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  1. #16
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    Re: Art Modell Chant



    My God ... can there be more inaccuracies in these posts?

    SHORTTRACK, please go find ESPN's show on Art and him leaving Cleveland. ESPN is NO fan of anything Baltimore but they did a very fair and honest assesment of the situation.

    I believe the show was called "Top 5 Reason You Cant Blame Art Modell"
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    Re: Art Modell Chant

    I saw the ESPN piece and have read several books on the topic.
    Modell did not vote for Baltimore in expansion.




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    Re: Art Modell Chant

    SHORTTRACK is on, a number of owners voted against Baltimore BECAUSE we had such a sweet deal. Fact is, they didn't think a new owner should get that deal. SOMEBODY was going to move here, Art jumped first. Mainly because he was the most desperate.




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    Re: Art Modell Chant

    Quote Originally Posted by SHORTTRACK View Post
    I saw the ESPN piece and have read several books on the topic.
    Modell did not vote for Baltimore in expansion.
    OK, so he didn't vote for us to get an Expansion team. There are also 28 or so other owners at that time who didn't vote for Baltimore. They were all wrong. This one thing doesn't diminish the 30 some years of good things he did for the NFL.




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    Re: Art Modell Chant

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    SHORTTRACK is on, a number of owners voted against Baltimore BECAUSE we had such a sweet deal. Fact is, they didn't think a new owner should get that deal. SOMEBODY was going to move here, Art jumped first. Mainly because he was the most desperate.
    I dont deny Modell was desperate. I think thats well established fact. It's the "why he was desperate" I take issue with. People think he had a choice on which city (he didnt) and everyone seems to forget the handcuffing the city of Cleveland was giving him.

    He had a choice to make -- stay in Cleveland and lose money hand over fist or take the first deal that came along (that gave him the monetary benefits of a new stadium). He picked us, rightfully so for both his business sake and personal financial sake.

    Modell is a shrewed businessman, as any good owner ought to be. He also showed class by leaving the stats and team name behind -- something, at the time, many owners didnt understand.
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  6. #21

    Re: Art Modell Chant

    Modell in the Hall isn't something Baltimore should lose sleep over. He came for the MONEY!......Nothing else




  7. #22

    Re: Art Modell Chant

    If he goes into the HOF it would be for all the contributions he gave while he was with the Browns. Do I think he should be in, Yes, but Its not Baltimore's fight. To me seeing art in the Hall is like seeing Earnest Byner in the ring of fame or whatever they call it.
    WOW! I feel so fortunate that the Ravens did what they had to do to make this happen. Thank you. My Heart is with the Raven....My Heart is with Baltimore and its great fans. What can I say. Here We Go!!! --Ray Lewis
    No, Thank you Ray...
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