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There is so much hype around the Browns some man was screaming and running down the street in celebration and got the cops called on him. :dawg:
 
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Cleveland Browns

Offense: QB Baker Mayfield, WR Jarvis Landry, WR OBJ, TE David Njoku, RB Nick Chubb, RB Kareem Hunt..

Defense: Myles Garrett, Denzel Ward, Olivier Vernon, Sheldon Richardson...

and the offseason isn't even over yet.

The Browns will be 12-4 or better this coming season and they will make it deep into the playoffs.. AFC Championship game at least.. possibly the SB.

They are going to be that good. Period.

Browns just officially became my 2nd favorite team... I was on the fence with them for a while.. I just got pushed over the fence.
 

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I've always thought it meant the end times were coming when the Browns could either win the AFC North or make it to the playoffs.

Guess we'll see if I'm right. They're going to be a threat. Ravens are rebuilding, Steelers are hurting a bit, it never matters how much talent the Bengals have, if they make it to the playoffs they always lose. Can't wait to see how many people have "always been" a Cleveland Browns fan.

Which leads me to an interesting question I've seen asked around, when is it okay to change your favorite team? Never? Whenever you feel like? If the front office is so egregiously stupid and has no hope whatsoever? With the exception of the team completely ceasing to exist one day for whatever reason, I became a Raiders fan right when I got into football, I will die a Raiders fan. But my next choice would be the Vikings. I was born and raised in NFC North territory, so I've gotten to see a lot of the Vikings and have always enjoyed watching them play over the years.
 

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Also Antonio Brown's trade overshadowed the fact that we picked up Tyrell Williams from the Chargers, who is a solid deep threat receiver in the vein of Coop.
 

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I've always thought it meant the end times were coming when the Browns could either win the AFC North or make it to the playoffs.

Guess we'll see if I'm right. They're going to be a threat. Ravens are rebuilding, Steelers are hurting a bit, it never matters how much talent the Bengals have, if they make it to the playoffs they always lose. Can't wait to see how many people have "always been" a Cleveland Browns fan.

Which leads me to an interesting question I've seen asked around, when is it okay to change your favorite team? Never? Whenever you feel like? If the front office is so egregiously stupid and has no hope whatsoever? With the exception of the team completely ceasing to exist one day for whatever reason, I became a Raiders fan right when I got into football, I will die a Raiders fan. But my next choice would be the Vikings. I was born and raised in NFC North territory, so I've gotten to see a lot of the Vikings and have always enjoyed watching them play over the years.
Personally, I'd say surrogate favorite teams in situations like these are fine. When you're watching the Andrew Walter and Jamarcus Russell-era Raiders and want to cheer for the Vikings, who could blame you? What makes you a "real fan" is when you're catching the Vikings game and notice your Raiders take a 14-0 lead on the Chargers and at least wanna go turn on RZ instead. No matter how bleak things look, you're still silver and black first and foremost.

Wouldn't call the Ravens rebuilding quite yet, but the film is out on Lamar. Hopefully for the first time in a decade we have a quarterback who gives enough of a shit and is enough of a leader to practice with his receivers and improves as a passer, if that happens none of these losses on D really matter.

And thank you Cincinnati for still giving us 2 easy wins a year
 

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Exactly, Raiders are top priority for me and always have been. Even during... those days.

I bought a Jamarcus Russell jersey.

It's kinda mind boggling to me how many Ravens fans were actually upset about Flacco being traded. He had a good year because how could you not with that roster? And then they paid him a bunch of money and he underperformed.
 
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Also Antonio Brown's trade overshadowed the fact that we picked up Tyrell Williams from the Chargers, who is a solid deep threat receiver in the vein of Coop.
May you pray that AB isn't a cancer like he was in Pittsburgh.
 

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Which leads me to an interesting question I've seen asked around, when is it okay to change your favorite team?
I have always heard you can change your favorite as long as you are doing for the right reason such as you have watched more of a certain teams games, like the Vikings in your example, and began to like them more, you hate the people who are running the team, or your love for them has just faded. That is what I have always heard and seen among forums and such, but the main thing is that you never jump from your favorite team to a bandwagon team like the Patriots.

Also, I kind of now these feeling as I was a die hard Raiders fan, but soon I began to like them less and less and became a Pittsburgh fan. Though now, I don't watch NFL at all.
 

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May you pray that AB isn't a cancer like he was in Pittsburgh.
I think he'll be alright. He wanted out of Pittsburgh for more than just money. The Raiders were one of the top teams he wanted to go to, and he seems happy to be a Raider now. He's gonna bring a lot to the team. Derek Carr has a better arm than Roethlisberger at this point which will let AB make more plays.

I have always heard you can change your favorite as long as you are doing for the right reason such as you have watched more of a certain teams games, like the Vikings in your example, and began to like them more, you hate the people who are running the team, or your love for them has just faded. That is what I have always heard and seen among forums and such, but the main thing is that you never jump from your favorite team to a bandwagon team like the Patriots.

Also, I kind of now these feeling as I was a die hard Raiders fan, but soon I began to like them less and less and became a Pittsburgh fan. Though now, I don't watch NFL at all.
All good points. I don't think there's anything that could drive me apart from the Raiders though. Since I started watching football and became a fan of them, they've only had four seasons above .500, with a 14 year gap between the third and fourth winning season. Still love em.
 
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I think he'll be alright. He wanted out of Pittsburgh for more than just money. The Raiders were one of the top teams he wanted to go to, and he seems happy to be a Raider now. He's gonna bring a lot to the team. Derek Carr has a better arm than Roethlisberger at this point which will let AB make more plays.


All good points. I don't think there's anything that could drive me apart from the Raiders though. Since I started watching football and became a fan of them, they've only had four seasons above .500, with a 14 year gap between the third and fourth winning season. Still love em.
I think he'll be alright. He wanted out of Pittsburgh for more than just money. The Raiders were one of the top teams he wanted to go to, and he seems happy to be a Raider now. He's gonna bring a lot to the team. Derek Carr has a better arm than Roethlisberger at this point which will let AB make more plays.


All good points. I don't think there's anything that could drive me apart from the Raiders though. Since I started watching football and became a fan of them, they've only had four seasons above .500, with a 14 year gap between the third and fourth winning season. Still love em.
Whoever is in the Super Bowl the previous year are my 2 favorite teams for the upcoming year.
 

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I'd worry about how much AB will care now that got his money
 

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So are the Phins firing up the tanks or what?
 

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Johnny Manziel is joining the AAF.

Not sure what team he's going to, but I feel sorry for them.