CLEVELAND — In a recent interview on 92.3 The Fan in Cleveland, "Elf" and "The Godfather" actor James Caan said that he sees good things ahead for the Browns this season.
Caan caught the attention of the Cleveland-based radio station after tweeting on Friday, "My assistant who is from Cleveland (which is embarrassing enough in itself) is walking around like the Browns won the Super Bowl after last nights win. Is this normal? End of tweet."
Caan's assistant, Mike Kijanski, called into 92.3's "Bull and Fox" and almost immediately began discussing the city. Not long after, Caan himself was on the line.
"You guys have a big thing to overcome," Caan said, "Cleveland is a joke word." Although he says it's not the city itself that is a joke, Caan told the show's hosts that in show business, any word with a "K" sound is automatically funny.
In regards to the Browns' future this season? The "Misery" star says he believes that they will be making the playoffs this season, but only because he thinks Kijanski might not come to work if they don't.
And for fans who may not care about the Browns all that much, Caan also gave a little insight to the possibility of a second "Elf" film.
"We were going do it and I thought, ‘Oh my God, I finally got a franchise movie, I could make some money, let my kids do what the hell they want to do.’" Caan said, "And the director and Will didn’t get along very well. So, Will wanted to do it, he didn’t want the director, and he had it in his contract, it was one of those things.”
Unfortunately, that is pretty concrete.
You can listen to the full interview in the player below.