Category Archives: football

  weekend fun

Don’t you just love the built up excitement of a weekend? I mean, two days off to which you are supposed to relax and recharge your body, mind and soul before starting another week. I think it must be the bright blue, sunshine filled skies that are putting me in an extremely good mood, but I can’t wait for the weekend!!!

Not a whole lot on my plate for Saturday and Sunday, but I do have a few ideas.

Thinking of going to the opening of Open Yoga Gallery and then swinging by the Valentines Day Market (think Bizarre Bazaar & Made in the 216 all wrapped in LOVE), then a quick stop at the Westside Market to stock up for Sunday’s big football festivities and then home to cook, bake and possibly even put away my Christmas wreaths that still hang on my house!

Not super busy, “relaxed with purpose.”

Enjoy your weekend. Grab some sunshine, perhaps a cocktail or two and may the best men win! Go Browns!

(note : since I’ve been on a bit of a photography role, I thought I would share this great photo from the photo contest site, enter your great pics today. This photo was taken by Colin Toke, from what I can find. Only a dog lover would take his dogs out for a late night stroll during a snowstorm, great shot!)

  Inked for Ohio.

Another perfect weekend in Cleveland. Sunny weather. A yummy clambake. Riding bikes. Home improvement AND another fun Inked in Ohio tattoo to share.

So, I was at the famous Muni Lot yesterday and let’s just say, it takes all types. From the die hard sports fans to the “girls who wanna have fun,” from the fair weather fans to the downtown hipsters, everyone was psyched for yesterdays game.

One thing never to be missed (heads up!) are all the non-football players, passing the football through the crowds of people. Shirtless guys show their stuff as they perform the ball throwing tradition as if they were kids playing outside in the backyard.

Yesterday I happened to run into Brandon and little did I know he was sporting an “inked for Ohio” tattoo! I ran right up to him and asked to snap a few pics. Not only does he have this great skyline image of the city on his bulging bicep, he also has an outline of the state on his chest, but my pic was too blurry from dodging footballs to share. THANKS BRANDON for letting me share your ink.

Happy monday cleveland peeps. Oh, and BTW did you know Wednesday is Bar Cento’s 3 Year Anniversary Party? Buy any carafe of beer or wine and your pizza is free! Cheers to a great week!

  A Rookie’s guide to tailgating.

As many of you are aware this weekend is the home opener for our Cleveland Browns, but what you may or may not know is the in’s and out’s of tailgating.

As a resident of the “Cleve” for over ten years believe it or not but I have never truly tailgated. I mean, I may have parked in a lot off of West 6th for one beer pre-game which I hear doesn’t really count, but to truly set an alarm, get there early, eat chips for bfast, etc. etc. Let’s just say this Sunday I am in for a real treat! MORE! →

  Family Day with the Browns (08-07)

Saturday, August 7th, 2010

The Browns will switch it up from its daily training camp practice schedule in Berea for a Brown team vs. White team scrimmage at Cleveland Browns Stadium THIS SATURDAY! Fans will also enjoy music, inflatables and numerous giveaways starting at 9:00 am on Tailgate Terrace, located outside the stadium on the east patio.

The scrimmage is free of charge and is a non-ticketed event. Gates open at 11:00 am. Parking is $5 per vehicle in the Port Authority Lots surrounding the stadium. Fans who arrive between 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. should enter through BrownsTown located on the north side of the Stadium and park in the North Port Authority lot.

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  Calling All Browns Fans

a shout out from Cleveland Sports Blog by Terry Pluto

“Dear Browns Fans: In conjunction with The Plain Dealer and Gray Publishing, I’m writing a book with the working title of What I’ve Learned From Watching the Browns.

I need your input. Here are some of the topics:

– The scars from the move.
– Why fans love Bernie Kosar.
– Why I keep watching this mess.
– What NFL draft day means to me.
– My BEST/WORST day at Browns stadium was…
– What the Browns mean to my family.
– Favorite Browns: Jim Brown, Brian Sipe, Sam Rutigliano, Joshua Cribbs, Brian Brennan, etc.
– Meeting Browns players.
– To make the team better, I wish the Browns would….
– Anything else that comes to mind.

If you’d like your email to be considered for the book, please send me your FULL name and HOME town. Keep the emails SHORT. NO profanity. If your email is chosen, you will get a free signed copy of the book.”

Please email your thoughts to