PHONE'S RINGING -- IT'S URBAN ON THE LINE
Entertaining piece by the author of "Sh!t my dad says."
This article reflects my attitude toward pro sports ever since the Browns left town.
Wow... I am speechless.
God I hate to see good bourbon go to waste.................
The book "Sh!t My Dad Says" is hilarious, by the way. He makes a good point, but I still haven't returned to the Browns since their departure in '94.
"Because the rules won't let you go for three." - Woody Hayes
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FYI: The Browns didn't leave Cleveland till after the 95 season.
Argh! I was wondering if 94 was right after I typed it, but too lazy to Google it. Thanks for the correction.
Unfortunately, 1995 is forever etched in my mind due to their departure.
Funny thing though, one of my Bengal fan friends bought me a shirt (which I still have)for my birthday in 96 that said "1996 Cleveland Browns Team Photo" and it was blank.
I used to be a huge fan when I was a kid. I was heartbroken. All I remember now is that I was in high school when they left and that was when I switched my fervor and passion to the Buckeyes.
While they had up and down years in the 80s and early 90, I remember being disappointed a lot. And then they left. When they came back they were even worse and they have been pretty bad ever since. I might support them again someday, but I kind of feel like they have to earn me back. I am not a fair weather fan, because as I see it, they left me, I didn't leave them. They need to win to make it up to me, otherwise, I can't bring myself to care.
Wholeheartedly agree with you, buckeyeneer!
Sad story bro...
If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. ~ Bruce Lee
Sad, but true. It wasn't the Browns leaving that did it for me, it was #6 taking his talents to South Beach. I am still a fan of all my sports teams, but I have noticed that I have mellowed out a lot. I will still celebrate like mad when/if a Cleveland team ever wins a title, but I don't live and die like I used to.
~Naples Buckeye - "May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't." - General George S. Patton, Jr.
I won't pay any money for a Browns ticket. If someone had told me that 20 years ago, I would have laughed, in disbelief. In all fairness, the salary cap and free agency explosion coupled with the fact that the Browns had to start over again, has made attachment to the organization more difficult. I'd still get pumped up at the site of a Brown's helmet perched atop a statue in the snow in downtown Cleveland before a playoff game, but 6 head coaches and 30 qb's in 14 years kind of has me playing the waiting game.
while on the topic of the Browns, I hope they get a new Radio Broadcast team, the dude teamed with Doug Dieken is hideous to my ears.
And lets take this a step further. My son who I always looked forward to sharing my love of sports with (and thank goodness for the Buckeyes because thats what we share) has no ties whatsoever to the Browns because he was born while the Browns were still in limbo and since they've pretty much sucked since they came back and since I'm not nearly the fan I used to be there is no Browns connection for us or any other sport for that matter
Battles are sometimes won by generals; wars are nearly always won by sergeants and privates. Football is no different, the guys down in the trenches win the games, not the coach.
Thanks for a good morning laugh. My boys say I get a little too uptight about all things Buckeye and Buccaneer. They do not care to be in the same room with me during game time.
I understand the point the father is trying to make. But it just seems ironic to me that he can't understand his sons passion for the Chargers but he has that same passion for the bourbon. Don't get me wrong, I love bourbon just as much as the next guy and there may have been some kind of sentimental value to that bourbon, but for the father to not understand his sons love for the Chargers while he has that same love for that bourbon just doesn't make sense to me. We are always told to do what you love and do it well. If his sons passion is to be a huge Chargers fan what is the problem? He reacted just as irrational as his son had. I know I get the same way when I watch the Buckeyes play.
I wasn't born a Buckeye but I became one as fast as I could.
The only argument I would make is the bourbon had been saved for 50 years and was handed down to him from his father. I can understand people getting mad about sports, but if it interfered with something that my father had passed down to me and i was saving, I would be pretty upset too ha
Who are we kidding? We would all take a bottle of bourbon over the Chargers.
An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches
bourbon any day!
His dad is pretty funny
I'll share a story. Well, two stories.
I was the head of the volleyball student section with Block "O" from '08-'10 at Ohio St. I went to basically every single home women's and men's matches and went on countless roadtrips to see them play just about everywhere in the midwest (as well as Cali and FL). Needless to say I became pretty well acquainted with the teams.
My senior year I took a step back from the leadership role but still went to all the games (and roadtrips). It was an awesome year for our volleyball programs. First, the women made the sweet sixteen in Dayton for the first time in a WHILE. Not only that, but on senior night, when all my buddies were at the football game @ Iowa (yah, that one, the one when Pryor pulled a miracle out of his butt and Hayward dominated the final plays), I was in St. John. The seniors called me out by name and thanked me for all the support I had given the program. It was a VERY proud moment.
Then, the men went to their final four in Happy Valley. They were massive underdogs and pulled off a National Championship. Just an incredible weekend. After the match, I ended up on the floor, locker-room gear on, holding the trophy. I spent the night celebrating with the team. I was approached by countless parents thanking me for all my support. It was an EXTREMELY proud moment.
My point in all this is that there are chances for you to make this sort of impact on sports teams, especially Buckeyes. While Pryor would never come up to me after games and thank me, nearly every player who took the volleyball court did at one point or another. If you want a team that gives a damn about you, pick a team that really needs the support. I GUARANTEE that they will, in fact, give a damn.
Cause I couldn't go for three
I think every Bengals fan accepted this after Marvin Lewis was allowed to keep his job another year.
The fact that Mike Dantoni was hired over Phil Jackson also made that clear to every Laker fan.
"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.
Wow loved that
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