Reggie Hodges wrote an open letter to Cleveland for Phil Dawson

Some days I wonder if we wasted all of our voting power on Peyton Hillis. After that disastrous result, maybe asking for a fan vote – even a totally worthwhile one – is just too much to ask. Even still, Browns punter Reggie Hodges is going to give it his best effort to try to get the other half of the Browns’ field goal battery, Phil Dawson, into the Pro Bowl for the first time.

This letter serves to draw attention to the injustice that has taken place in Cleveland since 1999. PHIL DAWSON HAS NEVER BEEN TO THE PRO BOWL!

Currently he is ranked fourth in fan voting. This weekend is the last opportunity to vote for Phil before voting ends Monday. If Dawson does not gain a substantial amount of votes, Browns fans could be left watching the Pittsburgh Steelers or Baltimore Ravens kicker take the spot that could be Phil’s. Currently each of those players has more fan votes.

We’ve certainly shared plenty of links in social media, but we haven’t really brought it to the front page of WFNY yet. So, let this serve as your reminder to go vote for Phil Dawson as a most deserving Cleveland Browns Pro Bowl representative.

Vote Often for Phil Dawson at NFL.com

  • Vindictive_Pat

    I went to the website and voted a bunch for Phil. He’s the man.

  • MrCleaveland

    Ten more votes for Phil, and more to come. It’s fast and easy.

  • mgbode

    “could be Phil’s”

    more like should be Phil’s. vote Phil early, vote Phil often

  • I haven’t been able to find the actual rankings. If you could share a link, that would be awesome. If Phil doesn’t make it, I’m going to start kicking things.

  • cmm13

    Totally easy… click K, click Phil, click refresh. rinse, wash, repeat.
    Just dropped like 20 votes in less than 5 minutes.

  • RGB

    10 more votes for Phil.

  • Tim K.

    Fan voting is such a sham. Maybe I’m in the minority, but I’d actually watch professional all-star games if the teams were picks by players and coaches.

    With that said, I just voted for Phil 10 times.

  • mgbode

    don’t forget to click submit

  • When I get home i will set up a macro that will vote for him continually till the cut off… this will be way easier then the one i had to set up for Hillis on Madden

  • At least in the NFL fan votes is only 1/3. I like that the coaches and players also get a 1/3 also

  • mgbode

    thank you sir. the NFL voting mechanism appears to make this pretty easy to do. I wonder if they have a “bot” checking for such behaviors though. you might want to set it up to switch dynamically to different IPs (if you have dynamic IP), open up different internet engines, and/or put delays into the actual voting (to mimic human interaction).

  • BuckeyeDawg

    Civic duty complete. 10 votes for Phil for President.

  • Voted for Phil several times, seems absurd that you can vote over and over though.

  • MrCleaveland

    Oops! All my previous votes didn’t count because I didn’t see the SUBMIT button. So I just re-voted.

    Thanks for the heads-up, mg.

  • Fern

    between mindlessly repeatedly voting if you look at the stat lines he’s the best anyway. he better be making it no matter what the fans say, or else…

  • I just voted for Owen Marecic for FB

  • yeah. i had to do such for the hillis voting cause they limited it to one vote a day. i can set it up such just in case

  • Fern

    I was just reading MKCabot’s interview with Phil. His answer to one of her questions gave me chills:

    “No one would enjoy winning here more than I would. I want to go down Euclid Avenue and hold that Lombardi Trophy, because I can’t think of a better place on Earth to experience that than here, in this city, with these fans. Of course, I’d love to kick the game-winning field goal, but I’ll take a Super Bowl victory with the Browns any way it comes.”

    I hope he re-signs, I can’t imagine not having him!

  • NoVA Buckeye

    I’m hoping comic sans wasn’t used in the actual letter…