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. 

You Said It

Bud: Is it true the practice of holding babies upside down and slapping them  ended after Baker Mayfield stared down the doctor in the delivery room? — Bill, C-Town.

That sounds quite possible. I’m also told when he ends a relationship he makes it pretty clear it’s you, not him.

Bud: You used to give out T-shirts to attract contributors. Do you think that it will take more, like pants and shoes to attract your contributors now? — Michael Sarro.

I’ve come to realize bathrobes and basement dehumidifiers would be more appealing to most You Said It contributors.

Bud: In this Christmas week, it’s appropriate to recognize Hue Jackson as the gift that keeps on giving. — Vince G., Cincinnati.

With all the blame being placed so squarely on Hue, I can’t think of anybody who’s getting more of a pass than Todd Haley. Unless it’s Jimmy Haslam.

Bud: Isn’t the biggest difference between the Jackson Browns and the Williams Browns that the receivers are suddenly catching the ball? — Eddie Vidmar.

Yes, any fair assessment would recognize that. Among the 50 other biggest differences that come instantly to mind.

Hey Bud: Can you check with your highly placed media sources to see if Greg Joseph was the stunt double for Pepsi's "Ice the kicker" commercial and is it true that he nailed it on the first take? — Bill Morrow, Avon Lake.

My definition of a highly placed media source is any sportswriter first in line at the buffet who’s willing to pretend he was holding a place for me.

Dear Bud: If loving Baker Mayfield is wrong, I don't want to be right — Mespo Jim.

Are you sure you’re ready to close the book on backup quarterbacks Whatshisname and The Other Guy?

Bud:  My eyesight may not be the best, but shouldn't it be "Uncle" Zizic? — Pat.

Thank you for supplying the in-depth analysis basketball fans have come to expect from my column.

Bud: Although everything seems to have been forgiven, what type of reception does Bill Belichick get when he shows up in Whoville? — Jim Corrigan, Fairview Park.

You Said It “winners” have a very shiny nose, on account of the eggnog.