Cleveland Browns offseason going down the crapper

Friday, February 6th, 2015

Stop us if you've heard this one before: the Cleveland Browns are having a terrible offseason. Actually, don't stop us, because a one-sentence blog post is pretty much worthless to everyone. But even by Cleveland's woebegone standards, the start to this offseason has been a doozy. Here's a rundown of the ...

Can Rex Ryan be the savior of Buffalo?

Monday, January 12th, 2015

Only in Buffalo could a coach coming off a 4-12 season be turned to as the man with the answers. But when you've missed the playoffs 15 straight years in an era where the rules are very heavily rigged to prevent such incompetence, at some point you've got to do something ...

Woe is Buffalo: America’s Most Miserable Sports City

Friday, July 11th, 2014

LeBron James' decision to return to Cleveland has had an unintended consequence: sealing Buffalo, New York's fate as the most mind-numbingly depressing city in which one can be a sports fan. For years, the competition on the opposite ends of Lake Erie was fierce and unrelenting. The resumes are remarkably similar: ...

Even Buffalo is embarrassed to be from Buffalo

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Trying to determine low points in Buffalo sports history is always a dangerous activity that's liable to send you tumbling into a dark pit of endless despair. So we're not even going to attempt to grade things at this point, because if you've been down that road before you're in ...

A Cleveland Browns fan can finally laugh — in death

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

This season, the luckiest Cleveland Browns fan in the world will be Scott Entsminger, because he's dead. Don't worry, there's no "too soon" on that one. I know Entsminger would appreciate the joke, because I read his obituary. The 55-year-old resident of Mansfield, Ohio passed away on July 4, which kind of ...

A Brit wins Wimbledon. Which drought will end next?

Monday, July 8th, 2013

The last time a British man won at Wimbledon before Sunday afternoon, Neville Chamberlain hadn't even appeased anyone yet. Andy Murray played excellent tennis between bouts of whining over the last two weeks to finally bring that streak to an end in a championship win over Novak Djokovic, becoming the ...

Browns beat out Bills for Costner comedy

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

For as long as I have written for this blog, I have chronicled the Battle of Lake Erie between Cleveland and Buffalo for the right to be called America's most tortured sports city. It turns out I wasn't the only one paying attention. "Draft Day" is a soon-to-be filmed sports comedy ...

Brandon Weeden’s worst day ever

Monday, September 10th, 2012

Somewhere in the 92-year history of the National Football League, someone probably had a worse debut at quarterback than Brandon Weeden of the Cleveland Browns. However, finding such a performance would take a heck of a lot of research, and any time you're in the conversation for something that requires ...