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  • Browns trading No. 2 pick to Eagles for five picks

    04/20/2016 11:08:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 55 replies
    ESPN ^ | April 20, 2016 | Staff
    The Cleveland Browns are trading the No. 2 pick in this year's NFL draft to the Philadelphia Eagles for five selections over the next two years. The Browns get the 2016 first-round pick (No. 8 overall), the Eagles' third-round and fourth-round picks in 2016. They also get the Eagles' 2017 first-round pick and the Eagles' 2018 second-rounder.
  • Browns sign Robert Griffin III

    03/24/2016 12:37:22 PM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    SI ^ | March 24, 2016 | Staff
    The Cleveland Browns have signed quarterback Robert Griffin III, the team announced Thursday. Griffin’s contract is for two years and $15 million, and can be worth up to $22 million including incentives, reports USA Today’s Tom Pelissero.
  • Browns owner Jimmy Haslam will fire Mike Pettine

    01/03/2016 9:57:30 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    NFL.com ^ | Jan. 3, 2016 at 04:20 a.m. | Ian Rapoport
    immediately after the regular season ends. Browns owner Jimmy Haslam has already made the decision to fire coach Mike Pettine, multiple sources say, and it is likely general manager Ray Farmer will be shown the door, as well. Pettine leaves after just two seasons full of quarterback movement and a woeful defense. Farmer likely will leave despite never hiring his own head coach. Haslam has already laid the groundwork for the move, doing work on potential candidates and seeing who will be available to him. It ends a tumultuous tenure for Cleveland, filled with dysfunction, in-fighting, failed player acquisitions and...
  • Nate Silver: 80% chance Super Bowl will be won by 1 of these 5 teams

    12/03/2015 9:40:14 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 45 replies
    http://finance.yahoo.com ^ | December 3, 2015 | Cork Gaines
    After 12 weeks of the NFL season, the New England Patriots are still the heavy favorite to win the Super Bowl. Using Nate Silver's "2015 NFL Predictions," a model that rates each team and then projects how the regular season and playoffs will play out, we can get a better sense of which teams are the true Super Bowl contenders. Heading into Week 13, the New England Patriots are still the favorite with a 28% chance to win the Super Bowl, down from 33% a week ago. The Carolina Panthers (20%) are the favorite in the NFC. In fact, according...
  • ‘They’re Just Numb’ (Cleveland Browns Fans)

    12/02/2015 7:17:53 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    SI ^ | December 1, 2015 | Peter King
    God has a voodoo doll. It has a Cleveland Brown jersey on. And He stuck another pin in it Monday night. For Clevelanders, I don’t know how a loss can be more brutal than this one. Cleveland 27, Baltimore 27. Three seconds left, Browns lining up for the game-winning field goal. You’re on the verge of sweeping the team you hate the most, the despised Ravens, the team that you’ll always think was stolen from you and kept your city without football for three seasons. The kicker, Travis Coons, is 18-for-18 as a Brown. In another miserable year at the...
  • Browns fan cycles through spectrum of human emotions as team loses on final play

    12/01/2015 7:29:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    SB Nation ^ | December 1, 2015 | Mark Sandritter
    Tied 27-27, the Browns lined up for a game-winning 50-yard field goal attempt. Kicker Travis Coons was a perfect 18-for-18 on the season entering the play so there was reason to be optimistic. Browns fan Matt Alberson was excited and ready to capture the moment. Except disaster struck and the Ravens ended up winning on a blocked kick touchdown return.
  • Johnny Manziel Demoted to Third String After Partying Video Surfaces

    11/25/2015 5:25:40 AM PST · by bestintxas · 64 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11/24/15 | r wilde
    Johnny Manziel lost his starting spot after cameras caught the quarterback partying during his bye week. Browns coach Mike Pettine called the behavior, which comes after an offseason trip to rehab, “disappointing” and “frustrating.” Manziel’s bye-week carousing spoils his national coming-out party previously scheduled for Monday night’s game against the banged-up Baltimore Ravens. Pettine announced on Tuesday Josh McCown will start the game at quarterback. TMZ spotted Manziel on Thursday at the RIO Rooftop & Restaurant nightclub in Austin, where he partied the evening away with friends. The Summit Rooftop Lounge, where he spent the evening boozing on champagne, served...
  • Browns now positioned to possibly make move for Marcus Mariota

    03/20/2015 11:32:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    ESPN ^ | March 20, 2015 | Pat McManamon
    The signing of Dwayne Bowe may mean nothing in terms of the Cleveland Browns’ long, lost quarterback position. It may well be that the Browns intend to go into the 2015 season with Josh McCown and Johnny Manziel -- scary as that sounds. Then again, maybe the Browns are laying low for a major move -- a trade up to acquire Oregon’s Marcus Mariota. With Bowe on the roster, the trade makes more sense than it did without him. Without Bowe, the Browns were in dire need of a receiver. With him (and with Brian Hartline), they can get by...
  • Browns Owner: We Didn’t Know about Johnny Manziel’s Lifestyle When We Drafted Him

    02/14/2015 7:17:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 13, 2015 | Staff
    Browns owner Jimmy Haslam claims he didn’t know of Johnny Manziel’s lifestyle when he drafted the former Heisman Trophy-winner last year. “I don’t know how much of Johnny’s personal life was known by everybody then,” Haslam told a press conference on Friday. Manziel currently sits in a rehabilitation facility to transition from his party lifestyle to a sober one. Manziel slipped to the 22nd pick in the 2014 draft based largely on the concerns that Haslam now suggests were largely unknown last spring. College Station police arrested the Texas A&M quarterback on alcohol-related charges after a late-night fight in 2012...
  • Browns player suspended 1 year after drinking on flight to Las Vegas

    02/04/2015 8:32:45 AM PST · by redreno · 16 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | Posted February 3, 2015 - 3:58pmUpdated February 3, 2015 - 4:59pm | The Sports Xchange
    The NFL suspended Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon for at least one year without pay on Tuesday for violating the league’s policy on substance abuse. Gordon’s suspension begins immediately, the NFL said in a statement. “As we have conveyed, we are disappointed to once again be at this point with Josh,” Browns general manager Ray Farmer said. “Throughout his career, we have tried to assist him in getting support like we would with any member of our organization. Unfortunately, our efforts have not resonated with him. “It is evident that Josh needs to make some substantial strides to live...
  • Cleveland Police Union wants apology for Andrew Hawkins' Tamir Rice shirt

    12/15/2014 7:14:36 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | December 15, 2014 | Mike Fiammetta
    The head of the Cleveland Police Union is demanding an apology after Cleveland Browns wide receiver Andrew Hawkins wore a shirt before Sunday's game that read, "Justice for Tamir Rice - John Crawford." Rice, a 12-year-old boy, died last month after he was shot by a Cleveland police officer who reportedly mistook his air gun for a real firearm. Crawford was shot and killed by police in August while holding an air rifle in a Wal-Mart.
  • Reggie Bush Wears Protest Shirt (I can't breathe)

    12/07/2014 1:01:51 PM PST · by doug from upland · 43 replies
    espn ^ | 12-2014
    DETROIT -- Lions running back Reggie Bush, who has been outspoken about the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, continued his outspoken nature Sunday when he wore a shirt reading "I Can't Breathe" during pregame warm-ups Sunday. Bush wrote the message -- in black ink on his blue shirt -- signifying the last words of Eric Garner, the New York man who died while being placed in a chokehold as he was being arrested. Bush wore the shirt a day after Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose wore an "I Can't Breathe" T-shirt in pregame warm-ups prior to his team's game Saturday night...
  • 10-year-old girls want Jim Tressel as next Cleveland Browns coach

    01/02/2014 7:57:05 PM PST · by publius321 · 20 replies
    Although a little crass, these girls make more cogent points than the sports analysts I've heard regarding who should coach the Cleveland Browns...(Video)
  • Cleveland Browns to fire Chudzinski...rumor

    12/29/2013 5:07:47 PM PST · by 88keys · 15 replies
    88keys ^ | today | 88keys
    Rumor has it Rob Chudzinski (sic) will be fired as Browns coach after today's loss to Pittsburgh. IMHO, it's Lombardi and Banner that ought to be fired. Just saying. Five Pro-Bowler's plus one alternate, and an abysmal record...this tells me it's not the coach, it's the player personnel he was given to work with. Perhaps the Browns really could re-build, like KC did, but not if there is absolutely no stability to the program, and we have "back-stabbing crap-weasels" in charge of the draft/front office (quote from a friend - sums it up, check the history in C-town!)...
  • Man wants Browns pallbearers so team 'can let him down one last time'

    07/08/2013 1:09:44 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 50 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | July 8, 2013 11:27 am ET | By Will Brinson | NFL Writer
    People always throw out weird stuff surrounding their death ("When I die I want blah blah blah") but you rarely see people follow through on it. Not Scott E. Entsminger, a Browns fan who died at the age of 55 on July 4. Entsminger "was an accomplished musician, loved playing the guitar and was a member of the Old Fogies Band." He was also, per his obituary in the Columbus Dispatch, a "lifelong Cleveland Browns fan and season ticket holder."
  • Cleveland Browns rookie Ausar Walcott charged with attempted murder in Passaic

    06/27/2013 2:45:08 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | June 26, 2013 | Ebenezer Samuel
    Ausar Walcott may not be as famous as Aaron Hernandez, but he’s in a lot of trouble, too. The Cleveland Browns’ rookie linebacker turned himself in to Passaic (N.J.) police on Tuesday night to face charges of attempted murder. Walcott, who is from Hackensack, allegedly punched Derrick Jones, 24, in the head outside The Palace Gentleman’s Club early on Sunday morning. Jones, who lives in Manhattan, was rushed to Harlem Hospital Center. Jones remained hospitalized and in critical condition on Wednesday, authorities said.
  • Former Browns LB Reportedly Shot and Killed

    05/19/2013 8:42:10 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 7 replies
    Dawgs by Nature ^ | 5/19/13 | Chris Pokorny
    According to Daryl Ruiter of 92.3 The Fan, former Cleveland Browns linebacker David McMillan was shot and killed on Saturday: I should note that as of this post, no local Atlanta newspapers or television stations seem to be reporting the news; the only source so far appears to be Ruiter, so there is a slight chance that the report could be erroneous. If it stands as true, may McMillan rest in piece. UPDATE: Ruiter responded to our question by tweeting to us, "sadly my report is 100% true." McMillan was a 5th round pick by the Browns in 2005 and...
  • Browns owner: (Haslam)Family company under criminal probe

    04/16/2013 4:21:50 PM PDT · by don-o · 10 replies
    AP via Kingdport Times News ^ | April 16, 2013 | ADRIAN SAINZ and ERIK SCHELZIG,
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam said Tuesday the federal government has launched a criminal investigation into rebates offered by the truck stop chain owned by his family, including his brother, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam.
  • Browns employee commits suicide

    12/02/2012 11:34:45 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 2, 2012
    BEREA, Ohio -- A member of the Cleveland Browns' grounds crew killed himself at their practice facility, the team said in a statement Sunday. The man's body was found Saturday morning at the facility in suburban Cleveland, the same day Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher committed suicide in front of his coach and general manager after earlier killing his girlfriend.
  • Browns vs Bengals: 5 Things We Learned from Cleveland's Performance

    09/16/2012 3:18:12 PM PDT · by mylife · 25 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | 9/16/12 | David DeWitt
    The Cleveland Browns' 34-27 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday carried a lot of lessons for this young team, some positive and others maddeningly predictable. The Browns' two key rookies, QB Brandon Weeden and RB Trent Richardson, showed marked improvement in their second outing, giving a much-needed boost to an offense that floundered last week against Philadelphia. But the absence of CB Joe Haden on the defense allowed the Bengals to pick on the Browns' young secondary. Combined with mental lapses, poor tackling and heavy penalties, the Browns just couldn't keep up. Here are five lessons from the Week 2...
  • The 5 Browns Sisters Admit 'Lifelong Scars' From Father's Sexual Abuse (Video - NBC Today Show)

    12/10/2011 9:28:46 AM PST · by Colofornian
    MSNBC The Today Show ^ | Dec. 9, 2011
  • Patricia Breslin Modell dies: Actress married NFL owner Art Modell

    10/12/2011 7:09:32 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    Variety - AP ^ | October 12, 2011
    Patricia Breslin Modell, a longtime television actress who became the wife of former NFL team owner Art Modell, died Wednesday, Oct. 12. She was 80 and had been hospitalized for around five months.
  • Browns defensive end Marcus Benard faces two charges following motorcycle crash

    10/12/2011 1:31:39 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 44 replies
    news-herald.com ^ | Jeff Schudel
    Browns defensive end Marcus Benard was charged with reckless operation and driving under suspension after crashing his three-wheeled motorcycle on Interstate 71 in Brooklyn near the West 65th street exit Monday. According to the police report, Benard was thrown 241 feet when his Can-Am Spyder crashed into a guardrail. The motorcycle, with two wheels in the front and one at the rear, skidded 687 feet before stopping. Benard suffered a broken hand in the accident, the Browns reported on Monday. He remained in the Cleveland Clinic on Tuesday and was still being evaluated. Benard is due in Parma Municipal Court...
  • Sen. Sherrod Brown’s (D-OH) wife quits newspaper job after covering Josh Mandel campaign event

    09/20/2011 8:00:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Red State ^ | 9/20/11 | Paula
    Today the Cleveland Plain Dealer announced the resignation of Connie Schultz, wife of Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH). Schultz had come under fire recently for attending a Tea Party rally near Cleveland at which her husband’s likely opponent in 2012, Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel, was a featured speaker. Schultz was spotted videotaping Mandel’s speech, but she conspicuously neglected to mention in her article that Mandel was even at the rally. (Read the details in my previous diary). Once news about Schultz’s covert-op became known, the Pulitzer prize winning journalist and 18-year veteran of the Plain Dealer issued a breathless apology, claiming...
  • Cleveland Browns fan sues over NFL lockout

    03/25/2011 2:41:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/25/11 | THOMAS J. SHEERAN
    Cleveland Browns fan sues over NFL lockoutBy THOMAS J. SHEERAN, Associated Press 6 hours, 29 minutes ago CLEVELAND (AP)—A Cleveland Browns fan sued the National Football league and its teams over the player lockout, claiming it violated his contract to buy tickets through his personal seat license. Ken Lanci, a self-made millionaire who ran unsuccessfully last year for the top county government job in Cleveland, filed the lawsuit Thursday in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court. “It’s a fight between billionaires and millionaires,” Lanci said Friday in a phone interview. “There isn’t any sympathy for multi-millionaires. It’s just not going to...
  • Father of hit Mormon family piano group accused of sex abuse by his own daughters

    02/17/2011 10:15:45 AM PST · by Colofornian · 103 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Feb. 17, 2011
    The 5 Browns musicians waive anonymity in claims against their fatherHe drives his Porsche off 300ft Utah cliff just days after charges are filedBut he miraculously survives crash... and is now facing life in prison The father of five siblings who make up internationally renowned piano group The 5 Browns has been accused of sex abuse by his own daughters. Keith Brown was charged on February 10 with one first-degree count of sodomy on a child, and two second-degree counts of sexual abuse of a child, Salt Lake City court records show. Just days later his Porsche plunged off...
  • CNN Reporter Dana Bash Laughs as Kathy Griffin Calls Scott Brown’s Daughters ‘Prostitutes’

    07/15/2010 9:12:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 71 replies
    News Busters ^ | 7/15/10 | Matt Hadro
    On her Bravo TV show Tuesday night, left-wing comedian Kathy Griffin referred to Sen. Scott Brown's two daughters as "prostitutes," and a CNN reporter apparently thought it hysterical. [Audio available here.] Griffin, who was readying herself for a trip to Washington, DC to rally and drum up support for a repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," brought CNN reporters (husband and wife) Dana Bash and John King onto the show to "coach" her for handling Washington. Bash is a congressional correspondent for CNN, while King anchors the news hour "John King, USA." When the couple showed Griffin a picture of...
  • Brown's tale of frugality omits $1.8 million home

    06/22/2010 10:40:50 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    breitbart ^ | 6/22/10 | By SAMANTHA YOUNG
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - When he takes to the campaign trail, Jerry Brown is fond of reminding voters that he shunned the governor's mansion in Sacramento in favor of a rented apartment during his first tour in the executive office and lived in a downtown loft in Oakland while he was mayor of the crime-ridden city. The stories are part of a campaign narrative of frugality. The Democratic nominee wants voters to remember that when they consider whether to send him back to the governor's office as California faces a $19 billion budget deficit, an unemployment rate above 12 percent...
  • Two explosions kill 5, wound 75 at Kenya political rally

    06/14/2010 3:50:18 PM PDT · by Iron Munro · 13 replies · 237+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Monday, June 14, 2010 | Staff
    NAIROBI, Kenya — Two explosions ripped through a park in Kenya's capital during a packed political rally late Sunday, killing five people and wounding 75, officials said. The rally was held to protest a draft constitution the country will vote on in August. The country's president and prime minister support it, but several prominent political leaders do not. Prime Minister Raila Odinga said that officials don't know the cause of the blasts but that they wounded 75 people. Dr. Charles Kabetu of Kenya's national hospital said five people had died. "I want to say clearly that the government will do...
  • Rogers arrested for gun possession

    04/01/2010 3:02:21 PM PDT · by Cheap_Hessian · 14 replies · 704+ views
    ESPN (AP) ^ | April 1, 2010
    CLEVELAND -- Cleveland Browns nose tackle Shaun Rogers was arrested Thursday at Hopkins International Airport for carrying a loaded gun in his carry-on luggage. Rogers, who had been at the team's suburban training facility in recent days, was stopped at a security checkpoint when officials spotted a loaded .45-caliber hand gun in his carry-on luggage, police said in a statement. He was arrested at 12:15 p.m. without incident and was booked for carrying a concealed weapon, a third-degree felony. No charges have been filed at this time, police said. Under Ohio law, a third-degree felony carries a penalty of probation...
  • Browns trade QB Brady Quinn to Broncos

    03/14/2010 4:44:29 PM PDT · by The Pack Knight · 15 replies · 682+ views
    AP via Yahoo! Sports ^ | 14 March 2010 | Arnie Stapleton
    Brady Quinn will get a chance to start over in Denver. Whether he’ll get to start is up in the air. The Broncos acquired the former first-round draft pick from the Cleveland Browns for fullback Peyton Hillis, a 2011 sixth-round draft pick and a conditional pick in 2012. The teams announced the trade Sunday and said the deal is pending physicals. Ostensibly, Quinn will compete with Kyle Orton(notes) for the Broncos’ starting job, although coach Josh McDaniels was unavailable Sunday to comment on the trade, according to a team spokesman. Quinn’s departure comes one day after the Browns agreed to...
  • Cleveland Browns' Cribbs has eight TD returns (BIG WIN FOR BROWNIES IN K.C. MO SHOOTOUT!!!)

    12/20/2009 1:25:23 PM PST · by Chi-townChief · 47 replies · 977+ views
    espn.com ^ | 12/20/09 | AP
    Josh Cribbs of the Cleveland Browns has returned two kickoffs for touchdowns against Kansas City, breaking and then extending the NFL career record. After his 100-yard return in the first quarter broke the league record, the 6-foot-1, 215-pound veteran sped 103 yards in the second quarter. His first return of the day was the seventh of his five-year career and broke the record he had shared with five others. On that one, he broke free from at least six players who got their hand on him. In his second, he took the ball 3 yards deep in the end zone,...
  • Browns Beat Steelers

    12/10/2009 8:24:15 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 74 replies · 2,412+ views
    ESPN ^ | Hoy Mismo Ahora | James Walker
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  • Former Cleveland Browns receiver Joe Jurevicius sues team,Drs,Cleveland Clinic over staph infection

    06/26/2009 1:17:14 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 17 replies · 877+ views
    cleveland.com ^ | 26Jun09 | Mary Kay Cabot
    Former Browns receiver Joe Jurevicius has filed a civil suit in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court against the Browns, the Cleveland Clinic, former team physician Dr. Anthony Miniaci and current team physician Dr. Richard Figler, for negligence and fraud that he alleges led to a staph infection that might have ended his NFL career. The suit claims that the Browns and their team physicians failed to warn Jurevicius that sterile techniques were not at all times used at the Browns training facility in Berea; that therapy devices passed among multiple individuals, including Browns players, were not properly maintained and/or cleaned,...
  • Donte' Stallworth gets 1 month in jail, 2 years house arrest in DUI death

    06/16/2009 12:32:12 PM PDT · by Big_Monkey · 51 replies · 1,693+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | June 16, 2009 | DAVID OVALLE
    Accepting responsibility for the drunk-driving crash that killed a pedestrian on Miami Beach, NFL player Donte' Stallworth pleaded guilty Tuesday and was sentenced to serve one month in a Miami-Dade County jail. Stallworth, 28, was immediately taken into custody. After he gets out, Stallworth will serve two years of house arrest followed by eight years' probation, according to his plea deal. He will also lose his driving privileges for life and have to perform 1,000 hours of community service. Stallworth has also agreed to pay an undisclosed sum to the Reyes family. ''I will continue to bear this burden the...
  • Browns Fire Coach Crennel, Savage After 4-12 Season (VANITY)

    12/29/2008 7:59:27 AM PST · by Las Vegas Dave · 36 replies · 1,482+ views
    various | Dec. 29, 2008 | Self
    The Cleveland Browns fired coach Romeo Crennel and General Manager Phil Savage after ending the season with a six-game losing streak. The Browns slumped to 4-12 this season -- their fifth losing season in six years -- after going 10-6 in 2007. They didn’t score an offensive touchdown during their season-ending skid and finished in last place in the American Football Conference’s North Division. Crennel had a 24-40 record in four National Football League seasons since joining the Browns, who haven’t won a playoff game since 1994, when Bill Belichick was coach. Savage took over as the Browns’ GM and...
  • Brown out

    08/17/2008 10:04:51 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies · 296+ views
    The Browns will wear brown pants for the first time in team history during Monday night's nationally-televised preseason game against the New York Giants at Giants Stadium. The pants are the same color of "darker" brown that's on the plain socks the Browns have worn in recent seasons. They contain no stripes or markings. They will be wearing those socks again on Monday, with their traditional white jerseys and orange helmets, and also the black shoes they started wearing again in 2006. The team had the brown pants created as an option for their away uniform when they integrated the...
  • Football great Jim Brown suing EA, Sony

    08/02/2008 3:51:39 PM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 9 replies · 165+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | August 1, 2008 | Ben Silverman
    After years of barging over husky defenders on the gridiron, ex-Cleveland Browns running back Jim Brown is attempting to tackle two serious video game heavyweights in court. According to Bloomberg, Brown has filed suit against Sony Computer Entertainment America and Electronic Arts over using his likeness in the popular Madden football series. He seeks a court order preventing either company from continuing to use his likeness in the franchise as well as damages stemming from trademark violation. At issue is the starting running back on Madden's "All Browns Team." The character is African-American and bears the same jersey number Brown...
  • Lewis plows through snow to lead Browns past Bills (YET ANOTHER NOW BOWL)

    12/16/2007 5:08:30 PM PST · by Chi-townChief · 30 replies · 120+ views
    nfl.com ^ | 12/16/07 | Associated Press
    Once out of the snow, the Cleveland Browns slid closer to a spot in the AFC playoffs. Jamal Lewis plowed for 163 yards and Phil Dawson somehow kicked two field goals through harsh, wintry winds as the surprising Browns improved their postseason chances with an 8-0 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. In blizzard-like conditions better suited for the Iditarod sled-dog race, the Browns (9-5), who never figured to be playing meaningful games in December when the season started, picked up one of their biggest wins since returning as an expansion franchise in 1999. Cleveland needed a win and...
  • Browns Can Clinch Playoff Berth Sunday

    12/12/2007 8:21:52 AM PST · by RockinRight · 14 replies · 298+ views
    Canton Repository ^ | 12/10/2007 | Steve Doerschuk
    BEREA Page 33 of the 2007 NFL Fact and Record book doesn’t quite say, “Attention, Browns: Beat Buffalo, or your season could be toast.’’ It might as well. Listed on that page are NFL postseason tie-breaking procedures. If the Bills win at Cleveland Sunday, both they and the Browns will be 8-6. If both Cleveland and Buffalo then win out to finish at 10-6 — and the second wild-card spot comes down to one of them — tiebreaker No. 1 for two clubs not in the same division would kick in: “Head to head, if applicable.’’ Being applicable, the term...
  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Derek Anderson winning games, receivers' confidence

    11/26/2007 8:16:58 AM PST · by RockinRight · 23 replies · 73+ views
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | 11/26/2007 | Mary Kay Cabot
    Quarterback Derek Anderson keeps pushing the Browns toward the playoffs. With the 27-17 victory Sunday over the Texans, Anderson improved to 7-3 on the season and went over .500 for his career at 7-6. "He's a money player, that's what I call him," said receiver Braylon Edwards. "He made some tremendous throws, especially to Kellen [Winslow]. He calls them seeds and threw a couple of seeds to Kellen. He threaded it through some coverage and the ball was just right there. Kellen just had to stick his hands out." Anderson fired some laser shots into double and triple coverage, including...
  • Cleveland Browns defeat Baltimore Ravens (on "Pinball Field Goal")

    11/19/2007 8:33:43 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 198 replies · 470+ views
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | Monday, November 19, 2007 | Tony Grossi
    The Browns' 33-30 overtime win Sunday was proof the ball is now bouncing their way. A crushing, heartbreaking defeat to the rival Baltimore Ravens on Sunday was averted when a controversial, game-tying field goal by Phil Dawson at the end of regulation took a crazy bounce. The 51-yard kick into the wind glanced off the left upright and bounced off a metal support behind the crossbar. The ball then was ejected forward through the goalposts. It looked like a blocked shot in basketball. One field official immediately signaled the kick no good, and the Ravens danced off the field with...
  • Browns fall for Feds trojan horse

    10/05/2007 9:49:22 AM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 110 replies · 2,396+ views
    Union Leader ^ | October 5, 2007 | Holly Ramer
    Concord – U.S. marshals posing as supporters carried out the arrests of convicted tax-evaders Ed and Elaine Brown at their fortress-like home in Plainfield, the head marshal said Friday. “They invited us in, and we escorted them out,” U.S. Marshal Stephen Monier said in the first public disclosure of details of the Thursday night arrest. A small team of marshals pulled off the ruse, arresting the Browns without incident on the couple’s front porch, Monier said. The arrests ended a months-long standoff that began when the Brown, 65, and his dentist wife, 67, walked out of their federal trial in...
  • Anderson's two touchdown passes lead Browns 27-13 over ragged Ravens

    09/30/2007 4:49:29 PM PDT · by mylife · 19 replies · 109+ views
    Anderson's two touchdown passes lead Browns 27-13 over ragged Ravens 1 hour ago CLEVELAND - Picked on for years, the Cleveland Browns finally gave a black eye to one of the NFL's biggest bullies. Derek Anderson threw two touchdown passes, Jamal Lewis ran for one against his former team and the Browns, considered the 98-pound weaklings of the rugged AFC North, surprised the Baltimore Ravens 27-13 Sunday. With their second win over a division opponent this month, the Browns (2-2) looked nothing like the inept team that was embarrassed 34-7 in their home opener three weeks ago by Pittsburgh. Instead,...
  • Cleveland Browns 27, Baltimore Ravens 13

    09/30/2007 3:37:59 PM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 12 replies · 259+ views
    Yahoo Sports ^ | September 30, 2007 | TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer
    CLEVELAND (AP) -- Picked on for years, the Cleveland Browns finally gave a black eye to one of the NFL's biggest bullies. Derek Anderson threw two touchdown passes, Jamal Lewis ran for one against his former team and the Browns, considered the 98-pound weaklings of the rugged AFC North, surprised the Baltimore Ravens 27-13 Sunday. With their second win over a division opponent this month, the Browns (2-2) looked nothing like the inept team that was embarrassed 34-7 in their home opener three weeks ago by Pittsburgh. Instead, Anderson, who has had a tendency to make poor decisions, made mostly...
  • Sewage floods Browns' locker room

    07/26/2007 6:53:02 AM PDT · by Dysart · 16 replies · 299+ views
    Ap via SI ^ | 7-25-07
    CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Browns plan to have their locker room rebuilt and their stadium ready for Cleveland's first preseason game after a waterfall containing thousands of gallons of water and some sewage flooded the eight-year-old structure recently. Old pipes in Cleveland's water system are largely to blame, city and stadium officials said Wednesday. Iron deposits flaked off the inside of the pipes and clogged toilet valves, causing a 160,000-gallon holding tank -- necessary for when thousands of fans go to the restrooms at halftime -- to overflow. "Picture a waterfall," said Carl Meyer, Browns vice president of security and...
  • Ron Paul Praises Convicted Tax Evaders

    06/27/2007 5:50:32 AM PDT · by OCCASparky · 184 replies · 2,227+ views
    WMUR.com ^ | 26 June 2007 | Associated Press
    CONCORD, N.H. -- Convicted tax evaders Ed and Elaine Brown have gained a new supporter: presidential hopeful Ron Paul. In an interview with RogueGovernment.com, the U.S. Representative from Texas compared the Browns to Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. He said the Browns are suffering like those leaders. The Browns are holed up in their Plainfield, N.H., home and have threatened violence against federal officials if marshals come to arrest them. They were convicted of an elaborate scheme to hide millions of dollars in income. Their protest has become a rallying cry for anti-tax activists and militia members.
  • Luna found guilty of Brown's killings

    05/11/2007 8:00:54 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies · 858+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 11, 2007 | Carlos Sadovi and Azam Ahmed
    Jurors deliberated just one day before finding Juan Luna guilty Thursday of killing seven people in a Palatine Brown's Chicken restaurant in 1993, bringing a swift and tearful end to a 14-year wait for victims' families. As the guilty verdicts were read, family members of the victims clutched one another and prayed. Luna sighed heavily. He removed his wire-frame glasses to wipe tears from his face with a white napkin. Luna, 33, was convicted after a 14-day trial in Cook County Criminal Court that repeatedly told—and showed—how the victims were found shot and stuffed in a cooler and freezer."This is...
  • Ladies and gentlemen...it's the FR Official Singles Thread! hosted by GOP_Raider

    04/27/2007 4:02:00 PM PDT · by GOP_Raider · 91 replies · 1,337+ views
    With the blessing of DollyCali, I will be your host for this, the NFL Draft weekend! A certain percentage of you probably don't know me, and some of you do. So let me give you the crash course, impromptu introduction... GOP_Raider, a distinguished and wise poster at Free Republic, is a senior fellow at the National Institute of Hitting It. He is the author of such wisecracks as "Does Ted Kennedy cure hangovers by never sobering up?" and "Annoying liberals before annoying liberals was cool." GOP_Raider is single and lives in a well-armed compound somewhere in the western United States....
  • Jamal Lewis agrees to one-year deal with the Browns

    03/07/2007 8:21:51 PM PST · by rock_lobsta · 12 replies · 263+ views
    CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Browns finally tackled Jamal Lewis. Unable to reach a deal to remain in Baltimore, the free agent running back signed a one-year deal on Wednesday with Cleveland, the team he blistered for an NFL single-game record 295 yards in 2003. Lewis was released last week in a salary-cap move by the Ravens, who elected not to pay their career rushing leader a $5 million roster bonus. He'll now join the Browns, Baltimore's AFC North rival, who were last in the league in rushing in 2006.