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: John Dorsey claims he did “extensive research” on Kareem Hunt before signing him. Yet the league hasn’t even finished its own investigation, and it started looking into Hunt's behavior a year ago. How is this possible? — Tim, C-Town.
Hard to say what the Browns know versus what the league knows. All we can say with any certainty is that the Haslams knew they didn’t want to be anywhere near Monday’s press conference.
Bud: I hear people say they're shocked by the Hunt signing. But didn’t the Browns once draft a player in the fourth round who reported directly to jail? — Kevin.
Don’t be ridiculous. The Browns didn’t draft Jeremiah Pharms until the fifth round.
Bud: I have been following the Browns for 30 years from afar in England. My wife has endured this for the last 20 years including watching every game of 0-16 bliss. She has been great — whilst admitting she can never quite be sure where the ball is at any point in the game — and lifts me from the doldrums like only a soul mate can. My concern is a winning Browns team results in a change of traditional Sunday night atmosphere and resulting activities. And don’t mention more prime time games. Have you seen the time difference! — Carl in Lancaster, England.
If your wife is still having trouble understanding what she saw in the Hue Jackson years, that’s understandable. Just tell her that in terms of pulling in the same direction it was the football equivalent of Brexit.
Bud: Do you find that most YSI contributors are too busy to send you anything during Valentine's week? — Scott P.
Surprisingly, the week-long planning that goes into taking themselves out to a nice dinner is more time-consuming than we think.
Bud: It's nice that the Alliance of American Football gives second chances to players such as the "Old Rolling Ball Of Butcher Knives.” Did He Hate Me make a roster? — Pat.
Trent Richardson had 58 yards in his debut for the Birmingham Iron. Or what Browns fans remember as 23 carries.
Bud: How long do you think it will be before a YSI contributor gets invited to join Kevin Hart in a "Cold As Ba---" ice tub? — Jim Walsh, Olmsted Falls.
Have you ever seen the show “The Last Man on Earth?”
Bud: The Indians seem woefully short on viable outfielders going into spring training. Any chance they’re laying in the weeds waiting to pounce on Bryce Harper? — Tommy.
Never say never. But I’m confident two things will happen before you see that. First Terry Francona will become player/manager a la the late Frank Robinson. And play right field on a scooter.
Bud: Does Kareem Hunt have any experience selling cars? — Jim Corrigan, Fairview Park.
You Said It “winners” are the reason for lemon laws.