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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...
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The possible election of late Cleveland and Baltimore owner Art Modell to the Pro Football Hall of Fame has Browns fans on edge.
Modell is one of 15 finalists up for consideration on Saturday in New Orleans by a selection committee which will select between four and seven new members to be enshrined in Canton, Ohio, this summer. Coach Bill Parcells, former 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo...
The Art Modell talk has been going strong lately, and in this episode Craig and I discussed the former Browns owner’s upcoming consideration for the pro football Hall of Fame.
We tried as much as possible to not rehash all the excellent pieces that have been written on the subject lately, but some of the topics we discussed include:
Is it possible to discuss this issue without...
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(Eds: With AP Photos.) By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist John Harbaugh had just finished answering the masked man in front of him when a caped crusader from a children's network swooped in to ask how he really felt about his brother.
''I think that's a very provocative question from Nickelodeon,'' the Ravens coach said, not bothering to hide a smile. &...
Ravens coach John Harbaugh says star linebacker Ray Lewis
assured him ''there's nothing to'' a magazine report linking him to
a company that makes deer-antler spray containing a banned