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15 minutes ago, amybrickwallace said:

 

Yes! You, marceline and I should call ourselves the Cleveland Contingent. I'm typing this with the Indians' home opener on, listening to the one and only Tom "Hammy" Hamilton. :D


I bet Clevelanders are STILL pissed at Modell. 

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13 minutes ago, Roman said:


I bet Clevelanders are STILL pissed at Modell. 

 

Yup!! When Art Modell passed in September 2012, his family requested that the Browns not formally acknowledge the passing - not even with a moment of silence.

 

The saving grace from 1996-1998, after he moved the team, was that the Indians were in their heyday of the 1990s glory days. Then we got the next expansion team to be the new Browns in 1999. We're still waiting for a football team. LOL Every year, I always call Draft Day Groundhog Day. It's always the same.

 

Ironically, Art had a soap connection. His wife, Pat Modell, was on GH back in the 60s under the name Patricia Breslin.

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2 minutes ago, amybrickwallace said:

 

Yup!! When Art Modell passed in September 2012, his family requested that the Browns not formally acknowledge the passing - not even with a moment of silence,

 

Ironically, he had a soap connection. His wife, Pat Modell, was on GH back in the 60s under the name Patricia Breslin.


why did his family want that? because they feared the response?

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1 minute ago, amybrickwallace said:

Yes. They feared that people would cheer during the moment of silence, etc.


and they probably would be right. if I understand this....that city still hates that man very much.

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5 minutes ago, Roman said:


and they probably would be right. if I understand this....that city still hates that man very much.

 

Absolutely. People here are very, very loyal to the sports teams through thick and thin. That's what made the Cavs bringing home the NBA championship last year so much sweeter...we had waited for so long for someone to break the 50+ championship drought. This article from back then brings more clarity to the situation:

 

http://www.cleveland.com/browns/index.ssf/2012/09/cleveland_browns_cancel_their.html

Getting back to United Airlines, this article is pretty scary:

 

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/04/11/airlines-detail-flight-rules-contracts-of-carriage/100331176/

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1 hour ago, amybrickwallace said:

 

Of course, being from Cleveland we are no strangers to amoral incompetents in charge. There was the corruption scandal, Dennis Kusinich, James Trafficant, Art Modell (OK, the latter wasn't a politician, but you get the idea!)...

 

I always gently push back on Kucinich shade. Yes, he was a disaster as mayor but one thing he was good at, in my experience, was understanding that all politics was local. When he was mayor he would eat breakfast at Tony's Diner in Lakewood several times a week and he'd basically use it like office hours. If you wanted to talk to the mayor, you could go to Tony's and do just that over an omelet and coffee. When he was in the House he still managed to be pretty responsive, you could call him about something like a broken railroad crossing and get a response. He got drunk on his own hype at the end but you can still find people who will - grudgingly in some cases - admit that he did right by constituents.

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I was referring to his stint as mayor, but you're right that many politicians don't make themselves available to constituents like that. Of course, we live in a different world now as far as safety issues are concerned. Didn't they try to have him recalled as mayor in the late 1970s?

 

Jimmy Kimmel has added his two cents into the United Airlines scandal:

 

http://ew.com/tv/2017/04/11/jimmy-kimmel-united-airlines-controversy/

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