Thursday, October 11, 2012

Oh no she didn't! Browns first lady calls Cleveland "basement Mecca."

"It's basement Mecca."

That's what the wife of new Browns owner Jimmy Haslam said about Cleveland. I can't believe she went there. Does she not know the pain Cleveland has gone through? She needs to resort to labels and name-calling?

That ain't mud you're smelling down there.
Sure, the Indians haven't been in "absolute dead last place" in a while. (Thanks Minnesota and Kansas City!)  But the Cavs were in the cellar only two years ago. (And of course in first place only three....) And there's a certain team on the lakefront that would miss the smell of the musty basement if they ever got a scent of first place, they're so used to it. I bet the Haslams could even see the lights from the stadium where that orange-and-brown team plays, if they step out onto their giant deck overlooking Lake Erie....

...what? Oh, my bad, apparently Dee Haslam was just talking about the great basements that houses have in the Cleveland area. You can see why I had the knee-jerk reaction to such a statement. I thought "Cleveland: It's basement Mecca" was the next episode of ESPN's 30 for 30. It turns out that Mr. and Mrs. Haslam are celebrating their purchase of a fat pad overlooking Lake Erie, just minutes from Cleveland Browns Stadium. Complete with a basement that includes a 1600-bottle wine cellar and a home theatre.

I hope the patio is close enough for Jimmy Haslam to see what is going on with the Cleveland Browns. And figure out how the hell to fix it.