When Jimmy Haslam III put out over one billion dollars to buy the Cleveland Browns, he knew he would be making his money back in no time. The Browns were able to double the investment the Lerner family put out to bring the Browns back to Cleveland in 1999.
Think about it folks. Browns fans will buy into crap football just to say they have a team to support. It doesn’t matter if the team wins or losses, the fans sell out game after game. The Lerners not only doubled the money they paid for the team, they made millions of dollars for the 13 season’s they owned the team.
Some fans see me as a Hater. They claim because I write articles that point out the truth, I must not be a Browns fan. Nothing could be further from the truth. I am a fan, who watched as the team I grew up loving packed up the moving truck and left town in the middle of the night.
I am just as big of a fan as the next guy. I am also a fan that realizes the team doesn’t have to win football games to be successful. All they need to do is show up on the field and people will rush down there to support them.
Haslam III realized that too. Just like the Lerners, he put out a lot of money to buy something that will easily double his investment. Fans are excited about the up-coning season and maybe they have a point. After all, we have a new coaching staff in place and one of them is pumping up Brandon Weeden to the point where Weeden supporters are ready to mess their pants with excitement.
The question is why? Why get all excited about a guy that only won five games last season. The Browns front office isn’t sold on Weeden, they got stuck with him. There wasn’t a good quarterback available in this years draft and Weeden is going to be paid whether or not he is on the team. Why not give him a shot.
People think because I write articles that point out truths that I am a Weeden hater. That is another misguided statement. I hate no one. It takes far too much energy to hate. I have written articles in the past praising Weeden’s athletic Abilities. How many guys in the world could get drafted to Major League Baseball as a pitcher and then get drafted into the NFL in the first round? Not many. The percentage is very low.
The guy is also a pretty good golfer and from what I understand he also has some basketball abilities too. He is a very gifted individual, there aren’t many men walking around with the talent Weeden has.
He just doesn’t have the mental abilities to become a top ranked NFL quarterback from what we have seen so far. Now that Norv Turner is pumping up Weeden in public the Weeden supporters think he is the best thing since sliced bread. I say show me. Go out there and get a winning NFL season.
The Browns took a guy in the first round of the 2012 NFL draft that had no business being drafted in the first round. The team then hired a guy as their G.M. that made very public statements about the mistake the team made taking Weeden.
As fans, we watched a guy who was supposed to have a very accurate arm miss players that were wide open and standing almost next to him at times. We watched a guy lead the team to one of the worst red-zone records of all time. We watched a guy who could not throw a simple touch pass from the 5-yard-line into the corner of the end zone to save his own life. He looked totally uncoordinated each time he tried.
Tell me, what is there to get that excited about? Should I be jumping up and down celebrating that the Browns are giving a guy the chance that had one of the worst T.Q.R.’s in the league last season?
I say, go out there and win some football games and then I will get excited. Until then I am sick and tired of mediocre football being played in Cleveland and calling it professional Football. It has become an embarrassment to the city.
Since coming back into the NFL in 1999, the Browns have a winning percentage that makes them one of the worst NFL expansion teams in the history of expansion teams. What is the difference, the Cleveland Fans will buy crap just to say they have a team to support. That is exactly what we do. We turn Billionaire investors investments into money-making machines. As long as we continue to do that, there is no reason to put a winner on the field in Cleveland.
Do you think Haslam III would have invested over one billion dollars on a team losing this many games if he couldn’t make his money back? Give yourselves a pat on the back Browns fans, we helped create this mess……
For those of you who want to see positive articles about the Browns, I say give me a winning season then you’ll see positive.
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