the hire. Banner said something about having to be sure about Lombardi before he put him "in front of" Haslem and Chud, so this doens't appear to be a rubber-stamp job.
Posted: 1/20/2013 9:33 PM
daddywags wrote: Unfortunately I'm always optimistic about my sports teams. Heck, I was optimistic about the Indians in the 60s-80s (for the most part). Mostly it's because the alternative is either losing hope or looking for some other team to root for - and I can't do that. So once again I'll convince myself to be optimistic although my brain tells me this stuff isn't good. But they aren't making it easy, let me tell you.
Posted: 1/21/2013 9:16 AM