You know when you get that gut feeling that something is different than before? During the Browns season, I could feel the changes in the air, that win or lose, we were running in the right direction for once and soon we would be a team which needed a few tweeks, not a major overhaul. From where I was sitting at the last game, it was obvious for a person who over analyzes everything, that the Steelers were on their way down and the Browns were finally on their way up.
The only albatross around our necks is that darn curse. I don't believe in them myself, but you can't escape a conversation with a fan without hearing about it. The supposed Cleveland sports curse, you know the one that caused "The Drive", "The Fumble", "The Shot", " Red Right 88" and "The decision"? But when if, like Art Modell, it too decide to pack up and move to Baltimore?
Ray Finkle (Scott Norwood) was alive and well in Foxboro last night. since I have lived all of the jaw dropping events in my lifetime as a Browns fan, I could feel their pain. Far be it from me to revel in another teams pain while their drunken fans cry in their beer (unless its the Steelers, sorry) but one has to wonder, did the alleged famous curse finally leave the shores of Erie? Baltimore now has the "The Kick" and we all know that Buffalo still chokes when they say Norwoods name and that wasn't even a chip shot, like last night.
When I saw the ball hook harder then a drive in Caddyshack, I couldn't help but smile, because it's not just us that lives through unexplained and speechless follies. Everyone else was human too, we are just waiting our turn to live the glory and who knows maybe, just maybe, the curse grew tired of Cleveland weather and decided to relocate to Baltimore. It's been a wild ride, but let's get ready for the good times to come. Thank You Ray Finkle!