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Cleveland Browns (and Cincinnati Bengals) fans: Warning!! Warni…

Cleveland Browns (and Cincinnati Bengals) fans: Warning!! Warning!! Pittsburgh Steelers favorite team of Facebook users in much

cleveland.com Updated Jan 31, 2013
Some 35 million Facebook account holders in the United States have Liked a page for one of the 32 teams in the NFL, allowing Facebook to examine which teams are most popular in which areas.
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  • Three Niners played for BCS title in Superdome

    Three Niners played for BCS title in Superdome

    CNNSI.com Jan 31, 2013
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) San Francisco defensive tackle Ricky Jean Francois made one of his greatest football memories to date in the Superdome, where he won a national championship with LSU against Ohio State in January 2008.
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  • Super Bowl 2013 story links: Ozzie Newsome gets credit for Rave…

    Super Bowl 2013 story links: Ozzie Newsome gets credit for Ravens' run; Randy Moss credits himself; Dennis Pitta a key

    cleveland.com CNNSI.com Jan 31, 2013
    Newsome, the Browns Hall of Fame tight end, has kept Baltimore a perennial playoff contender. Moss doesn't back off on his "greatest" claim. Tight end Pitta gets little notice, makes big plays. More Super Bowl story links.
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  • An analysis of Rob Chudzinski, 2013 Indians and Rudy Gay trade …

    An analysis of Rob Chudzinski, 2013 Indians and Rudy Gay trade shows LeBron the future: Blog Roundup

    cleveland.com Jan 31, 2013
    Here are what blogs from Cleveland and around the country are saying about the Browns, Cavaliers and Indians. Featured today are Dawg Pound Daily, Bleacher Report and Yahoo! Sports.
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  • PD Sports Insider: Mary Kay Cabot and Tom Reed talk Browns; MLB…

    PD Sports Insider: Mary Kay Cabot and Tom Reed talk Browns; MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo talks Tribe

    cleveland.com Jan 31, 2013
    On today's PD Sports Insider, Bud Shaw, Dennis Manoloff and cleveland.com's Glenn Moore talked with Mary Kay Cabot, Tom Reed and MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo.
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  • Steve Smith “optimistic” about Mike Shula’s promotion

    Steve Smith “optimistic” about Mike Shula’s promotion

    profootballtalk.com Jan 31, 2013
    On Wednesday, we shared some comments from Panther coach Ron Rivera about the decision to promote Mike Shula to offensive coordinator with Rob Chudzinski off to Cleveland to coach the Browns. Rivera said that the move was done to ensure continuity from …
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  • Steady As He Goes: Twelve years and a host of changes separate …

    Steady As He Goes: Twelve years and a host of changes separate the R…

    CNNSI.com Jan 31, 2013
    Twelve years and a host of changes separate the Ravens from their last title. Yet Ozzie Newsome still presides over one of the NFL's model franchises. Don Banks examines how.
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  • Cleveland Browns and NFL A.M. Links: Scott Fujita says 3-4 adju…
  • Jim Trotter: In Trent Baalke, the 49ers have a GM whose foundat…

    Jim Trotter: In Trent Baalke, the 49ers have a GM whose foundation is built on selflessness and toughness

    CNNSI.com Jan 31, 2013
    NEW ORLEANS -- After receiving his first NFL scouting job with the Cleveland Browns in 1991, Lionel Vital was told he should take college coaches to lunch when visiting their schools. Scouts want as much background as possible on draft-eligible prospect…
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  • Alex Smith wouldn't be an improvement over Brandon Weeden: Brow…

    Alex Smith wouldn't be an improvement over Brandon Weeden: Browns Comment of the Day

    cleveland.com Jan 31, 2013
    "I don't see Smith being an improvement over Weeden in our system. Sure Smith was good the last couple years but look at the talent on the 49ers team. If Weeden or McCoy had that talent they would look good too." - br541
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  • Wake-up: Alex Smith interested in Browns?

    Wake-up: Alex Smith interested in Browns?

    ESPN.com Jan 31, 2013
    Thursday marks the final day for the media to meet with the players on the Ravens and the 49ers before Sunday's Super Bowl. The only availability on Friday is with the head coaches. Now that you have the schedule, it's time for your wake-up call ... RAV…
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  • Reaping What You Sow

    Reaping What You Sow

    theclevelandfan.com Jan 31, 2013
    Nobody around here asked for this region to be the Atlas burden-bearer of sorrow. Yet, here we are. Nobody asked for Art Modell to move the Browns in 1995. Nobody asked LeBron James to take his talents to South Beach. Nobody asked the Indians to choke a…
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Sports Columnists

  • Jim Trotter: Smith chastises NFL for lack of player safety

    Jan 31
    NEW ORLEANS -- The NFL Players Association challenged the league's commitment to player safety on Monday, going so far as to call some teams' behavior "reckless" when diagnosing and treating players.
  • Don Banks: Seahawks' Wilson familiar with Super-bound 49ers

    Jan 31
    NEW ORLEANS -- Colin Kaepernick might be all the rage at this year's Super Bowl, but the most recent quarterback to beat San Francisco and its wunderkind second-year passer showed up here today with a little buzz of his own attached to his name. Seattle…
  • Don Banks: Ravens' Super Bowl run a testament to skills of Ozzie Newsome

    Jan 31
    NEW ORLEANS -- In some form or fashion, on multiple fronts, the issue of legacy hangs over every Super Bowl these days. But that discussion at Super Bowl XLVII should start nowhere else but with the singular feat that would be Ozzie Newsome's if his Bal…
  • Jim Trotter: In Trent Baalke, the 49ers have a GM whose foundation is buil…

    Jan 31
    NEW ORLEANS -- After receiving his first NFL scouting job with the Cleveland Browns in 1991, Lionel Vital was told he should take college coaches to lunch when visiting their schools. Scouts want as much background as possible on draft-eligible prospect…