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. 

YOU SAID IT

Bud: Maybe OBJ can put his Joker Cleats on E-bay and donate all the proceeds to the new head coach's salary. — Paula.

My understanding from exactly zero sources is that Odell is telling close friends he’s fine with the current staff “as long as Coach Whatshisname doesn’t start pushing for OTA participation.”

Bud: (Sunday, 4:33 p.m.) I’ve seen enough of Mayfield for today — Jay Shulman.

Eight minutes after kickoff? Was it the Fu Manchu, or the fifth Progressive Insurance commercial?

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Bud: You said the Browns would finish 10-6. I wouldn't start worrying yet. I mean, you got the 6 right. — East Side Eddie.

Thank you. My predictions have long been considered a definite improvement on the Magic 8 Ball.

Bud: Is there no quit in the Browns because it’s been all used up? — Jim Corrigan, Fairview Park.

To be fair, rarely do they fail to chase the ball carrier all the way to the end zone.

Bud: Why is it easier for Austin Seibert to convert regular field goals than extra points? — Alan in Canton.

He doesn’t want to show up the Browns offense by being better the closer he gets to the end zone. 

Bud:  Where can I get one of those "White Flag" Rally Towels the Browns were toying with a few years ago? — Pat.

No need. The fact you are a regular contributor to You Said It is a cry of surrender in its own right.

Bud: Did the NFL say that the Browns had to wear clown shoes and only Beckham and Landry complied? — Michael Sarro.

Let’s not get carried away. Only Beckham complied.

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Hey Bud: Any truth to the rumor that Rashard Higgins has been placed into witness protection? Just trying to find out where he may be. — Tim in Macedonia.

You can’t rule out anything with this Browns team, including Higgins' absence being due to his insistence on wearing a retro milk carton shoe design.

Bud: I don’t want to say the Browns are grasping at straws but can we expect John Dorsey to go from wearing a sweatshirt to a tux, a la Baker hoping a Fu Manchu changed his luck? — Tim, C-Town.

Who knows. That could be on Dorsey’s to-do list this week, right after he texts a Browns fan to “go root for #$*& Buffalo.”

Bud: Are you looking forward to Kitchens' sophomore slump next year? — CJ, Avon Lake.

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