Notes from Europe and Elsewhere...
Chad Mustard

Posted Apr 15, 2003

When we joined up with Bernie in 2001, it was to ensure that the fan site and community which had grown during the Dark Years (95-98) and continued through the Expansion Years (1999-2000) would continue. Little did I know that this decision was leading down a path that would eventually have me writing an article that contained not one, but two, references to a football team called the "Omaha Beef".


There are signposts on the road of life that simply shouldn't be ignored.

For example, if you catch yourself at the moment where you are handing over large sums of unmarked bills over to a Nigerian "banker" you know only though email... that's a good time to stop what you're doing and re-assess.

If you find yourself putting some sort of spray paint on your head to simulate hair.... again, stop.

Perhaps, you spend some of your time writing lame articles for a web site and discover that you are getting set to write something that contains two references to the National Indoor Football League's "Omaha Beef". This might be a moment to stop and reconsider your judgement.

Or, if you're like me, you ignore that voice in the back of your head an continue anyway. This article will reference, two times, the Omaha Beef. Watch me work.

Browns to Give Defensive Back a Tryout

According to the Bismarck Tribune, the Cleveland Browns will give a tryout to defensive back Ronnie Kaymore, a defensive back from Texas A&M - Kingsville who has been bumping around minor league football since graduating.

That's not neccessarily good news in Bismarck, as Kaymore is a starting safety for the Bismarck Roughriders of the National Indoor Football League and made the "play of the night" in a key contest against the Omaha Beef  by grabbing a fumble and running in for a touchdown and making some key defensive plays down the stretch. Kaymore is trying out for several CFL teams as well as the Browns, and there's concern that he will never return to North Dakota.

If the Browns decide to give him a shot, we'll let you know.

Chad Mustard Gets the Job Done

For the second week in a row, Browns in NFL Europe didn't neccessarily distinguish themselves. Dimitrius Breedlove, second string for the Barcelona Dragons, managed one catch for five yards against Amsterdam. Kalvin Pearson didn't make any of his patented Mother of All Tackles (MOAT) shots last week as he didn't record a tackle at either cornerback or on special teams.

Jay Taylor had a better week than before, making five punts for 208 yards, and putting three of them down within the twenty. Taylor's net yardage went up to over 33 yards, up five from last week's less-than-stellar effort.

It's Chad Mustard who is starting to turn some heads. Appropriate for someone who played for the Omaha Beef, Mustard's size initially made an impression, but now he's making an impression with his hands. Mustard hauled down four passes last weekend for the Rhein Fire of NFL Europe and rumbled for 42 yards.

Mustard is an interesting player and this season in NFL Europe is important for the Browns to see how he can develop as a tight end. Breedlove is a speedster, Pearson a hitter, and Taylor, well, a punter. But it may be Mustard who has the best chance of someday being a starter.

Browns Backer Notes

Dawgs who live in the Marietta area might be interested in a golf tournament being put together by the Marietta Browns Backers on April 26th. Here's more information on it in the Marietta Times. It looks like Greg Pruitt and Cleo Miller might be down there to play a little golf.

There was a nice article over the weekend in the Wooster Daily Record about the return of the Wooster Browns Backers to the area. If you're in the area and missed the link over the weekend, here it is again.


If you would like the experience the digital equivalent of the drunk businessman sitting in front of you on an airplane who puts his seat all the way back and talks loudly, . If you have access to Omaha Beef licensed merchandise, I want to talk to you!.


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