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: Is this the Next Year I've been hearing about for 20 years? — Chris Atwell.

Don't be ridiculous. It's been 30.

Bud: Are the rumors saying WKYC is going to “flex" YSI to the 7 PM news true? — O. Bill Stone.

You Said It is under consideration as flex programming only if something more profound and socially rewarding can’t be added. For instance, a monkey riding a tricycle.

Bud: Have the Browns announced when Condoleezza Rice will be interviewed? — Bill.

John Dorsey is said to be unsure of how to address the former Secretary of State in an interview. It would much more comfortable for Dorsey if Rice were a man with the same credentials. Then he could use the honorific, “Dr. Buddy Boy.”

Bud: What does a guy like Tom Brady get for Christmas? — Jim Corrigan, Fairview Park.

If there’s truly a God, a receding hairline and a gut.

Bud: Would it violate NCAA rules if Ohio State boosters paid Jim Harbaugh to stay at Michigan? — Scott P.

It would have to be done through a Go Fund Me page but those are usually reserved for more important matters in need of altruistic action. Like paying Baker Mayfield's fine.

Bud: How many kitchens does it take to feed Freddie? — Michael Sarro.

According to my bathroom mirror, half as many as it takes to feed a sportswriter.

Bud: Why isn’t Urban Meyer considered a possibility for the Browns head coaching job? Shouldn’t he be at the top of the list? — Tim.

Based on how they talked about Urban coaching his last game on the Rose Bowl broadcast, I have to conclude he’s on the top of the Vatican’s list for sainthood.

Bud: The Browns have the 17th pick.  It's so refreshing not to have to worry about taking a QB at the top of the draft.  Now all John Dorsey has to do is pick the best available player, whomever he or she is. — Pat.

You Said It “winners” are “renaissance men.” Or women.