Tomorrow is a huge day, for a few completely unrelated, yet totally related reasons. Figured it was as good a time as any to get back into the blog thing.
While I have full confidence the Browns can beat the Bengals, and do so somewhat handily, the history of that rivalry fulfills every cliche known to man. The Bengals seem like they have some of their parts back (though without Rudi Johnson), and have come around to show the offense they’re capable of, yet still lost to San Francisco. This one is on their home turf, with nothing to lose, and (potentially) spoiling Cleveland’s season to gain. Much like the 2003 meeting in Cincinnati in reverse. (Though I don’t remember what Cincy might have had to gain, I just remember the Browns were pretty bad and Lee Suggs went nuts.)
In the paraphrased words of legendary BGSU coach Doyt Perry, “we’re going to win by a lot, they’re going to win by a lot, or it’s going to be a great game”. Fortunately for the Browns, they hopefully have a little help from above tomorrow.
Win or lose (dear God, let it be “win”), the Browns playing a meaningful game on Christmas weekend is something I hope I can get used to again.
As for the absence, I finally realize what all the computer-types I know mean when they say “when I get home, the last thing I want to do is look at a computer”. Whew! But I promise to be better.