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Kraft hired Belichick against former Browns owner's advice

Robert Kraft is probably glad he didn’t listen to former Browns owner Art Modell.According to The MMQB via Pro Football Talk, the Patriots owner recalled that Modell said it would be a bad idea to hire Bill Belichick as head coach in 2000.“He said if I did it, I’d be making the biggest mistake of my life,” Kraft said.Modell fired Belichick after he coached the Browns from...
Via The Sports Daily
26 days ago  |  Discuss

David Modell, Baltimore Ravens' 1st president, dies at 55

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) David Modell, the first president of the Baltimore Ravens and the son of former team owner Arthur Modell, died Friday. He was 55. He had cancer for two years, the team said. Modell served as president of the Ravens from their beginning in 1996 until 2004. He was instrumental in the selection of the team's name and colors and helped orchestrate the move...
Via Associated Press
January 13, 2017  |  Discuss

The once and future Cleveland Browns: Looking back at 'The Move'

As the return of football is upon us, the stadium formerly known as the Edward Jones Dome sits quiet. The all-too-familiar sounds of crunching shoulder pads, crowd cheers and beer vendors are gone, likely for a long time to come. For the second time in 30 years, football has abandoned St. Louis and its fanbase for greener, sunnier pastures.Two states over and 559 miles away, the...
Via Yardbarker
September 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Charges dismissed against Browns fan who urinated on Art Modell’s grave

You may remember hearing about a Browns fan who got into hot water last July for releasing some of his own in the wrong place. It looks like his punishment will be lighter than first expected. Paul Serbu of Franklin, Ohio used a catheter and tube system to effectively urinate on former Browns’ owner Art Modell’s grave in suburban Baltimore. The incident was recorded and posted...
Via Waiting For Next Year
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Charges dropped against alleged Art Modell grave urinator

By Jason Rowan Charges have been dropped against a self-professed Cleveland Browns fan who was accused of urinating on Art Model’s grave, according to a report from The Baltimore Sun. Paul Serbu, 62, of Franklin, Ohio, received a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct in a cemetery related to an incident spawned by a YouTube video posted last July that showed the Browns...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns Fan Faces Jail Time For Urinating On Art Modell’s Grave

An unidentified Cleveland Browns fan urinated on the grave of former Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell earlier in June and thought it would be a good idea to post a video of it on YouTube. Now, he’s paying for his actions. Maryland officials say they want to press charges against the man for disorderly conduct in a cemetery. He could face up to two years in jail and a $500...
Via NESN.com
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

What a pisser: Browns fan who urinated on Art Modell’s grave facing charges (video)

In case anybody’s wondering, the poorly conceived plan to desecrate a grave by urinating on it and then compounding that egregious act by making the questionable decision to post a video that documents that transgression to YouTube? Not a good idea. It’s a lesson that an as of yet unidentified Cleveland Browns fan probably wishes […] The post What a pisser: Browns fan who urinated...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Art Modell’s grave waterer to be charged

I don’t believe we posted the video here, but I think most Browns fans heard about it. A Browns fan made a deliberate act of going to Art Modell’s grave and emptying out a catheter in order to urinate on Art Modell’s grave. Regardless of how you feel about the sentiment, there’s little debate as to the legality of such actions and Baltimore County authorities plan to take...
Via Waiting For Next Year
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns fan urinates on Art Modell’s grave (Video)

On a scale of 1-10 when it comes to disrespectful acts, this would probably come in at 5,328. A Cleveland Browns fan posted this video to YouTube of him supposedly urinating on the grave of Art Modell. Modell died in 2012 but remains a despised figure by many in Cleveland for moving the beloved Browns […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Should Baltimore have said, “No,” to Art Modell?

Ravens Nation is a beautiful thing.  Something that Baltimore natives truly have adopted all their own and probably couldn’t live without.  Yet, those older Baltimore natives still remember the days of football that didn’t involve purple and black.  The Baltimore Colts had as rich a history as any franchise that played in the NFL, and their departure from Charm City in 1983...
Via cover32 - Ravens
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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