Tag Archives: obit

RIP John Thierry

In the past 11 weeks, not only have the Browns lost every game this season, but three people I know in real life, all middle-aged guys like me, have sustained and survived major cardiac events. Sadly, former Brown John Thierry is gone at 46. The former Bears first-round pick suffered a heart attack Friday. He […]

Legendary fifty-fortitude

I wouldn’t be much of a Browns blogger without offering a brief appreciation of Tom DeLeone, the center of the Kardiac Kids who passed away yesterday at age 65. Like many on that fondly remembered team, including his roommate Brian Sipe, DeLeone was an overachiever. One of the smallest linemen in the league at 245 […]

A late Sooner

Lots of Browns news floating around from the first day of minicamp, but I didn’t want one sad note to get overlooked. Former Browns linebacker Tom Catlin has died at age 76 after a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease. I dare to say that most fans today don’t remember him. His playing career ended before […]

A game changer for the ages

Had the life and times of the late great Bill Willis received more than one twentieth of the attention given to the sudden death of Sean Taylor, there would be more justice and virtue in this world. In the few minutes I have today, there’s no way I could properly represent all that Willis meant […]

The passing prankster

Sorry to be a few days late with the news, but I didn’t want the death of George Ratterman to pass without a brief appreciation. I’m too young to have seen him play, but Ratterman deserves recognition for his unique place in the history of the Cleveland Browns. He may not have been the last […]