Cleveland Browns: National jokes will continue until Browns are a winner
The Cleveland Browns continue to be the punchline of jokes from national media outlets, and that will continue as long as the team keeps losing.
National media outlets, mainly ESPN, love to poke fun at the Cleveland Browns.
The annual Browns montage of unfortunate events in franchise history seems to run any time the team makes a bad decision, or finishes a season 1-15.
The casual Browns bashing continued yesterday, when ESPN sent out this tweet.
While subtle, the clear point of this tweet is to point out what a major mistake the Browns made. But, as we pointed out yesterday, the Browns never fired Belichick. He was fired once the team moved to Baltimore.
So what was meant to be a casual jab at the Browns turned out to be just plain false, but the point was received. The Browns lost a coach who went on to become one of the great ones. How sad.
These types of jokes, whether fact or fiction, will continue to be made until the Browns turn things around and become a consistent winner. And yes, some fans may be too sensitive when it comes to this stuff, but if the point being made isn’t even true, that’s just embarrassing for the outlet.
Ultimately, the team would need to at least reach the Super Bowl for the montages to end, as a winning Browns team would continue to be linked to the teams back in the 1980s, even though that team technically moved to Baltimore.
This type of ridicule is nothing new for Cleveland sports fans. There seems to be an obsession with poking fun at the city’s sports history, even though there have been countless great moments.
The Cavaliers winning a title and the Indians nearly winning one is changing their respective narratives, but the Browns still have a lot of work to do.
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The current front office in place seems to have a solid plan in place, so fans can only hope that it all turns out well. Because if it doesn’t, the lame jokes will continue and people around the country will continue to say “Oh, I’m sorry” anytime you tell them you are a Browns fan.