Haslam Pens Uninspiring Letter, ESPN Analyst Says Browns Sitting Pretty

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Here's Browns' owner Jimmy Haslam's letter to season ticket holders, published on WFNY this morning:

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All that gratitude and reassurance goes a long way, Jimmy, so thanks for taking the time. We're delighted that you think the vacancy is so attractive. I mean it's almost endearing that you maintain that view when just about every sports media outlet staffed by people-or-things-that-are-sentient regard Cleveland as the least- or second-least desirable job on the market.

And thanks for rubbing in the fact that we had more Pro-Bowlers last year than victories! Sweet!

ESPN's Adam Schefter, for his part, seems to think the Browns' position is A-OK:


But ESPN's Mike Greenburg is tuned into the grander irony:


At any rate, Haslam's feeling heat; and a letter urging fans to recognize how "methodical" and "disciplined" they're being has the opposite effect.

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Sam Allard is the Senior Writer at Scene, in which capacity he covers politics and power and writes about movies when time permits. He's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and the NEOMFA at Cleveland State. Prior to joining Scene, he was encamped in Sarajevo, Bosnia, on an...
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