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: As far as Browns history goes, which was the more ridiculous situation? Brandon Weeden getting stuck under the flag or Baker Mayfield being stuck under Hue Jackson? — Eddie VIdmar.

Jimmy Haslam sticking with a 1-31 head coach.

Bud: Please help! My 2019 New Years resolution was to get a You Said It contribution published by the end of January. — Jim Walsh, Olmsted Falls.

Most people set goals as if life is a pole vault competition. YSI contributors set them as if life is a limbo competition.

Bud: Was the AFC/NFC Pro Bowl really an all-star football game or a ballroom dancing competition? — Jim Corrigan, Fairview Park.

I don’t want to say that game was played in slow motion but I’ve seen quicker moves in a tai chi class.

Bud: When Bill Belichick was coach of the Browns, the fans would stand outside the locker room after the games and chant, "Bill must go!” Who would have guessed those prophetic fans meant "to the Super Bowl?” — Tim, Parma.

The last time an audience was proven so wrong about a casting choice, Ben Affleck got surprisingly good reviews as Batman.

Bud: Why can't the NFL just have the Pro Bowl being played in Hawaii. It helps with the scenery and announcers to sport their really bad Hawaiian shirts. — Radu Marinescu, Glendale, AZ

The only thing that could save the Pro Bowl is three hours of Tony Romo reading fortunes.

Bud:  Is the Robitussin Flat Earth Commercial based on Kyrie Irving? — Pat.

Maybe. I just know if Irving joins LeBron James in L.A. the scorn of Cavs fans will follow him to the ends of the earth.

Bud: Would (Jarvis Landry’s) catchy new ‘Wake-’em Up’ slogan have had more impact in the Johnny Manziel era? — Jim Corrigan, Fairview Park.

Justin Gilbert thanks you for leaving him out of this.

Bud: ’Quite frankly,’ it is reasonable to assume a COO that has no knowledge of a rebate scam (would) be unaware he is the cause of 'internal discord' in the building. — O. Bill Stone.

You Said It “winners” are an unsophisticated bunch.