The Cleveland Browns fan base has been enamored with free agent Jadeveon Clowney, even speculating about his potential house in Cleveland.
Regardless of what you’ve seen on Twitter Monday, Clowney’s realtor has not been sniffing out properties in Strongsville, Ohio. Truly, the Cleveland suburb has by no means been a hotspot for potential athletes, coaches, or executives.
It’s all a joke. A meme earlier than memes, if you’ll.
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Earlier than the times of Twitter, and the onslaught of “Followers with Sources,” the way in which to get juicy sports activities rumors percolating was by means of Cleveland’s wealthy sports-talk radio reveals. Followers would name into reveals and ship the information to hosts that they’ve a pal, barber, or different made-up acquaintance that had an inside scoop.
For essentially the most half, these calls have been extraordinarily tacky and vanilla in nature. Anyone with a pulse knew the caller was making up tales for fifteen seconds of radio fame. Hardly ever did any nameless radio caller ever have a official realty tip that amounted to something.
Thus is the delivery of Invoice Cowher’s Strongsville house.
After Romeo Crennel’s forgettable 2009 season, the Cleveland Browns have been out there to make a brand new head teaching rent. As at all times, a number of names started to circle and followers started to weigh in on who would make the perfect rent. A majority of followers landed on former Browns participant and Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Invoice Cowher, who coached the black and yellow till his resignation in 2006.
A number of rumors circled across the metropolis that Cowher was shifting to Cleveland to teach the Browns. Particularly, Strongsville.
The rumor seemed to be deep-rooted and even Mike Florio couldn’t resist the urge to write about it, going so far as mentioning Strongsville as his new potential residency. The Pittsburgh Submit-Gazette’s Ed Bouchette wrote about the rumor in a query and reply mailbag.
Earlier this 12 months in an interview with the Canton Repository, Cowher admitted that Browns proprietor Randy Lerner reached out to him in regards to the teaching emptiness. Cowher declined to be interviewed.
Ever for the reason that Cowher rumors that by no means materialized, Strongsville has turn out to be the go-to metropolis that followers use to joke about gamers and coaches on the lookout for properties. In 2017, this joke fooled lots extra individuals when Peyton Manning was allegedly on the lookout for properties to be the following basic supervisor of the Browns.
Perhaps the joke ends right here. Perhaps Clowney purchases a home in Strongsville roughly 25 minutes away from Cleveland. Maybe the No. 1 general choose’s profession can blossom right here, and he should purchase Cowher and Manning properties in a neighboring improvement to turn out to be Mustangs as effectively.
However I wouldn’t maintain my breath.