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Dec 1, 2017
San Diego Bombers – The City’s First Championships

San Diego Bombers – The City’s First Championships

Competed in what was considered one of the best ever semi-pro leagues  The San Diego Chargers recently left the cozy confines of their Pacific Ocean home to go back to Los Angeles where their franchise history began as the Los Angeles Chargers. The club played one season in LA, and then 56 years in San Diego. They won the 1963 American Football League championship with a 51-10 drubbing of the Boston Patriots and was the AFC Champion of the NFL in 1994 before getting demolished by the San Francisco 49ers 49-26 in Super Bowl XXIX. In a nutshell, in 58 years of being in business, the Chargers...
Dec 1, 2017
Daily Dawg Chow: Browns news (12/1/17)

Daily Dawg Chow: Browns news (12/1/17)

Cleveland Browns: "Jabrill Peppers vents about $24,000 fine for unnecessary roughness" (ABJ) - "Peppers opened an email from the NFL on Wednesday night, saw the dollar amount he had been fined and immediately stopped reading the letter." "Gordon eager to play, tell his 'underdog' story" (AP) - "Gordon's complicated and curious journey from drug-riddled streets to NFL stardom to suspensions to rehab to possible redemption is headed to a fitting location." "Numbers don't lie: The Browns have led their fans down a historic path of misery" (ESPN) - "But the Browns have reached...
Nov 30, 2017
Redskins vs. Cowboys kicks off Week 13 of the NFL

Redskins vs. Cowboys kicks off Week 13 of the NFL

Our Thursday Night Football open thread. Week 13 of the NFL kicks off today with the Washington Redskins taking on the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys have been lifeless lately, and I don’t see them snapping out of it, even against what has proven to be a mediocre Redskins team. Redskins 24, Cowboys 17 VS. Game: Washington Redskins vs. Dallas CowboysDate/Time: Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 8:25 PM ETTelevision: NBC/NFL Network - Mike Tirico & Cris Collinsworth
Nov 30, 2017
AFC North Roundup: November 30, 2017

AFC North Roundup: November 30, 2017

Here is the latest news surrounding the Cleveland Browns’ rivals in the AFC North for this week The 2017 NFL regular season is slowly coming to a close, but with two AFC North teams in playoff contention and all four undergoing their own dramas and newsworthy moments, there’s still a lot to talk about. Here is the latest updates this week on the Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens. Pittsburgh Steelers: Right now, the Pittsburgh Steelers are the top-seeded team in the AFC and are currently in line for home-field advantage throughout the postseason as well as a...
Nov 30, 2017
I did not expect the Browns to be winless again at this point

I did not expect the Browns to be winless again at this point

After nearly going winless in 2016, I thought I’d never have to experience so much losing again as a Browns fan. Wrong. This week’s SB Nation theme for the NFL blogs is to write about something I didn’t expect from my team this season. For the Cleveland Browns, it’s cut-and-dry: I thought there was zero chance the team would be winless in 2017. There are still five games to go, but when I say I didn’t expect them to be winless, I didn’t even think 0-5 would be a possibility, let alone 0-11. After living through an 0-14 stretch to begin the 2016 season, I kept telling myself,...
Nov 30, 2017
Scouting the Browns’ Week 13 opponent: Los Angeles Chargers - Our Q&A with Bolts from the Blue

Scouting the Browns’ Week 13 opponent: Los Angeles Chargers - Our Q&A with Bolts from the Blue

We ask about the Chargers fan base in Los Angeles, their top-notch group of cornerbacks, Hunter Henry surpassing Antonio Gates, and more. On Sunday, the Cleveland Browns are on the road as they take on the Los Angeles Chargers. To help preview a few topics from the Chargers’ perspective, we reached out to Richard Wade of Bolts from the Blue and exchanged five questions with him. Enjoy! Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports What have San Diego fans done now that the Chargers are in Los Angeles? Chris: “The San Diego Chargers became the Los Angeles Chargers this...
Nov 30, 2017
Daily Dawg Chow: Browns news (11/30/17)

Daily Dawg Chow: Browns news (11/30/17)

Cleveland Browns: "Jackson on Josh Gordon's SI article: 'Antennas are up and they should be'" (Plain Dealer) - "Jackson acknowledged that Gordon's return to the Browns is contingent on meeting the terms and conditions of his aftercare program and doing the right things on a daily basis." "Corey Coleman shocked by his critical drop, calls it ‘not acceptable at all’" (C-T) - "The drop — the ball hit Coleman in the face mask — cost the Browns four points as they had to settle for a Zane Gonzalez field goal in an eventual 30-16 loss in Cincinnati." "Fixing the Mess...
Nov 29, 2017
Cleveland Browns vs. Los Angeles Chargers: Week 13 TV Listings

Cleveland Browns vs. Los Angeles Chargers: Week 13 TV Listings

How can you watch the Browns vs. Chargers game on television this week? The Week 13 game between the Cleveland Browns and the Los Angeles Chargers will air on CBS at 4:05 PM ET. The game will be called by Spero Dedes and Adam Archuleta. The cities shaded in green are scheduled to show the Browns vs. Chargers game. This is a rare 4:05 PM game the Browns are playing, which means that any city that has a home game on FOX at the 1:00 PM hour will get to see the Browns game on CBS if they feel like subjected themselves to it. Note: Coverage areas are subject to change. The map is...
Nov 29, 2017
NFL Power Rankings: Browns could probably leap past the Giants with a win in Week 13

NFL Power Rankings: Browns could probably leap past the Giants with a win in Week 13

The Browns got a late-season win last year, why not again in 2017? Here is a summary of how the Cleveland Browns are viewed across mainstream media outlets in NFL Power Rankings heading into Week 13. CBS Sports - No. 32 (no change) Will they win? Can they win? Does it matter if they win? Changes are coming. ESPN - No. 32 (no change) As bad as the Browns have been, their rushing defense has been stellar. They're allowing 3.3 yards per rush and 1.7 yards before contact per rush, both second best in the NFL. And no, it's not because opposing teams kneel a lot. Take away kneel-downs and the...
Nov 29, 2017
Hue Jackson needs to coach his team better

Hue Jackson needs to coach his team better

Frustration mounts with Jackson’s latest explanation of why the Browns played it safe at the end of the half. When a head coach is 1-26 in two seasons, I’m not exactly going out on a limb when I say “Hue Jackson needs to coach his team better.” As losses pile up, frustration tends to mount with each press conference that goes by. General statements that were fine when one first became a head coach now draw irritating feelings like, “Oh my god, say something with some substance already.” Funny enough, Jackson did say something with a little substance in Monday’s press...
Nov 29, 2017
Reviewing SI’s story on Browns WR Josh Gordon

Reviewing SI’s story on Browns WR Josh Gordon

A look a Josh Gordon’s troubled past, and his manager trying to profit off of it. Most of you have probably read the latest “comeback” story regarding Josh Gordon that appeared on Sports Illustrated Tuesday. This one is written by Ben Baskin, and there are a few storylines that end up jumping off the page. Do they raise red flags for a guy trying to stay sober and return to the NFL, or are they just typical business tactics you don’t often hear reported? Gordon’s Past is Startling Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports Jimmy Haslam talks to Josh Gordon before a...
Nov 29, 2017
Daily Dawg Chow: Browns news (11/29/17)

Daily Dawg Chow: Browns news (11/29/17)

Cleveland Browns: "Josh Gordon Is Returning to the NFL and Ready to Stay Sober. Do You Believe in Him?" (MMQB) - "Gordon sits back down and resumes chronicling his childhood in Houston: the gangbanging, the drug-dealing, the carjackings and armed robberies and shootouts he says he took part in." "Browns, Schobert benefiting greatly from transition to off-the-ball LB" (PFF) - "Schobert has quietly become one of the league’s top run-stuffing off-the-ball linebackers, despite playing at the line of scrimmage off the edge for a majority of his football career." "Hue Jackson...
Nov 28, 2017
Cleveland Browns Podcast - Next Up On The DBN Network: Straight No Chaser 11/28/17

Cleveland Browns Podcast - Next Up On The DBN Network: Straight No Chaser 11/28/17

Thelonius7 offers his insights on week 12 for our beloved (r)orange helmets Our brother Thelonius7 joins us once again this week to recap the disappointment that was Browns/Bengals, in this edition of Straight No Chaser. He actually posted this yesterday but it will still be relevant to your listening habits: Buckeyes Ezweav State of the team Mangini magic Kizer and Gordon as the reasons to watch. The Bengals recap Draft issues He has some very nice things to say about me in this about which good people can disagree but are nevertheless quite complimentary and so I thank him for that. ...
Nov 28, 2017
Daily Dawg Chow: Browns news (11/28/17)

Daily Dawg Chow: Browns news (11/28/17)

Cleveland Browns: "Hue Jackson has 'big plans' for Josh Gordon" (Plain Dealer) - "Hue Jackson will rip open his biggest Christmas present this week in Josh Gordon, put the batteries in, flip the 'on' switch and let 'er rip in his debut Sunday against the Chargers in Los Angeles." "Duke Johnson has been bright spot in dismal year" (OBR) - "Johnson is currently 13th in the AFC in receptions and second among running backs in that category. Only Pittsburgh's Le' Veon Bell has more with 61. He is 24th in the AFC in rushing, as well." "Kizer has improved touch on passes, but he...
Nov 27, 2017
Week 12 of the NFL finishes with Texans vs. Ravens

Week 12 of the NFL finishes with Texans vs. Ravens

Your Monday Night Football open thread for Week 12. Week 12 of the NFL concludes with the Houston Texans taking on the Baltimore Ravens. Browns fans hate the Ravens, but would probably prefer they pick up the victory here to continue improving the two valuable draft picks Cleveland owns from Houston. The Ravens have been an up-and-down team, but you have to credit the fact that they've posted three shutouts this year: 20-0 in Week 1 over Cincy, 40-0 in Week 8 over Miami, and 23-0 last week over Green Bay. The Texans are generally inept on offense without DeShaun Watson, so I've got the...