Saturday, September 15, 2007

Reason #172 - Changing Seasons

The calendar says it's still summer, but weather forecasters are calling for nighttime frost this weekend, even as the Indians hold their last regular-season homestand of the season. What will post-season night games be like?

Friday, September 14, 2007

Reason #171 - Inexperienced Quarterbacks

As The Plain Dealer has reported, "the Browns head into Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals with no quarterback who has ever started and won a game for them." Putting a roof on Browns Stadium doesn't seem so crazy now, does it?

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Reason #170 - Good Luck Charm

Wherever the touring Baseball as America exhibit visits, that city seems to make the baseball playoffs, and often wins the World Series. Exhibit organizers are trying to take credit for the Indians' run this year. I think all of this talk about a dome is the real good luck charm. Imagine the results when we actually get one!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Reason #169 - Revolving Door

The Browns appear to have a revolving door for quarterbacks. A retractable roof for the stadium would be the perfect complement for this on-again, off-again franchise.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Reason #168 - Rainy Nights

Last night's Indians game in Chicago ended around 1:30 in the morning Cleveland time. That's the good news. The bad news is the playing conditions in the middle innings before the game was stopped were horrible - large puddles in the infield, muddy basepaths, water-logged baseballs, etc. These conditions do not lend themselves to championship baseball, which we hope to be playing in October.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Reason #167 - Blind Optimism

The Browns actually have a fan poll on their Web site that asks "who looked most promising" in Sunday's loss to the Steelers. The choices are LB Andra Davis, WR Braylon Edwards, LB Antwan Peek, FB Lawrence Vickers and TE Kellen Winslow. Is this a joke? Right now, the one in a million chance of getting a dome in the next year looks more promising than anyone who played Sunday.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Reason #166 - 34-7 Loss

After their season-opening 34-7 loss, the Browns aren't officially eliminated from playoff contention. Soon, but not yet. Let's face it, we have a better chance of getting a roof on Browns Stadium in the next several years than the Browns have of making the playoffs in that same time frame. Roof, roof.