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#1 King Taharqa

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 11:07 AM

The sale of the Cleveland Browns to Jimmy Haslam III has been unanimously approved by NFL owners.
Haslam bought the team from Randy Lerner for $1 billion, and the owners voted 32-0 Tuesday to approve the deal. Haslam was met with applause as he entered the room with the other team owners. Browns team president Mike Holmgren and incoming executive Joe Banner were not present at the meeting, according to NFL.com and NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Haslam, who built his fortune with Pilot Flying J truck stops, has been a minority owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers, but divested that stock to buy the Browns.
Haslam and Lerner agreed to the sale in August just as training camp was opening. Haslam has said his mission is to bring winning football back to Cleveland; the Browns have made the playoffs once since returning to the NFL in 1999.


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#2 King Taharqa

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 11:18 AM

Its now being reported Mike Holmgren is no longer President of the Browns, effective immediately.

#3 Falcons1stPanthers2nd

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 11:34 AM

I can get behind this.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 11:48 AM

All sales final! No refunds! Cash sales only!

#5 Frash Brastard

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 05:15 PM

And so begins another era of mediocrity for Cleveland

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 08:56 PM

Quick fact: Haslam is a life long Steelers fan.

True Story!!

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 09:04 PM

Upon hearing the news, Jerry Richardson smiled, realizing that if the Browns fetched $1B, his Panthers might be worth $1.5B... a nice profit...

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 10:37 PM

Sweet.

How do we get Richardson to put the team on the market.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 11:56 PM

And this will be the owner who will finally lead Cleveland back to prominence.






No really. This time for sure.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 07:54 AM

Browns are destined to suck forever.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 08:22 AM

H8ers gonna H8.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 09:18 AM

In other news shity team paraphernalia just went on sale at Flying J.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 12:14 PM

ESPN reporting GM likely out as well.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 02:14 PM

ESPN reporting GM likely out as well.


Tom Heckert, previous history with the Eagles and Steelers if I remember correctly.

I'd give him a look if Hurney were out, though I think there may be better options.

EDIT: Dolphins, not Steelers. I was probably thinking of Tom Modrak when I said Steelers. Modrak's another one I might at least investigate.


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