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Signs of Life

Unread postby peeker643 » Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:04 pm

Funny what some civic pride can do.

Not just in the community and the workplace but also right here in this internet community.

Place feels alive for the first time in a couple months.

Not because of a win, but because of the way they're winning.

I'm really hoping CBS is off the chain next Sunday. I know I've been let down before after the set up but damn, if they can won this football game Sunday.....
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Re: Signs of Life

Unread postby FUDU » Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:22 pm

All for one and one for all.

BTW I heard a rumor there was a basketball team in this town......
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Re: Signs of Life

Unread postby danwismar » Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:23 pm

You're right, Peeks.

I'm getting high fives in my office this morning....you know...like I did something....just because people know I'm a longtime STH.

The difference in the demeanor/behavior of the 72,000 at CBS is remarkable, just based on the win at N.O., and now this one. We've been in "Show me" mode for so long now....by conditioning...that it's almost surreal to go to the stadium without the expectation that we'll lose the game.

Down in 129 yesterday, the friends we've made over 12 seasons were looking at each other after each successive big play with our mouths open in amazement....like "Who are these impostors in our Browns uniforms?"

It's going to take some time to adjust to having the expectation of winning.

And of course the league will adjust, and make it harder for us to do what we want to do. But in the second half yesterday, the Pats knew what we were going to do...and they still had no answer for Hillis.

We were reminiscing during the game about the days post-1999 when a 1st-and goal from the opponents' 1-yard line gave us about a 10% chance of scoring a TD. The idea that we can now go for it with confidence on a 4th-and 1 from our own 36 is like living in a parallel universe.
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Re: Signs of Life

Unread postby JacksonDysonJackson » Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:28 pm

This city is sleeping giant man.

A win next week would start the awakening...
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Re: Signs of Life

Unread postby bac5665 » Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:34 pm

I'm in Columbus, and I see Bengals shit all the time, and Steelers shit way too much.

After the Saints game, I saw a few people in Browns gear, and it was great. Today, there is an avalanche of Burnt Orange and Seal Brown. Here at the law school, there's maybe a handful of us who were wearing Cleveland gear. Today, it feels like 1 in 5 are in the gear. Walking down High Street, I see someone in Browns gear in every direction. It's absolutely fantastic.
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