Sunday, February 1, 2009

Does CursedCleveland.com Owe Patrick McManamon an Apology?

"I apologize for writing it was painted over. I was wrong. That's what I was told, and it came from several people who reasonably assumed that's what happened. That's no excuse for me; I was wrong." - Patrick McManamon





BEREA, OH - A week ago today, ABJ columnist Pat McManamon ignited a public firestorm when he wrote that the, "The Browns are painting walls and painting over murals of their hall of famers." (Brian Windhorst would never make such a mistake... the Cavs have no such wall, or even enough players to necessitate such a commemorative structure)
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That story about the now famous mural was first modified by OBR on Wednesday. They wrote, "sources inside Berea tell us the mural is not actually getting painted over as it is getting moved."

CursedCleveland.com then proceeded to write a hilarious piece about the mix-up. Going even so far as to say that McManamon owed the Browns organization an apology for jumping the gun and writing critically about the Browns layoffs - something happening all around the NFL and from what I'm told, even in other professions.

Since then, Patrick McManamon has been making more media rounds than Ron Blagojevich. He first appeared on a message board issuing a quasi-mea culpa (yet failed to choose an avatar). He then made his way over to the piece we authored, the one titled "Does Patrick McManamon owe the Browns an apology?"

I gotta admit, he's a stand-up guy:

"I apologize for writing it was painted over. I was wrong. That's what I was told, and it came from several people who reasonably assumed that's what happened. That's no excuse for me; I was wrong."

After closely analyzing all that's been written about the Berea Wall, it's pretty clear the Browns are reversing course based on the public and media reaction. While we still think Pat's giving the new management as much of a chance as Rush is giving the new Obama administration, it's a little alarming the way we've heard the media speak about Mangini and friends. Of course the fact remains, nobody will care about any of this if this team is in contention at any point.

But thanks to Pat McManamon for not running and hiding. Very cool for him to take to all the various internet stops to clear things up (unless his next appearance is on my Adultfriendfinder page, then we've got problems).

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow you guys are becoming bigtime now!

Pat McManamon said...

Hey ... got a link to that last sight you mentioned? (hey ... it's a JOKE!!!)

Webmaster said...

I hope Pat clicked on the picture. He's been immortalized.

aaronjmac said...

Where's the UFC 94 entry?

Ted said...

Pat is definitely grumpier now than Grossi, and that's saying something!

Anonymous said...

I think you owe all of the dedicated CC readers like myself an apology for this pointless article......

Anonymous said...

I agree.....little less webmaster and a little more BSmith and ShaneVandrell articles....

Webmaster said...

"I think you owe all of the dedicated CC readers like myself an apology for this pointless article."

Anonymous, I do apologize, for being so funny!

Pat McManamon said...

OK ... I didn't look at the picture first time ... that's classic! Has the Browns history ever looked better???

Anonymous said...

love him or hate him, pat is the real deal.

Anonymous said...

Pat and webmaster should do a podcast. I'm one of the four people that would listen.

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