Hartman: Browns' future still looks bleak

  • Article by: SID HARTMAN , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 19, 2013 - 12:12 AM

The Vikings’ opponent Sunday has had a long playoff drought and lacks playmakers in a struggling offense.

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whareidSep. 19, 1312:01 AM

Always a homer. When Sid realizes how bleak the Viking season looks, he tries to divert the Purple fans by mentioning the Browns. Folks, this brand of journalism wouldn't fly in most NFL communities. Imagine using that argument in Chicago or Green Bay.

comment229Sep. 19, 13 5:50 AM

I wonder what Hartman is going to write about if Cleveland beats the vikes this weekend?

timandtiaSep. 19, 13 7:39 AM

And have the Browns won a Super Bowl? I know the Vikings have not. That is what this game is all about.

thetruth2Sep. 19, 13 7:47 AM

If this team hadn't gotten lucky and had Peterson fall to them with injury concerns, the Vikings would be the Browns. Just look at how poorly decisions have been made in this franchise. The year Peterson was injured we were the Browns.

ollie3Sep. 19, 13 7:56 AM

Every team and fan base should have something higher than "at least we're not the Browns" to aim for

mobydick1Sep. 19, 13 8:12 AM

I think I would rather watch the 21 year old players take strike three down the middle of the plate, or refuse to swing at a first pitch down the middle than to watch the sad collection of professionals we have at this time. It would not bother me greatly to see just about any pitcher other than Deduno on the mound. I my team always loses, I have to have hope.

hjlazniSep. 19, 13 8:29 AM

mobydick1, "It would not bother me greatly to see just about any pitcher other than Deduno on the mound" That is what you are seeing now. How do you like it?

zerotrophiesSep. 19, 1312:56 PM

Can we get a 2 for 1 discount if we agree to contract both the Vikings and the Twins? Nice straw-man argument Sid. Just admit our teams suck and we've become the laughingstock of the sports world.

BCanniffSep. 19, 13 1:53 PM

Really Sid? The Browns are even worse than the Vikings? Not many teams we can say that about. I guess we can all count on an easy win this weekend like the Gophers.

regionguySep. 19, 13 4:08 PM

It seems like just yesterday when Lewis caught that last-second pass from Favre to beat the 49er's. Everybody went nuts. Remember when the Vikes used to make those kinds of fabulous plays now and again?


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