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Thursday, August 2, 2007

ESPN to Browns: Seriously, why do you bother?

Posted By on Thu, Aug 2, 2007 at 1:15 PM

Scientifically speaking, Brady Quinn's Hall of Fame prospects are "totally fucked." Why? Because he's a Brown, says ESPN.com.
Sometimes we wonder if the Browns shouldn’t just pack it in, maybe drop down to the Arena League or see if they can annex the Loser Palace By The Lake into Canada and make a run at a Grey Cup . According to ESPN.com, Coach Crennel’s boys might as well drop a peg. Two of the site’s scribes recently compiled a list of the 50 active NFL players most likely to be voted into the Hall of Fame, and -- you guessed it! – not a single nod to the mighty Brown and Orange. Apparently we’re just fielding a bunch of stiffs, out there for the game checks and the novelty of catching frostbite on a winter's eve. And it’s not that we’re just stocked with talent too young and unproven to crack the list. Included were a handful of guys young and unproven, including players with just a year under their belts (Reggie Bush, Vince Young, Matt Leinart), and two rookies – Calvin Johnson and Adrian Peterson – who haven’t yet played a down. And, just to twist the knife in the collective Pabst-soaked liver of the Dawg Pound, they added Lofa Tatupu, which I believe is some kind of salad dressing. ESPN also added a second list, “Ten Players on the Canton Bubble,” which includes Browns player-coach Willie McGinest, his knees formerly of New England. And the insult wraps with “Big Names, Not Enough Games.” Number three on that list? Brady Quinn, who has no shot at Canton, they wrote, simply because he’s been sentenced to several years of hard time in Cleveland: “As soon as Quinn was chosen by the Browns on draft day, his chances to reach the Hall of Fame took a severe hit.” Look at this way, Brady: There's one more reason you'll never have to drive to Canton. – Jason Nedley


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