NFL on Fox is holding a 32-team, fan-voted tournament to find pro football’s most passionate fanbase. The Dawg Pound, after a close race against the Eagles, have voted the Cleveland Browns into the Final Four.
March Madness is upon us, and that means brackets all around. Whether it’s dogs, food, songs, or anything in between, bracket season has officially started. In keeping with the tournament-based festivities, NFL on Fox has taken to football Twitter to find the league’s most fired-up fans. Naturally, the Cleveland Browns were a shoo-in to be a top seed, right?
Well, Fox seeded them as a six, out of eight teams in each region. But as we know, Browns fans aren’t a fanbase to get so easily taken down, so needless to say, there have been some upsets. The Dawg Pound chewed through their first-round matchup against the third-seeded Houston Texans, and then came right back to take down the two-seed Denver Broncos. To get into the Final Four, though, they would have to face the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Eagles, the top seed in the Browns’ region, put up a great fight. But in the end, this Cinderella story keeps on rolling, as the Cleveland Browns made it to the Final Four.
It took a late-night push from Browns Twitter, but in the end, Cleveland prevailed, racking up 55 percent of the total votes. Looking forward to the next round, the Browns will take on the Carolina Panthers of the NFC South before possibly moving on to face either the seventh-seeded Buffalo Bills or the eighth-place Tennessee Titans.
The Cleveland Browns are a passionate fanbase, and they keep on showing it. With eleven fan-voted Rookie of the Week awards last season, and a good chance at winning the Fox Sports March Madness bracket, Browns fans are making themselves known throughout the NFL. Easy work for the fanbase that once put Peyton Hillis on the cover of Madden.