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In Cleveland, hope dies last

Talk of the town (2/13)

12057000-mmmainA semi-regular look at what people are saying.

“I don’t think anyone would question our passion, effort, intensity, or devotion to the Cleveland Browns and candidly to Northeast Ohio. Our family has a tremendous investment and we want to win as bad as anybody does up there and we’re going to do whatever it takes to win.”

Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam on concerns about his return to Pilot Flying J.

“My most comfortable position is center, but I understand when they have a chance to get a guy like Michael Bourn, he’s going to play center.”

Cleveland Indians outfielder Drew Stubbs, who hasn’t played right field since high school, on the Tribe’s signing of Bourn to play center field.

“Love people giving me stick … when half of the people on here haven’t got a clue what they’re on about.”

Liverpool midfielder Jonjo Shelvey to fans on Twitter after the team’s ugly loss to West Brom.

“They haven’t learned. That’s obvious. They haven’t learned.”

Cleveland Cavaliers coach Byron Scott on the team’s lack of defense.

“He’s in the best shape of his career.”

Agent Scott Boras on Daisuke Matsuzaka, who the Indians signed to a minor league contract.

“When you get a guy like that and he thinks he’s got everything figured out, it’s just tough to commence and try to get on the same page with you. He never wanted to listen.”

Arizona catcher Miguel Montero on working with Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer.

“It’s possible he could’ve been the first quarterback taken this year.”

ESPN’s Mel Kiper on Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden

“There may well be monkey noises aimed at Liverpool’s black players. Monkey noises do happen. There are thousands of fans in the ground – some could make the noises, some will not. Some might throw on a banana skin, some will not.”

Anonymous Zenit St. Petersburg supporter on the eve of the club’s Europa League game with Liverpool.

Everybody is always talking but what are they really saying?

And is anyone really listening?

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