STEVE LOVE

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Mayfield Memorandum 28: No Quarter Given

Mayfield Memorandum 28: No Quarter Given

What it must feel like to be Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield Photo by Vitolda Klein on Unsplash   After yet another display of his shortcomings, Baker Mayfield had to have realized the sporting commentariat would come for him hammer and tongs. Collecting a...

Mayfield Memorandum 27: Bad Ending Redux

Mayfield Memorandum 27: Bad Ending Redux

Browns Quarterback Baker Mayfield: Another interception coming right up Matt Starkey/Cleveland Browns   The cosmic disconnect between the games of football that two quarterbacks—Baker Mayfield and Aaron Rodgers—played could not have been more extraordinary. On...

Mayfield Memorandum 26: An Honest President!

Mayfield Memorandum 26: An Honest President!

Cleveland center JC Tretter does much more than protect his quarterback Matt Starkey/Cleveland Browns   Merry Christmas, Mr. President. No, not the Joes—not Biden nor Manchin (the West Virginia senator who behaves as if someone elected himpresident). As far as...

Mayfield Memorandum 25: The Browns are 7-7???

Mayfield Memorandum 25: The Browns are 7-7???

Quarterback Nick Mullens received a lesson about Northeast Ohio sports destiny Matt Starkey/Cleveland Browns   QB3 Nick Mullens wobbled early but stayed on his feet as the 32nd starting quarterback since the Cleveland Browns were rechristened in 1999. He might...

Mayfield Memorandum 24: Competitive Integrity?

Mayfield Memorandum 24: Competitive Integrity?

QB3 Mullens in the "Nick" of time for QB1 Baker Mayfield and QB2 Case Keenum  Matt Starkey/Cleveland Browns UPDATE: After this post went up, the NFL postponed the Cleveland-Las Vegas game to Monday at 5 p.m. and two others, Washington-Philadelphia and Seattle-LA Rams...

Mayfield Memorandum 23: Going on Offense

Mayfield Memorandum 23: Going on Offense

Baker Mayfield had much to say about Browns' offense after Baltimore victory Matt Starkey/Cleveland Browns   Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield survived another week to be abused and doubted a while longer. The team’s 24-22 victory over Baltimore kept it...

Mayfield Memorandum 22: Slights Not Forgotten

Mayfield Memorandum 22: Slights Not Forgotten

Against Baltimore, Baker Mayfield has to be on the move where he is best Matt Starkey/Cleveland Browns   Since someone is always slapping Baker Mayfield in the face with the Browns’ five-game, season-ending gauntlet that he faces, how the quarterback has...

OU New/Old Coach True Blue Crimson and Cream

OU New/Old Coach True Blue Crimson and Cream

Former defensive coordinator Brent Venables has come home to lead Sooners University of Oklahoma screen shot   When it comes to dream jobs, patience and quiet persistence may be required. These do not grow on trees, especially in a plains-and-prairie state such...

Mr. Super Hero Cleats Saved an Unsettling Season

Mr. Super Hero Cleats Saved an Unsettling Season

Defensive lineman Dempsey Gillman has hung up his Super Hero Cleats Photo from a Missy Buck Gillman Facebook post   Though not yet concluded, this football season, from preps to pros, but especially with regard to the college I follow most closely, has proved the...

Mayfield Memorandum 21: This is Leadership?

Mayfield Memorandum 21: This is Leadership?

Browns Coach Kevin Stefanski found no answer on his play sheet in Baltimore Matt Starkey/Cleveland Browns   That Kevin Stefanski is downright Churchillian when it comes to demonstrating leadership. Before his team’s latest debacle, a 16-10 loss to the Baltimore...