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    AFC North News - Browns to be Sold?



    Lot of rumors that one of the minority owners of the Steelers is looking to buy the Browns. The Ravens and Steelers might actually get some competition if that happens. Their current owner only cares about soccer. He didn't want the team but inherited it from his father. A new owner in Cleveland could have a huge impact on the Ravens.
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    Re: AFC North News - Browns to be Sold?

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    Re: AFC North News - Browns to be Sold?

    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    I heard it on the radio and didn't have one. SiriusXM NFL Radio reported it.
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    Re: AFC North News - Browns to be Sold?

    I read this too.

    Interesting.

    I wouldn't be surprised if the new owner comes in and cleans major house.
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    Re: AFC North News - Browns to be Sold?

    Given Lerner's quotes, sounds like he's looking for an investor, not an outright buyer.
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    Re: AFC North News - Browns to be Sold?

    I had this in the other NFL thread.

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    Re: AFC North News - Browns to be Sold?

    Agree with Houston, it sounds more like an investor buying into the team. Now how much of the team he buys, that is the question.

    I liked the comments below the article. One poster wants them to change the name to the Cleveland Dawgs/Dogs, to remove the stigma of "Browns".
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    Re: AFC North News - Browns to be Sold?

    Quote Originally Posted by flraven View Post
    One poster wants them to change the name to the Cleveland Dawgs/Dogs, to remove the stigma of "Browns".
    Good idea. If it were to happen, the Plain Dealer should have a name-the-team contest similar to what the Sun did to name our team the Ravens (Instead of Bombers, Americans, Rhinos, or other ridiculous choices). I would vote for the Cleveland Pixie Elves, using their existing logo: browns thumbnail.aspx.jpeg
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    Re: AFC North News - Browns to be Sold?

    I would laugh my ass off, if they were sold outright....and moved to L.A. I am a hateful prick though.




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    Re: AFC North News - Browns to be Sold?

    Wouldn't that be some shit?
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    Re: AFC North News - Browns to be Sold?

    This is good news for Cleveland.... and good news for the Ravens.

    The Browns are already placing themselves in a position to be competitive on the football field. Now, they'll get an owner who makes sure that staph germs are laying around on in the medical facilities.

    As for the impact on the Ravens, the Browns are the major reason why the AFC North isn't considered the premier division in the NFL. New owner + increased competitiveness = more viewership by the NFL, at large, and a hypercompetitiveness within the division.

    Now somebody find a new owner for the Bengals, and this division will eclipse the NFC East as the predominant division in football (which, in my opinion, they are just because of the Ravens )
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    Re: AFC North News - Browns to be Sold?

    I heard, I won't tell my secret source, that the prospective new owner already has Phil Savage (GM) and Butch Davis (HC) lined-up ... Bc




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    Re: AFC North News - Browns to be Sold?

    Quote Originally Posted by SC_Raven_Fan View Post
    This is good news for Cleveland.... and good news for the Ravens.

    ...... As for the impact on the Ravens, the Browns are the major reason why the AFC North isn't considered the premier division in the NFL. New owner + increased competitiveness = more viewership by the NFL, at large, and a hypercompetitiveness within the division.
    I don't see how a division competitor improving can be good news for the Ravens. I would rather see all three with losing records.

    I'll agree that "more viewership by the NFL, at large" would be a good thing for Ravens fans once we see ticket prices substantially reduced and mandatory exhibition games eliminated. Otherwise: what's the benefit to Ravens fans more viewership by the NFL, at large?




    Quote Originally Posted by SC_Raven_Fan View Post
    As for the impact on the Ravens, the Browns are the major reason why the AFC North isn't considered the premier division in the NFL.....

    Now somebody find a new owner for the Bengals, and this division will eclipse the NFC East as the predominant division in football (which, in my opinion, they are just because of the Ravens )
    I disagree. The NFC East was the NFL's strongest division several decades ago, but has declined since Jerry Jones and Dan Snyder have run down their teams. The AFC North placed three playoff teams in 2011, is overall still the strongest.

    Clark Judge of CBS Sports agrees:

    Strongest division
    AFC North
    Three of the four reached last year's playoffs, with one (Baltimore) making it to the conference championship game. Pittsburgh went to three of the past seven Super Bowls, winning twice. Baltimore went to two of the past four conference championship games. So did the Steelers. Now, Cincinnati is starting to squeeze both, with a quarterback who, as a rookie last season, had to play 10 top 10 ranked defenses yet still finished 9-7. Yeah, I know, the Bengals were 0-8 vs. playoff teams, but four of them (twice each) were Baltimore and Pittsburgh. Anyway, there's strength at the top.
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    Re: AFC North News - Browns to be Sold?

    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.
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    Re: AFC North News - Browns to be Sold?

    Yeah I heard that it's just an investor, but that city needs some boost to their sports franchises. Having another good team in the division can only make us better in the long term. I'm all for them changing the ownership if it means improving.




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