How Many of You Actually Believed the Browns were Hiring Condoleezza Rice?


It never ceases to amaze me how one post on a Social Media platform can change the tone and direction of a so many people's lives...

When I saw a tweet Sunday morning from ESPN's "NFL Insider" Adam Schefter mentioning the Cleveland Browns were considering hiring former Secretary of State (among other prominent roles) Condoleezza Rice as a Head Coach, I thought someone hacked Schefter's account.

Now, mind you, Rice is a HUGE sports fan and a gigantic Browns fan and according to reports---friendly with Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and his family.

But that friendship does not a Head Coaching interview make....

Though in this case---the laughter at the idea by all reasonable folks was muted by the thought the perennially dysfunctional Browns might actually try something like this after holding on to beleaguered former Head Coach Hue Jackson for far too long before firing him a few weeks ago.

And while I wouldn't put it past the Browns for trying to think out of the box---this well, is not even on the same planet as said box....

The reaction was so swift and so shocking---Browns GM John Dorsey was forced to respond---of course via Social Media....

What's even crazier---Rice was forced to respond as well.....

So there you have it....this all started with a "Social Media Rumor"....and before you knew it was the headline on every Sports related blog and website you could find Sunday morning.

It also reminds me of a point I continually make and nobody seems to care about---"DON'T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU SEE ON SOCIAL MEDIA".....

In this case--the information actually came from a very reliable source. And hey, maybe someone connected to the Haslam's or Browns actually told Schefter her name came up. But I find it incredibly hard to believe the "Head Coach" job interview part....

Which isn't to knock Schefter---he's one of the best "Insiders" in sports today....but this is one he might have considered doing just a bit more research on....When it comes to the Browns---people will believe just about anything, including the idea they could hire a prominent "Sports Fan" who has no earthly idea how to even begin coaching a Football team to actually do just that....

But hey, it made for some fun early Sunday tailgating talk, so there's that.....

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