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Dream Believer

The day that Marvin Lewis met with Mike Brown back in January, I happened to be in front of ESPN when Chris Mortenson came on with announcement that the talks had broken down, and that Lewis, like Elvis, had left the building.  Although he didn’t give much detail on why the talks had broken off he mentioned the practice facility, and some unspecified other things that Lewis wanted.  But the most interesting thing he said was that his “source” had told him that Katie and Pete Brown had sided with Lewis, but that Mike had vetoed Lewis's requests. Lewis later mentioned that he had talked to Mortenson during this period.  I never heard any mention of dissent in the ranks after that.

Did anyone else see that report by Mortenson, or was it just a hopeful dream I had while slipping into my afternoon nap.

The reason I ask is because the other day I was thinking, “What would it take to get Mike Brown to retire?”  At 75, he has to be due.  But it occurred to me that as the patriarch of the world’s most expensive Mom and Pop store, he would never retire with the CBA unresolved.  But once the shape of the franchise was assured for another 10 years…….surely he doesn’t intend to go into his nineties?

Isn’t it amazing how optimism can poke through even the darkest clouds of the worst run franchise in professional sports.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Cincy Jungle's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Cincy Jungle's writers or editors.

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