But if the NFL is so fair ... HOW is it that the Browns can't find a way to a winning season OR the playoffs?!?
Hmm, good point Loren. They fired Belichick, could have had one of the greatest coaches in NFL history, so I'm gonna say, poor decisions upstairs?
They also fired Kosar ... who proceeded to go to Dallas, practiced three days and WON that Sunday. Even picked up a Super Bowl ring that year.
Still, that was BEFORE Modell (may he rot in his own feces!) moved them to Baltimore. Carolina and Jacksonville got WAY better conditions when they were formed than when the Browns were re-created, and since that time have managed only one or two winning seasons. Now we got Holmgren in the front office and the Browns STILL can't do for shit.
Someone Explain This To Me!!!
Sorry Loren, I don't have a good explanation for ya! Maybe Cleveland just sux? Lol, jk!
Hah, that was an awesome fucking video! Thanks for sharing, and congratulations G-Men!!! World Champs beatches!
Just posted this to Facebook. One of the best videos I've ever seen. Can't thank you enough IL2R!
Being from west / central Pennsylvania, I'm a rabid Steelers, Pirates, and Penguins fan. Maher hits it on the head with the disparity between the systems ran by the NFL and MLB. While MLB does have the luxury tax system, it is in no way comparable to what the NFL does in regards to keeping an economical and competitive balance.
The Pirates will endure their 20th consecutive losing season this year, a record for any professional North American sports franchise. The MLB economic model along with terrible owners and bad management have contributed to this two decade long run of futility with no end in sight. Unless a true salary cap is put in place, like in the NFL and NHL, the Pirates might only be able to truly compete for a playoff spot for three or four out of every eight to ten year span. The same can be said for our national economy, with republican "trickle-down" economic policies in place, the American middle class might only be "competitive" for four out of every eight to twelve years.
The economic disparity that continues to grow in this country isn't going to start to recede until the political climate changes to make things more fair for the average worker instead of leaning so heavily in favor of the multi-million dollar corporations. As a white male that voted for Obama, I am only disappointed that he hasn't been able to take it to the republicans more and push through his initiatives on a broader base. I'm hoping that if he wins re-election, he'll be more aggressive as a "don't have to run again" president.
Oh cool yeah Pittsburgh has got some awesome sports teams, excepting of course those poor Pirates. And Maher didn't even mention the salary cap in the NFL - more socialism! And I think you are right on the political front too. I got up at 5am to go and vote for Obama, thought things were really going to change, but as I've since learned hardly anything at all has changed, and Obama bears a lot of that responsibility too. Check out my discussion here for my shpiel on politics:
at the risk of being pro-american (constitution)
gods are lame rebels, men and women are the only rebels you'll see in this life on this planet
disparity. such a trifling term aye? I'm brushing up on my JAVA lately;
how about passive nihilism a growth industry that 'disparity' i mean...
you are what you eat right? lower thy signature like the wise old Yoda (sry it's the best comparison i had; born in 73 what can i really say or weigh in with this is geek city here
bill talkin sports like that;
it sounded like the confusing poem i just posted before this ; |