In a surprise move, the Cleveland Browns fired their fans today

Seems legit to me:

In other news, the Browns shook up their front office.

In a stunning move Tuesday, the Cleveland Browns fired CEO Joe Banner and former general manager Michael Lombardi, while elevating assistant GM Ray Farmer.

Lombardi, a former NFL Network analyst, lasted just 13 months as the Browns’ general manager, hiring head coach Rob Chudzinski, who was fired after one season, and replacing him with former Jets defensive coordinator Mike Pettine after a long search.

That’s the Browns, where guys who couldn’t cut it with the Jets go to die.

NFL sacks Obamacare shills

Sorry Kathleen Sebelius, the NFL isn’t ready for some Obamacare.

On Friday, the NFL indicated that the league had no desire to help the Obama administration sell and implement Obamacare this fall.

NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy emailed the Washington Examiner‘s Philip Klein to say the NFL had no plans to help promote Obamacare:

“We have responded to the letters we received from members of Congress to inform them we currently have no plans to engage in this area and have had no substantive contact with the administration about PPACA’s implementation.”

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello emailed the Washington Post the same statement.

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius had said this week the Obama administration was looking to partner with professional sports leagues to market Obamacare exchanges this fall to sell the unpopular healthcare law to the public.

Cue the IRS throwing a penalty flag at Roger Goodell in 3… 2… 1…

The NFL goes full TSA

Starting this season you can’t bring anything bigger than a matchbox into any NFL stadium. And what you do bring has to be inside a clear plastic 12” x 6” x 12” bag. Which the NFL conveniently sells, etched with your favorite team’s logo. Oh, and there will be two security checkpoints before you’re allowed inside. All to make you “safer,” of course.

Forget about bringing your big purse or backpack — or even a cooler — to NFL games this season. They’ll all be banned, along with seat cushions and camera bags, at all NFL stadiums beginning with preseason games.

In a press release Thursday, the NFL Committee on Stadium Security said to a provide a “safer environment” and to “expedite fan entry,” NFL teams will implement a policy that will limit the size and types of bags that can be brought into stadiums.

Prohibited items include purses larger than a clutch bag, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, seat cushions, cinch bags or camera bags.

Game-goers are allowed to bring in bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12”.  One-gallon clear plastic freezer bags are also allowed. and club merchandise outlets will be selling official NFL team logo clear plastic tote bags.

The statement said that stadiums will establish a secondary perimeter around the stadium where security will check for prohibited items.

And they wonder why their games don’t sell out.

I hear that the TSA is decommissioning their older, first-generation full-body scanners. Wanna bet Roger Goodell is snapping ’em up as fast as he can?