Help Contribute to the ESPN the Magazine Ultimate Standings

We at DPD have been asked to contribute to ESPN the Magazine’s yearly “Ultimate Standings,” the section that ranks the best and worst franchises in sports.  As for the Browns, we have been asked to try and explain the dip in the team’s rankings this season (especially in Ownership, Players, Stadium Experience, and Fan Relations).

What we’re looking for are some quotes from the readers here at Dawg Pound Daily.  Give us your thoughts on the best/worst aspects of the Browns experience on gameday, including thoughts about the stadium atmosphere and the new management.  Basically, we are looking for anything you can think of to describe your perspective on the current state of the Cleveland Browns.

Here is the link to last year’s summary of the team:

Just write your thoughts as a comment to this post and I’ll pick the best ones to use as quotes (which you will of course get credit for).


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  • clayton

    Last year I went to a game in Oakland against the Panthers. I took my wife because we were on vacation in San Francisco. The game was very enjoyable. The fans were friendly. The tailgating was impressive. The beer was cold. The merchandise store was too small. I went to three games in Cleveland last season. Once with a buddy and twice with my wife and my young son. The Browns lost all three games. As I was sitting there in my season seats, I was remembering the Oakland game. I was also thinking of the Bills – Chargers game I had been to at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Buffalo earlier in the year: the blackout game. There was no comparison. Cleveland is a football town. The atmosphere around my seats in section 310 was exciting. My son got a real hoot at the dog masks and the jumbo screen. The merchandise store is the best I have ever been to. The staff are eager to please. The lounge is bright and spacious with lots of food and booze to choose from. The washrooms are far superior to many stadiums. Say what you want about the product on the field, but you cannot rain on the parade in the stands. The noise and the excitement is at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Finally, for a downtown stadium the tailgating in Cleveland is very good.

  • Jeff

    Here’s my take on the current state of the Cleveland Browns: Randy Lerner rushed to hire a head coach that no other teams were even interested in interviewing, and then let that coach pick his own GM.  That’s a business model that zero other professional football teams employ.  It does not inspire confidence.  While I appreciate Lerner’s willingness to write checks, if this team succeeds it will be in spite of his football sense, not because of it.

  • draftguru

    Can we fire Mangini and Kokinis now? Please! I hope I eat my words but, I am not too thrilled about any of this. This is not looking good at all, many dark days lay ahead for the Cleveland Browns and their fans.

  • Frank

    I’m an ole BROWNS fan, “good or bad”
    I can’t tell you how many times I’ve said wait till next year.
    I’m saying it again,
    Their time will come, I just hope I’m alive to see it!