Guest geoffmyers Posted November 24, 2008 Report Share Posted November 24, 2008 If you were like me yesterday after the game you can say simply say that was one of the worst performances by a Cleveland sports team in recent memory. It was worse than the ’99 team. Lets find out the problem. First one will be obvious but the next one might sting a little. If you look at the the teams that are failing on a consistence basis in the NFL, dont look much farther than the owner. It all stems from the top and trickles down to the bottom. People can bang on Art Modell all they want but he was a dedicated owner. He truly wanted this team like the fans to win and he knew what it took to have a winner on the field. Besides some mishaps in his tenure, Modell for the most part had great draft picks and his past GM’s did a great job putting the pieces in place. The ownership of the Browns was not just a hobby or another feather in his hat, Art bled Orange and Brown like the rest of us. I can remember as a kid watching NBC pan to his luxury box at the Stadium as well on the road and Art would be wearing his tan three quarter winter coat with his wife by his side. Man I miss those days! I can hear Don Criqui saying, “The Browns WIN and Art Modell and friends are ecstatic” If I mistaken or does Randy Lerner live in New York? There’s the problem right there, do not look any further to the one that is signing the paychecks. There is one more problem, the FANS. That’s right I said it. This town and City will continue to support losing teams. Every home game will be sold out, so what’s the incentive for a winning product on the field. If Burger King was guaranteed they were going to make a billions of $$ in sales for the year do you think they would pay millions in advertisement campaigns or try to put more products in there menu to too generate more business? The fans will continue to pack the stadiums because lets face it, what else is there to do in Cleveland on a Sunday afternoon. We love our sports in Cleveland so much because its our entertainment. No beaches, no mountains just a stadium packed of Browns fans wearing there $120 Kellen Winslow jerseys each week watching another year slip away. Let all say it at once. “Wait till next year” Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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