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    Re: AFC North News - Browns to be Sold?



    He's already an investor in the Steelers. Why would he sell that interest for the same role on another team? Lerner is full of it. He's looking to sell out.
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    Re: AFC North News - Browns to be Sold?

    Yeah it doesnt make sense considering he is already in that role with a rival within the division. I would agree with your assessment, but I guess we are going to have to wait and see. I think this is more of a spill the beans at the moment by someone with knowledge of the situation, so there are probably bits of truth out there.




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    Re: AFC North News - Browns to be Sold?

    Quote Originally Posted by GOTA View Post
    The Browns were one of the great franchises of the NFL. It's horrible what to see what they've become. Would it be good for the Ravens? No, but it sure would be exciting to have another rival like the Steelers in the division. 4 classic games guaranteed every season would be awesome.
    I agree and Browns fans could use a break. Similar to a certain baseball team that needs a new owner, it would pump up the fan base like crazy. Not hoping for a tougher road for the Ravens but I'd like to see Cleveland get new ownership that is willing to invest
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    Re: AFC North News - Browns to be Sold?

    Looks like this is indeed a sale and not just a minority stake .....

    ProFootballTalk 1:16pm via Web

    Holmgren confirms sale would transfer controlling interest in Browns from Randy Lerner to Jimmy Haslam
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    Re: AFC North News - Browns to be Sold?

    GOTA--
    Assuming this happens, does that mean that the new all-time Ravens rushing leader would be Jim Brown?




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    Re: AFC North News - Browns to be Sold?

    Haslam is over 80. Knowing the Browns luck he'll buy the team then drop dead. His know nothing heirs inherit and the Browns fans are in the exact same spot they're in now.
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    Re: AFC North News - Browns to be Sold?

    Quote Originally Posted by Beau Petard View Post
    GOTA--
    Assuming this happens, does that mean that the new all-time Ravens rushing leader would be Jim Brown?
    LOL! As much as I would love that since I think Jim Brown is the greatest NFL player of all time, I wouldn't wish a Colts situation on any city. Jim Brown would be the first one to want his legacy to stay in Cleveland.
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    Re: AFC North News - Browns to be Sold?

    Yeah, just funnin' ya!

    Funny, though, imagine the whole can of "karmic disarray and emotional distress" worms that would open for the fans of Cleveland - "Are we a 'NEW' team, or do we retain our storied history?"




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    Re: AFC North News - Browns to be Sold?

    NFL networkjust reportedthat Haslam stated he was "100,000 Percent a Steelers fan. But he will keep the team in Cleveland."





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    Seriously, What's in Cleveland? Dedicated Fans Yes, For a fact they lead the nation in drifters, And you can buy a house for the price of a VCR. LOL I Love the Come on down to Cleveland Town Everyone Song on Youtube. Classic

    If they can get a local Owner then it should tell you the direction of the team. But then again we saw that Peter Angelos also.




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    Re: AFC North News - Browns to be Sold?

    In a 2010 investor profile on the Steelers website, Haslam says he was originally a Cowboys fan and later a Colts fan. But business developments caused him to have a change of heart.
    Given that, plus the fact that he went to Tennessee and his brother is the governor of that state, I imagine his only real sports allegiance is to the Vols. I figure that he probably wanted to buy the Titans, but old man McNair wouldn't sell or kick the bucket soon enough, so he took the opportunities that arose.

    This could be good or bad for Cleveland. Good in that the Titans are in his home state and so he wouldn't be in a hurry to move them there like Clay Bennett and the Sonics. Bad in that he doesn't have any allegiance at all to Cleveland. He could have one foot in Cleveland and one in LA for all we know. Most new owners say they're committed to keeping the team in the city they're currently located in. Bennett said the same and look how that turned out.

    Hopefully it'll end up being good for them, though not too good.
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    Re: AFC North News - Browns to be Sold?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravensfannation View Post
    Seriously, What's in Cleveland? Dedicated Fans Yes, For a fact they lead the nation in drifters, And you can buy a house for the price of a VCR. LOL I Love the Come on down to Cleveland Town Everyone Song on Youtube. Classic

    If they can get a local Owner then it should tell you the direction of the team. But then again we saw that Peter Angelos also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wickedsolo View Post
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    Love that guy! Everything he makes looks great
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    Re: AFC North News - Browns to be Sold?

    It's a done deal. Browns have a new owner

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...n-is-complete/
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    Re: AFC North News - Browns to be Sold?

    Interesting that the guy is already an investor in the Steelers. Will he have to divest his interests in that club to become the Browns owner?
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