Chris Pokorny

  • joined Feb 12, 2008
  • last login Jul 12, 2014
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I have been running Dawgs By Nature, the Cleveland Browns blog on SB Nation, for several years now. I am a huge fan of baseball, basketball, and football. I love all of the Cleveland teams, but I also pay a great deal of attention to the other teams in the respective leagues.

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Cleveland Indians
  • NBA Cleveland Cavaliers
  • NFL Cleveland Browns
  • NCAAF Ohio St. Buckeyes
  • NCAAB Cleveland St. Vikings
  • Golf Tiger Woods
  • MLS Seattle Sounders
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Which Former Browns Would You Welcome Back?


In the spirit of milking the fact that LeBron James returned home to Cleveland, we'd like to pose the question of, "which former players (who are still in the NFL or pursuing a roster spot in the NFL) would you welcome back to the Browns?"

Caption Contest (7/12): Running Backs


Tonight, our caption contest features several running backs. For reference, here is who is in the picture: RB Edwin Baker (#27), RB Terrance West (#20), RB Ben Tate (#44), and running backs coach Wilbert Montgomery.

Brian Hoyer Throws First Pitch at Indians Game


The Browns' starting quarterback, Brian Hoyer, was able to go through with his ceremonial first pitch on Saturday. Hoyer joined the Indians' broadcast booth for about ten minutes during the fourth inning of play.

FIFA World Cup 2014: Brazil vs. Netherlands


The 3rd place game in the World Cup takes place today as Brazil takes on Netherlands. Brazil had a disastrous showing in the Quarterfinals, one that left the host nation embarrassed in front of the world.

PFF Looks Back at the Browns' 2007 Pro Bowlers


If you recall, 2007 was the season in which WR Braylon Edwards and WR Joshua Cribbs both made the Pro Bowl by votes. (Derek Anderson, Kellen Winslow, and Joe Thomas made the Pro Bowl as alternates).

"I'm Coming Home"


He's back. If you haven't celebrated yet, head on over to Fear the Sword and do so. Players up and down the Browns roster reacted to the news on Twitter, which you can see below. Welcome home, LeBron!

Cleveland Browns Training Camp: WR Preview, Part 1


Our training camp preview for the Cleveland Browns wide receivers beings today, and it gets a bit tricky to diagnose the position due to the Josh Gordon situation.

Freeman: The Potential Punishment for Josh Gordon


Is this something that athletes do? Go up to each other and just...exchange cars for the day? Regardless of how Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon got into his latest mess, there are two objectives now.

No Players Selected in the NFL Supplemental Draft


On Wednesday, we took a brief look at the four players who were eligible for the 2014 NFL Supplemental Draft. The draft took place at 1 PM ET on Thursday and concluded with nobody being selected.

Fan Perception: Recap of Browns' OL Polls


In each of our training camp previews, we conduct a poll at the end of the post. Here is a summary of each of those polls for the offensive line position.

Cleveland Browns Training Camp: OL Preview, Part 4


Part 4 of our offensive line preview for training camp looks at the remaining three players on the bottom of the depth chart. You can't discount these guys, though, because you never quite know who will shine in the new zone blocking scheme.

NFL Supplemental Draft 2014: Will the Browns Pick?


The 2014 NFL Supplemental Draft takes place on Thursday, July 10th, at 1:00 PM ET. If you haven't heard about it until today, then that's probably a reflection of the lack of high-profile prospects in this year's eligible players.

Cleveland Browns Training Camp: OL Preview, Part 3


Part 3 of our offensive line preview for training camp looks at some of the competition for the backup tackle spots on the team.

FIFA World Cup 2014: Semifinals


And then there were four. The semi-finals for the 2014 FIFA World Cup begin today at 4:00 PM ET when Brazil takes on Germany. On Wednesday, Netherlands will take on Argentina. Use this as your...

Jim Brown's NFL Championship Ring Up for Auction


Earlier today, ESPN's Darren Rovell pointed out the fact that Jim Brown's 1964 NFL Championship ring was up for auction on the website Lelands.com. As of this post, there are four bids, with the highest bid at $33,275, but was the ring stolen?

Cleveland Browns Training Camp: OL Preview, Part 2


In Part 2 of our training camp preview for the Cleveland Browns' offensive line, we are taking a look at the contenders for the starting right guard position.

Gordon Led the NFL in Yards on Hitch/Curls in 2013


As it turns out, Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon led the league in one of those route patterns: hitches/curls. We don't have data on who came in second place, but Gordon led the league with 484 yards on those types of routes.

Caption Contest (7/6): Johnny Manziel


Tonight, our caption contest features QB Johnny Manziel again. Have fun and remember to "rec" the captions you find to be the most fitting.

Corry: TE Cameron Headed for Contract Crossroads


Joel Corry of CBS Sports looked at 30 players in the NFL who are headed for contract crossroads, whether it be because they are entering the final year of their contract, or other issues (i.e. age, bonuses, etc).

Browns Have 4th Heaviest Front Seven in the NFL


A couple of weeks ago, Jimmy Kempksi of Philly.com looked at whether or not player weight only contributed to a team having an effective run defense. He looked up the heaviest projected front sevens in the NFL.

Browns Week in Review: June 29 - July 5


This feature gives a brief snapshot of what happened during the past week related to the Cleveland Browns (or important NFL news). Outlined below is a recap from the week of June 29 - July 5, 2014.

Cleveland Browns Training Camp: OL Preview, Part 1


Our training camp preview for the Cleveland Browns is shifting to the offensive line now. Today's training camp preview looks at the players who are projected to start from left tackle to right tackle.

Fan Perception: Recap of Browns' DL Polls


Who should start at the defensive end position opposite of Desmond Bryant -- should it be Ahtyba Rubin, or somebody else on the depth chart? If Rubin is not a starting DE this year, who would you like to see start in his place?

FIFA World Cup 2014: Quarterfinals


The United States might be out, but the World Cup is still an epic tournament to watch. Use this as your open thread to discuss the quarterfinal games over the next two days.

Happy Fourth of July from Dawgs By Nature!


Dawgs By Nature would like to wish everyone a Happy Fourth of July! The city of Cleveland couldn't have asked for a better day of weather with plenty of sunshine, a high temperature of 70 degrees, and no chance of rain.

Cleveland Browns Training Camp: DL Preview, Part 3


In Part 2 of our training camp preview on the Cleveland Browns' defensive line, we looked at the team's primary backups on the defensive line. Today, we look at the remaining players on the back end of the roster on the defensive line.

Josh Gordon Ranked No. 16 on the NFL's Top 100


We finally have some Josh Gordon news, but it's not the suspension-related news. On the same day that LT Joe Thomas was listed as the No. 18 player on the NFL's Top 100 list, the star Cleveland Browns wide receiver was ranked No. 16 on the list.

Joe Thomas Ranked No. 18 on the NFL's Top 100


Congratulations to Cleveland Browns left tackle Joe Thomas, who was ranked at No. 18 on the list of the NFL's Top 100 Players of 2014. I'm pleasantly surprised that Thomas actually received the respect that he deserves in these rankings.

SB Nation Allowing One-Time Username Change


Have you ever wanted to change your SB Nation username without losing the history of your profile, particularly the comments associated with your account? Well, now you'll have the opportunity to do so on a one-time basis.

Report: Bills ILB Kiko Alonso Tears ACL


According to ESPN's Adam Schefter and various other media outlets, it appears as though the Buffalo Bills have suffered a major loss: second-year ILB Kiko Alonso, who Mike Pettine coached last season, has suffered a torn ACL.

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