Zombo Posted October 24, 2010 Report Share Posted October 24, 2010 Browns fans, promise me that when we win the Super Bowl that you won't be arrogant pricks. Proud, yes. Dignified, yes. Contented, yes ... but not arrogant pricks. As if it is not enough that we deal with the shallow, misguided Steeler fans on a daily basis, this week we got to see the unthinkable ... Saints fans talkng smack. Now, I've been watching the NFL for forty years. And I remember it taking the Saints over twenty years to make the playoffs. I remember Archie Manning running for his life behind an under-manned team for what seemed like forever. I remember the Aint's of 1980 when we were division champs, and how I felt sorry for them. I remember they had a nice rise in the late 80's under Jim Mora, but it never amounted to any postseason success. I remember Billy Joe Tolliver, Jeff Blake and Aaron Brooks. So , finally, after over 40 futile years, the Saints, with everyone in the country, including us, rooting for them ... finally win the big one ... here they are on our board talking shit about the Browns. Really? You had one great year, so you feel entitled to crap all over the franchise of Paul Brown, Otto Graham, Jim Brown, Leroy Kelly, Brian Sipe, Ozzie Newsome, Bernie Kosar etc, etc, etc ....? C'mon, man. Take a victory lap, sure. But be a prick ... why? Karma's a bitch, Saints fans. Sorry to see you handled your moment in the sun so badly ... Hate to see what you'll be like after another 40 sucky years... Cincinnati at Atlanta 1 PM The Bungles had a bye week last week, meaning they've had two weeks to come to terms with the fact that they are still the Bungles. Atlanta's a well-rounded team with enough weapons to put up 30 at home versus Cincy and enough of a pass rush to make it a long day for human statue Carson Palmer. FALCONS 30 BUNGLES 16 Pittsburgh at Miami 1 PM The Dolphins are what the Browns are trying to be: Great running game, solid defense, win the turnover game and dominate the line of scrimmage. The difference is, the Dolphins have real wide receivers. Check that, not just real, but real good: Watch for Brandon Marshall and Davone Bess to give the weak Steelers secondary fits. And watch for Cameron Wake and the Dolphins under-rated D take down Big Ben the water buffalo repeatedly. Dolphins win easily at home. DOLPHINS 20 STEELERS 10 Buffalo at Baltimore 1 PM I keep my own power rankings, for betting purposes, and usually ... make that "always" ... the team that I pick dead last at #32 in the preseason will move up a few slots as the season progresses. Not this year ... for the first time ever, I've had a team go into the negative power numbers ... I had to change my whole system to account for a Bills team that is "less than zero". They really have nothing going on this year ... on either side of the ball. So ... this pick is easy. RAVENS 23 BILLS 7 Cleveland at New Orleans 1 PM The Saints, quite frankly, look like an average team this year. The Browns, after five good performances, got beat to the core last week and it is stinging. This folks, is what they call ... The Total Trap Game. Colt McCoy, who got his ears wet passing for over 280+ yards against Dick LeBeau's Steeler defense, will find the Saints defense full of opportunities. But it will be Peyton Hillis who will really star for the Browns. The Saints can be pounded up the middle, just ask Frank Gore and Michael Turner ... and this is one defensive line that the Browns blockers can, and will, blow off the ball. BROWNS 24 SAINTS 20 Zombo Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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