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: What kind of fashion statement was Odell Beckham Jr. making with that kilt he wore at the Met Gala? I’d like to think it was a tipoff that he’s going to deliver a “Braveheart” speech when he arrives at the next offseason workout. — Kevin.

The Browns would settle for him just showing up even if what he has to say falls as flat as Kevin Costner in Robin Hood.

Bud: I see nothing wrong with Odell Beckham saying Baker Mayfield will be a Hall of Famer and that the Browns will be the new Patriots. I mean what could go wrong? — Tim, C-Town.

Gone are the days when things could go totally off the rails in Berea. Assuming Baker doesn’t become Andy Dalton and the Browns aren’t the new Bengals.

Bud: Baker’s beard looked pretty long for "Riders Up" at the Kentucky Derby.  Is there anything this guy does not get into? — Jim Walsh, Olmsted Falls.

If you needed final proof that Baker isn’t Johnny, now you have it. Johnny would’ve been considered a fallen rider and immediately put back on the nearest unoccupied horse.

Bud: But didn't Maximum Security win the popular vote? — Michael Sarro.

Yes. But this time while veering sharply right.

Bud: Don’t you think the couple that asked Jason Kipnis to help with their gender reveal were taking an awful risk that he would even hit the ball? — Paul Ferko, Parma.

Be nice now. The far bigger risk was that Kipnis would hit a liner off the forearm or ankle of another Indians pitcher.

Bud: So if the Browns of last year were like the Kentucky Derby, who stepped out of their lane? Jackson or Haley? Although I guess the similarity ends there because they were BOTH disqualified — Eddie Vidmar.

Also because they never got out of the gate.

Bud: Is it me or is it common to spend more time reading WKYC pop up ads than actual articles? — Devin, Concord.

If the only other option is reading You Said It, it’s not only common but recommended.

Bud: Over the course of his big league career, has Indians’ drummer John Adams ever spent time in ‘percussion protocol’? — Jim Corrigan, Fairview Park.

I'll make an exception this time but I try never to declare a pun a You Said It "winner," fearing every time I do an angel gets its wings clipped.