Football fans will always remember today. Most will remember it as the day the Colts cut Peyton Manning. However, some Cleveland fans may not remember it for that. Some will remember it as the day the infamous Tony Grossi and The Plain Dealer parted ways.
Grossi tweeted today, “After more than 30 years, I am leaving the Plain Dealer. And thanks to Peyton Manning for stealing my thunder." Clearly upset his news took a backseat to a four-time MVP and Super Bowl winner, Grossi let us know of his departure over the same social media site that led to his downfall.
After tweeting his displeasure about Randy Lerner, Grossi lost the beat. It wasn't until today that the two sides officially parted ways.
Now, it is no secret I am not the biggest fan of Grossi, however, it is kind of a shame a man lost his job over a tweet that was probably meant to be a text to a friend. Many Cleveland fans shared the same view of Lerner. I think the solution to all of Cleveland's sports franchies is Dan Gilbert owning them. All of them. He's getting close.
Anyways, since I doubt our blog can land Manning as a writer, we will settle and offer you, Tony Grossi, a job here at Cleveland's Rocks. The anual pay is $0 but you do receive some pretty cool perks. They include going out drinking with us as well as an invitation to our fantasy football league. Just think about it Tony. Its not as bad as T.O. playing arena ball.