In a highly publicized press conference yesterday, Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam discussed his recent meeting with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell about a proposal to restructure the league’s reward system.
Mr. Haslam felt that the NFL too often reflects the negative aspects of competitive capitalism in that the rich teams are usually rewarded simply for being rich while the poor teams tend to languish in their poverty.
So, instead of opting for Robin Hood economics or an all-out coup d’etat, Haslam suggested an American alternative: straight up charity.
He also felt that his proposal was in line with other common American practices, such as the celebration of mediocrity and the love for the underdog.
“It’ll be like attending your sister’s 5th grade graduation,” an anonymous fan was quoted as saying. “It’s not ideal but, hey, this is Cleveland.”
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard from the Bad News Browns’ front office on this issue. Here are some other bowls they’ve suggested over the years:
“Happy to be Here Bowl”
“Pretty Good Bowl”
“You’ve Been Rebuilding for Half a Century Bowl”
“Anybody but the Freaking Patriots Bowl”