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The Rise and Fall (?) of Vic Carucci


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#1 hondo in seattle

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 02:28 PM

I remember when Vic Carucci was writing good articles about the Bills during the Levy-Smith-Kelly-Thomas-Reed-Tasker Golden Age.

Then he graduated to the national media, writing for NFL.com and coauthoring books with a number of retired NFL stars, including Jim Kelly.  He also published a book about the Bills' first Super Bowl season.   For a while he was the President of the Pro Football Writers of America

But now he's working for clevelandbrowns.com?   What happened?

http://blogs.clevela.../caruccis-call/

#2 Heitz

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 02:34 PM

He got a new job.

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 02:44 PM

They are paying him more than his old job did

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 02:47 PM

http://www.mediabist...d-browns_b88066

#5 Kellyto83TD

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 03:23 PM

He is dead to me...

#6 chris heff

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 04:28 PM

View PostKellyto83TD, on 26 July 2013 - 03:23 PM, said:

He is dead to me...
Who?

#7 Lurker

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 04:35 PM

View Posthondo in seattle, on 26 July 2013 - 02:28 PM, said:

What happened?
More money, honey....

#8 biglukes

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 04:47 PM

View PostLurker, on 26 July 2013 - 04:35 PM, said:


More money, honey....
Mo money, mo problems.

#9 notwoz

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 06:59 PM

I give him credit for hustling to improve his career.
Carucci will:       host a new daily radio show on ESPN 850 WKNR in Cleveland
contribute to ClevelandBrowns.com.
continue to host his weekly SiriusXM Radio show.  

To me it sounds he's getting more money -- which frankly is a much better deal than rotting at the Buffalo News just to be able to sit in on that B-S Bulldog show on WGR.

#10 FluffHead

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 07:00 PM

The Cleveland Browns are named after poop and everything about them stinks. Cleveland is an even bigger factory of sadness than Buffalo. Holy moly

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 08:18 PM

View Postbiglukes, on 26 July 2013 - 04:47 PM, said:


Mo money, mo problems.

99 problems

#12 Triple Threat

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 09:26 PM

View PostMax997, on 26 July 2013 - 08:18 PM, said:

99 problems
on the wall, 99 problems on the wall.

Edited by Triple Threat, 26 July 2013 - 09:26 PM.


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Posted 26 July 2013 - 10:15 PM

View Postnotwoz, on 26 July 2013 - 06:59 PM, said:

I give him credit for hustling to improve his career.
Carucci will:       host a new daily radio show on ESPN 850 WKNR in Cleveland
contribute to ClevelandBrowns.com.
continue to host his weekly SiriusXM Radio show.  

To me it sounds he's getting more money -- which frankly is a much better deal than rotting at the Buffalo News just to be able to sit in on that B-S Bulldog show on WGR.
I always enjoyed his work and he's a Buffalo guy. It's a shame that the Bills didn't step up to the plate and get him in a similar role. Vic being with Cleveland just seems wrong. It's like your wife leaving you for your brother...which is only acceptable if you can't stand your wife...or your brother. :P

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 10:40 PM

Well really Cleveland is somewhat like Buffalo. Just no scajaquada expressway cutting through their Olmsted park.

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 02:33 AM

View PostExWNYer, on 26 July 2013 - 10:15 PM, said:

I always enjoyed his work and he's a Buffalo guy. It's a shame that the Bills didn't step up to the plate and get him in a similar role. Vic being with Cleveland just seems wrong. It's like your wife leaving you for your brother...which is only acceptable if you can't stand your wife...or your brother. :P

Chris Brown already has that Jig with the Bills.  The Bills were not going to fire him to hire Vic for that position.  May be they could have let Hannah go...But then she is probably being paid 1/10th of what Vic would want.

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 06:11 AM

If you look at Vic's career he was in Boston before Buffalo.  He not only covers the Browns, he also does press pass for NFL Radio, and a fill in for other spots when the regulars are on vacation.  I don't see him going backwards but moved up in his career through the years.  On NFL radio he always relatively positive about the Bills and speaks very highly of Buffalo as a city.

Why any of you would be upset with moving up in your career makes no sense.  I know I've taken calculated jumps in my last 20 years and worked out well.  Never fault a guy for advancing himself, and yes making more money.

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 06:51 AM

View PostFluffHead, on 26 July 2013 - 07:00 PM, said:

The Cleveland Browns are named after poop and everything about them stinks. Cleveland is an even bigger factory of sadness than Buffalo. Holy moly

The factory closed in the Seventies.

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 03:08 PM

View Posttexasabres, on 27 July 2013 - 06:51 AM, said:



The factory closed in the Seventies.
Good old fashioned made in the USA sadness has been relplaced with cheap Chinese knockoff sadness.

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 03:14 PM

View PostPromoTheRobot, on 27 July 2013 - 03:08 PM, said:

Good old fashioned made in the USA sadness has been relplaced with cheap Chinese knockoff sadness.

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I outsourced my sadness. Came relatively cheap.

#20 Kevin

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 03:30 PM

View PostFluffHead, on 26 July 2013 - 07:00 PM, said:

The Cleveland Browns are named after poop and everything about them stinks. Cleveland is an even bigger factory of sadness than Buffalo. Holy moly

Original owner and namesake for the Browns (Paul Brown) was the co-founder, first head coach and president of the Cincinatti Bengals which his son Mike Brown now owns. So, the Browns are named after their divisional rivals owner. I'm glad I'm not a Browns fan.

Edit: Paul Brown was their first head coach not owner.

Edited by Kevin, 27 July 2013 - 03:37 PM.