Sunday, December 30, 2007

10-6, But No Postseason

Wow. That has to be the least satisfying end of a season ever. Bad enough that the Browns end up as the first team in two years to fall short with ten wins. The Titans/Colts game scrimmage tonight was agonizing.

The one point of solace, if you could call it that, is that the Coltscrubs lost the game exactly the same way the Browns would have: no pressure on the quarterback and porous secondary play. I recall one Tennessee pass play being broken up by a defender -- the one that gorked off the corner's helmet and was caught by a Titan's receiver. It was a real God Hates Cleveland Sports moment.

A special shout-out to Tony Dungy for not taking the last time out. Nice to have confirmation that you were never interested in winning the game.


Dave P. said...

Only the third team since 1992 to miss the playoffs with 10 wins. Harsh.

I converted to being a Browns fan this season. I'm a lifelong Bengals fan, but I refuse to support them as long as Mike Brown and his family continue to own the team -- it's futile. And besides, I've always admired the spirit of the hardcore Browns fans.

A pal warned me that I was doomed to a lifetime of disappointment by following the Browns and Cavs. I guess this is my introduction to the club.

Anonymous said...

I wish I could do that Nelson Muntz "ha-ha" like on the Simpsons.

This was the season that convinced me that the Mob has a lot of control over the NFL. Too much monkey business. When that many millions are involved in TV ratings and betting, it's inevitable.

River Burner said...

It's good there is no NFL team representative from Ohio's crapital city in this year's playoffs.

Cleveland, as a city, is an embarrassment to the entire state of Ohio. The rest of the state's citizens, who live outside of Cleveland, dream of polluting Lake Erie even more by bulldozing everything in Cuyahoga County into the chemical and shit filled cesspool that is mistakenly called a lake.

This is why Cleveland is losing jobs and population. It's no wonder that so many people from outside of Cleveland gag profusely if and when they think about Cleveland.

redhorse said...

Lots of positive occured this year, notably centered around the offensive line's vastly improved play. That played a large part of a 1200 yard rusher and two 1000 yard receivers. DA finished with 29 TDS, fifth in the league.

Still, they had the postseason laid before them in Cincy, where they laid the grandest egg of the year. Yes, the game at Pittsburgh was bad, as was Oakland and Arizona, but that game should haunt them, and fans, throughout the [long] offseason.