Sorry for the post. Just a couple quickies today.
Last night I saw maybe the greatest college basketball, or shot at any level, of all time. I’m talking about the 60+ footer Cleveland State hit to beat Syracuse. It was simply amazing. Those are the shots you always play around with but never hit. Not in practice. Not while playing HORSE. Not when you make a $5 bet with your buddies. And especially not to beat the 11th-ranked team in the nation. Can you remember a better shot in a regular season game?
Anybody watch the Eagles practice last night? I don’t want to talk about the game but did you see what Braylon said after the game? I can’t find the quote but I heard it on the radio this morning. Someone must have asked him about playing in Cleveland and how the fans are treating him. (Why someone would ask that after a road game I dont know. Unless he just said this on his own which is even worse.) He something a long the lines of “It is what it is. (My question, what is what it is?) I’ve been a marked man since I’ve got here; coming from Michigan. They treat me like I don’t belong. Not the organization. They want me. They treat me good. But the fans the don’t seem to be supportive.”
That wasn’t exactly what he said but it the general idea. OK, I like Braylon. I think he’s good. He’s having a bad year after missing time in the preseason with that cut foot and never got on track but he is a big, talented receiver. But why the hell would he call out the fans? That’s even dumber than taking a helicopper to the Michigan-Ohio State game the day before you play the Steelers and getting back late to a team meeting. You think by calling them out, they’ll all of a sudden start cheering your 3 catches, 33 yards, 6 drops a game? I think they’ll start cheering for you when the team is winning and you are catching the ball at least as good as a middle school lineman. They weren’t all over you last year when you went to the Pro Bowl and the Browns were winning. Braylon, it’s simple. You’re a wide reciever. You are suppose to catch the ball. When you don’t do that, fans get mad. So if you want them to accept you, simply catch the ball.
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