SITE MANGLED, PREVIEW READY, CHANNEL 10 SUX
We've slammed together a game preview, which will be updated over the next 12 hours with various BTNG Crew takes and information as we get it. WBNS-10 in Columbus is not showing the game because they suck, but we've heard that Channel 7 in Dayton will have it, so be prepared to assign spouses and kids to hold rabbit ears in uncomfortable positions if you live in C-Bus. We've been mangling the site today, which hopefully will make things easier to navigate and less annoying... lots more changes on the way in the next couple of weeks, particularly for Insiders Extra subscribers. (ArtBtz)
WEBMASTER ON THE LOOSE! RUN!
Beware of broken stuff and general irritations, Bernie's Insiders webmaster Art Bietz is busy mangling the site and breaking stuff. Expect a number of changes throughout the day as Bietz actually gets around to cleaning up the mess he created when the BTNG morphed into Bernie's Insiders back in September. Be afraid, be very afraid. Comments on changes can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, which he promised to actually read.
WIRE: ANOTHER BEN GAY
Butch Davis reaches, yet again, into the ranks in heralded high school players who lost their way. This time, it's St. Louis legend Alvin Morrow who went off to play baseball and never got past AA. Morrow, a tight end, was supposed to be the next Kelvin Winslow, but got lost somewhere in a Midwestern outfield. Pete Garcia reached out and signed him to the active roster. In case you had forgotten who is in charge, this yet another clear signal that Garcia and Davis are calling the personnel shots.
Meanwhile, I can't bring up the Plain Dealer site this morning, so we'll update the wire when and if it starts working. The strangest thing I saw on the web today was the Browns posting of a most-wanted fans page, as the team tracks down malcontents tossing plastic bottles onto the field. The team that missed Jeremiah Pharms and Mike Sellers off-field hobbies isn't going to let any angry drunken bottle tossers go unpunished. Defensive tackles can run around with glocks (or whatever), but fans chucking bottles will be hunted to the ends of the earth. I'm just a harmless non-tossing doofus, but I'm not sure that the priorities on Inspector Tracy's to-do list aren't a little jumbled. But, um, what the heck to I know. (ArtBtz)