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The Cleveland Browns score high in Ivy League alignment: Bud Shaw’s You Said It

Sports fans have questions about new GM Andrew Berry, Kareem Hunt and sign-stealing in baseball.

CLEVELAND — CLEVELAND — “You Said It" is a reader participation column based on the premise that if you don't laugh about Cleveland sports you'll cry.

And that if you do laugh about Cleveland sports, you might still end up crying. But at least friends and family might occasionally like being around you.


Bud: The addition of Andrew Berry as GM means that a trio of Ivy Leaguers will be running the Browns. Let me tell you, when I want to see the best that college football has to offer, nothing beats Brown vs. Columbia. -- Vince G., Cincinnati.

Laugh now. But think of the superiority complex Browns fans will enjoy if NFL Team Jeopardy ever becomes a thing.

Bud: Can analytics be used to determine an owner's effectiveness? Asking for a friend. — Jimmy in Berea.

In the spirit of the organizational direction brought to town by the Haslam family, I’d have to say yes and no.

Bud: Are Rocky River Police letting all drivers with weed and an open bottle of vodka drive away? — O. Bill Stone.

I know what it looks like. But since when has playing for the Browns not been considered punishment enough?

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Bud: Paul Brown, Forrest Gregg, Marty Schottenheimer, Romeo Crennel and Pat Shurmur all got a second chance. Who do you think the next former Browns coach to get another try will be, Hue Jackson, Freddie Kitchens or Kevin Stefanski? — Pat.

Another positive thinker.

Bud: Wasn't it good to see that the Browns' method of tackling was used in the Pro Bowl? — Michael Sarro.

I’m only surprised that not a single Browns defender was asked to teach a dodgeball seminar.

Bud: I take a one-a-day vitamin, drink at least 8 beers a week, and count my blessings. Does that qualify me for an analytics position anywhere? — Bernie Abramczyk, Apex, NC.

During the Hue Jackson years that would’ve qualified you for the 53-man.

Bud: I’m glad to see the Cavs got over that misunderstanding with Coach Beilein and now seem to be embracing his description of them playing like slugs. — Tim, C-Town.

Yes. Imagine if they weren't all on the same page.

Bud: What effect will the respective Boston/Houston cheating scandals have on MLB’s ‘Caught Stealing’ statistical category? — Jim Corrigan, Fairview Park.

You Said It “winners” are in the zone.

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