Last week, I told you I'd bet $5 on the championship hopes of the NFL team of your choosing.

You weirdos picked the Cleveland Browns. Welcome to Codebook, the patron newsletter of lost causes.

We got 15-to-1 odds! Go Browns!

Today's Smart Brevity: 1,453 words, 5 minute read

Codebook will return next week. Browns season kicks off 9/8 against the Titans.