Saturday, February 2, 2013
The Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers will battle it out for the Super Bowl on Sunday.
If you're a Cleveland Browns fan, you know that it's really going to be the "once-upon-a-time" Browns that will take the field against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. The Baltimore Ravens play in Super Bowl 47 on Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m on CBS (Channel 19-WOIO) It's the Ravens second Super Bowl appearance since 1996, when the late Art Modell moved the Browns from Cleveland to Baltimore. In that same span, Browns fans have suffered through years without football and a consistently lousy football team that boasts only one playoff appearance, ending in a heart-breaking loss to Pittsburgh. With all that said, who are you rooting for in the Super Bowl? Are there any Browns fans that will be rooting for the Ravens? Tell us why in the comments. Or …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The Cleveland Browns have sold the naming rights to their stadium. What do you think about the new name?
Cleveland Browns Stadium is no more. From now on fans will watch Cleveland football games at FirstEnergy Stadium. On Tuesday afternoon owner Jimmy Haslem announced that Akron-based FirstEnergy Corporation was awarded the naming rights to the football stadium. It is the first time in franchise history that the Browns stadium has a corporate name, joining the ranks of other NFL teams who have done the same, according to The Plain Dealer. They reported that no details of the agreement between the two parties were disclosed. What do you think of the new stadium name? What would you name it? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Find out when the new Winking Lizard restaurant is slated to open and more in our week in review update
1. North Canton's Person of the Year is: We asked our readers this week to vote for which North Canton community member should be the Person of the Year for 2012. Check here to see who came out on top. 2. Sheriff-elect Michael McDonald will not take office: Stark County voters chose Michael McDonald to take the position of Stark County sheriff, but McDonald announced this week's he's medically unfit to take the position this year. 3. Winking Lizard opening soon: North Canton won't have to wait too much longer for the new Winking Lizard to open its doors at Washington Square. The restaurant is slated to open in mid-March. 4. North Canton could say no to 2013 race: North Canton announced this week that it has not agreed to be a part of the …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
After Pat Shurmur's firing, I let my mind wander about who could be the next head coach. Here's what I came up with.
Editor's note: Mitch Cooper is a field editor for Ohio Patch sites. I called for Shurmer's firing last season, and while it took an extra year, it finally happened. On Monday the Cleveland Browns let go of Head Coach Pat Shurmer, along with General Manager Tom Heckert. To be honest, I do feel bad for Shurmer. He was put in a tough spot. He came in with no time to work with his team due to the lockout and because, well, it is the Cleveland Browns we're talking about; no coach comes in without something going terribly wrong. Still, it didn't seem like Shurmer was a good fit for the team and the city. And his putrid play-calling didn't help him much. Let's be real here: If you have eight yards for a first down, don't throw a two-yard …
Friday, July 27, 2012
The team’s owner, Randy Lerner, has said he is in conversations with Jimmy Haslam, who is “interested in making an investment.”
Updated, 2:40 p.m.: Fox 8 News Cleveland reports that Randy Lerner will sell his controlling interest in the Cleveland Browns. Cleveland Browns owner Randy Lerner has confirmed rumors that he is in negotiations with a potential investor, Jimmy Haslam. According to a release on the Browns' website, Haslam is “interested in making an investment in the Cleveland Browns.” Crain’s Cleveland Business reports that it is not clear whether the move would make Haslam a majority or minority owner in the team if it goes through. But Fox 8 reported Friday that team president Mike Holmgrem has confirmed that Lerner is selling controlling interest in the Browns. According to the release from the Browns, Lerner and Haslam plan to keep details of the …
Friday, April 27, 2012
And Patch had a blast at our draft party at Solon Panini's!
Patch came to Solon Panini's and cheered on the Browns as they drafted two offensive weapons. The Browns took running back Trent Richardson with the third pick -- they traded up from the fourth pick to snag the Alabama star -- and quarterback Brandon Weeden with the 22nd pick. We also signed up new readers for our daily e-mail newsletter, gave away some free appetizers and Panini's gift cards and generally had a good time! We hosted a live chat during the draft -- you can find the transcript here. Thanks to Solon Panini's for hosting our event! Go Browns!
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Join us for a live chat on tonight's first round of the pro football draft.
Join our chat and discuss what happens during the first-round of the pro football draft, April 26 at 7 p.m.!
Thursday, August 4, 2011
We've captured some football fashionistas in today's gallery from a sports-inspired fashion show at the Barrel Room Wine & Beer Bar
The clothing store Velocity showed off a line of football-inspired styles at its second annual fall fashion show at the Barrel Room. The Wednesday night event featured fall sports fashions for all ages and was hosted by Tammy Rothacker from My Own Media Creative Marketing, Velocity's marketeer. The event started at 4 p.m. with drink specials, and the fashion show began at 7. Models included employees from the Barrel Room, Velocity and friends of Rothacker. Each model took several walks down the stairs at the Barrel Room and a turn back through their outdoor patio. Hair and makeup was provided by the Salon at Belden Place. Stylist Mark Marchino said they enjoyed giving each model a unique look for the show. Marchino was accompanied by hair…
Friday, June 24, 2011
Read Cleveland Heights' story about Cleveland Browns player Josh Cribbs and tell us in the comments whether he should keep fighting his ticket or go on and pay it already
1. Twinsburg Patch We found a bunch of great police officers in this video of the Ohio Law Enforcement Torch Run on Twinsburg Patch. Twinsburg Police Capt. Jim Savage had an especially great quote from the video: "Most of the time we're in dark blue or black uniforms, we're out enforcing traffic and trying to catch bad guys. But in this particular instance, we're able to go out, put our running shorts on, put our running shoes on and be out there in the public's eye and be doing good for people who really deserve it." 2. Kent Patch By now you've probably heard about the death of Ryan Dunn, one of the stars of the over-the-top antics show Jackass. One blogger for Kent Patch talked with some folks who remember Dunn coming into the Zephyr, …
Friday, January 21, 2011
Shreve, who keeps stats for Hoover High games, is the voice of Cleveland Browns Stadium and much more
Jeff Shreve would like to prep for his duties as Cleveland Browns public address announcer for an AFC championship game this weekend. Instead, he will be working on the stats crew for Hoover boys' basketball. It's all right, though, as long as he can be closely involved in any game he watches, said the resident of Greentown, located in North Canton City School District. "I would be bored if all I could do is just sit there and watch," Shreve said. Shreve began "working" games in high school as a statistician for GlenOak High School basketball. He moved on to Mount Union College (now named University of Mount Union) and started doing radio play-by-play for both Mount Union football and basketball. Shreve remembers two particularly long …