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A Rarity in the NFL: Major Trade.

by Jon Henseler

I'd say that the percentage chance that this guy and the giant dude in the dog pound they show at every Browns home game are sitting in their car by a cliff, holding hands Thelma and Louise style is somewhere around 97%. And I'd say 'just a brutal day to be a Browns fan' but I'm pretty sure that's every day in the life of a Browns fan. It's like when you see stock footage from North Korea of their citizens looking scared and sad 26 hours a day and you just feel bad for them. Nothing they did, life just dealt them a poop hand. Same deal with Browns fans. Born and raised in Brown country with no option other than to suffer through year after year of incompetence. Like their BEST year in recent memory involved Derek Andrson as their starting QB. Really think about that one folks. And yesterday was the latest yet in their many humiliations. Trading Trent Richardson to the Colts for a 2014 first rounder. Now I know there are a lot of schools of thought out there that think this is a good trade for them, build for the future, they weren't going to win anyway blah blah blah. And that all may be true. And I'm not on the 'Trent Richardson is the next AP' bandwagon either. In a great situation he strikes me as a 1,300 yard, 13-15 TD guy. But to have the, however brief it was, face of your franchise, a top 3 pick JUST LAST YEAR, gone two games into 2013 has to be a tough pill to swallow. 

And it's not you can make one of those 'it gets better' videos for Cleveland sports fans. You've got the Cavs who had their HOF franchise playing voluntarily leave them in front of a national audience and go on to win 2 out of 3 NBA Finals, and the last time an Indian team won anything relevant the team played home games at County Stadium. So no matter how many 'Fail Mary' games or ASU/Wisco screw jobs we watch, just remember, you could be in Cleveland. Not a bad mantra anytime you're down on your luck.

PS: You've honestly got to wonder if Browns fans could go back to 1999 when they got their franchise back and say 'you know what, I think we're good.'