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Six Points: Before the Dawg Pound was Neutered

Published on: 8th July, 2010

Note: Photo taken from Cleveland Municipal Stadium, December 1986, Section 60, Browns vs. Colts.   Thanks to NFL Properties, the Dawg Pound lives on. Compared to the Rottweiler it used to be, it’s a Shih-Tzu. In the early 1980s, General Motors unveiled its compact J-car platform, dressed up a Chevrolet Cavalier with options, padded ...

Six Points: Surviving Cleveland Browns Silly Season

Published on: 4th July, 2010

NASCAR fans call the period between Homestead and Daytona “silly season.” A whole lot of nothing happens and only rule changes, racing teams, and rumors are discussed. NFL fans are now in that parallel universe, where the only news is no news. Commentators either say a whole lot of nothing or go into ...

Derek Anderson Gets Browns’ History Lesson, Six Points: You’ve Got To Be Tough

Published on: 10th March, 2010

Former Cleveland Browns' QB Derek Anderson lashed out via e-mail to sportswriter Jeff Schudel of the Willoughby, Oh.,  News-Herald after his release.  Anderson called Browns fans “ruthless,” citing them cheering his injury after he sustained a sprained MCL in his left knee in a home game.   Mr. Anderson, compared to players ...

The Big 14: Preserving Tradition And Academics While Increasing Revenue

Published on: 14th February, 2010

For fans of Big Ten teams and other NCAA college football fans, this offseason has been rife with speculation about a potential expansion of the Big Ten. The last several years have brought concerns that the Big Ten, as currently configured, loses out on revenue from a conference championship game. The traditionalist ...

Six Points on the Cleveland Browns (Dec. 19)

Published on: 19th December, 2009

  Cleveland Browns fans, already spilt into as many cliques who spread as many rumors as would be found in a typical suburban high school, went into speculation overload this week.   The afterglow of a victory over the hated Steelers was quickly replaced by another round of “he said/she said,” and the ...

Six Points on the Cleveland Browns (Dec. 9)

Published on: 9th December, 2009

It’s time for another edition of Six Points , since the last time this column was published, it was written to the tune of the Robert Plant song “Worse Than Detroit .”   Yes, the Browns still are, and despite glimmers of hope from “the process,” mediocrity would still be a ...

Six Points on the Cleveland Browns (Nov. 20)

Published on: 20th November, 2009

It's Friday, and time for Six Points to scrub the mess off of the floor from the last week of the Cleveland Browns' season, get out the Lysol to disinfect the remaining residue of the Monday nighter against Baltimore, and look forward (?) to Sunday.       1. One Fine Day:   Ever have one ...

Six Points on the Cleveland Browns (Nov. 18)

Published on: 17th November, 2009

One of two nationally televised Cleveland Browns games is in the books, and a realistic Cleveland football observer could not have expected much better than what he or she saw Monday night, Nov. 16. Never fear, Six Points is here to recap the good, the bad, and the ugly.  Of course, it ...

Six Points on the Cleveland Browns (Nov. 12)

Published on: 11th November, 2009

  1. Liar, Liar (XXL) Pants On Fire:   In a CBS Sports interview, Head Coach Eric Mangini claimed ignorance of an escalator clause in Brandy Queen’s contract that would have paid him an additional $10.9 million if he took 70 percent of the snaps this season.   This claim came from a man who ...

Addition By Subtraction: Edwards To Bite Big Apple

Published on: 7th October, 2009

"Addition by subtraction"—Paul Brown The legendary Hall of Fame coach is credited with this phrase, having used it to justify releasing players who did not meet his standards. "Nothing good ever happens after midnight"—common saying After the Braylon Edwards nightclub incident following a loss to the Bengals, which may have Cleveland's former diva ...

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