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Braylon Edwards takes a belated shot at Cleveland

Though it’s not quite on the same level as Brett Favre’s return to Green Bay, Jets receiver Braylon Edwards will face the Browns on November 14, in Cleveland.  Edwards, who has had several seasons of mediocrity and dropped passes sandwiched around a fairly stellar showing for the Browns in 2007, has done his part to throw a little jet fuel on the embers of his time in Northeast Ohio.

There’s nothing going on in Cleveland,” Edwards recently told Greg Bishop of the New York Times.  “There’s no real estate.  There’s
no social life, no social networking.  All the people who have something
going on leave Cleveland.  So Cleveland has nothing, and I came in there
with a New York-type of essence.  So what?  That was the attitude I came
in with.  Like, this is who I am.  They didn’t like the flash.”

(As a side note, just what is a “New York-type of essence”?  Is he referring to those brief moments on Seventh Avenue when you think you’ve caught a whiff of crap and/or vomit and then just as your brain has acknowledged the existence of the odor it’s gone, as if it were never there?  Someone should pitch that one to Calvin Klein.)

Edwards’ mother also chimed in on her son’s struggles in Ohio.  “He came from a team that was always looking for a savior to a team that
knows how to win,” she said, apparently under the impression that he’d been traded not to the Jets, but to the Giants. 

“No one would understand what he’s been through unless
you’ve been drowning,” she added.

Really?  Drowning?  Earning millions of dollars to play a kid’s game is drowning?

If Edwards was drowning in Cleveland, it’s only because he jumped into quicksand and asked for an anchor.  Edwards’ primary problem in Cleveland were his hands (or, more specifically, his inability to use them properly) and his mouth (or, more accurately, his inability to shut it).

So we’ll check back with Braylon in a year, when he’ll likely be a member of yet another new team, and he’ll be blaming his failures in New York on those brief moments on Seventh Avenue when you think you’ve caught a whiff of
crap and/or vomit and then just as your brain has acknowledged the
existence of the odor it’s gone.

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  1. Jackson says: Aug 9, 2010 5:05 PM

    well said Mike…………….what a TOOL!!! you and your mother need to stfu.
    I can’t believe the nerve of some of these spoiled children that play in the NFL and have absolutely no grip on reality.

  2. WarrenMoonGOAT says: Aug 9, 2010 5:08 PM

    ah…here comes the backlash

  3. benh999 says: Aug 9, 2010 5:08 PM

    7th Ave? I think you’re off by about 15 miles. That smell came from the Florham Park after Joe McKnight ran a lap.

  4. hounds64 says: Aug 9, 2010 5:10 PM

    Thanks for this article, Florio.
    Can’t wait until BMac tweets – “Yessss, another piece of p**** fa da Browns secondary to [slang for gang rape using the word train.] . . . NoHomo . . . Let’s Goooo!!!! ITS TRU.”
    I am just concerned Edwards might like the idea!

  5. Heinekenfun says: Aug 9, 2010 5:10 PM

    great article.., I never knew how sympathetic a character Braylon Edwards has been. Now I feel very sorry for him, that he had to spend time playing football in Cleveland where he made millions of dollars. I think Braylon is a true example of overcoming the odds.
    Godspeed Braylon…, Godspeed!

  6. ajd24 says: Aug 9, 2010 5:11 PM

    Love it. Bravo Florio.

  7. ozu says: Aug 9, 2010 5:12 PM

    Pro athlete hates Cleveland because it sucks. This is clearly a radical new viewpoint that hasn’t been expressed before.

  8. NinerSean says: Aug 9, 2010 5:12 PM

    LOVE IT!!! This is old school Florio before you started sipping appletinis with the NBC hosers.
    You still got it buddy, keep it up, I love the New York bashing and especially Braylon “My Mom Says I am Special” Edwards.
    He is not a has been, he is a never was!

  9. Randel57 says: Aug 9, 2010 5:14 PM

    I wonder what goes through his mind when hes like “Cleveland don’t like me cause I have a New York essence…….yea thats it.”
    His last excuse when he left was because he was from Michigan……ITS BECAUSE YOU CAN’T CATCH A FOOTBALL!

  10. Brewster says: Aug 9, 2010 5:15 PM

    (As a side note, just what is a “New York-type of essence”? Is he referring to those brief moments on Seventh Avenue when you think you’ve caught a whiff of crap and/or vomit and then just as your brain has acknowledged the existence of the odor it’s gone, as if it were never there?
    ________________
    Uh no, it’s not called a New York type of essesnce, what you are referring to Mr. Florio is what is called “a New York minute”, and it’s still the greatest city in the world despite a few unpleasantries.

  11. Zach says: Aug 9, 2010 5:15 PM

    Jets know how to win? ahahaha

  12. MrHumble says: Aug 9, 2010 5:18 PM

    I wonder what “Flayin edwards” will say when the browns win a SB before the Jets do……he’ll be “drownin’ with his mama”.

  13. uwannago says: Aug 9, 2010 5:18 PM

    Braylon, You couldn’t run your routes or hold onto the ball so you got booed. Whats wrong with that? Same thing happening in NY. Then where you going?

  14. myeaglescantwin says: Aug 9, 2010 5:18 PM

    CLEVELAND…. SUX
    their teams suck
    their city is a C-
    the people talk weird
    Drew Carry is fat
    If they didnt produce LeBron James they would have nothing to show for their existence, & even he couldnt wait to get the hell outta there.
    CLEVELAND IS LIKE CHICAGO’S RETARDED GAY BROTHER WITH HERPES AND B.O.

  15. js136202 says: Aug 9, 2010 5:18 PM

    Browns fan here, but let me be clear, I don’t have any Michigan-related hatred or dislike for Braylon Edwards. Braylon Edwards is the complete polar opposite of what we want in Cleveland. We want tough guys, he’s afraid to take a hit. We want blue-collar hard workers and the guy hates practice. We want guys who are good teammates and he’s a prima donna who only cares about himself.
    He won’t go over the middle, drops balls aimed at his numbers, and makes a half dozen acrobatic catches scattered across mediocrity and inconsistency. He’s a decent #2 option, but will struggle when Holmes is busy being suspended.
    And he’s a true asshat of a human being.

  16. JTK1985 says: Aug 9, 2010 5:18 PM

    This is the same guy who thought we hated him because he “came from Michigan and Browns fans are mostly Ohio State fans”. Seriously Braylon you had 1 good year (same as Derek Anderson) and dropped more passes then you caught since.
    Get used to seeing this Jets fans : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YE2DCS1PnwU

  17. Redtrek03 says: Aug 9, 2010 5:19 PM

    Cleveland, at least it’s not Detroit!

  18. Scheer1852 says: Aug 9, 2010 5:20 PM

    I cant wait until week 15 when the Jets and Braylon Edwards come in to the pathetic little town of Pittsburgh and smack your Steelers, Florio. Afterwards Calvin Klein can try his best Ben Rapistberger impression on you.
    P.S. Your commercial sucked

  19. Browns Fan til' Death says: Aug 9, 2010 5:20 PM

    The only flash we didn’t like about him was his Flash of talent for 1 season. If the bum would have just caught the ball he’d still be here. And there is no social scene in Cleveland??…Didn’t he get busted punching one of LeBrons dudes while he was out enjoying the social scene?….What a D. The Jets can have him and his “New York type of essence”. Why is a professional athlete mommy chiming in for him. Man up Braylon

  20. Clevfaninhawaii says: Aug 9, 2010 5:20 PM

    Man is it going to be great to watch the Jets fail this year. Then Rex will be tossed outta town and I say when Jets fans have a whole season of watching Braylon drop footballs he’ll be run out of town too.

  21. moolah954 says: Aug 9, 2010 5:21 PM

    Cleveland sucks .. id rather go to Cincinnati if im forced to go to Ohio …

  22. yem123 says: Aug 9, 2010 5:21 PM

    I hear Braylon dropped the microphone when they interviewed him.

  23. ampats says: Aug 9, 2010 5:21 PM

    Edwards was born in Detroit and went to Michigan and was drafted by the Browns.
    Just when did he get that New York Essence ?
    But he’s not a diva,right Newark fans?
    Pro athletes are really dumping on Cleveland.

  24. milehiclown says: Aug 9, 2010 5:21 PM

    Best line on this blog EVER: “moments when[…]you think you’ve caught a whiff of crap and/or vomit and then just as your brain has acknowledged the existence of the odor it’s gone, as if it were never there?”
    Reader for life after that one, Mike.

  25. Alualuwho says: Aug 9, 2010 5:22 PM

    Oh thats right Randall…He cant catch a football….lets ask OSU. Bummer.

  26. onlymyopinionmatters says: Aug 9, 2010 5:24 PM

    LMAO;
    Another loudmouth rapper wannabe can’t even live up to his own self proclaimed hype. On top of that his mommy needs to put her hood take on the situation. Where’s the daddy? Oh that’s right, mommy and baby boy don’t even know who the daddy is. Somebody call Maury!!!!!!

  27. Citizen Strange says: Aug 9, 2010 5:24 PM

    Sure … pick on Braylon Edwards, he’s an easy target.
    All you people out there throwing stones can have a good laugh at Braylon’s expense but just remember … wait …. he said there was no “real estate” in Cleveland?

  28. Catamount says: Aug 9, 2010 5:25 PM

    B.E. has no hands, and if there is nothing going on in Cleveland, maybe he should explain why he is an underachieving, overrated, disappointment himself–incapable of being a true #1. Braylon, better spend your time fixing your house before you start bitching about the neighborhood.

  29. LJ says: Aug 9, 2010 5:25 PM

    I’m not sure if it’s possible or not but Braylon’s mother sounds dumber than him. He’s harping on his past in Cleveland because he used to be a promising young superstar. Reality is setting in and he’s trying to talk his way into being relevant again. How many times do you see guys like Braylon talk-talk-talk and never amount to what they could’ve been because they don’t work hard enough.

  30. LebronJeremy says: Aug 9, 2010 5:25 PM

    As someone who has lived in Cleveland, I’ll be the first to acknowledge the craptitude in which the town’s sports’ teams present themselves. With that being said, Cleveland idolizes its players. Everyone there thought Winslow and Edwards were the best in the nation, until Edwards made it apparent that he’s just a baby. That city loved LeBron, even while he acted like a total turd the whole time, and wasn’t that good in a clutch.
    All Edwards had to do was catch the ball and he could have taken a dump in the middle of Euclid Avenue at 5:00 p.m. with nothing being said about it. But he couldn’t do that. So he plays on a loud-mouth over-rated team, with loud-mouth over-rated players, for a loud-mouth over-rated coach. He fits in because no on will pay attention to his play as long as he keeps talking.

  31. brasho says: Aug 9, 2010 5:27 PM

    Wow, Florio… you finally wrote an editorial that was right on the money. Funny, clever, and reeking of honesty… why can’t you write like this all the time…and not try to write like this when there aren’t any stories (i.e. when you try to create stories out of non-stories)?

  32. mmartian says: Aug 9, 2010 5:28 PM

    I agree, poor Edwards… Cleveland is a hole, no theater, no fishing, no hiking, no swimming, no hiking. You cant spend time with your familiy, nothing for him to do.
    You have to feel sorry for the guy.
    It makes you wonder what he can do in NY that he couldn’t do in cleveland? (maybe shoot yourself in the leg or something)

  33. Burning River says: Aug 9, 2010 5:29 PM

    Braylon’s just upset because Delonte West was bangin’ his old mama.
    Stone hands, that were good for nothing other than punching out some midget.
    Yeah, we got a whiff, alright. You are where you belong…pussy.

  34. SeriousRadio says: Aug 9, 2010 5:31 PM

    What is a ‘PFT-type of essence’? It’s when the author realizes that he is not a journalist but merely a paid blogger. While he might be toward the top of the sports-blogger heap, he is still down in the dregs of aspiring journalists. Reading this site is akin to reading the comics : I just chuckle at the shock jock approach to writing for nitwits who cheer over the insults directed to every other team or player ( as long as it isn’t their own.)

  35. MrHumble says: Aug 9, 2010 5:33 PM

    Does anyone really care what bawlin’ edwards has to say…..much less his “mama”…..what a loser!

  36. js136202 says: Aug 9, 2010 5:34 PM

    ozu
    The list of pro athletes that hate Cleveland includes Joakim Noah and Braylon Edwards. And maybe Lebrojangles.
    I’d rather not be in that esteemed group.

  37. lieutenant Dan's Ice Cream says: Aug 9, 2010 5:36 PM

    New York sucks.

  38. pudgalvin says: Aug 9, 2010 5:37 PM

    Maybe he should take his talents to South Beach. Ya know, really win back some of those Clevelandites.

  39. Nate is Gay for Brady says: Aug 9, 2010 5:39 PM

    GREAT POST FLO! Edwards is like T.O. or Chad Johnson…. minus the talent. One good year so far his entire career. Pathetic.
    He sucks.
    STFU Braylynn.

  40. trademcscab says: Aug 9, 2010 5:39 PM

    this is a horrible thing to say….im gonna call myself out for this racist thought cause its not normally my style……but for real everyone tell me please how many white players in the NFL you see or hear act like a spoiled baby bitch???? because off the top of my head i cant think of any. but if someone can name a few for me i will gladly eat my words

  41. Stone says: Aug 9, 2010 5:43 PM

    I completely agree with Braylon’s comments about Cleveland. Although, when he started talking about his “essence” I tuned him out. He’s right about Cleveland though, there is no real estate, there is no social life, there is no scene. Anyone that can leave, would. Heck, look at Lebron, if it was so great why didn’t he stay? The people worshiped him, the team would have paid him more money than Miami, he was born and grew up there, all of his family and friends were there, and the owner did anything he said. In spite of all that, Lebron still left. It says a lot about what a sh!t hole Cleveland is.

  42. Raven Muscle Sucks Dick says: Aug 9, 2010 5:44 PM

    Great article Florio!!!!…..I’m shocked that BE (aka Hands of Stone) didn’t blame his drops simply because he was playing in Buckeye Country. What a douche…

  43. BBB82 says: Aug 9, 2010 5:45 PM

    Good God, Braylon, grow the F up.

  44. 90ragtop says: Aug 9, 2010 5:47 PM

    Braylon Edwards couldn’t catch a cold sitting butt naked on an iceberg.
    Ditching that little puke was the best pro personnel move the Browns have made in a long time.

  45. SportsME23 says: Aug 9, 2010 5:50 PM

    Keep bashing New York, NJ, and the Jets guys. Let’s see what you have to say once the season starts.
    GO WRECKS!!111!! JUST END THE SEASON!! REX IS SO FAT!!!! Jests Jests Jests!!1!!11!

  46. hrmlss says: Aug 9, 2010 5:50 PM

    So when I was in those Univ. Of Michigan Bars what I was smelling was a “New York-type of essence”?

  47. MikeTheHelmetFlorio says: Aug 9, 2010 5:51 PM

    Brilliant stuff Mikey my boy
    More of these articles

  48. Joe says: Aug 9, 2010 5:51 PM

    lol you were actually funny in this one Florio… or maybe i just dont like the Jets, or NY or Braylon Edwards.
    but seriously Braylon should keep his mouth shut and get ready for the season and be greatful for being the Jets number 1 WR for the games he was in 2009. because he is nothing but a 2nd option in a weak passing attack now, w/the addition of Santonio Holmes.

  49. Keegax says: Aug 9, 2010 5:58 PM

    You need an actual Clevelander to weigh in on this appropriately.
    Braylon was a hero here. People loved him. Then he started dropping passes immediately after his return from a major injury. He got scared to get hurt again. Can’t blame him. All of the sudden he was a pass drop machine and made excuses and blamed everyone but himself. You go to a game even now, there are #17 jerseys everywhere. So he did it to himself. He dropped a big pass last year in the playoffs for the Jets. It’s what he does.
    As for his NY essence- he’s right. Like most New Yorkers he’s more impressed with himself than the rest of the world is. He is more concerned with being a celebrity than he is an athlete.
    I don’t know how much of Cleveland he saw but it is a highly underrated city. Most people don’t know that because they base judgment without coming to Cleveland. The ones that do typically aren’t cultured enough to visit our museums, theatres, music venues and excellent restaurants. They typically cling to such underwhelming hangouts found in the Warehouse District.
    Anyways, Braylon is a lightweight. He wasn’t/isn;t touch enough to survive a tough city like Cleveland. Cleveland demands a lot of its residents and usually its the toughest of em that stick. Oh yeah, we actually have a playmaker here, who wants to be here. Josh Cribbs. I would take him anyday.

  50. Kathy W says: Aug 9, 2010 6:01 PM

    WOW. Thank God he’ll never play in Green Bay. There’s more going on in Cleveland than there. Besides, we don’t take too kindly to spoiled brat athletes in Wisconsin. Just ask Latrell “I can’t feed my family” Sprewell

  51. Ravenmuscle says: Aug 9, 2010 6:03 PM

    Edwards must have been in the closet when Najeh Davenport took a dump in it at his girfriends’ house. His brain was permanently damaged.
    Yeah..New York is the place to be..just ask Plaxico Burress. OR Braylon could hook up with Pacman Jones and hit all the strip clubs.

  52. ylekram1 says: Aug 9, 2010 6:03 PM

    edwards does have a point.anybody who has been to cleveland,knows there aint nothing going on.top 10 worst city in the nation.lots of ugly people,too.

  53. sguy2130 says: Aug 9, 2010 6:04 PM

    Says the guy from Detroit…LOL. When you wake up one morning and get a clue people might care about what you have to say Braylon.

  54. smellsdelicious says: Aug 9, 2010 6:04 PM

    wow! florio has a sense of humour. what a comical post. seriously,

  55. Howie Handles says: Aug 9, 2010 6:04 PM

    I agree, its about time the old Florio showed his big boufant head.
    Nice work.
    “All the people who have something going on leave Cleveland. So Cleveland has nothing, and I came in there with a New York-type of essence. So what? That was the attitude I came in with. Like, this is who I am. They didn’t like the flash.”
    So it was the flash that caused him to consistently drop the ball. Ah, now I’ve got it.

  56. Stone says: Aug 9, 2010 6:05 PM

    @Keegax
    “our museums, theatres, music venues and excellent restaurants”
    BUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  57. WVUColumbus says: Aug 9, 2010 6:05 PM

    Brewster-
    The rest of the country (besides New Yorkers) yet again rolls our eyes to “NYC being greatest city in the world”.
    In the US, I’ll take Boston, Miami, Pittsburgh (that place has come a long way in about 15 years) Atlanta, and especially Chicago and San Fran ANYDAY over NYC……and I like NYC, too.

  58. realityonetwo says: Aug 9, 2010 6:09 PM

    Thanks, Mrs. Edwards, for proving that stupidity is hereditary…

  59. sguy2130 says: Aug 9, 2010 6:11 PM

    @Stone
    Stone would not like Cleveland as the gay bar scene is not up to his standards.

  60. arsenalrules says: Aug 9, 2010 6:12 PM

    Actually, Edwards is right about Cleveland.

  61. Scheer1852 says: Aug 9, 2010 6:12 PM

    Why wont you post my comment Florio? Everything posted so far is in support of this article. I doubt this many people really like you.

  62. TXBuckeye says: Aug 9, 2010 6:14 PM

    this is truly your piece de resistance for quite a while

  63. 305phinphan says: Aug 9, 2010 6:14 PM

    As much as he thinks Cleveland sucks as a city, in reality he sucks as a receiver. Braylon will NEVER be anything special in the NFL and anything he has to say about anyone should not even make the press because he is a nobody.

  64. Keegax says: Aug 9, 2010 6:15 PM

    Stone hasnt been to Cleveland. Typical response.

  65. Scheer1852 says: Aug 9, 2010 6:17 PM

    I can’t wait until week 10 and week 15 when the Jets smack the Browns and your Steelers, Florio. Afterwards Calvin Klein can try his best Ben Rapistberger impression on you.
    P.S. Your commercial sucked

  66. brownsfn19 says: Aug 9, 2010 6:17 PM

    Come talk to me when your overrated ass can catch a football…f*ckin loser…

  67. nagurski_T_form says: Aug 9, 2010 6:19 PM

    Yet another reason that the jest are about to crash and burn.
    Get ready for disappointment, jest fans…your 2010 team contains a large portion of turds.

  68. WarrenMoonGOAT says: Aug 9, 2010 6:21 PM

    Braylon reminds me of Keyshawn Johnson

  69. VASeahawk says: Aug 9, 2010 6:22 PM

    trademcscab…ever hear of Brett Favre?

  70. sasquash69 says: Aug 9, 2010 6:23 PM

    Braylon Edwards isn’t all that bad. I do remember a story about him realy going above and beyond for a young kid and his family. I think the boy died of whatever illness he had and Braylon payed for alot of his cost.
    That being said NYC is the most overrated place on the face of the planet. The NY City essence is just arrogance, everyone from that cesspool thinks there pooh don’t stink.

  71. rbais2 says: Aug 9, 2010 6:27 PM

    He has a point when saying that “there’s nothing going on”. Maybe that’s why he beat up LeBron James’ 120 pound friend “Steve Urkel” (as Florio first reported).

  72. Foghorn John says: Aug 9, 2010 6:30 PM

    “apparently under the impression that he’d been traded not to the Jets, but to the Giants”
    Thats gold, Jerry! GOLD!

  73. steelers rule says: Aug 9, 2010 6:35 PM

    Cleveland sucked in the past, sucks in the present and will suck in the furture!

  74. browniebuck says: Aug 9, 2010 6:36 PM

    Braylon Edwards was on top of the world in Cleveland while he was catching the ball…once he started dropping it…he was treated like any other bum that couldn’t hold on to the ball. I don’t feel bad at all for heckling him or booing him when he began to suck…he was making more in one contract than this teacher will make in his career…comes with the territory. If I were making millions to teach kids, I would expect the kids that were less than successful to have their parents heckle me.

  75. dlew2191 says: Aug 9, 2010 6:46 PM

    It looks Edwards stole Joakim Noah’s bit…

  76. Laxer37 says: Aug 9, 2010 6:49 PM

    He forgot to blame Cleveland for making him drop perfectly thrown balls that hit him right in the hands.

  77. arsenalrules says: Aug 9, 2010 6:55 PM

    Edwards didn’t say anything about Cleveland that Trent Dilfer didn’t say when he went on some ESPN radio show and said Cleveland was the worst city he’d played in, because the fans were illogical, uneducated and overreacted to everything. A point proven yet again by some of the Cleveland responses to this post

  78. roli1967 says: Aug 9, 2010 6:57 PM

    Braylon Edwards could not even catch a cold in Cleveland. Good luck, Jets with Braylon “stonehands” Edwards. You might want to get some flypaper for those hands.
    @Stone-
    STFU dickhead. You are an ignorant tool when you trash a place you have never set foot in. Judging by your screen-name your hometown is probably so fruitcake town like San Fran, or Berkely where people are so stoned they have no idea what the F*** they are talking about. Get lost, Fruitcake!!!

  79. roli1967 says: Aug 9, 2010 7:02 PM

    steelers rule says:
    August 9, 2010 6:35 PM
    Cleveland sucked in the past, sucks in the present and will suck in the furture!
    ————————————————–
    @ Steelers Rule,
    The same thing applies to your mother, dickhead!

  80. roli1967 says: Aug 9, 2010 7:05 PM

    @steelersrule…. .and all other Shittsburgh TROLLERS,
    Remember 12-10-09???? Well get used to it Stooler fans. Your accused-rapist of a QB, Worthlessburger is going to get his ass handed to him on 10-17-10, especially with that joke of an O-line trying to protect his fat ass. Speaking of asses, I’ll be wiping mine with a YELLOW RAG and LAUGHING at you Stooler fans.

  81. uwannago says: Aug 9, 2010 7:09 PM

    Braylon at his best in a NY jersey.
    http://www.waitingfornextyear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/braylon-Edwards-drop.gif

  82. trickbunny says: Aug 9, 2010 7:15 PM

    “They didn’t like the flash.”
    No.. no.. I’m pretty sure it was the astounding inability to catch balls that were thrown right into your hands or your chest. Or maybe it’s that they didn’t like the ones you dropped ON PURPOSE.

  83. heisthejuan says: Aug 9, 2010 7:28 PM

    No social-networking? So no Twitter or Facebook in Cleveland?

  84. roli1967 says: Aug 9, 2010 7:34 PM

    myeaglescantwin says:
    August 9, 2010 5:18 PM
    CLEVELAND…. SUX
    their teams suck
    their city is a C-
    the people talk weird
    Drew Carry is fat
    If they didnt produce LeBron James they would have nothing to show for their existence, & even he couldnt wait to get the hell outta there.
    CLEVELAND IS LIKE CHICAGO’S RETARDED GAY BROTHER WITH HERPES AND B.O.
    ————————————————
    @myeaglescan’t win,
    Ahhh another trolling smack-talker, this time from the City of Botherly Love. Well Mister, YOU SCREEN NAME SAYS IT ALL!!!
    The Beagles defintely can’t win without Donovan McNabb, too bad you RETARDS traded him away.
    They should change the nickname of Philly to the city of Homosexual Love. A lot of them there, and city smells like shit.

  85. Muck says: Aug 9, 2010 7:38 PM

    Hilarious digs, Florio!

  86. Clevfaninhawaii says: Aug 9, 2010 7:42 PM

    all these people that talk like the city of Cleveland is such a terrible place. Guess what its like anything with sports if the team is winning the good players will want to be there. It has nothing to do with the city if in 5 years the Browns are winning superbowls guess where Mrs. Edwards would want to come back to.
    I mean I know New England, Green Bay, Dallas, Pittsburgh all have a booming social scene like NY right?

  87. WetHog says: Aug 9, 2010 7:42 PM

    Considering the comments Edwards Mother contributed it makes sense why Braylon acts a fool.
    Like Mother like Son.

  88. rsportgod says: Aug 9, 2010 7:57 PM

    Some of you are hilarious….
    Just this weekend we had the PGA tournament at Firestone, the Indy race at Mid-Ohio, the ProFootball Hall of Fame ceremonies and Game, Indians baseball, a Browns intrasquad scrimmage that drew over 22,000, Twins Day in Twinsburg (an event that draws people from all over the world), one of the worlds most renowned orchestra, Phantom is playing at Playhouse Theater, and we have the best heart hospitals in the world……
    But damn, we dont have enough cool clubs that rich athletes can act like idiots……
    Thank you for staying away, its nice to be able to drive the 20 miles to work and actually make it in 20 minutes, and buy a house here for 200,000 that would cost you all 750,000……with land even!!

  89. AcidSoda says: Aug 9, 2010 8:08 PM

    @ SeriousRadio
    “I just chuckle at the shock jock approach to writing for nitwits who cheer over the insults directed to every other team or player ( as long as it isn’t their own.)”
    And I’m sure you’ll be among the “nitwits” coming back and reading.

  90. Raven Maniac says: Aug 9, 2010 8:18 PM

    Roli here is a little bitter, huh?? Dude, Cleveland is atrocious. Not just the sport teams, the city itself. Did you seriously use 1, count it, 1 game against Pittsburgh as your defense there buddy about how your team is good? What a joke! Cleveland is the asshole of the NFL. I’d rather go to Detroit.
    As far as Edwards goes, guy is a douche bag. If he spent as much time working on his hands as he did running his mouth, he’d prob be a better WR. He will flop in NY this year, end up in Buffalo or some other s-hole next year, and his momma will be saying then “NY fans were just too rough on him, you wouldn’t understand what he went thru unless you have had your hands cut off…”

  91. manginisweenie says: Aug 9, 2010 8:26 PM

    @rsportgod
    For those who don’t live in the area it is easy to bash Ohio and the Cleveland area. They are morons who don’t know what the hell they are talking about.
    I wouldn’t talk crap about a city I don’t live in. Oh and Florio….GREAT post man. Right on the money.
    No one in Cleveland is talking about Braylon, nobody cares, yet he is still salty. I’ve got an idea, how about working on catching the ball on a regular basis, instead of three drops and one circus catch. That is how I would explain Braylon, drop……drop…..catch no wait drop…….WOW HELL OF A CATCH!!!! drop…….drop……drop….

  92. browniebuck says: Aug 9, 2010 8:44 PM

    yeah…the a$$hole doesn’t fall far from the B($*%

  93. sammm says: Aug 9, 2010 9:07 PM

    Who is Braylon Edwards?

  94. NationalFelonLeague.com © says: Aug 9, 2010 9:08 PM

    Articles like this make up for having to watch PFTV.

  95. roli1967 says: Aug 9, 2010 9:11 PM

    Raven Maniac says:
    August 9, 2010 8:18 PM
    Roli here is a little bitter, huh?? Dude, Cleveland is atrocious. Not just the sport teams, the city itself. Did you seriously use 1, count it, 1 game against Pittsburgh as your defense there buddy about how your team is good? What a joke! Cleveland is the asshole of the NFL. I’d rather go to Detroit.
    ————————————————
    @Ratbird Maniac,
    You are one to talk douchebag. I got lost a couple of years back in West Baltimore and also drove through some Baltimore neighborhoods like Pigstown, Cherry Hill, Harlem Park, and Upper Fells Point. I have never see so many pimps, prostitutes, drug dealers, bums, and gang-bangers all contrentrated in one shithole of a city in my whole life. I have been to most of America’s big cities. Baltimore has the distinction of being one of America’s top cities for violent crime and STD’s.
    As far as football goes the Ratbirds and your unibrow QB are OVERRATED. Secondary is full of GERIATRIC oldtimers. Murderer Ray Lewis fits in quite well in Ratbird town.

  96. TheSleepness says: Aug 9, 2010 9:27 PM

    nice write up — New York City needs to stop pretending like it’s still the shit…place sucks

  97. Thunderlips007 says: Aug 9, 2010 10:14 PM

    love profootballtalk.com! u people are hilarious. anyways didnt the jets trade for a rec who is a clone of edwards with better hands? here’s to edwards being waived in a year or two.

  98. willytight says: Aug 9, 2010 10:32 PM

    All of you country bumpkins STFU!! You couldn’t make it in NYC, sing along with me, Jay-Z, and Alicia Keys. Oh and Sinatra as well, how many songs have been made about Cleveland? About as many championships as they’ve won. Please spare me the talk about NY being overrated, according to who? You bumpkins! We’re the fashion capital of the world, we set trends we don’t follow them, How did it feel to see your “King” (Lebron) in the news everyday sporting a Yankees hat? Cleveland sucks and Braylon is right, I have relatives in Cleveland (Shaker Hieghts) and would cringe everytime my parents forced me to visit. The only plus was my clothes and attitude was so far ahead of anything they had seen in Cleveland I spent the summers smashing the few pretty girls that were in the city, they loved my NY style. Braylon’s not even from NY, but he can relate to NY, he’s from Motown, and they have flash and style there also. Check his resume, he recently had a child with one of the finalists, or maybe she won , of Americas Next Top Model. He’s a millionaire, living in NYC, and f-ing models. I’m sure most of you can relate? lol

  99. 55horses says: Aug 9, 2010 10:43 PM

    Florio: New York City smells a heck of a lot better than that ol’ Virginny where they think they’re spozed to burn sticks of incest.

  100. roli1967 says: Aug 9, 2010 11:15 PM

    Forgot one thing: Most rich New Yorkers have no concept of the meaning of true friendship.

  101. FireJerryJones says: Aug 10, 2010 6:28 AM

    Six years in the League. One 1,200 yard season; Two 800 yard seasons, two 500 yard seasons.
    Must have been slowed down by Cleveland’s poor economy.
    Apparently good things AND some bad things get out of Cleveland.
    #3 overall pick in the draft.
    Bu$t.

  102. joey-pickles says: Aug 10, 2010 7:18 AM

    I didn’t even read all these comments (102 WTF?!?) but, I’ll leave my piece anyway…
    Basically couldn’t this be seen as Braylon saying he’d potentially take less money to stay in a “NY essence” to avoid landing somewhere else?
    Just saying…

  103. nniifu says: Aug 10, 2010 7:34 AM

    The level of dumb that comes from Edwards mouth has always left me smh. Did he even attempt to think this through?
    Seems backward priorities and thinking on his part.
    1. He says, Clevelanders hated him because it’s blue collar and didn’t understand or appreciate that he brought a “New York essence” to town.
    then…
    2. He essentially says that New York is gonna love him because he’s about to bring a blue collar, workman like effort to town. See New York? I even grew a lumberjack beard for you!
    Umm, what? Shouldn’t you have flipped that around, Braylon?
    Another thing. Why are athletes suddenly seeking praise and acceptance for admitting they ain’t got the stones to be a part of a pro teams turn around and want to go glom off something that some other athlete has helped build?
    And another thing. It’s about time you pulled your cawk out and pissed on some of these crybaby athletes, Florio. It’s a good thing.

  104. hineswardcriesafterfumbling says: Aug 10, 2010 8:42 AM

    Did an eagles fan really say people from Cleveland talk weird?
    Yous don’t even know what you’re talking abaht. I was in Philly the other day, and after my friends and I left the libary, we hit the shtreets to play some goff. I got thirsty, but all they had was wooder.
    (Quick lesson, when regional news casters try to go national, they spend time in the midwest (Ohio is considered midwest) to correct their regional dialect in order to speak accent-free for a national audience)
    Secondly, LeBron was never a Clevelander. Born and raised in Akron, grew up rooting for the Cowboys, Yankees, and Bulls. Quick! What does that make him? A bandwagon jumper with no ties or loyalty to Cleveland whatsoever.

  105. hineswardcriesafterfumbling says: Aug 10, 2010 8:47 AM

    Did an eagles fan really say people from Cleveland talk weird?
    Yous don’t even know what you’re talking abaht. I was in Philly the other day, and after my friends and I left the libary, we hit the shtreets to play some goff. I got thirsty, but all they had was wooder.
    (Quick lesson, when regional news casters try to go national, they spend time in the midwest (Ohio is considered midwest) to correct their regional dialect in order to speak accent-free for a national audience)
    Secondly, LeBron was never a Clevelander. Born and raised in Akron, grew up rooting for the Cowboys, Yankees, and Bulls. Quick! What does that make him? A bandwagon jumper with no ties or loyalty to Cleveland whatsoever.

  106. recent says: Aug 10, 2010 9:29 AM

    They tried to throw him life preservers when he was drowning. Derek Anderson’s 1st try was overthrown, Brady Quinn’s 1st try fell 5 yards short, and when they finally made a perfect toss, he dropped it and they said f it.

  107. hazi59 says: Aug 10, 2010 11:00 AM

    What a loser. Braylon Edwards couldn’t catch Herpes if he raw-dogged a crach whore. NE Ohio will always be an easy target for anybody that’s career doesn’t pan out here. Personally, I am happy he is gone.

  108. jdog says: Aug 10, 2010 11:49 AM

    After hearing what Braylon’s mom had to say. The sh@t does does fail far from the bat.

  109. nniifu says: Aug 10, 2010 12:00 PM

    LeCharlesBent65
    Braylon Edwards back bashing Cleveland: Nothing that comes out of his mouth or goes into surprises me: decode @ your own discretion! 16 minutes ago via mobile web

  110. Robj says: Aug 10, 2010 1:10 PM

    I guess it’s ‘in’ to bash New York, so all the mindless sheeple just parrot what other sheeple tell them.
    “NY sucks!!!!”
    …dumbasses.

  111. Actlikea2yrold says: Aug 12, 2010 1:15 PM

    @ trademcscab
    Lets see Cutler, would you like brown or white gravy with that sir?

  112. PatricktheDookie says: Aug 12, 2010 5:54 PM

    Nice job, Florio.

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