Les Levine write about Sports for the Cleveland Jewish News. Follow Les on Twitter @LesLevine.
I don’t think there is an award for this, but until two minutes remained in the excruciating loss by the Cleveland Browns to the lowly New York Jets, 23-16, on Dec. 27, coach Kevin Stefanski may have called the greatest game-day game in team history.
If I told you a transfer player to The Ohio State University would need to break a single-game record that has stood for 25 years to help the Buckeyes win the Big Ten Championship game, you would probably think I was talking about quarterback Justin Fields. You would be wrong.
The Cleveland Browns returned to Monday Night Football for the fifth time in franchise history Dec. 14. The game between the Browns and the Baltimore Ravens was played before about 12,000 people in the seats due to COVID-19 restrictions.
It was just another average Thanksgiving weekend for the Cleveland Browns. They held on to beat a bad Jacksonville team, which came into the weekend with a record of 1-9. The score? 27-25.
If you ever wondered what it was like to listen in on Knute Rockne’s “Win One For The Gipper” speech, take the opportunity to sit in on a pep talk delivered by football coach Jeff Rotsky, who turned in his resignation recently after six years as head coach at Euclid High School in Euclid.
One of the most exciting games in Cleveland Browns history took place Oct. 25 when the Browns visited the Cincinnati Bengals and traded home-run shots to the end zone. The Browns miraculously prevailed, 37-34.
Other than the words, “play ball, “ at the start of baseball’s exhibition season, there is nothing better to the ears of a sports fan than World Series Game 7.
Twenty-nine coaches are on the Cleveland Browns payroll. For the most part – until there is some stability in the organization – their jobs are dependent on the success of the team year-by-year. The fate of almost each coach depends on the success of the quarterback.