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Can new head coach Kevin Stefanski steer the Browns to respectability?: Bud Shaw’s You Said It.

Cleveland sports fans wonder about the Browns latest makeover, Odell Beckham’s health and cheating in baseball.
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Cleveland Browns coach Kevin Stefanski poses for a photo after his introductory press conference at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland on Tuesday, January 14, 2020.

CLEVELAND — “You Said It" is a reader participation column based on the premise that if you don't laugh about Cleveland sports you'll cry.

And that if you do laugh about Cleveland sports, you might still end up crying. But at least friends and family might occasionally like being around you.

YOU SAID IT

Bud: When did the Browns Headquarters’ Grounds & Maintenance Dept. quit personalizing the head coach’s parking space sign? — Jim Corrigan, Fairview Park.

Not sure. I just know that according to sources Kevin Stefanski was a little taken aback to pull in for his first day of work and see his name on an Etch A Sketch.

Bud: The skull over my bar with Browns cap is me by the time the Browns go to a Super Bowl. — Bryan Walters.

Another optimist.

Bud: Why don't the Astros wear their buzzers on their hands like the funny You Said It contributors? — Michael Sarro.

I’ve yet to come across one and I don’t mean a buzzer.

Bud: I read that Odell Beckham Jr. had successful sports hernia repair surgery. If his recovery goes as planned. Beckham said he will be ready to practice the Friday prior to the first game of the regular season. — Andy Haag.

It’s only January. I wouldn’t rule Beckham out of the preseason, at least until Kevin Stefanski says definitively he will not hold organized team activities or training camp in the south of France.

Bud: Kyle Shanahan is headed to the Super Bowl after his 49ers demolished Green Bay in the NFC Championship game. Is his Powerpoint Presentation from a few years ago explaining why he wanted to leave the Browns available anywhere? — Jim Walsh, Olmsted Falls.

Don’t know. Just now it was a 32-point presentation, after which Jimmy Haslam said he could not thank him enough for his brevity.

Hey Bud: Do you think Jose Altuve's home run off Aroldis Chapman to win the 2019 ALDS will be changed from a game-winner to a buzzer beater? — Skip, Tucson.

Look, I don’t get why Altuve’s explanation for not letting teammates tear off his jersey after that homer was so hard to believe. My wife, too, requests that I don’t take my shirt off in public. Or private.

Bud: In defense of Freddie Kitchens, I saw some very creative trick plays work in the playoffs including a jump pass for a touchdown by a running back. Don’t you think we were a little hard on ol’ Whoopty-hell? — John, C-Town.

Nice try Dorsey.

Bud: Will the ‘Big Stefanski’ abide? — Jim Corrigan, Fairview Park.

Dude, any day spent out of a bathrobe is a “win” for a You Said It reader.

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