Friday, December 11, 2009
2-0 in bowl games!
Well I just pinched myself for the 33rd time and yep... the Browns did just beat the Steelers in Cleveland last night. And, not only did the Browns beat the Steelers during the worst season that I can remember them EVER having, they beat them after a Steelers Superbowl year! Oh wait, there's more! They've also knocked the defending "champs" out of the playoffs? Sweet Jesus this is like the best Christmas present ever! Seeing that grin on Hines Ward's face replaced with red watery eyes now has exceeded the feeling that I had back in '89 when I unwrapped that electric race track with the loops!!! So many columnist and radio hosts are trying to tear this down, but you know what, I can't hear them right now. This is our week dammit! This is our rivalry! This was our Superbowl!
2-0 in bowl games this year is how I look at it. First we win the Ugly bowl and now the Superbowl. As far as I'm concerned this season has been redeemed! Those columnist/hosts, who I will not name by the way, don't know what it's like to be a Browns fan. They have no clue what it's like to wait almost 10 years for a home win in a heated rivalry. Maybe they don't understand the passion the people of NE Ohio have for their sports teams. We're full of pride, and we are some of the best, if not THE best fans in the world! For those annoyed I say "Hear us bark loudly and get over it!" For those celebrating, I say that this is something to finally build off of. This is something that we can now refer to for this new regime.
I've never witnessed a game in my life that has saved so many jobs. I know we don't know for sure, but could this have been the game that saved the football careers of Eric Mangini, Rob Ryan, Brian Dabol, Brady Quinn and Randy Lerner? I'm sure that there are actually more names to name but those are at the forefront of my mind. What a huge win for those guys! What a huge game for Joshua Cribbs who has been playing his heart out for a new contract! Ahhh soak it up soak it up! Break out the Browns gear! Turn up the Black Eyed Peas! And, for those Steeler's fans screaming "You guys are just 2-11 get over yourselves!" Does it really matter?! Last time I checked, we will both be home watching the playoffs this year!