Among the links in last week's tomfoolery surrounding the latest outbreak of (take cover!) rumours of NFL pipe-dreaming in Toronto was a suggestion/guess/chimera of the Browns coming to Toronto to play a regular season game in the next couple of years. Take it away, Cleveland Plain-Dealer:
A bizarre story that the Browns were in discussions to move one regular-season home game in 2007 or 2008 to Toronto was denied by Browns owner Randy Lerner and the NFL office.
"You've got to be kidding me," Lerner said when asked about the report. "I couldn't conceive of that."
At first, Lerner laughed off the rumor. Then he inquired to the NFL office to see if he was missing something.
"The Cleveland Browns are not playing any home games in Toronto, have no plans to do so and have had no discussions to do so, and wouldn't expect to," Lerner said.
The good people at Boatmen Blog -- honest, it's soon to go up on in the latest blogroll update -- are also linking to this one, and chiming in after that NFL vs CFL debate here that is almost as old as Brett Favre and Damon Allen combined:
Do you really want to replace all those nice, Argos-loving people hanging around the Argodome - not to mention the Argo Notes, because you know there's no NFL version of them - with those guys?
We thought not. And as an added bonus, Joe Theismann will never have cause to turn up in Toronto and befoul us with his terrible stench.