Quickly, to update my earlier piece on the media hype of the Browns' QB crisis:
The reviews of the Monday night snore were distinctly flavored with the acidity of a lovers' quarrel. The Beacon Journal headlined "QB hopefuls don't impress'' and the story reaffirmed it by describing the historic performance as "perhaps the biggest dud since the Y2K Scare".
The Plain Dealer took a meaningless more humane course by calling for a reader poll on whether Brian Hoyer or Johnny Middle-Finger Football Manziel should be the starter. (One fan proposed dressing Tim Tebow for the next game! You can understand the desperation.)
But shouldn't some of the red faces be shared by the media for the electrified buildup of the QB gold rush that asked us each day which guy should start? Unfortunately, the Browns didn't play on Broadway Monday night, where bad reviews can close a show in an instant. .
They are left, instead, with Hoyer and Manziel, for better or worse and the show must go on.