WFNY Podcast – 2013-01-31 – The Art Modell Episode

WFNY Podcast LogoThe Art Modell talk has been going strong lately, and in this episode Craig and I discussed the former Browns owner’s upcoming consideration for the pro football Hall of Fame.

We tried as much as possible to not rehash all the excellent pieces that have been written on the subject lately, but some of the topics we discussed include:

  • Is it possible to discuss this issue without bias as Cleveland fans?
  • Is the argument against Modell more about Art himself or about the Hall of Fame itself?
  • Ozzie Newsome’s guest column in the Plain Dealer
  • The perspective from neutral observers on this subject
  • Is there any real chance Modell actually gets in?
  • Much much more…



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  • Harv 21

    nice job, both of youse.

    Re your thought that until recently no one brought up Art’s contribution to the NFL’s development through television, even in Cleveland, not so. Can’t remember a local profile on Modell that didn’t mention it. Maybe he was the one always bringing it up (he was quite the raconteur with reporters) but it’s always been out there. Was even a frequent network talking point during camera shots of him in the press box.

  • I can’t remember if I did or not, but I certainly meant to preface that comment by pointing out that it could very well be a factor of my age that I just don’t remember it. Thanks for the clarification Harv.