Cleveland (0-2) vs. Ratties (1-0)
??? I'd love for the Ratties to win and knock Cleveland to (0-3). Serves them right.
I can't agree with you on that one. Baltimore IS
the real Browns team. The Pittsburgh-Cleveland rivalry left town with Art Modell. These new guys are just some expansion team named after the guy that founded the Bengals. There won't be a new rivalry with Cleveland until the Browns actually win a couple against Pittsburgh.
Another reason why I want Cleveland to win: I'd just as soon put a game in Baltimore's loss column. Let all three of the other AFCN teams have to chase Pittsburgh in the divional standings.
Splittin' damn hairs with me, as far as those two teams beating each other up.
I see the Browns as a slightly more credible threat given last year's record, and Balty's rooks at HC and QB.
Either way, someone's gonna lose, and I will LOVE it.
At some point, if the Bengals stay this bad, it might be tempting to say, "Oh, for pity's sake, I hope they win a game or two." Or rather, it might be tempting to other people. I say fuck 'em, let 'em twist.
One of my great joys in life is the misery of division rivals.