In the midst of the merriment of the holidays, the Cleveland Browns are taking on the San Diego Chargers in a rare Saturday afternoon game. The 5-9 Chargers, lead by quarterback Philip Rivers, currently sit at the bottom of the AFC West—but that shouldn’t stop the Browns from advancing to a near-perfect 0-15.
On Wednesday evening, the Browns announced on Twitter their plans to wear brown jerseys, white pants and brown socks for the Christmas Eve game.
It’d be absolutely ridiculous to ignore Christmas and Hanukkah when naming this uniform look, so I’m going to go with the Horrible Holidays. After all, there’s no way this game goes anything but horribly, right?
Because Week 16’s game is on Christmas Eve, the Horrible Holidays should be easy enough to ignore. There are presents to wrap and cheesy potatoes to eat, Grandmothers to visit and baby cousins to squeeze. If you need some ideas for occupying yourself during the day, though, I’ve got you covered.
If, for some reason, you’re choosing to subject yourself to witnessing the Horrible Holidays in person, I have a lot of questions for you. But it turns out, the first 3,500 fans inside FirstEnergy Stadium on Saturday will be “gifted” a Duke Johnson elf. This raises a lot more questions for me, like will there even be 3,500 fans in attendance and who want this?
If you’re attending, watching or paying attention to the Horrible Holidays in any way, best of luck. Here’s hoping for a Christmas miracle. As always, here’s a reminder of what the Browns have worn—and how they’ve fared—so far this season:
Week 9: The Cookie Crumbles
Result: L vs. Dallas Cowboys, 35-10
Week 13: BYE