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Old 09-05-2012, 10:36 PM   #1
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Default Art Modell gravely ill

http://deadspin.com/5940887/report-f...is-gravely-ill

Sad news out of Baltimore tonight as Jim Donovan of WKYC in Cleveland is reporting that Art Modell, the former Browns owner who became infamous for moving the franchise to Baltimore after the 1995 season, is in a Baltimore-area hospital and that his "vital organs are failing."
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:18 PM   #2
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He is at the best hospital for his care. Unfortunately for him, they will be moving him in the middle of the night to a 2nd tier hospital...... in Cleveland.
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Old 09-06-2012, 04:23 AM   #3
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:15 AM   #4
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:37 AM   #6
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RIP. Let the childish and uncouth actions begin, Cleveland.


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Old 09-06-2012, 08:42 AM   #7
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Heh, like clockwork:

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Old 09-06-2012, 08:45 AM   #8
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Smiling, that was Trent's Biceps talking. Trent will be tweeting to refute this tweet from his muscles and put out his condolences. I like my response earlier in the thread when he was still alive. I guess you would have to know the whole Browns to Ravens story.
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Old 09-06-2012, 09:15 AM   #9
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And, here is an article that confirms the sad news...

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/07/sp...pagewanted=all
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RIP Art. Have the Cleveland faithful moved on from hating Elway? After Modell and Lebron, it seems like Elway is Santa Claus.
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RIP Art. Have the Cleveland faithful moved on from hating Elway? After Modell and Lebron, it seems like Elway is Santa Claus.
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People are very uncomfortable about speaking ill of the dead.

A serious question -- are there any Modell lovers, any Modell admirers out there? No, there aren't. Not one. So why should people feel bad about saying so when he dies? No need to be polite, the guy was a total douchebag and it should go on his tombstone.
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People are very uncomfortable about speaking ill of the dead.

A serious question -- are there any Modell lovers, any Modell admirers out there? No, there aren't. Not one. So why should people feel bad about saying so when he dies? No need to be polite, the guy was a total douchebag and it should go on his tombstone.
So something like this for his tombstone? I think his family would approve.
Art Modell

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and Baltimore Ravens

Loving Husband and Father

Douchebag to all others
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Old 09-06-2012, 03:19 PM   #14
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Old 09-06-2012, 04:34 PM   #15
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Living in Cleveland..... i can attest people are throwing parties. I've always been a broncos fan so him moving the browns never bothered me personally......but think about it from a clevelander point of view.......he moves the browns for bull**** reasons......then they win the super bowl.......lebum leaves.....then he wins a championship ..... Manny ramirez leaves....Jim thome leaves....they win titles......the list goes on..... but living here i can tell u that for many die hard browns fans......this was their first superbowl victory today.
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Old 09-06-2012, 04:37 PM   #16
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RIP Art. Have the Cleveland faithful moved on from hating Elway? After Modell and Lebron, it seems like Elway is Santa Claus.
I agree. Moving out of Cleveland and then winning a Super Bowl probably left Cleveland short on ice packs. What a shot to the 'nads.
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Living in Cleveland..... i can attest people are throwing parties. I've always been a broncos fan so him moving the browns never bothered me personally......but think about it from a clevelander point of view.......he moves the browns for bull**** reasons......then they win the super bowl.......lebum leaves.....then he wins a championship ..... Manny ramirez leaves....Jim thome leaves....they win titles......the list goes on..... but living here i can tell u that for many die hard browns fans......this was their first superbowl victory today.
And I thought we had it bad losing 3 Super Bowls in 4 years.
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Old 09-06-2012, 05:24 PM   #19
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Old 09-06-2012, 05:34 PM   #20
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I don't blame you, old man. Haters gonna hate.
Man that was funny. I don't blame anyone moving on from that town.
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Old 09-06-2012, 06:20 PM   #21
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Old 09-06-2012, 06:25 PM   #22
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People are very uncomfortable about speaking ill of the dead.

A serious question -- are there any Modell lovers, any Modell admirers out there? No, there aren't. Not one. So why should people feel bad about saying so when he dies? No need to be polite, the guy was a total douchebag and it should go on his tombstone.
I read the book Browns Town about the Browns last NFL title in 1964. There was not one good thing said about Modell in it and that was way before losing to the Broncos 3 times or Modell moving the franchise out of town. From what I rememeber reading he started dismantling the team (taking things that were working and replacing them with cheaper ways) back in 1964. The Browns won that year in spite of him.

I know the NFL obit told about how he did some good things for the NFL as a whole but as an owner of a franchise he was a POS.

Glad we have Bowlen even if he gets gutless every now and then, he is still a good owner trying to do his best to win year after year.
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Old 09-06-2012, 06:53 PM   #23
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Old 09-06-2012, 07:07 PM   #24
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He fired Paul Brown... this guy was like McDaniels x1000 with the ego and stupidity.

I was not a fan but I'll leave it at that.
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Old 09-06-2012, 07:16 PM   #25
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I don't blame you, old man. Haters gonna hate.

This one is funnier, it's part 2:

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oZzgAjjuqZM

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