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    the haslams have pretty much run the tennessee athletic department for years. They have built a lot of buildings around campus, but have only one championship team since 1951.(which big jim played on) Little jim kept phil fulmer around too long and the program has nosedived since 2001. If past history is any indication, the stains are in good hands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Spaghetti View Post
    the haslams have pretty much run the tennessee athletic department for years. They have built a lot of buildings around campus, but have only one championship team since 1951.(which big jim played on) Little jim kept phil fulmer around too long and the program has nosedived since 2001. If past history is any indication, the stains are in good hands.

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    Art Rooney II calls Jimmy Haslam “a strong new owner”
    Posted by Michael David Smith on August 3, 2012, 11:01 AM EDT

    Jimmy Haslam is selling a minority stake in the Steelers to buy a majority stake in the Browns, and Steelers President Art Rooney II says that’s a good move for the NFL.

    Rooney released a statement saying he believes that Haslam, a self-described “1,000 percent Steelers fan,” will do an excellent job with the Browns.

    “Jimmy Haslam and his family have been great partners in the Steelers Ownership for the past three years,” Rooney said. “I am sorry that he will be leaving our Ownership group, but I am happy the National Football League is going to have a strong new Owner. I am sure the Haslam Family will bring constructive and able ownership to the Cleveland Browns.”

    If Rooney is right, that’s bad news for his team. In the 13 seasons the Browns have been owned by the Lerner family, they’ve never won the division and rarely even been competitive. Haslam’s ownership could signal a shift in Cleveland, and a shift in power in the AFC North.
    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...ong-new-owner/

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    '....a shift in power in the AFC North.' may be a touch strong
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    Quote Originally Posted by Discipline of Steel View Post
    '....a shift in power in the AFC North.' may be a touch strong
    I could see the Browns overtaking the Ravens over the next few years. The Ravens have an old OL (Matt Birk, Bryant McKinnie, Bobbie Williams), while the Browns have a young OL (Joe Thomas, Alex Mack, Mitchell Schwartz). On defense, Ray Lewis and Ed Reed won't be around forever, and who know what impact an Achilles tear could have on a guy like Suggs (who already has 9 NFL seasons of wear and tear on his body), while Cleveland has some young talent on D like Joe Haden, D'Qwell Jackson, Jabaal Sheard, T.J. Ward, and Phil Taylor. Ray Rice is a weapon, and Trent Richardson should be a weapon as well. Flacco has developed into a solid QB, and I think that Weeden has similar potential to be as good, if not possibly even better, than Flacco. Although people make fun of how old Weeden is as a rookie, it's not as if he's ancient overall as a QB...he's between Flacco and Roethlisberger in age. At WR, Torrey Smith is emerging while Anquan Boldin is fading and there is not much else to speak of. Greg Little and Josh Gordon are impressive physical specimen...it remains to be seen if that potential might actually translate into legit NFL WR prowess on the football field.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthCoast View Post
    The spin they are saying now is that Haslam is a diehard pro football fan that will do what it takes to put a winner together (shades of D. Snyder anyone??). They said Lerner sold the Browns the exact day the condition of his father's will allowed (10 yrs). Also think that Holmgren could be on his way out if they don't turn in a winning season.
    I didn't know Dee Snider owned a football team.



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    No matter how you slice it, this means the Browns will begin to improve; it must have been ownership that kept making that team bad endlessly. Every other aspect had been changed: GM, coach, QB, etc. None of the changes mattered and made them improve at all. Chances are, the new owner will make them improve; we no longer get a two game pass from the Browns for much longer, maybe even as soon as this year (not saying the Browns will be as good as Pgh, but they could turn from laughable to at least competing.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by lloydroid View Post
    No matter how you slice it, this means the Browns will begin to improve; it must have been ownership that kept making that team bad endlessly. Every other aspect had been changed: GM, coach, QB, etc. None of the changes mattered and made them improve at all.

    not necessarily, maybe nothing will ever help to improve the Brownies because





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    Quote Originally Posted by hawaiiansteel View Post
    not necessarily, maybe nothing will ever help to improve the Brownies because




    Every historically bad team eventually snaps out of their bad streak. It's just a matter of when. And your tagline isn't historically accurate; Pgh has mostly owned the Browns in the modern era, but not so in the 50s and the Browns did have a span in the 1980s when they were the better team. But other than that, pretty much pure domination by Pgh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lloydroid View Post
    And your tagline isn't historically accurate; Pgh has mostly owned the Browns in the modern era, but not so in the 50s

    you'll notice that it didn't say "in the 50s", but rather said "since the 50s"...





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