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Sunday, September 21, 2014

An Emotional Guide to Browns Fans...

I wrote this a couple years ago but it's still true and worth sharing...

Here is your "Emotional Guidelines for Browns Fans" during football season. This is especially helpful for non-Browns fans that either live or work with someone who bleeds Brown and Orange. Forewarned is Forearmed.  Monday is only a day away....

You're welcome.

Browns Lose - Steelers Win - Ravens Win
Don't Even Look at Me Monday - Nothing worse than losing and having to listen to the Yinzers and BMorons talk about how awesome their teams are. And their coaches. And their whatever. You are likely to rip someones head off today, or commit a felony. Best to just avoid people, or call in sick.
Smack Talk Meter 0

Browns Lose - Steelers Lose - Ravens Lose
Bummer Monday - Well, we may have lost, but so did the Evil Duo. We take solace in their suckiness. It doesn't make things better for us, but at least the Yinzers and Baltimorons will leave us alone today. Although we will take pot shots at them (when they are not listening).
Smack Talk Meter  2

Browns on a Bye - Steelers Win - Ravens Win
Whatever Monday - Yeah, whatever.  While the toothless and hairy fans of the Evil Duo are celebrating around the water cooler (and yes, I mean the females), you just say "whatever." While there is no shame in a Bye week, you have nothing to say but "just wait until you play US!"
Smack Talk Meter  4

Browns on a Bye - Steelers Lose - Ravens Lose
Superiority Monday - Oh, your team lost? Man, you suck. You really really suck.  Giggle - Giggle. It's a good think we had the week off or you would have dropped in the division standings!
Smack Talk Meter  6

Browns Win - Steelers Win - Ravens Win
Gonna be a Good Monday - Even though we have to get back to the grindstone, sharing high-five's and talking about the great plays makes Monday easy to handle. The fact the the Evil Duo also won is troubling, but it doesn't stop us from enjoying our fleeting moment of glory.
Smack Talk Meter  8

Browns Win - Steelers Lose - Ravens Lose
BEST. MONDAY. EVER.  Especially if the Browns win is over one of them! Let the Smack Talk Reign!
Smack Talk Meter  10+
(We must take our opportunities when we can!)

Respectfully Submitted,

Cleveland Kate

Friday, September 12, 2014

OSU vs Kent State - Cheat Sheet #3 09.13.14

Here's a look at what YOU need to know to be the smartest fan in the room - or at the bar - this weekend when watching the Buckeyes take on the Kent State Golden Flashes...

Week 3  - 09.13.14 -  #22 OSU vs  (noon)

Uniforms: Kent State players will all be wearing #54 decals on their helmets in remembrance of center Jason Bitsko, a junior, who passed away in his sleep on August 20th. The team is still dealing with the sudden loss but they know that Jason wouldn't want them to sulk, would want the team to go on with football.
Offense:  led by sophomore QB Colin Reardon #10 the KSU offense has been underwhelming. While he has 4 TDs and only 1 INT, they are still 0-2 coming into this game. WR Ernest Calhoun #25, sophomore, and WR Chris Humphrey #6, senior, have been his favorite targets so far. As for a running game, pay attention to sophomore RB Nick Holley #4. He leads all rushers with 19 carries and has the ability to break off a long one if not tackled properly.

Defense:  weak against the run, the buckeyes still need to take this team seriously. Safeties Jordan Italiano #23 and Nate Holley #18 lead the team in tackles, with Holley forcing two fumbles and recovering one of them. At CB, watch out for Kerrick Rhone #13 and Adam Maxie #22.  Rhone is a sophomore who played in his first game last week but showed 

I expect the OSU run game to get back on track this week but if they don't prepare they could get the upset of the century....

Respectfully Submitted,

Cleveland Kate

Friday, September 5, 2014

Wanna go to a Browns game with ME?

Get an Insurance Quote and you could WIN!

Yep, you read that right... my treat to the Browns Game on November 2nd vs the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.... You'll get two Club Level tickets and a Parking Pass, plus I'll have the two seats right next to you! We'll watch the Browns kick some butt and have a great time!

How do you win this amazing contest? Yeah, I sound kinda full of myself, don't I... well, if sitting next to me isn't a thrill, remember these are Club Level Seats... food and beverages are INCLUDED plus a Parking Pass!

I'm talking Free Parking, People!  

Anyway, here's the deal: My husband Joe Arhar is a Farmer's Insurance agent. While he doesn't exactly "mock" the amount of time I spent interacting on Twitter or Face Book, he doesn't exactly understand it either. He's a bit old school.  He is also a great insurance agent so I'm hoping that by doing this contest you'll have the opportunity to find that out for yourself.

Contact Joe at jarhar@farmersagent.com or call him at is office  (440) 281-8099 and get an insurance quote. Auto, Home, Renter's, Life, you name it, he's got a product for it. Just tell him "Cleveland Kate" sent you and you are entered to win!  It's just that easy. I promise you that Joe won't bug you or become a pest or anything like that. Either his quote works for you or it doesn't. No obligation, no stalking, just a chance to give you the right coverage at the right price. That's how he works.

To be clear: you don't need to become a client, just let Joe give you a quote in order to be entered!

Everyone who contacts Joe starting today through September 30th is eligible, the drawing will be on October 1st.  I'll contact the winner and mail you the tickets & parking pass!  Now, there is one other rule... you have to live in Ohio. Sorry but that's how his licensing works, only Ohio customers.

So... you get a FREE insurance quote and a chance to win two Browns tickets that, I might add, have a face value of $280 EACH.  Have I mentioned how easy this is? Plus, maybe the hubby stops bugging me about my Twitter Friends if a few of you actually end up becoming clients!  HA!

Respectfully Submitted,

Cleveland Kate

Thursday, September 4, 2014

OSU vs Va-Tech - Cheat Sheet #2 09.06.14

Here's a look at what YOU need to know to be the smartest fan in the room - or at the bar - this weekend when watching the Buckeyes take on the Hokies....

Week 2  - 09.06.14 -  #8 OSU vs #32 Virginia Tech (8:00 pm)

Name - The Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University HokieBirds. Yeah, a mouthful, right. Let's just stick with the Va-Tech Hokies for now... (or the Fighting Gobblers... )

Offense = Balance 
Last week vs William & Mary they had 266 yards in the air and 222 on the ground.

Passing: Junior QB Michael Brewer #12 is starting is first season for Va-tech because he transferred from Texas Tech... He hasn't found a favorite target, spreading the ball pretty evenly. He did hit a couple freshman for touch downs, WR Isaiah Ford #1 and TE Bucky Hodges #7. Sharing in the yardage was junior TE Ryan Malleck #88 and senior WR Willie Byrn #82.

Now, this Bucky kid?  6'6" freshman weighing in at 244 pounds is exactly the kind of big, rough, blocking tight end I like... he could be a handful!

Rushing: TB Shai McKenzie #22 was a workhorse, getting over 100 yards and a TD. Marshawn Williams #42 and J.C.Coleman #4 are also good targets to watch out for.

As a scrambler, the Buckeyes defense will see a very different package since Brewer only had 21 yards last week. I think Navy QB Keenan Reynolds had that much on his very first run. Oy.  Oh, wait, where was I? Yeah, Va-Tech....

Defense - Beamerball

The basic idea that you can score from any of the three sides of the football... offense, defense, and special teams. Hokie Head Coach Frank Beamer has made a career of kick- and punt-blocking as well as taking the ball away on defense, primarily through interceptions.

Watch for pressure and quick, athletic, aggressive play on special teams. Jim Tressel always says the Punt was the most important play in football; that may prove the case this week!

In what may be the best Defensive Backfield in the ACC, Rover (safety) Kyshoen Jarrett #34 and CB Kendall Fuller #11 (who was last season's ACC Defensive Player of the Year AND you may know his brother, Kyle, who was drafted in the first round by Da Bears!) return to wreak havoc on WR's, RB's, and TE's. These two are the key to the game for Va-Tech. If they can harass the receivers, keep QB JT Barrett from converting on 3rd down, they very well could come out of The Shoe with a win!

Respectfully Submitted,

Cleveland Kate