The Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh are preparing to do battle again this Sunday in this historic series. The Browns have had their share of big wins.
This is the week that all Cleveland Browns fans enjoy the most. It’s the build-up to playing their arch enemy, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and their Darth Vader of teams in the NFL. If you’ve been a fan of the team over the years then you know what I’m talking about.
This is the week that all your energy goes into the hate and animosity you have for that team that has caused you pain over the years but also pleasure, especially after the back-to-back victories over that franchise a season ago.
There’s so much to hate when it comes to the Steelers and when I was a kid I was taught very early that the Steelers were the biggest rival and enemy.
As a father, my favorite memory with my own child, to demonstrate why this rivalry is so important to fans happened back in November of 2012 when the Browns had a home game against the Steelers. The Browns that season were only 2-8 going into the game and the Steelers were 6-4 and still in the running for the postseason. Cleveland ended up winning the game after running back Trent Richardson ran in a touchdown in the third quarter.
However, the best moment to describe this loathing we have for each other’s teams was when my son and I were entering the stadium and some obnoxious Steeler fans were standing above the crowd from the ramps of First Energy Stadium flipping off fans who were chanting back at them with vengeance. My son immediately understood why it was important to despise such a team and its fans. A Browns fan was born.
There have been numerous games over the series that have become memorable. For Cleveland, there have been many games that stand out. I’ve gone ahead and gathered a few details from five games that stand out to many Cleveland fans. Let’s look a little more at these fantastic moments that have defined this dual between Good and Evil.