Aggravating/Enjoyable Travel Note of the Week
I did not travel on Sunday. I had my first home game of the year, driving nine miles east to the Meadowlands. But I did live vicariously through Jason Cohen, my HBO compatriot and Inside the NFL production manager, who is a hopelessly addicted Browns fans. He travels to Blondies, a bar in Manhattan which is home to Browns games every Sunday, and there, with a Cleveland-loving crew, looked on in horror as first-round pick Braylon Edwards went down with what looked to be a serious knee injury. The Browns, as you know, have been snakebitten with injuries to stud receivers (see Kellen Winslow Jr.).
"Braylon goes down,'' Cohen reported, "and the following exchange goes down with two guys next to me.''
First fan: "Welcome to Cleveland, Braylon.''
Second fan: "Just hope he can run by next September.''
First fan: "Now Kellen has a bunkmate.''
I know this: Thousands of similar sentiments were spat out at bars across this great land of ours when Edwards went down. Guarantee.
Monday, December 05, 2005
As always, its good, I just liked/enjoyed/threw up at this little bit: