Cleveland Browns: Colin Cowherd says it’s ‘Make Believe-Land’
Colin Cowherd continues his assault on the Cleveland Browns and attacks the claim made by general manager John Dorsey that their fans are more passionate than in Green Bay
John Dorsey spent a lot of time with the Green Bay Packers. As a player, he was there from 1984 through 1989. He then worked as a scout beginning in 1991 and worked his way up to director of football operations before leaving for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2013. After four seasons there, he joined the Cleveland Browns in December of 2017 and has been impressed with the passion of their fan base.
So impressed, that he made the bold claim that the fans in Cleveland are more passionate than those in Green Bay — which raised some eyebrows considering the love the fan base there has as they brave the horrid conditions of the frozen tundra year after year to cheer on their cheese heads.
However, it hasn’t been the fans of Green Bay who have clapped back at this claim. Instead, it’s been Cleveland’s personal Grinch, Colin Cowherd who is once again trying to dampen the Browns flame. Cowherd picked apart Dorsey’s claim in his latest segment, which he called “Make Believe-Land.”
First, Cowherd attacked the notion that the Browns were a national brand, saying that all their iconic moments are losses — the ‘Elway Drive’ and ‘The Fumble’ — and said the Packers iconic plays are all wins. He then took it a step further and said the Browns aren’t even a regional brand.
The talk show host claimed he wasn’t trying to be a ‘hater’ and did say not even the New England Patriots are a national brand and that only the Dallas Cowboys, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Green Bay Packers are.
Then, he went back on the offensive, calling the stadium generic, saying the mascot is an empty helmet, and their last iconic player was Jim Brown.
The funny thing is, he never touched on the fan base. Dorsey never claimed the Browns were a national brand and wasn’t talking about anything historical. The Cleveland GM was simply stating that the passion going on now in Cleveland is nothing like he’s ever seen.
This doesn’t fit into Cowherd’s narrative, so he’s going to attack it. That’s fine because people such as Nathan Zegura speak for the fans when he responded by saying:
"“The Browns aren’t a National fan base or a regional brand….we are a global fan base&brand and the #WorldsTeam” — Zegura, via Twitter"
It’s going to be fun to watch some of the backtracking when Dorsey is proven right. The Cleveland fan base is a sleeping giant and they’re ready to make some noise.