So... I’m a Clevelander for life. I just wanted that to be known before anyone proceeds any further in reading this post... So today is Sunday September, 23, 2007, and I was just in my car, on my way back to my apartment, when I heard a couple days old interview with none other than the Captain Brown himself, Bernie Kosar (it was on the ESPN radio show of Mark “Munch” Bishop, the best there is). Seriously Bernie, get it back in gear man. He was hammered drunk. It was more obvious than a homeless person in C-Town being addicted to crack, just a given.
Bernie, dude, I love you man. It is your work that has basically [I run the business side of a small medical research company] molded me into the Browns fan that I am today. Granted, a lot of that work was filled with letdown, but it’s that letdown that unites Browns fans everywhere. We start every year saying “this is going to be the year that we forget the drive and the fumble”. That’s the pinnacle of the Browns past for me, almost getting there. It’s that almost getting there, Bernie, which has shaped the way I think about sports in general. That’s how I get excited at the beginning of training camp every year. Especially with the draft that them Brownies had this past year (#3 Joe Thomas, #22 Brady Quinn, #53 Eric Wright), a guy gets excited, ya know?
So in lieu of hearing your befuddlery on the radio today, I decided to Google you… And then I found this.I did not realize the controversy that you caused coming out of college, Bernie. And it was after reading that, that I realized how much you mean to the city of
So then in the process of just basking in your old school glory, I stumbled upon this. It’s your MySpace page. Dude, I don’t even have a MySpace page, but the first thought that I had was “Oh dear Lord, Bernie probably gets laid because of this site”. And it’s probably true, but then I thought “Way to go Bernie, way to go”.
I know you are going through a rugged divorce right now, but for the fans, please get it together. Party it up all night, but if you agree to make an appearance with the Browns, try to keep it together. You actually are a very insightful color commentary personality, but its when you slur your words and stutter that just make me laugh out of sorrow.
Finally, I want to tell a short story about the man, the myth, the legend, Bernie. A coworker of mine is an equipment manager for the Browns, on the side. During a pre-season game in