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 will like being around you more. 


Bud: Which member of the Cavs coaching staff is responsible for picking up the new guy at the airport prior to each game? — Jim Corrigan, Fairview Park.

More times than not, the players the Cavs are acquiring this season arrive by Greyhound bus. When they haven’t hopped a freight train.

Bud:  So Tony Romo was able to predict what the Patriots were going to do based on what the KC defense showed him pre-snap? Wow, with those kind of super powers you’d think he could’ve played quarterback in the NFL. — Tim, C-Town.

Critics would point out that the only surprise given Romo’s Cowboys career is that he recognized it in a postseason game. I wouldn’t say that but you know critics.

Bud: Did you get any satisfaction watching a very cocky Hefty get beat by the 417th-ranked golfer at the Desert Classic?  — O. Bill Stone.

No. And at my current girth, I get even less out of calling anybody else Hefty.

Bud: Is it true that if you are sitting next to Gisele Bundchen and you accidentally bump her upper arm that the refs will call roughing the passer? — Eddie Vidmar.

Rules governing the family section in stadiums are all covered when refs visit the locker room of Patriots opponents to deliver the pre-game restraining orders.

Bud: Is it true Tony Romo said “You said it” contributors are in a class of their own? — Jim, Mentor-on-the-Lake.

 If he mentioned YSI contributors at all, I’m betting he just used a word that rhymes with “class.”

Bud: Now that the Browns are done, I hope they are paying you a ton of dough if you have to watch the Cadavaliers. — Nate J, Brunswick, OH.

“Ton of dough” and “sportswriter” go together like “Kevin Love” and “iron man.”

Bud: How many Browns fans would be marching toward the I480 bridge if Sunday’s Rams-Saints debacle had happened on the lakefront with a trip to Super Bowl hanging in the balance? — Bryan, NYC.

I think you misspelled "staggering."

Bud: Collin Sexton has said on more than one occasion that he’s having “fun.” Remind me not to let him pick the haunted house next Halloween. — Bill.

You Said It “winners" and creaky floorboards are equally warped.