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: I know Freddie Kitchens wants to be a regular guy and all, but do you think he’s taking it a bit too far by hiding a Bud Light mini-fridge under his Dawg Pound hoodie? — Jeff Williams, Peachtree City, GA.

I would say the same thing if you asked that question about me. There’s no visual evidence to believe that’s light beer in there.

Bud: After his Super Bowl victory, is Bill Belichick going to Disney World or on to Cincinnati? — Jim Corrigan, Fairview Park.

Depends on which has an Improv. He doesn’t like to miss Friday night open-mic.

Bud: Upon reflection of the Super Bowl, what did you long for more, more offense or the Pips? — Bernard Abramczyk, Apex, NC.

One Rams drive that lasted longer than the national anthem.

Bud: If Animal Planet really wanted to kill in the ratings next year, they'd put the Puppy Bowl up against the Pro Bowl. Though I heard they did pretty good in the New Orleans market — Pat.

Saints fans have handled recent disappointments with a well-reasoned maturity. They swore off the Super Bowl in the same numbers they swore off “Dog The Bounty Hunter” after the Sean Payton's and Gregg Williams' suspensions.

Bud: I am trying to confirm a NBA trade story. Rodney Hood was still with the Cavs this year? — Tim, C-Town.

Give Hood credit. He entered every game when summoned by Larry Drew. Often after an eye roll but still.

Bud: To avoid a 13-3 Super Bowl in the future, rumor has it the NFL is proposing a rule change: Defensive players will be penalized for looking at a receiver before the receiver has secured possession of the ball and made a football move.  Will this ensure the 50-49 scores in the future? — O. Bill Stone.

Except on those occasions when Bill Belichick has two weeks to prepare. Then the 50-3 game comes into play.

Bud: With all the great publicity Cleveland received on last Saturday night's NFL Honors show, I'm surprised there was no mention of Bud Shaw's You Said It column. — Jim Walsh, Olmsted Falls.

This is a different time in the NFL. For legal reasons, the league shies from any association with a competition that so clearly ignores concussion protocol. 

Bud: Any truth to the rumor that Bill Belichick and Corey Kluber will team up on a syndicated sports talk show entitled, ‘Pardon the Expression’? — Jim Corrigan, Fairview Park.

You Said It “winners” have no claim to fame.