OBR Daily Blog: 4/4/2010

The day after children cower in fear of an abnormally large rabbit, we natter along, providing whatever Browns news we can in a world littered with poultry reproductive orbs. The nightmare continues.

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Posted by: Barry McBride
on Monday, April 05, 2010 at 11:15:00 AM

What? No Bottle Service?

Another sign of the upcoming lockoutpocalypse can be found in this weekend's Sports Business Journal. In that august publication, we learn that the NFLPA has advised players receiving performance bonuses to stash away 60% of that paycheck to live on should the NFL owners attempt to bend players over the table lock them out next year.

The approach makes sense, given that the players getting those performance payouts tend to be newer players on lower salaries. They're having to struggle along, making way less than seven figures, and need to make sure they've got a nest egg. A diamond-encrusted nest egg, but a nest egg nonetheless.

Making the recommendation was the result of a vote between NFLPA player reps. That took place at a meeting. In Maui.

One would shake one's head at the union's obliviousness, if one's neck wasn't already sprained from head-shaking at the owner's greed.

At the same time, media types like the OBR who will also be damaged by the owner's cash grab lockout are also saving money. In our case, we call it "driving additional revenue" or, as the rest of the world calls it, "selling plasma". Also, Blatz Light tastes just as good as other beer after the seventh one. If you can keep down the first six, you're golden.

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RT @RalphCindrich Intent immaterial. Plea of "Not Stupid" gone so RT @jeffvedder @mortreport rogers plead not guilt- has to do with intent?

Posted by: Barry McBride
on Sunday, April 04, 2010 at 9:13:00 AM

Happy Easter from the OBR!

Happy Easter for all those out there of the Christian persuasion. We've got a few blog updates stacked up, as well as stories on Devin McCourty and more. Updates coming as soon as all the hidden Easter eggs are revealed here at OBR World HQ.

Posted by: OBR Newswire
on Saturday, April 03, 2010 at 9:01:00 PM

OBR Newswire updates for April 2nd through April 3rd

These are links from the OBR Newswire for April 2nd through April 3rd:

  • Plain Dealer - Shaun Rogers faces a precarious future - In a case of ostentatious oversight and common sense abdication, Rogers, the team's nose tackle (as of this moment) showed up at the airport with a loaded .45-caliber handgun in his carry-on bag.
  • ABJ - Browns consider using seventh pick in draft on safety Eric Berry - Getting Berry at No. 7 is not a certainty for the Browns. The Redskins are considering him at No. 4 and the Kansas City Chiefs at No. 5. Former Browns coach Romeo Crennel, now the Chiefs' defensive coordinator, ran Berry's pro-day workout, cut short when Berry sprained his left big toe.
  • ABJ - Browns' Rogers apologizes for arrest - Nose tackle Shaun Rogers apologized to the Browns and their fans Friday after being charged with one count of carrying a concealed weapon.
  • ABJ - Trade with Eagles could net 2 starters - Eric Berry, c'mon down!? A Friday trade with the Philadelphia Eagles may have brought the Browns' two starters and perhaps cleared the way for them to draft Tennessee safety Berry, if he's available when they select seventh overall.

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