Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 8/30/12
CLEVELAND -- The NFL has no shame. Or perhaps those who follow sports have no shame, because fiascos like Thursday night are accepted with shrugs, as if being gouged is a mere eventuality. In preseason, the NFL has perfected the art of the gouge. For the league and its "partners," including the Browns, to put out a group of scrubs and charge people full-price for the tickets borders on quadruple grand larceny. Consider this option next week at work: Tell the boss that because a big report is due the following week you're taking three days off. Wouldn't want to risk getting hurt before the big report is due, would you? Then make your boss pay you overtime for the three days you won't work. And you have generated a revenue stream like the NFL. How the Browns and any NFL team can justify the full-priced preseason becomes more galling every year. The league knows this too. But its solution is laughable. Said solution was to extend the regular season to 18 games and play two pre...
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