Monday List.

If you’re not familiar with Tim Ferris and you’re a friend of mine, take a minute and check him out. You can find his work at I read his books, listen to his podcasts, subscribe to his newsletter, and check out the site daily. One newsletter, Five-Bullet Friday, inspired this effort. You can find it here. With this list, I’m hoping to share things I find interesting, practice writing on a daily basis, and focus time on my interests. I hope you find it as interesting as I find the items on this list. I’m doing this in the interest of sharing. Right now it doesn’t have a name. I’m open to suggestions. Right now it’s called List.

The Browns return to the field after 15 days away. Most Browns fans would rather see them stay away a bit longer – say, until the coaching and front office undergoes an overhaul – but the football fan in me wants to see another game. The bye week, for all its restorative purposes, can wear on the fans. Media speculation. Off-field issues. Johnny Football. It’ll be nice to fill the void with the Browns trying to do on-field things for a few hours. Injuries have decimated the Ravens. The Browns beat a healthier version of Baltimore earlier this year. Anything short of a solid win should be considered another nail in the Farmer-Pettine coffin. But for those of us that’ll still be here after the front office nonsense happens again, I suggest checking out BrownsCast from the Cleveland Browns. It’s a longform podcast about the off-field life of many players and people associated with the Browns. Episode 4 features Jim Brown.

I use Pocket to save a lot of what I find interesting, so I went looking for the oldest item in my Pocket account this weekend. After what seemed like endless scrolling, I came to the end of the feed and an article from December 30, 2012 discussing a rumor regarding former Aston Villa center back Richard Dunne and his interest in joining New York Red Bulls on a free transfer. Seems like an alternate universe for Villa fans when we were worried decent veteran players would leave for bigger paydays. The Alex McLeish dark days had just broke and Paul Lambert offered a ray of hope to depressed Villa fans. Looking back it’s hard to imagine the team being any worse. And yet Saturday’s 3-2 loss to Watford brought those visions to reality.