Found November 22, 2012 on
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The 2-8 Cleveland Browns have simply been terrible this season. And this fact seems to extend all the way down from the players on the field up to their marketing department. Here's an example. The Browns are hosting the 6-4 Pittsburgh Steelers this Sunday and all fans in attendance are slated to receive a white flag as part of a promotion with The NFL Ticket Exchange. Yes, a white flag. You know, the ones that are usually used to signal surrender to the opposition. Whoops!Perhaps Cleveland could save everyone some time by going ahead and forfeiting the game. As Shutdown Corner noted, the Steelers have won 21 of the previous 23 matchups between the two, including 10 of the last 11. However, one should assume that team personnel would be a little more aware of how their promotions translate to public perception. Oh well. Their lack of foresight has provided some comedy for the time being.
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Brandon Weeden was not happy with the Browns' playcalling during their loss to the Cowboys last weekend and called it unfair.
Some positive news from today’s Browns practice: cornerback Buster Skrine and wide receiver Josh Cooper each saw increased reps as they battle their respective injuries.
Skrine (concussion) was a limited participant Thursday after not practicing on Wednesday. Cooper (knee) was a full participant after being limited the day before.
In other notable injury news, Joe Haden (olbique...
When Buster Skrine went down with a concussion this past weekend while filling in for Joe Haden, the Browns had to turn to the bench once again. Johnson Bademosi (every color commentator’s worst nightmare) was the man up and he did pretty well. Bademosi made the team as an undrafted player from Stanford this season because he could play special teams. Now, he’s been named the...
Via Terry Pluto’s great Facebook page, we received word of a neat Pro Football Focus study from Wednesday that analyzed dropped passes by NFL quarterbacks through 11 weeks of the season.
Surprise, surprise who ranks in the top two? Just one behind Detroit’s Matthew Stafford, Browns rookie Brandon Weeden has had 32 of his passes dropped this year, according to the study. These...
Cleveland Browns strong safety TJ Ward officially has $25,000 less to his name as the NFL levied a fine against the third-year safety for a hit which occurred in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
When Ward put the finishing touch on an attempted pass to Cowboys wide receiver Kevin Ogletree, the team was handed a 15-yard penalty for what was deemed a hit...
You can’t make these things up.
Apparently the Browns are going to be handing out inflatable white flags with the Browns helmet on them for Sunday’s game. Seriously. White flags. Did someone not think this through?
Here is a picture of Chomps with the giveaway. The caption was added by @FakePatShurmur on twitter-
Some jokes write themselves.
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When Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam, a self-confessed Steelers fan, bought the team, he said one of his first priorities was to revive the Cleveland-Pittsburgh rivalry. Yes, there used to be a rivalry. Long ago. The Steelers have beaten Cleveland 16 of the past 17 games, but with injuries mounted in Steel City, especially that of QB Ben Roethlisberger, confidence is flowing...
Browns safety T.J. Ward is appealing a $25,000 fine for a hit he maintains was legal under the NFL's rules on helmet-to-helmet contact.
Ward received a letter from the league on Wednesday informing him of the penalty for hitting Dallas wide receiver Kevin Ogletree on Sunday. Ward said replays conclusively show he did not touch any part of Ogletree's head. Ward was called...
It’s a holiday so this is a bit late, but it’s time to get your predictions on record. This is going to be interesting by the end of the season to see just how the fanbase ends up dealing with reality or realizing the reality of the Browns’ situation. With that in mind, please give me what you think will happen this weekend against the hated Steelers.
The Browns are bad and the last two weeks we've found out how bad the Cowboys are too. Browns fans shouldn't get too excited about the game last week in Dallas, the Cowboys are not a good football team.
After going a red hot 13-1 in week 11, I went 2-1 on Thanksgiving day. For the season that makes it 106-57. I'm still in striking distance of .750 for the season...
As if the Browns weren't enough of an embarrassment to the people of Cleveland, their latest idea is even is worse than usual. Pictures above, someone thought it'd be a good idea to hand out these white flags at this week's game against the rival Steelers. Maybe they don't know the universal meaning of "waiving the white flag"....
As Steelers week continues here in Cleveland, we’re hearing more and more from coaches and players about their thoughts on the latest iteration of our Pittsburgh rivals. Today, we bring you the latest quotes from the star rookies on offense for the Browns as provided by the team’s media relations department.
Trent Richardson, who said he beat up on himself after his performance...
Since 1975, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ faithful have gained national notoriety by flailing their “terrible towels” in the air at Steelers home games. Clearly not wanting to be outdone, the Cleveland Browns will also be rolling out their own version of this little gimmick. When the Steelers head to the rock n’ rock capital of the world this Sunday, the raucous Cleveland Dawg...
By Jeremy Hritz
Hritz 2012 Prediction Record: 7-3