Tick, tick, tick.
Your friendly neighborhood OBR webdork will be on ESPN Radio with Ryen Russillo sometime between 4-8 PM tonight to talk about the upcoming match-up with the Buffalo Bills and Cleveland Browns. If you have your radio on tonight, listen for it so you can point and laugh at a later time.
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The OBR gets some love this morning in the Lake County News-Herald, where Jeff Schudel references John Taylor's exclusive report on interest in Browns offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski. I know there are competitive pressures which stop some of the local beat writers from acknowledging scoops broken on the OBR, but it's always very cool to see our work credited.
For what it's worth, the OBR is typically publishing 4-6 stories per day at this point, a count that doesn't include the articles from Scout's NFL experts which fly across the front page during the day. You can check here for an archive of our recent stories, and click here for NFL expert articles.
Shockingly, it's believed that the Browns might try to run the football (SI.com)
The last two games the Bill played against teams with a winning record they were out-scored 92-24 (FoxSports)
It's simple: We win, Titans lose and it's time to party like it's 1989 (Canton Rep)
Note to club seat holders: it will be snowy, but get your butts out of the lounge (Elyria C-T)
Great. An ex-Bill is announcing Sunday's game. Wonderful (Buffalo News)
Brady Quinn's jersey is the Browns top seller. The #10 clipboards are a surefire Xmas hit! (Plain Dealer)
The Greed-Off 2007 headline bout features the NFL vs Time-Warner in an Old-Fashioned Slugfest... (Cincinnati Enquirer)
... although the NFL vs. Comcast undercard is at least a slapfest (USA Today)
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Quarterbackism - Mistake by the Lake
For Browns the playoffs begin now - Halftime Adjustments
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New Jersey 105, Cleveland 97 - Random Thoughts (NBA)
Tressel did what??? - Halftime Adjustments (OSU)
Oklahoma Shocks The World, Wins ESPN's Fake Playoffs - Awful Announcing (CFB)
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This seems pretty consistent with something I read on the OBR. Just sayin'. Speaking of the Falcons, Bobby Petrino is getting absolutely zero love outside of the University of Arkansas campus. Even Jay Glazer is inventing expletive-filled conversations with other college head coaches.
One of Butch Davis' draft picks made his way into the sports pages again, by getting injured thanks to an illegal block. I have panic attacks whenever I think of Butch's drafts, although he finally seems to have gotten it right in 2004.
I can sort of relate to this. I got into running a Browns website because I loved the team, and kept going because I enjoyed all the positive feedback from folks who dug the site. Sometimes, though, you gotta protect yourself from folks who swipe your work without credit. I've had to do this sort of thing a couple of times, and it's never easy or fun.