After all of the long winded discussions we've had over how good or bad the Browns are, lets take a retrospective look at the year:
Game 1: Browns lose to Tampa because of a bad throw by Jake Delhomme. Tampa ends up being involved in draft talks.
Game 2: Browns lose to KC because of a bad throw by Seneca Wallace. KC ends up winning AFC West.
Game 3: Browns lose to the Ratbirds because Eric Wright gets burned for three TDs. Ratbirds make it to playoffs.
Game 4: Browns beat the Bungles. Peyton Hillis becomes the stud we all know and love.
Game 5: Browns lose to the Falcons because Wallace got hurt and Delhomme throws another bad pick 6. Gets hurrt again in the process.
Game 6: Browns lose to Shittsburg but they play admirably. Colt shows up and becomes our starter.
Game 7: Browns destroy the defending champs New Orleans. Led by a great defensive effort by Fujita and Bowens.
Game 8: Browns beat down the best team in football Patriots. Great game on all sides of the ball.
Game 9: Browns lose OT heart-breaker to the Jets thanks to an inopportune fumble by Stuckey.
Game 10: Browns lose heart-breaker to Jaguars. D shows up great but Colt gets hurt so we can't turn the turnovers into points.
Game 11: Browns beat Panthers thanks to a shanked field goal. Win in spite of Delhomme's terrible picks.
Game 12: Browns upset Miami. Win thanks to good defensive play by Haden.
After this you know the story. We lose three straight because of a tired old D, a beat-up hillis, and bad QB play. Colt has his one bad game at QB, and Delhomme shows everybody that he is done.
Now then, lets see the optimism in this little spiel. The Browns become competitive in all games, we get to meet our QBOTF, we have a studly secondary, and Mangini shows us all the makings of a good team, and a good coach. I swear that all we need is a new OC, some more star-power at WR, a new RT, and a good pass rusher and we will have a team that can beat anybody.
Tell me if everybody else agrees with this optimistic rant.