Cleveland Browns

    Speaking of which…

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    Camps have opened, and we couldn’t be happier. Your team has had a few practices by now.  The odds are you’ve been reading coverage of them, and they’re disturbingly filled with injuries and no-shows.  This seems to be the case in every training camp as veterans and rookies alike begin to expand their workouts and…

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    AFC North Roundup

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    Just a week or two now, folks. With NFL training camps preparing to open amid lingering COVID-19-and-variants dominating the headlines, particularly for the pending Olympics, camps haven’t received quite as much press.  I’m not talking about the Packers, of course, whose deteriorating relation with star QB Aaron Rodgers has been the focal point of NFL…

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    Speaking of which…

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    Yeah, this again. We’re at the antsy stage of the NFL offseason, where typical non-football sports begin to lose their appeal in anticipation of training camps opening.  While the currently-happening NBA Finals hold some appeal in the absence of annually “anointed” teams like the Lakers, football fans know there’s little substitute for the full contact…

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    AFC North Roundup

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    Every time I write an NFL piece during the offseason, I tend to preface it with something like, “There’s no NFL news right now, but…” Just wanted to point that out. Anyway, there’s been some activity in the AFC North this week.  OTAs have been conducted, with moderate attendance.  A few position battles are starting…

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    Beat Up and Tired: Observations on Post-Pandemic Life

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    I’m beat. This last pandemic-fueled year has been undoubtedly draining for most humans, my personal story notwithstanding.  I’m not here to bend your eyes and ears with tales of personal woe and injustice, driven by a reticence to wear masks or obey distancing guidelines (I honored both, as most good humans should and did), nor…

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