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In Cleveland where everyone loves a good underdog story and there may be no greater potential for an underdog been NFL's.
Announces top years there but they just get lay out a much needed -- ministers meeting got a much needed jolt here with a new business med as their -- Liz Claman.
Is there an exclusive interview in Cleveland opened for.
-- -- All proud of what I moved here in 1991.
I became a tried and -- -- and in fact I'm -- should this Jersey off Kevin -- it was a running back back in 1993.
Probably took it right off his back but this.
New Cleveland and you talked about he's a little bit country Cleveland's a little bit rock and roll -- -- -- Is -- not still billionaire businessman who is now the new owner of the -- Can you turn the hard knocks -- into a real winning franchise here for Cleveland welcome Jimmy the box.
This thanks have a sub.
What do you do I mean you know were 14 that's just this season hello but.
Right now you look backwards and all you see is missed opportunities.
What is your first order of business as the new owner the brown.
Well I let me start by saying -- -- tradition here is phenomenal you know that you lived here for four years and the fan base in.
Northeastern Ohio and around the country since we've announced we were banned the browns everywhere I've traveled on the Star -- stuff their buddies is so excited about the browns.
Tremendous fan base so we're very excited we think this is a great opportunity it's a tremendous football town and a great community.
But the first order of business has to be management what happens to -- -- at the Coach.
Hold ground the president now I'm really pushing up in -- but this is what people who do care about this -- wanna know 014 is that acceptable.
Sure -- the last I don't think anybody thinks so and four and certainly Mike -- -- -- don't think it is and we don't think it is.
But we've got a young team we're building I think we're heading in the right direction.
We don't officially own the team yet we've said all along that we're not make any comments on personnel until after we don't think that's and about two weeks writes in about two weeks in candidly would be halfway through the football season and so any personal decisions we make.
Would be made toward the end of the year.
Now the question about what you do was a businessman.
Perhaps it is that a different sensibility but I look at you from Knoxville Tennessee and southern guy here appear in the northeast and the question then becomes.
But you know you have -- a minority owner of another team.
The dreaded Pittsburgh Steelers okay can we just say there is -- a -- -- rival to the Cleveland Browns bad the Pittsburgh Steelers.
How did you eliminate what -- felt as a Pittsburgh fan shot off that emotion and saying that went up browns -- I mean do we really believe you.
At slightly -- we -- all along that we were.
Very fortunate before the Steelers for four years had a great experience of the ironies it's a first class organization.
We were able to watch listen and learn and hopefully we can.
Transition some of the great stuff they do in Pittsburg here in Cleveland and our big challenge and -- -- this suffers press conferences.
We're gonna work hard to make this a rivalry again because.
The last point four gains of -- -- and 1224 -- I wouldn't call that rivalry so we've got a ways to go but we're gonna make this a real robbery again.
And we would absolutely love to see that here in Cleveland you know you major.
Major success at pilot which is.
Natural gas tracking stations.
Mostly in the south but now -- actually even bought a stake in a business here and northeastern Ohio.
Shall we actually have two businesses our primary businesses and they're -- stuff that is we on another company or majority interest company called -- -- energy and we service and sell diesel to drilling rigs and of course the Utica -- a big shale play here in Ohio and that'll be a big base of business force.
Shoulder at the stadium now in the day I was at Cleveland -- in the window I mean right over there is is Lake -- so it's freezing during the which are remembered Denver game.
Where I think my fingers -- will you put it to -- on this stadium is that a consideration -- thought about.
You know -- we've said that we're gonna bring stadium architects in the stadium is up fifteen years old it needs some -- we're gonna look at any and all options to make the stadium more friendly to -- -- That's settle old dog and why should it come to that -- fifteen years you think where the stadium sits and the whether it's exposed today.
It's an outdoor stadium the Wear and tear these stadiums take we've got to stay up to -- to get a -- modern there's been a lot of statements built since then.
We need to spend some money on the stadium will do so in the next two or three years.
We finish up I just wanna get your comment on the rest -- which is now over but sadly Cleveland couldn't win north.
Even with the replacement -- you don't the other -- structure are -- are are you pleased with how it's run.
NFL's exceptionally well run we've had the ability to watch it is limited part of the Steelers and I would -- the management and the leadership the NFL up with any group we've -- been exposed to.
Welcome to Cleveland and nobody more than the residents here want the dogs to succeed at the dog pound good to see -- Jimmy has won the third.
He is the Knoxville billionaire who is now hoping to make it winning -- that thanks -- thanks revs up talking Fox Business exclusively not to ESPN not to NBC sports to Fox Business because we mean business and Cleveland coming up.
Oh yeah I've mentioned by his work here -- 91 to 93 I was an anchor at the WE WS news channel five channel were bringing in one of my old coworkers bill Barton -- go back to Columbus, Ohio but.
He's not from here.
Yet what -- it done he stayed here through the years what is it about Cleveland and Cleveland business all that more all day long and the governor -- -- -- coming up into.
Odd hours lies right here that's a great picture one -- it -- doesn't see if I you can imagine.
I when you said old coworkers I think you're brilliant -- Brian Anderson but it it's great -- hit -- I -- lucky dad hit.
A same status of it was a brilliant I was there thank you have.
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