12 days of Christmas

12 Days of a Cleveland Christmas: Day 8

Congratulations to horace who was the winner of Friday’s drawing. A pair of tickets to a Cavs game are going his way.

Let’s get right to today’s giveaway. As always, here is the way the contest works-

Every weekday from now until Christmas Eve, we will give away a Cleveland themed prize. To enter, you need only to respond in the comment section in the appropriate manner. The winner each day will be randomly selected and notified by email. (Which means you better make sure that the email address you use to comment here is a legit one.) I cannot guarantee delivery by Christmas. Some of the prizes (like tickets) haven’t even been printed and mailed to us yet. We’ll do our best with the things we have in hand though. Only one member of a household can enter each day, and only one winner per household during the length of this contest. Just spreading the love around.

Today’s Prize

Since this video hit the net, the Browns still haven’t won a game. The factory is still pumping. Today we are giving away a Factory of Sadness t-shirt and a copy of Joe Tait’s book with Terry Pluto- “It’s Been a Real Ball”. Joe Tait saw a lot of bad games in his career. It seems like a natural pairing.

Today’s question

It’s a simple question that may not have such a simple answer. Why do support this Browns team year after year without so much as a glimmer of hope on the field? Or do you?

Comments must be posted by midnight Cleveland time in order to qualify for the drawing. Check back tomorrow at noon for the results. Remember, only one entry is allowed, but you may still comment to add to the discussion.

  • Why do support this Browns team year after year without so much as a glimmer of hope on the field? Or do you?

    Born & raised in Cleveland. Don’t live in the area anymore, but I’m too loyal to switch sides. Closest team to me is the Titans (gag).

  • Brian

    Why do support this Browns team year after year without so much as a glimmer of hope on the field? Or do you?

    Because I hate the Steelers.

  • Porkchop xpress

    Why do support this Browns team year after year without so much as a glimmer of hope on the field? Or do you?

    I don’t support the Browns without a glimmer of hope, I support them because of the glimmer of hope. I’ve tried to think what keeps that glimmer glowing, because it certainly doesn’t come from the field or front office, and damn sure not the ownership, and here is what I’ve come up with. Its us, we’re the reason I still have hope. Sometimes I get up after another loss and complain about the team and swear them off, and I’ll start talking to one of my friends or read one of these blogs. And right when I’m ready to give up someone will say or write something that reminds me of a great Browns related memory, or just makes me think we have a chance, or someone will trash the team, and I’ll jump to their defense like an overprotective big brother. The point is the thing that keeps me around is this group of people who exhibit faith in the absence of evidence, who trust without reason, who love without reciprocation.

  • Jaker

    It’s a simple question that may not have such a simple answer. Why do support this Browns team year after year without so much as a glimmer of hope on the field? Or do you?

    With this much pain, it will make that inevitable championship taste so much sweeter

  • LMK

    Why do support this Browns team year after year without so much as a glimmer of hope on the field? Or do you?

    It’s what you do if you’re from Cleveland. Also, you can’t call yourself a fan unless you can stick through the thick and thin.

  • Ron

    Because I am a Brown’s fan. Never rooted for any other NFL team.