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bignoldpaintersHow do you know if you are working with a good painting company? In truth, no one can really say that their painting company is the best there is. Everyone could try to convince potential clients that they are good at what they do, but on the ones that can be trusted will be able to prove it.

When it comes to house painters Calgary it is a must that you carefully consider the painting company you hire. You simply could not settle for just any company. You have to make sure that the company your hire will be able to provide you with the services that you need when you need them without any delay. Now before you worry too much about how you can choose the right one, here are some ideas on what a good Calgary painter should be:

  • A good painter should be open to listen to your ideas. If he does not give time to stop talking and to simply listen to your concerns, he might not be the painter that you want to end up working with. When they listen, they know how to communicate and that is the most important aspect that a painter could share with his client. His ability to communicate his ideas and turn your ideas into workable ones will be a good first step to having that wonderful client-painter relationship.


  • A good painter is one that does not only have years of experience to offer, but a license that will prove he is good. The license will reassure you that he has got proper training and all the basic skills needed to get the job done. The years of experience however will provide you with the assurance that he knows what he is doing.


  • A good painter should also be insured. Because it can be tough doing painting jobs and accidents can always happen, a painter protected by insurance also means that he means you well. You don’t have to worry about additional costs that may be needed in case of accidents in the work place. With proper insurance coverage, a painter can take care of himself and get the job done perfectly.


There are no shortcuts when it comes to hiring the best painter in Calgary. You have got to remember what you are looking for and these qualifications will be your guide to finding the right one.

I know we really haven’t been to faithful to the blog since, gosh, the George Kokinis days(remember that?). Anyway it’s good to be back.

Let me throw this out there: There are plenty of blogs about your Cleveland Browns. Which blogs to you like the best? Who do you go to for info? For analysis? For wit? Where do you go just to get some easy reading? Who can’t you stand? Really curious what the general consensus is.

There’s not much to hang our hats on in Browns Town these days but I will say this. So far this season I was lucky enough to be at three games; both Browns games and the Oakland-San Diego thriller and I am proud to say that our fans have yet to be matched. It’s obvious that we are emotionally attached and it shows. This is nothing new; last year ESPN ranked Browns fans third behind the hated Steelers and the Packers.

Another thing I noticed is that fans mirror the organizations they root for. In Cleveland you get the irrational hope and bottomless, hurtful disappointment; in Oakland you have pure delusion. I wore my Browns jersey to the Raiders game just to get comments, and they did not let up all night. A few were derisive but most were of sincere pity.

Imagine fans of a team that has Al Davis as a owner and that just made a trade that would have made Ted Stepien proud truly feels bad for us. They act as if they are a trust fund baby whose senile father is defecating all over their maserati; they’re just waiting for him to kick and then the glory of Raider Nation will inevitably be restored. The Browns, they feel, are just, well, defecating all over their Chrysler Sebring.

Denver was little harder to read. My seat mates were Orson Hodge II and some forty year old cougar who wore a Elway jersey that said XXXXL on it(no I don’t think that was a Super Bowl reference). They seemed ambivalent to the Broncos and the game in general except when Big Elway had her fifth chili dog and then had beer come through her nose while she was trying to wash it down, but overall the fans where decent, think Progressive field in the middle of the season when the Tribe is eight games out but just took three straight from the Yankees(just pretend it happened).

Bottom line, whether it’s masochism or fanaticism Browns fans put out. And I’m proud of that.

Last year, the Browns had a pretty pithy slogan: The name on the door is Cleveland. What would the sloganbe if pithy still reigned in Berea this year? Browns Rant takes a stab.











JAMAL LEWIS SUCKS. There I said it. Why is everyone so afraid to say it? Please tell me that Browns nation isn’t so naive to think that just because the Browns have a good record when he gets twenty or more carries it doesn’t mean he’s a legitimate starting RB in this league. How many starting running backs wouldn’t you rather have on the Browns instead of Lewis? Cedric Benson? Julius Jones? Maybe? I mean please, the only reason they were able to win those games is because the Browns were up big and they tried to “eat some clock” with Jamal Lewis basically taking knee after knee and then it still almost killed them.

It seems Brown’s fans have forgotten Romeo’s default game plan; hand the ball off to Jamal on first and second down and then try to convert on third and long. Doesn’t everyone remember screaming bloody hell at the TV after Jamal went down on the first hit after another two yard gain? After we were down, oh say two touchdowns Romeo would realize something was amiss and put in Wright or Harrison to make it respectable. Am I the only one who remembers this?

A word of warning; when by some miracle the offensive line opens a whole the size of Queen Latifah’s backside and Jamal A)Identifies the hole and B) slowly moseys his way for eight yards and a first down, JUST SAY NO. Say no to the guy next to you at the bar who says, “That Jamal Lewis guy still has it. Did you know he had back-to-back thousand yard seasons? He’s the lone bright spot on the Browns” don’t listen to him or shake your head politely and buy him another beer. Either launch into a profanity laced tirade against Jamal Lewis or take your beer and move. Reuban Droughns, another great Browns RB (washed up from a different team) was just as good here, and he couldn’t crack the rotation with the Giants. So why do James Davis and Jerome Harrison have to play spectacular to take away carries from him? Mediocre should suffice.

So that’s my rage. The ball is in your court Mangini. Do you want to impress Brown’s fans and do right by Jamal Lewis(i.e. bench him) and emerge from Belichik’s I-do-everything-please-hire-my-assistants-who-I-choose-for-their-abilities-to-spy-on-other-teams- shadow? Or are you just another Belichik disciple who thinks he’s smarter than he is? CUT JAMAL LEWIS. GO BROWNS.

Here we are Browns fans. The season is upon us. We have the same chance as everyone else to be a playoff team (as a Browns fan Super Bowl team is not even in my vocabulary) but why not us? Why can’t this year be our year? I keep asking myself why we can’t get a couple lucky bounces- okay a lot of lucky bounces. Maybe play a couple teams that overlook us; who knows? If we can’t dream now when we are all even chances are we won’t be able to dream later.

Browns vs. Vikings week one you have a 39 year old quarterback who’s been known to throw picks for no other reason but to say hey, my name is Brett Favre, I’m a gunslinger, girls over forty love me. You have a coach Brad Childress when watching him coach actually makes you think that Romeo will get another job (girls over forty do not dig him). It’s a dream. It could happen any given Sunday. Look at the Dolphins from last year who went from 1-15 the previous season to 11-5. It could happen. Anything is possible.

So I woke up after the win against Favre’s Vikings and started thinking; how did an under average team such as the Dolphins manage to go 11-5 with a quarterback (Chad Pennington) who makes Brady Quinn’s arm look like Jake Cutler’s, with a best receiver in Ted Ginn who is five foot ten and can’t run routes, with one of their running backs (Ricky Williams)that is so high on weed he makes “The Dude” look like The Pope. A defensive line that lost its best player (Jason Taylor) etc… you get the point. They were not exactly the Cowboys of the nineties.

Then it dawned on me. The Dolphins didn’t go into any game saying, “Hey, we are better than them, we are going to beat them on both sides of the ball and dominate the game”. Rather Tony Sparano told his team, “We are going to do everything in our power to win this football game, to gain an extra yard and to gain any advantage possible”. Sparano created the wildcat not because it was the most technically sound way to play the game of football, but just because it gave him a chance for his team to get an edge. With out-of-the-box coaching and a mentality that we will do anything to win(and with the testicular fortitude to buck the status quo) they surprised and shocked the NFL.

So Eric, what do you think? Do you have it in you? Do you think you could throw out all your “there is a right and wrong way to play to the game philosophy”, to give the Browns a chance to win a football game? Do not get me wrong, I would love to see a Brown’s team that can beat teams up, win games on pure talent, and football smarts alone. Just this Browns team doesn’t have the personnel to win like that.

Now I know what you all are thinking. Don’t we want to build a team on technically sound football even if we have to wait a couple years to be good? Would you not rather see a technically sound 6-10 Browns team that looks like if we added a couple of fixer uppers we could (gulp?) make the playoffs, or (double gulp??) win a playoff game? The answer is yes, that’s the dream for the city of Cleveland. Let us start dreaming anew not like we are always building for the future Clevelanders, but like the winners we all deserve to be. Just because the rest of the NFL thinks we’re a bunch of losers doesn’t mean we have to play like one. On the contrary, it will show us and teach the players something that is surely needed, the “we will do anything to win and gain any advantage no matter how big or small” mentality. In my opinion there is nothing better to teach than that- to have an organization that runs on these principles. More often than not organizations that run on these principles (i.e.Patriots, Steelers), win now and our power houses for years to come by playing and doing anything to win a game. Take the Steelers win in the Super bowl against the Seahawks. The biggest play in the game was a trick play that saw WR Antoine Randle-El throw a touchdown pass to WR Hines Ward, so in a game in which they were outplayed they managed to win because they had a coach who did anything possible to get a victory. The coach all us Browns fans coveted; a guy by the name of Bill Cowher.

So dream with me Browns fans. Let us dream that this is the year we turn into a city of winners. Let us say NO to anyone who says the word building block, or that we are rebuilding (Mark Shapiro). We can dream of a team that plays and cares to win as much as we do. Here is my rage to anybody who believes that building for the future is more important than winning football games now. To anybody in the Browns organization who believes that winning is somewhere in the future, and tries to convince us that we have a grand master plan. So let us dream Browns fans. Let us dream that dreams is not all that we have left. GO BROWNS