Your Typical Game Preview Page

Everyone else does 'em, and we do too. Here's the latest game preview, with some data of use and my stupid game take. It's still helpful because you can read my preview and then assume the opposite will happen. I'll be down at the Stadium in the cheap seats (well, cheaper than most) and hope to see you there making some NOISE!

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EVENTS AND INFORMATION

Television

CBS television, including channel 19 in Cleveland.

The game will be broadcast live on appoximately 25% of all CBS Stations.

The game will be broadcast on DirectTV NFL packages.

Radio

Internet: WMMS, Browns Official Site

Antenna:
FM
WMMS 100.7
WONE 97.5
WJER 101.7

AM
WHBC 1480
WKVX 960

Gatherings

Ohio
C
olumbus: Damons & Bumpers

Cincinnati: Willies Sports
Dayton: Elsa's in Centerville
NW Dayton: Brittany's, 4185 Salem Av
Fostoria: Pow Wow Room in Dunn's Lanes

California
Southern Call BB
:
StovePiper Lounge, Northridge

Colorado
Pikes Peak BB:
Alumni Bar and Grill, Colorado Springs, 3881 E. Pikes Peak Ave.

Florida
Beachside Browns Backers
:
Beef O Bradys in Rockledge (Viera), FL
SarasotaBB: TP Hans Sports Bar & Grille, 6066 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, (941) 926-8886

Illinois
Chicago:
Cubby Bear, located across from Wrigley on Clark & Addison

New York
Buffalo Backers:
The Meeting Place, Niagara Rd, Niagara Falls
Tri-Cities Backers (Binghamton NY):
Sportspage in Endicott, NY
Photo City Backers: 512 Long Pond Rd. Greece,NY

North Carolina
Western NC BB
: McGuffeys Restaurant, Four Seasons Mall, Highway 64, Hendersonville

Washington
Seattle BB:
Jillians, 731 Westlake Ave. N

Write to us with your meeting spot!

Game Preview Thing

My cluelessness on these type of things has been well-documented, so I won't bore you with explaining it again here.

I think that the Bengals will do better than last week, but will still struggle due to an ineffective passing game. Gus isn't the answer, and Michael Westbrook won't make the impact the Bengals want until mid-season.

The whole thing comes down to two factors:

1. Will the Browns stop Corey Dillon? DUH. Every Browns Bengals game comes down to this. DUH. This is why I'm not paid to be a sportswriter. I expect that Dillon will get 100 yards, but just barely, and the Browns will stuff the Bengals passing attack.

2. Keeping Kelly off his backside. The reconstituted offensive line will have to endure a series of blitzes that the Bengals will throw at them, and Verba will have to slow down Justin Smith. I'm expecting five sacks and two interceptions for Holcomb in the midst of the difficulties. If Green can get back some of his burst, and White sees enough playing time, Holcomb can do better. If the Browns repeat last weeks poor rushing performance, Holcomb is going to get slapped around.

The bottom line: Two teams fighting for the right to be considered mediocre. The Browns have more talent and better coaching and should be able to dodge the fickle finger of foolishness this week. Browns 30, Bengals 17.

You know now what won't happen. Let's go make some freaking noise.

Stadium Precautions

The Browns urge fans to come to the stadium early to allow for the confiscations of the weapons and little booze bottles you people are sure to bring.

The following items are not permitted in Cleveland Browns Stadium:
Aerosol cans, alcoholic beverages, animals (except assistive animals for people with disabilities), bags or backpacks, beach balls, cans, bottles, bottled or boxed liquids, confetti or glitter, coolers of any kind, including small soft pack coolers, ice chests, fireworks or missile-like objects, footballs, large-headed rodents with angry dispositions, illegal substances, large purses, large camera cases, laser pointers, noisemaking devices, plastic bottles, sticks, bats or clubs, strollers, tripods or commercial audio recording equipment, pointy sticks that could put someone's eye out, umbrellas, and weapons of any sort.

Running with scissors is strictly prohibited while on stadium grounds. Gerald, put that paste down right now.


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