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A Rare View from Cleveland
Category: FEATURED
Tags: NFL Art Modell Cleveland Browns Cleveland Cleveland Fans Cleveland Indians Dick Jacobs Cleveland Cavaliers The Beeze

 
Wednesday night news broke that Art Modell was gravely ill...I had posted on Facebook when the news broke, "Art Modell is "gravely ill" is the lead local news story...How many Clevelanders first response was a slight grin?"

By morning he was dead...Through the night, and all day Thursday, there were plenty of people admitting to being happy Modell had died...Even those who don't wish death on people, were still glad he had died...Clevelanders take what happened to their Browns very personally...And that's fine...I know I was pissed when Modell moved the Browns to Baltimore...But as time has gone on, and I looked at the whole picture, I don't have that same hate for Art Modell, that most Clevelanders do...Yep, you're about to witness a guy from Cleveland, defend Art Modell's legacy...

Back in the day, The Cleveland Indians sucked...But their owner knew how Cleveland loves it's sports teams...They also knew that city leaders were tired of the "Mistake by the Lake" jokes...So for a couple years, Dick Jacobs kept threatening to move the Indians...The City decided to give Jacobs what he wanted...His own stadium...Completely funded by the public...All Jacobs paid for was the sign that put his name on the place...

The City officials also thought this would be even better if they could get the Cavs to move back to downtown Cleveland, instead of playing in the sticks of Richfield...So they build Gordon Gund's Cavaliers a new arena right next to Jacobs field...Again, Gund, that blind bastard, only paid to put his name on the place...The city was all a buzz about what was dubbed, "The Gateway District"...This shit was going to bring us back!

Modell, who's Browns always sold out the 70,000 plus Municipal Stadium, waited patiently...He had just lost his tenant, the Indians...The Stadium was old, and surely the City would take care of their number one draw...But they didn't...Eventually Modell had to go to the mayor...He never went to the media like Jacobs, and made repeated threats to move...The city officials made it clear that there was no way they could afford to give him a sweet deal, and new home, like they did for the Indians and Cavaliers...Modell, was losing money...No one in Cleveland fought for him or the Browns...He was in debt,and got an offer from football starved Baltimore...We always hear about sports being a business...Well, Modell made the smart business move, and took HIS team to Baltimore...

In 1995 Modell told The Wall Street Journal, "The reason I'm taking so much heat now is every politician is covering his backside for failing to do anything at all. They took me for granted."

Yes they did...It wasn't until news broke that Modell was moving the team to Baltimore, that people finally took action...All the sudden the fans spoke up...Suddenly elected officials were trying to do something...Too little, too late...All this time fans have been pissed at Modell...They've had nothing but hate for him, when really they should have taken that out the mayor, councilmen, and the media, who cried to save the Indians, but didn't say anything about taking care of the Browns until they were already packing up...

And while Art is hated in Cleveland, he deserves the praise he is getting from around the country...He is one of the few key people, who made the NFL what it is today...He Pushed for the NFL/AFL merger, and he and Pete Rozelle were the visionaries that saw that TV was where Football had to go...Modell almost single-handedly strong armed his fellow owners into the first TV contract...Letting them know, that if they really wanted to make the money that they dreamed of, that TV was going to get them there...And then later, it was Modell, who strong armed the Networks into ponying up the BIG money, to put the NFL on their airwaves...You can also thank Art for Monday Night Football....

There are mountains of NFL history that couldn't have been written had it not been for Art Modell...The man belongs in the Hall of Fame...And Cleveland, he also deserves some respect for the countless acts of charity he contributed to during his life in here...

After much talk about the NFL having Modell Honored with a moment of silence before this Sunday's games, The Modell family has asked The Cleveland Browns to not pay him any Honor...The Browns were planning to keep it short, knowing the fan reaction would be bad...This takes any worry off the Browns...But it bothers me that pretty much everyone in the world knows that, a moment of silence to pay respect to one of the men that built the NFL into the monster it is, would be greeted in Browns Stadium with a chorus of boooo's...

This may be odd for a sports blogger to write...But it's just a football team people...There is really so much more to life, then to carry that kind of hate around for all these years.

Fuck Pittsburgh!

Later, The Beeze.

 

Monday Moaning 2-21-11
Category: FEATURED
Tags: MLB NHL Patrice ONeal Clevland Indians Cleveland Cavaliers Humor Van Morrison Cleveland The Beeze Rosie Jones Hockey


 
Welcome again to Monday...Since Spring Training is getting underway, there has been a lot of blogs being posted about Baseball again...People are getting geared up for Baseball season...Me, I'm having trouble...One reason, Hockey season is going strong, the trade deadline is approaching, and teams are making their push towards the Playoffs...

The second reason I'm not fired up about Baseball...I live in Cleveland! We like snow with our Opening Day, and I'm sick of snow, as I look out the window, and see more falling...But even more than that...The Indians sucked last year...And guess what, they're going to suck this year too...This off-season, the big acquisition was signing aging infielder, Orlando Cabrera...Yeah, he's a decent guy to have on the roster, but this team already has 5 middle infielders...You see, GM Mark Shapiro is obsessed with utility players...Well a team full of those guys doesn't cut it...

Then there is the pitching staff...All young...All potential...Fausto Carmona is the "Ace" of the staff...He's got some good stuff, but he's young, and has had a tendency to be wild...After that it is a pack of unproven guys, that we've been told have lots of potential...Year after year this franchise has had loads of potential, and just when a number of those guys are reaching that potential, they are traded away...

Now most people in this town blame ownership, and say he's cheap...The few defenders will point out how he isn't cheap, that the Tribe overpaid Travis Hafner, and Jake Westbrook, and signed a worn out Kerry Wood...So then I guess he's stupid...Actually yes...Larry Dolan is stupid, because he has put all his trust and faith into GM/President Mark Shapiro, and he has done with his money, whatever Shapiro told him to do...So maybe stupid and cheap! Either way, the Indians won't be a good, competitive team, until Mark Shapiro is gone!

And the Indians brass is wondering why they're having trouble selling Season Ticket plans...Well, for the same reason the Cavaliers are having trouble selling tickets, and Season Tickets...The economy sucks, and it really sucks here...So if you put a shitty product out there, people aren't going to pay big money for it...Listen, if I want to go see Triple-A Baseball, I can go do it a lot cheaper then going to an Indians game!

As for the Cavs...Now I haven't gone to a NBA game since high school, and I don't plan on doing now...So you can imagine my joy when I got a cold call from the Cavaliers, trying to sell a special offer on tickets...EAT A DICK! I didn't pay to see them when "The King" was here, why the fuck would I start making myself suffer now?

Didn't I mention Hockey before? Yes I did...Hey did you know Sunday was "Hockey Day in America"? I'll assume most people didn't...Just us Hockey geeks...This was a little thing the NHL cooked up to get people fired up for Hockey...A bunch of feel-good stories about pond hockey, and this American hockey great and that American hockey great...Two televised games in the afternoon, and then finish the day off with "The Heritage Classic" in Calgary...Flames vs. Canadiens...

The NHL is hoping this will give them a boost...That's fine, and it may have today, but I think the NHL needs to start to except what it is...I believe Bill Burr put best when he said, "Hockey is a rogue sport." ...The NHL continues to reach out and try to grab the casual fan...Change rules to try and push scoring, and open the game up for the "stars"...Now sometimes you do land a casual fan...Everything does...But if you fuck with things too much, you start to turnoff your base...Hockey people love hockey, and they'll watch junior, and minor league, and college...I watch College Hockey every week...There's always something to fill the void...

So I'm asking the NHL, to except what you are...You'll never be the NFL, the NBA, or MLB...That's okay...Don't play to the lowest common denominator...Be what you are, and your fans will always support you...Also hope for the NFL and NBA to have serious labor issues, that shut them down next season...They may give Hockey another nice boost...As long as the NHL doesn't have another lockout!

Before I go, lets get a laugh in here...Saturday night Patrice O'Neal had a comedy special on Comedy Central...It was hilarious...Here's a taste of Patrice's brand of Humor...




One last thing...Last week, some people didn't like the tone of Monday Moaning...Not that it was very different from what it is each week...But some didn't like the 'hate' vibe it had...So each week, I'm going to make sure I put something in my post, that I love...

I love good music...I heard this version of this song driving home from work Saturday night...It was the first time it had been played on Cleveland radio in 20 years, and it was great...One of my favorites, Van Morrison, doing a great Bob Dylan song...




Have a week...

Later, The Beeze.

Monday Moaning (Valentine's Day edition)
Category: FEATURED
Tags: NHL NBA The Beeze Neil Young Cleveland Cleveland Cavaliers New York Islanders Pittsburgh Penguins Valentines Day Dolts

 
Well it's Valentine's Day...Another horse shit day to make us spend money, and say I love you to the people we should probably just say it to every day...What a bunch of crap! But yes, I got Mrs. Beeze flowers, and I got her chocolate covered strawberries...WHY? because I like to put my dick in her, so I do what needs to be done for the greater good!

Last week, after Monday's post I wasn't around at all...I just wasn't very inspired to write...I didn't care what was going on...I was tired...And honestly, there were nights that I just wanted to hang with my kids...Especially the baby...She's my favorite! She doesn't talk...She always smiles at me, and acts like I'm the cat's ass...She's my girl!

Anyway, I was trying to figure out what to write about this week...Well with all this Valentine's love in the air, I thought I'd bring the hate...People say you shouldn't hate...Well, hate is a normal, human feeling/reaction...It's as normal as masturbation! And probably a more common feeling than love...So I'm bringing some hate to your Valentine's Day!

Right now, I'm hating the 250 people I hate to cook for at The Fish House Saturday night...What a needy bunch of cunts! Who knew so many assholes had so many horseshit allergies to so many things...If you have a Shellfish Allergy, you can't eat the Lobster Bisque dummy...Hell, you probably don't want to eat at a seafood joint!

What else am I hating? The New York Islanders and Pittsburgh Penguins are always on that list, but after Friday night, I see some new candidates for the Skull Fuck Hall of Fame...Clearly the Islanders were pissed their shitty goalie got laid out with one punch a couple weeks ago, so Friday they were going to send a message...Here are some numbers from the game...17 Fighting Majors...59 Penalties...300+ Penalty Minutes...9 Game Misconducts...The Penguins ended the game with 6 skaters...The Islanders ended with 9...

Okay, I'm all for the fighting in Hockey, but this one got a bit out of control...I'm adding the refs to the Hate list, because these dolts should have known some shit was going to happen...I hate the Penguins, although in many situations the Islanders were the instigators, and taking some cheap shots...But the Pens weren't innocent...Let's go to the video...everything is included in this one...




The Islanders I have always hated thanks to my loyalty to the New York Rangers...But the shit some of those guys pulled has taken it up a notch...No wonder you're the worst team in the league...Between the dummy owner...The fuck-tard GM...The bad coach, and the hack goon-squad, you dopes don't stand a chance...

Next on my shit list...Over-positive Cleveland fan...I've beat on these people before, so why stop now? Yes, there are people trying to give the Cavaliers' record setting losing streak a positive spin..."Hey the Cavs will have a better chance at winning the Draft Lottery" SO! A better chance, big fucking shit...Draft a potential superstar, and watch him leave a few years later...AWESOME!

But worse is the Cleveland fan who wants to point out that this losing streak "doesn't define us"...No shit ass-hat! I don't play basketball, let alone for that shit team...Basketball and the Cavaliers come no where near close to defining me...No silly sports team does...And if you are concerned with talking-heads in the media using sports teams to define you as a person or your city, well dummy, you are their target audience...


Lastly, I'm going to hate Neil Young...This one hurts a bit because I always liked Neil Young...But then I heard a newer song of his..."Angry World"...Well if wasn't already a "angry world" before, it is now after hearing this shit...



Didn't Neil write, "It's better to burn out, then to fade away"...Well I have to say, Neil, You've burned out, and I wish you would have faded away...What a steaming pile of shit!

Now, I'm getting out of here...If you don't recall, the Mrs. and I had a deal based on her performing oral favors, and well, she's built up a back-log...

Have a week...

Later, The Beeze.

 

Fry Day Blog: Please Summon the U. S. Department of Labor
Category: Daily Blog 2.0
Tags: NBA Lebron James Miami Heat Cleveland Cavaliers

 

Welcome to The Fry Day Blog

Today dvt fries someone who just flat out needs to keep his big mouth shut...

 

 

And you think a sweatshop is bad...

 

 

This was worse...

Much, much worse...

The abuse...

Simply horrible...

How could they have done what they did???

Meanies...

They ought to be ashamed of themselves...

And who would have dreamed...

That they would treat someone this way...

After all...

This is the 21st century, dad-gum-it...

Hmmmm...

I thought slavery was outlawed...

Apparently not...

I mean...

If you listen to one of their former employees...

 

 

You would think that they had HIM out in the cotton fields...

Hey...

Isn't that HIM in that picture right there???

Guess so...

I mean...

HE would lead you to believe that...

Wouldn't HE???

After all...

All you have to do...

Is just listen to HIS words...

But...

Much to HIS delight...

Once and for all...

They got their come uppance...

What goes around comes around...

You reap what you sew...

You treat people badly...

Bad things are gonna happen back atcha...

Naaaah, naaaaah...

Nuh...

Naaaaaah, naaaaah...

HE is royalty...

But the Cavaliers...

Were very cavalier in the way they treated HIM...

That's right...

They treated HIM like a pauper...

You don't believe it???

All you have to do is listen to HIS words...

 

 

Or read HIS Tweets...

After all...

HE wouldn't lie...

Would HE???

Hey, Cleveland...

You shouldn't have treated HIM like that...

The Lakers got back at you for that...

You know what they say about...

 

 

'Tis a bee-otch, tain't it???

Hmmm...

Karma is a bee-otch???

I thought that's what they said about...

"Payback..."

But what do I know...

I'm not royalty...

I'm not a KING...

Oh well...

As the song goes...

 

 

You Don't Mess Around with Jim...

Lebron Jim...

Karma???

Hey, Jim...

 

 

Looks like the Clippers gave you a taste of your own Karma Corn...

 

 

dvt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHOTOS

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http://ehistory.osu.edu/osu/mmh/childlabor/images/CottonFields.jpg

 

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http://paganshop1.com/images/karma.jpg

 

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VIDEO

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njvgjZbjoR4

An Open Letter to the Sports Media and the Cavaliers
Category: User Showcase
Tags: NBA Cleveland Cleveland Cavaliers LeBron James ESPN The Beeze Media Dolts

 


So last night was the big night...LeBron James first game back in Cleveland...ESPN had been hyping it up for a week...And the rest of the sports media followed...And yes, even outlets such as CNN showed up for the big night...The world press was waiting for Cleveland to explode...Why? Because ESPN put it in everyones' heads, that every single fucking person in Cleveland, was showing up at this stupid fucking game, with a gun...Bricks...Batteries...Knives...And that "The Q" would be nothing but a pile of smoldering ash, when the city was done...

Well guess what fuck-tards..."The Q" is still standing...No one tried getting in with weapons...No one tried to Jump LeBron on the court...Nobody tried to kill him...They went to a basketball game, and guess what happened...A basketball game...You all make me want to puke in the soup! (today's soup at the Fish House was Manhattan Clam Chowder)

Yes, the fans yelled at the self proclaimed "King"...Yes they had organized chants and cheers...Yes there were signs and shirts, but nothing that went over the top...Nothing like what you'd really hear on any given day, walking down the street...The harshest sign may have been the "Like Father, Like Son" sign...


The Delonte chant was funny, if the stories of Delonte West banging LeBron's mom are true...But some one on twitter last night pointed something funny out about that...what the hell do you chant at Delonte West then...That sorry fucker was banging LeBron's drunk ass mom! She ain't no MILF!

Nonetheless, Cleveland fans showed up...They booed and cheered and did their thing the whole game...The Cavaliers on the other hand...Well, they just fucking sucked! Besides sucking ass...The were swinging on LeBron's nuts half the time...

'Yeah you my dog LeBron, go ahead and drop 38 points on us.'

Every fucker on that team should be embarrassed...Every coach should be pissed, and ashamed...That game looked like the Varsity playing the Freshman...And why the fuck didn't some one knock that douchebag on his ass?

The Cavaliers had sold out their first 10 home games this season...After that cunty performance, they won't sellout again...The Cavs lost some fans last night...

Oh, speaking of cunty...The media lost even more of my respect, trying to build up the city of Cleveland as a bunch of murderous fucking assholes...Then just blowing off the fact that none of the bad shit they wanted to happen, didn't happen...Die ESPN!

As for LeBron...He lit it up, and sat out the 4th quarter...And afterwards, he was his normal, humble self, speaking about his greatness, and still refusing to apologize...



Hey, I'm glad he's willing to stand by his decision...But you can still stand by your decision, and apologize for going about it the wrong way...And for so many of the angry Cleveland fans, that's all they really want is to hear an "I'm sorry"...I know, it sounds silly, but that's how many people are...Tell them you're sorry, and all is forgiven...

Oh, well...

You know what really pisses me off...I actually wasted a December evening, watching a basketball game...That shit won't happen again!

Later, The Beeze.
 


 

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