“Mike Holmgren ‘Has No Idea’ Where Cowboys Rumor Came From, When It Was Obviously His Agent”

by Cleveland Frowns on November 13, 2012

Says Deadspin’s Barry Petchetsky on Holmgren, the recent Cowboys rumor and Bob LaMonte’s black magic on behalf of clients Holmgren and Andy Reid:

“If one of your clients wants plausible deniability, don’t plant two identical rumors about multiple clients with the same reporter at the same time.”

Read the whole thing and heaven forbid as always that anyone at the Plain Dealer risk the paper’s status as the Browns’ auxiliary PR-wing by connecting dots like this.

Tickets! Who needs tickets? Plenty available!


RELATED: Great Moments in Cleveland Internet History: Cleveland Frowns on Mike Holmgren in December 2009, and Cleveland Frowns on Mike Holmgren and Bob LaMonte in December 2010.

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RELATED: Bengals WR A.J. Green: “We lost to freakin’ Cleveland.”

  • http://twitter.com/cpmack Chris M

    Bob Lamonte getting his parting shots in before all of his clients are canned. Classy.

    Also, am I irrational for believing that Rob Ryan is going to dial up some crazy defense that is going to make Weeden’s head spin? If he could do it to Brady, I don’t think it’s a reach to think that he can do it to Weeden.

    • Believelander

      The only complaint I had about Rob Ryan is that he seemed incapable of dialing up a completely vanilla defense against opposing quarterbacks fully capable of beating themselves. Baltimore played Cover 2-Whitebread against the Browns most of the day and Weeds couldn’t beat it. All this exotic risk taking against a vastly inferior team might give us a shot.

      Not that I don’t really like Rob Ryan overall.

      • http://twitter.com/cpmack Chris M

        That’s a good point. Baltimore really did nothing except let Ed Reed run around the field, promptly making Weeden soil his shorts.

        • Believelander

          The Brandon Weeden Fan Club has had over a week now to fret about this. I’m all fretted out at this point. I’m at the point where I’ll just bust Weeden’s chops about it until he posts an impressive game.

    • actovegin1armstrong

      I really like Ryan, but his Amoeba Defense that I love so much is vulnerable to a running back that can make the first guy miss then run through arm tackles in the secondary.
      This may be a good game for Richardson.

      • http://www.clevelandfrowns.com/ Cleveland Frowns


      • http://twitter.com/cpmack Chris M

        With all that said, that probably means Richardson will get around 12 carries on the day, and Pat will give up on that as soon as Dallas is up by 3

  • nj0

    Remember when the Bengals/Browns rivalry meant something?


    • Believelander

      I was 5 then, so, uh, no.

      • actovegin1armstrong

        When you are old enough to drive, chase women and stay out past 8:00pm, will you still come here and play with us old kids?

      • NeedsFoodBadly

        That’s one of the saddest things about rooting for the Browns. Last time the Browns were relevant in ANY rivalry was so long ago. Until we can actually compete within the division and actually, y’know, consistently beat our rivals, we won’t have a relevant football team.

        • Cranky M

          I have vague memories from when i was little of watching the Kosar and Testaverde teams. I still play Tecmo Super Bowl to relive those glory days. QB Browns!

          Also, i still have an old Dixon/Minnifield pennant. It rules.

          • NeedsFoodBadly

            Yeah, that’s what I’ve got. Vague memories before I really understood football and I mostly experienced Browns fandom as some sort of excuse for people to eat dog biscuits in public.

            Just let us beat the Steelers and Ravens with some regularity, please.

          • Beeej

            I have a QB Browns jersey.

    • actovegin1armstrong

      I loved that one,
      “You do not live in Cleveland!”
      No, you bunch of inbreed hilljacks live in Ken-fing-tucky.

  • Believelander

    More top story-ish than Greg Little talking to people: live NFL coverage may die this week. Or at least the cutaway delay might get pushed back a lot further. This week in the NFL: Monday Night Football cameras flash to live snap of yinzer fan flipping refs the bird; classic segue material panning over rabid fans on the way to commercial catches Ravens fan in front row with a full-screen clear view of his “Baltimore F***ing Maryland” t-shirt (only without the asterisks!), Eagles assistant coach live f-bombing for anyone able to lip-read one syllable words, and the best of all,



    I’m pretty sure I may have internal bleeding from laughing so hard. So glad someone captured this lollarity since I didn’t have it recorded and nobody would have believed me.

  • GrandRapidsRustlers

    $199 dollars for 4 tickets!

    Just sit tight even the KC game is still overpriced at $7 per ticket.

    A.J. Green: Enjoy kicking us while you can because we got rid of our POS owner and you still have yours. Enjoy paying for your socks and going to your airport in Kentucky and just count the days until free agency.

    • http://www.clevelandfrowns.com/ Cleveland Frowns

      I LOL’d at this.

      • actovegin1armstrong

        Did I play the correct All Play?
        Do we need to play both?

        • http://www.clevelandfrowns.com/ Cleveland Frowns

          You’re fine but if you end up picking both you have to specify which one you want to be your All Play.

  • Bernietocatcherguy

    Shurmur is 0-1 after a bye week. That one loss was to the Raider’s where Jason Campbell was injured. I can’t wait to see what Shurmurball has in store. Tight End Screens! Running back screens! Maybe even a Fullback screen. Watch out Rob Ryan, don’t get Shurmur-ed!

    • Beeej

      Instead of a 4 yard out on 3rd and 5 he switch it up with a…wait for it…3 YARD OUT!!! BAM!!! SHUMURBALL!!!

    • GrandRapidsRustlers

      Right now in Berea Pat is trying to explain the following: You see when the guard pulls here we are going to give him the ball. They will never expect it.

  • https://twitter.com/jimkanicki jimkanicki

    let’s lock in wednesday MACtion lines:

    ball st -5 vs ohio
    niu -10.5 vs toledo

    • ChuckKoz

      Ball State -5 (Ohio) for my all play

  • Believelander

    Breaking-ish news: Roethlisberger suffered separated shoulder in his throwing arm during Monday Night Football. The prognosis isn’t clear yet, but historically, the odds are strong that he will miss at least one of the Browns-Steelers games, if not the balance of the season.

    This is mostly significant because it will cause Shurmurball to get smoked by either Byron Leftwich or Charlie Batch, which may look slightly massively worse than getting smoked by Ben Roethlisberger.

  • actovegin1armstrong

    I was going to take it anyway, may I please have Toledo +10.5?

  • GrandRapidsRustlers

    All Play – Ohio (+5) over Ball State

    Northern Illinois (-10.5) over Toledo (lonely cheddar point)

    Live with the MAC. Die with the MAC.*

    *Mainly because I picked up on the beautiful train wreck of Idaho football too late.

  • stkoran

    All Play: Toledo +10.5 over Northern Illinois

  • Jim

    While I always enjoyed watching Alonzo play basketball (although not as much as his former teammate “Grandmama”), why is his conversation with Greg Little newsworthy? Of note, the Plain Dealer is also starting a fund to save the daily newspaper so it can bring you more articles like this one.

    RE: AJ Green, yes your lost to Cleveland but remember, you play for the Bengals. That is like being the skinniest kid at fat camp.

  • CleveLandThatILove

    I’ll take Toledo and the points for the AP.

  • Bernietocatcherguy

    Does anybody have plans for what they will do IF the Browns win the Super Bowl? As in, you’re going to Disney World, you’ll burn down Pittsburgh, set the river on fire…etc.

  • bupalos

    Can someone please do an essay and explain why Toledo +10.5 is not the screaming value it looks like to me?

    • http://www.clevelandfrowns.com/ Cleveland Frowns

      I second this motion.

    • https://twitter.com/jimkanicki jimkanicki

      see toledo at buffalo box score/ game log.

  • rodofdisaster

    Ohio +5 please for the all-play

  • Petefranklin

    If holmgrin really is travelling to Dallas with the team, he should have to buy his own ticket. Hell, why not sit him next to last years 1st round pick?

  • LadyLuck

    all play: NIU -10.5 vs toledo

  • https://twitter.com/jimkanicki jimkanicki

    week 12 lines are up.

    (the line for ballu/ou moved but for our purposes it remains ballu -5.)

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