It’s gonna be tight, y’all!

Eric Mangini ’94, who was fired by the New York Jets on Dec. 29th, needed only nine days to find new employment. Yesterday, the Cleveland Browns officially made Mangini the 12th full-time head coach in team history (dating back to 1946, excluding three years of “suspended operations” from 1996-98). (Notably, this news came the same day Boston College’s head football coach lost his job at the hands of the Jets.) Mangini, who signed a four-year deal, began his NFL career in 1994 as a Browns ball boy under Bill Belichick ’75.

The Mangenius inherits a team that went 10-6 in 2007 but finished 4-12 in ’08, failing to score an offensive touchdown in its last six games. Cleveland has reached double-digit losses five of the past six seasons. Now that Mangini and Belichick coach teams in different divisions, when is the next “Wesleyan Bowl,” you ask? If the NFL decides to maintain its four-year schedule rotation–though no decision has been made on a scheduling system for 2010 and beyond–the teams will meet in Cleveland in 2011.

NFL.com: Browns hire Mangini as next coach

18 thoughts on “It’s gonna be tight, y’all!

  1. Anonymous

    wait, are you a celtics fan, but not a pats fan? you’re one of those weird double-dipping assholes? ok, your opinion officially doesn’t matter anymore

  2. Anonymous

    wait, are you a celtics fan, but not a pats fan? you’re one of those weird double-dipping assholes? ok, your opinion officially doesn’t matter anymore

  3. Ben

    Yeah, gee, it’s not like their first Super Bowl title came with a replacement QB after their 2-time All-Pro starter went down in the second game of the season. No, that couldn’t possibly be the case.

  4. Ben

    Yeah, gee, it’s not like their first Super Bowl title came with a replacement QB after their 2-time All-Pro starter went down in the second game of the season. No, that couldn’t possibly be the case.

  5. Anonymous

    yeah, obviously had nothing to do with their mvp quarterback being out for the season. total coincidence, for sure.

  6. Anonymous

    yeah, obviously had nothing to do with their mvp quarterback being out for the season. total coincidence, for sure.

  7. Ben

    I’ve been a Celtics fan all my life; nice try. And I’m sure it was just a coincidence that you conveniently happen to miss the playoffs because of the “strength” of the AFC the first time you actually have to obey the rules for a full season.

  8. Ben

    I’ve been a Celtics fan all my life; nice try. And I’m sure it was just a coincidence that you conveniently happen to miss the playoffs because of the “strength” of the AFC the first time you actually have to obey the rules for a full season.

  9. Anonymous

    i’m sorry, i couldn’t hear what you said. i have two super bowl rings blocking my ears. and a third one on my middle finger which i’m pointing up right at you…oh, not to mention two world series trophies and an NBA championship…in the last 8 years

  10. Anonymous

    i’m sorry, i couldn’t hear what you said. i have two super bowl rings blocking my ears. and a third one on my middle finger which i’m pointing up right at you…oh, not to mention two world series trophies and an NBA championship…in the last 8 years

  11. Ben

    Aww…are the poor widdle Pats fans upset because their team wasn’t good enough to make the playoffs and the AFC Championship will be played without them? Boo hoo. Cry me a friggin’ river.

  12. Ben

    Aww…are the poor widdle Pats fans upset because their team wasn’t good enough to make the playoffs and the AFC Championship will be played without them? Boo hoo. Cry me a friggin’ river.

  13. Anonymous

    favre was only half the problem. the other half was that dirty rat traitors don’t make good nfl coaches. fucking mangina…

  14. Anonymous

    favre was only half the problem. the other half was that dirty rat traitors don’t make good nfl coaches. fucking mangina…

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