Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Reflections on the Bob Hallen Era

I still can't believe he's gone.

How do you begin to sum up the career of a man who has meant so much to this franchise? Ever since Bob Hallen assumed the mantle of starting center many days ago, he's provided the team with the kind of veteran leadership that has been sorely lacking since the Browns returned to Cleveland.

Of course, it's Hallen's contributions to the Northeast Ohio community that made him a legend. Let's face it, without Hallen's efforts, there's no way that Microsoft would have moved its headquarters here or that Cleveland would have been awarded the 2012 Summer Olympics.

It's hard to pick Hallen's finest hour as a Cleveland Brown. Was it the time he captured Osama bin Laden? How about the time he fixed Global Warming?

Remember when he saved Christmas?

And now, in the twinkling of an eye, the glorious Bob Hallen Era has come to an end.

1 comment:

uncle june said...

He never had the makings of a varsity athlete.