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.


Bud: Do you have faith in the NFL? I mean, it’s all over the place in handing out fines and suspensions. Fairness doesn’t seem to be the goal. In fact, I’m surprised the league doesn’t have James Harrison hearing Garrett’s case — Tim, C-Town.

Harrison ripping Myles Garrett for a dangerous act is only a small step in credibility above Michael Vick criticizing Garrett for staging puppy meet-and-greets.

Bud: They pay you to write? — @BDaddyDanger1 on Twitter, in response to one of Bud's columns

I think so. At least I always assumed it was for that and not because I’m so comfortable in front of the camera.

Bud: Odell Beckham complained this week about the NFL testing him frequently to determine if he’s using performance enhancing drugs. Apparently the NFL hasn’t watched him play. — Andy Haag, Canton.

Really, Odell just wants to be left alone. How many times does he have to publicly call attention to himself over some minor league matter to prove that?

Bud: Are you worried that your "You Said It" columns are a load management problem? — Radu Marinescu, Glendale, AZ.

I don’t run YSI on back-to-back days to avoid overloading all eight readers.

Hey Bud: Do you think Myles Garrett ever played whack-a-mole?…Too soon? — Devin, Concord.

You know the slogan of this column. Ask and ye shall receive meaningless information.

Bud: I would think the El Kabong would be a source of great relief to Dwayne Rudd, past holder of the dumbest thing ever done with a Browns helmet award. — Jim, formerly of Shaker Heights.

Since Garrett used a Steelers helmet, Rudd’s place in history is intact. Feel better?

Remind me not to roll down the window for a selfie with you if I see you at a traffic light.

Hi, Bud: Is there a greater punishment than sentencing a player to observe games as a fan? — Tom Kahl, Portland, OR.

I assume you mean Browns games. So, no.

Bud: So if history truly does repeat itself, should we expect an announcement from Sarchione Chevy that Myles Garrett is now working there? — East Side Eddie.

I can hear it now. "You want a moon roof? I can make you a moon roof."

Bud: Does this current Browns (season) have fans wondering, "WWRFT"? (What Would Ray Farmer Text?) — Jim Corrigan, Fairview Park.

You Said It winners are proof that the hits, like Browns suspensions, keep coming.

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