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Browns vs. Steelers: New Browns owner cheers Steelers defeat

New Cleveland owner couldn't have been happier beating the team he used to love.

Jason Miller

Jimmy Haslem made a lot of waves when he bought the Cleveland Browns this offseason, thanks to his highly publicized love of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

However, that all seems to be old news. Haslem was jubilant after Sunday's 20-14 defeat of Pittsburgh, a team that has routinely tortured the Browns over the past decade or so.

The new owner had the following to say to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review after the contest was over:

"The biggest thrill was seeing the Steelers fans leave early," Haslem said. "I've been there the other way. It was good seeing their fans leave and our fans staying and cheering. It was great. It was a great win for our team -- great win for our fans."

"The biggest thrill was seeing the Steelers fans leaving early," Haslam said. "I’ve been there the other way. It was good seeing their fans leaving and our fans staying and cheering. It was great. It was a great win for our team — great win for our fans."

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"The biggest thrill was seeing the Steelers fans leaving early," Haslam said. "I’ve been there the other way. It was good seeing their fans leaving and our fans staying and cheering. It was great. It was a great win for our team — great win for our fans."

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Haslem was a minority owner of the Steelers until 2008, and now owns one of their chief rivals. The Steelers can hang their hat on the fact they were basically playing with a team of backups. Ben Roethlisberger, Troy Polamalu, Antonio Brown and others were out with various injuries, leaving Charlie Batch to flail around in the pocket.

Pittsburgh now has to move on and face the Baltimore Ravens, a team it lost to just a few weekends ago.

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