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: Freddie Kitchens says he wasn’t the popular choice. Does someone need to remind him he’s following Hue Jackson? — Tim, C-Town.

No. As a reminder, I believe the nose plug and water wings are still in a box in the corner of the head coach’s office.

Bud: Does the New England Patriots PR department tell Bill Belichick what to wear? — Jim, Mentor-on-the-lake.

It's long been known Belichick only takes fashion advice from Rocky Balboa.

Bud: Do you think it’s a safe bet Freddie Kitchens refers to his neighbor Geraldo Rivera, as Gerry? — Jim Corrigan, Fairview Park.

Out of respect for the only reason Geraldo is still well known, the guess is Freddie calls him Mr. Mustache.

Bud: Were you disappointed Freddie never once said, "Get 'er done" during his presser? — Nick, Niles

Freddie makes Larry The Cable Guy look like a character on Downton Abbey.

Bud: Head Coach Freddie Kitchens repeated a cliche (probably written by you). But "if two is one and one is none,” what is 53? — O. Bill Stone.

Every fan knows that’s Dwayne Bowe’s number of receiving yards with the Browns.

Bud: With all the changes occurring within the Browns, Indians and Cavaliers what does the future hold for You Said It —- Going Forward? — Ray in Delaware.

You Said It is the equivalent of an NBA player on a 10-day contract. If that player weren’t good enough to get off the bench.

(Editor’s note: John Dorsey said “going forward” or “moving forward”  a dozen times Monday. Jimmy Haslam's press conference coach needs to tell him, candidly, that’s 12 too many.

Bud: Freddie Kitchens keeps saying things like "how does anyone know that... they're ready to be a head coach, have a baby etc.?” Is this an appropriate question for the 2019 Tribe outfield? — Jeff Williams, Peachtree City, GA.

Freddie asking “Were you ready to become a parent?” was a nice line. But it doesn’t change the fact that some dads become Ozzie Nelson (look it up, kids) and others Ozzy Osbourne.

From Twitter:

Assuming there are background checks for preschool, your involvement in You Said It can only hurt her chances.

Bud: Has anybody ever seen Freddie Kitchens and Charlie Manuel in the same room? — Pat.

You Said It “winners” don't put on airs, and things of that sort.