The Cleveland Browns are cursed!

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The first editorial I did on this sight was “God hates the Cleveland Browns.”  Now the NFL Channel admits that the Browns are the “most snake-bit team in the NFL.”  One expert on the show indicated that the team suffered from the “Paul Brown curse.”  But it is not Paul Brown that cursed the team and its fans to perpetual suffering, it was Art Modell!

 

The Modell curse started in 1961 when he bought the team.  (My Dad believed that a fool and his money are soon parted.  The question is how did they get together in the first place?) 

 

On Jan. 9, 1963 Modell began to display his total ignorance of the game and his inability to evaluate talent when he fired long time GM and head coach Paul Brown.  While there were a number of issues between Brown and Modell one thing is clear.  Under Paul Brown the team had won four AAFC championships and three NFL titles.  He had brought together a team that was always in the playoffs before there was a wild card.  And yet Modell fired him.

 

Modell wanted to have control over the football side of the team.  Modell was … Read more at FryingPanSports

Art Modell: Tonight on the radio version of News, Notes and Rumors

Cleveland sports legend Bob Karlovec joins us to talk about the Browns 2012 prospects and the death of Art Modell.

Tony Williams Giants and Knicks beat writer for Metro New York Paper joins us to talk about last night’s game.

Dave Stoessel editor of eaglesaddict.com joins us to preview the Browns Eagles game.

Doug Upstone of ImpactWageringSolutions.com  and www.3dailywinners.com joins us to preview my Golden 5 picks.

I will also be on a podcast with Howard Bloom at 7:35 tonight talking about the death of Modell.

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Bill Smith is a former coach of several semi-pro teams, has officiated both football and basketball, done color on radio for college football and basketball and has scouted talent. He Read more at FryingPanSports