John Harbaugh said at the Super Bowl on Thursday that he hopes folks find it in their hearts to vote Art Modell into the Pro Football Hall of Fame during Saturday mornings vote.
Dont expect many hearts in Cleveland to feel that way.
And if Modells name is announced Saturday night, dont expect many hearts to accept it with a shrug, or without angry protest.
Feelings in Cleveland remain rawer than raw over Modell moving the Cleveland Browns to Baltmore in 1995. That was evident when the thought of a mere mention of Modells death before a Browns game last season brought howls of outcry and anger. Inducting Modell into the pantheon of footballs greats at a facility a little more than an hour south of Cleveland would be like pouring burning hot vinegar into a cut.
Folks in Baltimore are expressing their opinions, which is their right. Harbaugh weighed in. Ozzie Newsome wrote an op-ed for the Plain Dealer. The sentiment toward a man who died and had a viewing at the teams stadium wash...