Sunday, February 3, 2013
The Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers will battle it out for the Super Bowl on Sunday.
If you're a Cleveland Browns fan, you know that it's really going to be the "once-upon-a-time" Browns that will take the field against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. The Baltimore Ravens play in Super Bowl 47 on Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m on CBS (Channel 19-WOIO). It's the Ravens second Super Bowl appearance since 1996, when the late Art Modell moved the Browns from Cleveland to Baltimore. In that same span, Browns fans have suffered through years without football and a consistently lousy football team that boasts only one playoff appearance, ending in a heart-breaking loss to Pittsburgh. With all that said, who are you rooting for in the Super Bowl? Are there any Browns fans that will be rooting for the Ravens? Tell us why in the comments. Or…
Sunday, January 13, 2013
While he wasn't even on most people's radar, Rob Chudzinski is starting off strong as the new Cleveland Browns head coach.
As I was reclining in my La-Z-Boy late Thursday night, my phone went off with an alert from ESPN. "Browns hire Panthers offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski as head coach." Wait, what? Shocked. Flabbergasted. Disappointed. Those were the words to describe my feelings about this news. I didn't understand where this even came from and why they would bring a fired Browns offensive coordinator back as the head coach four years later. I was prepared for another few years of losing football and yet another coaching search. Now, less than 24 hours later, I'm singing a different tune. After today's press conference in Cleveland, I'm much more optimistic that Chudzinski (more affectionately known as "Chud") might be a good man to lead this team. "…
Saturday, January 12, 2013
The Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator is now the head coach of the Cleveland Browns.
Many Cleveland Browns fans were left scratching their heads Thursday night as the team announced the hiring of Rob Chudzinski as head coach. Chudzinksi was the offensive coordinator for the Carolina Panthers for the past two years and was an assistant coach with the Browns twice with stints in 2004 and 2007, according to ESPN.com. With Chudzinkski as the new head coach, sources say he will bring former San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner with him as the offensive coordinator, The Plain Dealer reports. Turner was fired by the Chargers after the season ended. This is a dream job for the new coach, who grew up a die-hard Browns fan in Toledo and followed the team as a youngster. Many fans are wondering what happened to the big names …
Monday, January 7, 2013
With Chip Kelly off the board, where will Jimmy Haslam and Joe Banner go next?
Around this time last week, I wasn't very high on Chip Kelly becoming the Cleveland Browns next head coach. Yet somehow I spent too many moments of my weekend checking Twitter and ESPN to see if Kelly chose mashed or baked potatoes for his steak dinners with the Browns and Philadelphia Eagles. Finally, on Sunday The Plain Dealer reported the Browns "walked away" because Kelly wouldn't likely leave the University of Oregon. Sure. I believe it. Just like the nerd in high school who told everyone he just didn't thing taking the homecoming queen to prom wasn't going to work out. She didn't say no, he just didn't thing it was a good idea. No matter what Chip Kelly will stay in Oregon and Cleveland is back to square one. There are many names …
Monday, December 31, 2012
Cleveland Browns' head coach and General Manager Tom Heckert have been fired.
Everyone saw it coming after the Cleveland Browns 24-10 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday, but it was confirmed on Monday: Head Coach Pat Shurmer and General Manager Tom Heckert are gone. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported through Twitter Monday morning that both had been fired after a less-than-stellar 5-11 season. Shurmer had a dismal 9-23 record over his first two seasons as the head coach. He took the position in 2011. Heckert was hired in 2010. With Shurmur out the door, the Browns will immediately begin their search for a new head. The Plain Dealer reports some names in the running are University of Oregon coach Chip Kelly, Penn State's Bill O'Brien, Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator and interim head coach Bruce Arians and …
Monday, December 24, 2012
Josh Cribbs used profanity in a Tweet after seeing fans bash the Browns after the 34-12 loss to the Denver Broncos. The Plain Dealer reported that he later deleted the tweet.
Everybody likes to vent and after Sunday's loss to the Denver Broncos, Cleveland Browns fans weren't alone in the habit. The fans were especially critical of Cleveland Browns Wide Receiver Josh Cribbs after a fumble and a penalty. Cribbs had a few words to share in response on Twitter. The Plain Dealer reported that Cribbs tweeted from his @JoshCribbs16 account, "I see all the negativity on twitter after I gave my life to this (stuff)," he Tweeted. "So 2 all u who are against me (Expletive) all y'all. I'm still gonna do me!" He later deleted the post, but continued to complain Sunday night: "Yea I had a moment smh..... wooossssahhh aiiight man I 4got each day there are a new breed of haters out there disguised as fans!" One blogger on …
Friday, July 27, 2012
The team’s owner, Randy Lerner, has said he is in conversations with Jimmy Haslam, who is “interested in making an investment.”
Updated, 2:40 p.m.: Fox 8 News Cleveland reports that Randy Lerner will sell his controlling interest in the Cleveland Browns. Cleveland Browns owner Randy Lerner has confirmed rumors that he is in negotiations with a potential investor, Jimmy Haslam. According to a release on the Browns' website, Haslam is “interested in making an investment in the Cleveland Browns.” Crain’s Cleveland Business reports that it is not clear whether the move would make Haslam a majority or minority owner in the team if it goes through. But Fox 8 reported Friday that team president Mike Holmgrem has confirmed that Lerner is selling controlling interest in the Browns. According to the release from the Browns, Lerner and Haslam plan to keep details of the …
Friday, April 27, 2012
And Patch had a blast at our draft party at Solon Panini's!
Patch came to Solon Panini's and cheered on the Browns as they drafted two offensive weapons. The Browns took running back Trent Richardson with the third pick -- they traded up from the fourth pick to snag the Alabama star -- and quarterback Brandon Weeden with the 22nd pick. We also signed up new readers for our daily e-mail newsletter, gave away some free appetizers and Panini's gift cards and generally had a good time! We hosted a live chat during the draft -- you can find the transcript here. Thanks to Solon Panini's for hosting our event! Go Browns!
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Join us for a live chat on tonight's first round of the pro football draft.
Join our chat and discuss what happens during the first-round of the pro football draft, April 26 at 7 p.m.!
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Anyone who's anyone is blogging on Patch. Here are these week's best.
The holiday season is here, and whether you need to share the awesome recipe you found for peppermint egg nog, or vent about how your father-in-law still spells your name wrong on gift cards, you can always apply to blog about it on Patch. Here are a few highlights from this week.