Counting Down the Worst Cleveland Browns Christmas Gifts – #5

When you live in a world with and professional sports, you just know that you’re going to end up with some really bad team branded products. Those products get searched out this time of year as potential presents for giant sports fans, no matter how ludicrous. In fact sometimes the more inane they are, the more likely they’re chosen as gifts. With that in mind, I decided to identify these gifts and open them up for commentary by WFNY writers and alumni.

Without further ado, I bring you the next in this series… “Cleveland Browns Steering Wheel cover.”

Browns Steering Wheel cover

Craig: I think there’s a moment when every kid turns 16 or has their first car that there’s a desire to “customize” that thing and really make it their own. This is especially the case if you are the kind of person that had a chance to buy Grandma’s old Chevy Cavalier at a discount. So, you might find yourself strolling through Target with the express purpose of going to the automobile doohickey aisle in order to find something that’ll make that car distinctly yours via customization. You know, in as much as you can buy anything at Target and then use it as a way to personally identify yourself in the world.

This also assumes you were able to pass up the Cleveland Browns fuzzy dice. Alas, here’s another great example of NFL branding run amok. The Cleveland Browns steering wheel cover!

Rick: Do they sell the “YOUR TEAM” one?

Jacob: Helping steer Browns fans to depression since ’99.

DP: What’s the point of buying a steering wheel cover when there’s been no one at the wheel for 14 years?

Kirk: This only works if you’re in neutral or reverse…. I have one of these in a Buckeye model. Also, head covers.

Denny: Cathartic for those who punch the steering wheel while driving through Ohio because everyone drives really slow


And we’re getting closer to the finish. Tired of it yet? Anything else to say? Have at it in the comments.

  • The_Matt_Of_Akron

    It’s difficult to steer with your hands at 4 and 12.

  • Eric G

    So when you’re depressed that you’re on your way to work, you can reminded that your favorite team is just a little more depressing.


    Winner winner, chicken dinner.

  • dimoko

    Must be what happened to Josh Gordon

  • Kildawg

    Can’t see how this is worse than the fuzzy dice, and it’s a bit worse than the fix everything tape.

  • I bought one for Joe Cullen when he was hired by the team, but he doesn’t believe in covering things in the car.