The Cleveland Browns are idiots. They have new idiots in charge, but idiots, they remain. So let’s just get this straight. They offered CB Joe Haden a reduced salary of $7M per year, instead of the $11M he was owed, and he turned it down. So they cut him. The Browns can now throw that $4 million in savings on top of the nearly $54 million they have already UNDER the salary cap. What are they going to do with that $4M? What have they proven? What’s the plan? And has somebody reminded these geniuses that they are blowing $16M this year on a QB they aren’t going to start, and surely hope never gets to play? Oh, right. They got a precious 2nd round pick to take on Brock Osweiller’s absurd contract. Ain’t no fucking way a 2nd round pick is worth $16M bucks, but whatever. So these moneyball geniuses Sashi Brown and Paul DePodesta, what is their plan? Stockpile draft picks? Okay, good. I’m down with that. But pile up a ton of money? Why? To spend on who? And when? Haden may be a reduced and oft-injured version of his previous Pro-Bowl self. But he doesn’t suck. Wouldn’t it be nice if fans could compel NFL front-office people to answer fans questions under oath. I’d love to hear their “logic” on this one.
Most great movies are under 3 hours long. For those that dare probe beyond three hours, they better be damn good: like Deer Hunter, or Titanic. And yet college football games are now routinely running 4 hours. FOUR. Maybe a white-hot SEC blockbuster can keep your ass on the edge of the couch that long, but most games surely can’t. Thursday’s opener between Indiana and Ohio State ran 2 hours in the first half, plus 20 minutes at halftime for the bands, and who knows when it ended, because I’m going to bed. The constant throwing in today’s modern game, and the silly clock-stopping rules, and maybe just maybe we go to a crisp 12 minute half-time like the pros. Oh, and you might want to start the game before 8 p.m. in the east.