One thing to make very clear, I have never played organized football outside of the back yard. Hence, the name of the blog. This offers disadvantages in some ways, but also some benefits.
I am no expert nor a wannabe-scout, I am a self-taught and highly interested fan and a season ticket holder. I also happen to be highly opinionated…as we all are!
My approach is to Pretend I Am The GM. I analyze the current roster, determine weaknesses and project how the team can improve using Free Agency and the Draft. I absorb tons of other people’s content on players and I put it in a blender with some Jack Daniels and a splash of Coke, blend and swirl that shit around and out comes my own opinion about the players I like for the Browns.
You won’t get much film evaluation from me but I will link film for you to watch when I think it is valuable. You won’t get a lot of technical player evaluation when it comes to things I don’t have a lot of knowledge about. I am however quite capable of absorbing content like that and forming my own opinion on each player. Above all else, I will always present it to you in an organized, logical way. Do with it what you will…
I am a born and raised native Clevelander. I love this town and the people in it. I love most sports like they are my children, except soccer which is not a real sport. And hockey confuses me so it sucks too. Golf? I am terrible at it. So I only watch the women golfers on TV (thank you Natalie Gulbis).
Football however, is my first love. It solves my need for hanging out with my buddies, watching high speed violence and destroying my liver. At some point I will have to explain why I was a full-on Miami Dolphins fan at age 8 for like a year, but since that time have been fully devoted to the Browns. Sipe, Bernie, K-Mack, the Pruitts, Minnifield & Dixon. All heroes to me. My favorite player as a kid was Dave Logan. I have always liked wide receivers who could actually catch.
In 2002 I started obsessing about the Draft because I knew the good franchises always built their teams that way. So I took an unhealthy interest in college players likely to come out for the Draft. I started to document my thoughts and opinions and put together my own Draft boards and mocks. I shared it with a few friends who enjoyed it so my illness worsened every year. My license plate certainly speaks to that…
This blog is finally my way of entering the current century of technology and gives me a place to rant. I feel like I’ve been carving mock drafts on stone tablets for 10 years, so this is going to be fun for me, I hope you find it entertaining as well.
A few topics you will NEVER find on this site: Politics (I refuse to bring the conversation into that gutter of a world), Hollywood (I refuse to give these people more publicity; those of us that live in the real world need to stop idolizing them), Religion (I am not an athiest but God, whoever that is, sure didn’t help the Browns over the last 20 years) and Race (everyone is welcome here no matter what, and this site is meant for all of us to have fun, not get into arguments or say hurtful shit).
This site will morph over time into my fully featured Draft site where you will be able to construct your team your way, eventually for all NFL teams not just the Browns.
For now I am just learning to do this blog shit without looking like a moron. For the 2019 Draft content I have started building the story here already for your consumption. It will be clunky for a while, but I will make it a little better every day. Bear with me please!
Thanks for being interested enough to stop by, you have my gratitude.
PS. When you are in CLE, visit Sibling Revelry Brewing. Best hand crafted beer in C-Town!