Wednesday, February 21, 2007

BROWNS FANS PREPARE FOR ANOTHER PITY PARTY


No wonder they whine so much in Cleveland. Their football team really does have some bad luck…

Not that I feel any pity for the city of Cleveland – I don’t. I'm tired of their cry me a Lake Erie pity party. I do however feel for the players and the massive amount of bad luck that they’ve had as a team – except of course for Tim Couch. Remember him waving bye-bye to the crowd at M&T back in December of 2002.
Little did he know that he was waving his sorry career goodbye!

But think about the Browns players for a moment and then imagine that the Browns were your team. Maybe we'd be as whiny as Clevelanders.

But look what the Browns have endured as an organization and as players:

Carmen Policy…bad hair, highly overrated executive who made millions taking credit for things he didn’t do in San Francisco…

Dwight Clark…except for the catch and a solid career, see above. Plus he helped to chase Brian Billick to Baltimore…

Chris Palmer…in over his head from the start as a head coach

Butch Davis…one of the sorriest head coaches ever. I miss him on the Browns’ sidelines…

Romeo Crennel…along with his One a Day vitamin, he asks himself, “What the &(&^ was I thinking?”

Phil Savage…hasn’t lived up to expectations and nearly bailed out on Cleveland last year…

Al Lerner…the wonderful philanthropist and Browns owner unfortunately passes away…

Offensive Coordinator Maurice Carthon…fired in October, 2006

No. 1 Pick Kellen Winslow, Jr. misses most of his first two seasons with injuries, one after an Evil Knievel impersonation on a crotch rocket…

No. 1 Pick Braylon Edwards misses significant time in his rookie season…

Free agent Gary Baxter plays a total of 8 games out of a possible 32 due to injury and his career is in serious jeopardy…

Free agent LaCharles Bentley has yet to see the field in any type of game as a member of the Browns and his 2007 season is now in doubt because of his surgically repaired knee that has failed to respond to treatment due to a staph infection that apparently has polluted the Cleveland Browns training facility.

And that’s what I can remember off the top of my head….I know there’s more…

This staph infection fiasco is now being addressed by the Browns. Why wait until now? Why wasn’t it taken care of earlier? Did they not have the medical proficiencies on staph to detect the problem earlier? If not, why not? If they did, then why are they only now addressing the problem? How long has this been going on and has it affected the health of other Browns?

Cleveland…you have a problem! A very big problem.

FREE AGENTS BEWARE!!!

What exactly is a staph infection you ask? For that I went to MedicineNet.com:

Staphylococcus is group of bacteria, familiarly known as Staph, that can (and do) cause a multitude of diseases. Staph bacteria can cause illness directly by infection (such as in the skin) or indirectly through products they make such as toxins responsible for food poisoning and toxic shock syndrome.

Staph infection can be simple and localized, such as with impetigo of the skin. It can, however, become widespread, by infecting the blood. It can thereby seed to various areas of the body, such as the bone, kidneys, or heart. This spreading occurs more commonly in persons with abnormally suppressed immune systems.

Scalded skin syndrome is a potentially serious side effect of infection with the Staph (Staphylococcus) bacteria that produces a specific protein which loosens the "cement" holding the various layers of the skin together. This allows blister formation and sloughing of the top layer of skin. If it occurs over large body regions it can be deadly (just like a large surface area of the body having been burned).
That is a very, very serious problem.

The Browns are said to be ready to jump into the free agent pool and that they will aggressively look to spend their $30 million in available cap money this off season.

The question is, “Who wants it?”

Jump in the pool all you want Phil but what free agent will want to jump into your toxic cesspool of futility?
It must suck to be a Browns' fan.

9 comments :

Anonymous said...

It is a Staph infection. why do you keep calling it a staff infection?

Ravenwoman said...

I don't know what it is about the Cleveland Browns, but they have not been champions since 1964 (pre-Super Bowl era). I personally think Phil Savage made a grave error by accepting a GM job there. He should have waited his turn here in Baltimore and stayed with a truly professional organization. Your blog teaches a life lesson here: "The grass always seems greener on the other side of the fence." So many people leave perfectly good jobs thinking they will be happier somewhere else, when in fact, they would have been better off remaining where they are.

I wonder if LeCharles Bentley isn't sorry he left New Orleans after all what has happended to him. Cleveland ended up in the toilet bowl and New Orleans went to the NFC championship with Drew Brees and Reggie Bush. Maybe he wouldn't have blown out his knee if he signed with a different team.

I know Bart Scott is happy. . . .

Tony Lombardi said...

Thanks for the shout out...it was kind of like the Terps getting a NCAA birth intead of a berth..or like carrying a pale instead of a pail or a bail of hay instead of a bale or exposing my bear but (or is that butt) instead of my bare one...

Sorry for the confusion and thanks for the correction...I've made them..I think...

Harryos29 said...

HARRYO29 Feb 21st
Boy, Tony sure does have a lot of Recent Cleveland history stored upstairs in his DRAM...
I am a compassionate person, but I just cannot muster up to much sympathy for the Mistake by the Lake and their Team. Face it..Baltimore was without Football for 13 years: Cleveland only 3 years.....after their WHINNY Mayor WHITE was on the news nonstop Whining about not having a Team. Also, Mr Modell did the right thing by leaving the NAME (BROWNS) and the Colors and Records.

(hear that INDY???)
Hey Pal...you should have walked a mile in the shoes of Mayor Donald Schaeffer@!!
They say, you reap what you sew. The City of Cleveland demonstrated to the GREAT ARTHUR B. MODELL that a Rock and Roll Hall of fame meant more to them than the Football team. Come to think of it, they are the city that built a Museum: and it houses the Rock and Roll hall of fame.
And, to all of the Free Agents who signed with Cleveland...ptsfptstsss !!!
Harry O in Sykesville 5:47 pm

Harryos29 said...

OOPs.. I wanted to comment on what RAVENwoman SAID!
SHE is right on! She made great points about the GRASS always being greener on the other side. During my long computer career, I changed jobs early and often, until I finally settled in at a place; where I knew that I would be truly happy for the rest of my Career.
These football players have relatively short Careers and think that they MUST go someplace for the BIGGEST SIGNING BONUS. Take it from me...Money isn't everything. I'm sure they would trade that big bonus anyday for a Superbowl Ring.
harry O' Sykesville

BigB said...

Let's not forget the other great moves the browns have made....some great draft ideas; Tim Couch over McNabb, Courtney Brown over everybody including John Abraham, Gerard Warren over Marcus Stroud, William Green over the guy Butch Davis COACHED in miami Clinton Portis (extra points cause they missed him twice), and the only #1 pick to last a season (Jeff Faine) they trade away to New Orleans after they get lecharles...Irony. Then there's the bottle game which gave the city a black eye (didnt know it could have three at one time till that game) after all the drunk fans started chucking bottles on the field because of a controversial call that may have cost the browns the playoffs.
Then there is the fact that everyone EVERYONE who leaves there does well in the next few years. Jeff Garcia is the most recent, as well as the Dever line which before being decimated to injury and jay cutler was on pace to help break our record of fewest points. And lets not forget the Ravens. Art can't win in cleveland. We get a superbowl with our first winning season in team history. Not that I needed to remind anyone.
And to add insult to injury the Browns further dismay free agents by trying to take away money from these guys after they get hurt. K2, Gary, and if LeCharles can't come back who knows what will happen to his signing bonus. There's a reason the team is so far under the cap the expression "you couldnt pay me enough to go there" comes to mind.
And yes I was at that game in 2002 with couch and his wave goodbye so I have no sympathy for this team. Which by the way only could compete in the AFC north when the Bengals were still the bungals and on their way to the number one draft pick, the steelers were starting Tommy Maddox, and we had a sallary cap purge, lost Ray to ingury, and put Chris Redman and Jeff Blake on the field.

Tony Lombardi said...

And then Ohio State had to go and get smoked by Florida in the NCAA title game. Well they can take solace in stealing away former Ravens Baxter, Zastudil, Anderson, Harris and Dinkins.

I think...

Bushleague08 said...

Why are we focusing on the Cleveland Browns? The people of Indianapolis probably look at our team and people the same way we look at Cleveland. Enough is enough! Cleveland needs to get over the fact that we have their old team, and we need to get over the fact that Indy has our old team. As far as I'm concerned, if a team is not wearing Raven purple, who cares about them.

Anonymous said...

Whoops