justmebd wrote:Randy Lerner wants to win, he's just too 'effin stupid to figure out how to win. The Dolans would like to win (because that increases revenue), but they don't have the will to make the investment. That would be too risky. To them, the safest bet is to dump salary and keep your fingers crossed.
The fans see this, and that's why they stay away.
This is entirely too simplified. All money in a baseball contract is guaranteed. Football isn't the same. Not to mention, football has a salary cap. Everybody is on equal, or at least relatively equal, footing.
Randy Lerner spends money just as stupidly, including the hiring and firing of coaches like he changes his jammies.
The Browns have to keep their fingers crossed and hope too because no free agents want to come here. One of the same issues that the Indians have. They can't be players because Cleveland is not a desirable location.
I fail to see where Lerner is any better than the Dolans. One spends a ton of money with no results, one spends little money with no results. Explain to me why one is so much better than the other. Because Lerner "tries"? Fine, but if Lerner tried with some intent, the Browns could have nice things. The Dolans can't even try because baseball economics don't let them.
If you're going to argue that the Browns draw better than the Indians because they're a better organization, you're not going to have much credibility.
If you want to argue the obvious points that have already been discussed (# of home games, time of year, once/week, etc.), then sure, those are all valid.
But to infer that the clown show that is the Browns is better than the Indians is just ludicrous.