Cleveland Browns previews
Posted by disappointmentzone on 16 September 2006
I have yet to write a pregame preview for any of the Browns games, and I’m not sure I’m going to. Living in Chicago–without satellite TV–means that actually getting the Browns telecast is very difficult, particularly in my neighborhood (Hyde Park).* CBS has the broadcast rights to AFC games, which means: If the CBS featured game (the game broadcast my Jim Nantz and Phil Simms) is played when the Browns play and does not feature the Browns, I get that game instead of the Browns. If the featured game is played when the Browns don’t play, I probably get the Colts or the Bears if they are playing at an AFC team. In order for me to get a Browns game I need the Colts play SNF or MNF and the Bears game and the CBS featured game to be at times other than when the Browns are playing (blackout rules), and then I need to cross my fingers. So it’s tough.
Aside: For others living outside of their favorite team’s market (and who don’t have satellite) here is a great page with coverage maps for both CBS and FOX for each week.
Without being able to watch the team play each week I think it’s best to leave the previews to those who are able to follow the team more closely than I can. With that said, here are a few previews that are worth checking out.
If you have written a preview that you are particularly proud of and would like for it to be linked to here, drop me a note in the messages.
*If you know of a good place in Chicago to watch Browns games with other Browns fans please let me know. The farther south the better.