I am not a big fan of the idea of the “Brown out” protest scheduled for this Monday night. It appears that a lot of people aren’t all that excited by this protest, to be honest. Cleveland Frowns is so much against it that he has found a few venues to “debate” Dawg Pound Mike on the subject. The problem that I have with the “protest” (and what Frowns so eloquently pointed out) is that we really don’t have any idea what the protest is for. When you protest you are supposed to have a demand like better wages, having a law repealed or for rights by someone. In this case, the idea was that fans “wanted to be heard.” And then the reclusive owner of the Browns had a private meeting with Dawg Pound Mike and the other guy who used to dress up like Charlie’s Fryes or whatever. So, in the end, they are protesting even after they presumably got what they wanted. Very strange indeed. I have a better plan.
Actually a friend of mine came up with this idea, and I think it is brilliant. What we really want to do is show the world that we are by far the greatest fans in the world and that we deserve first class football every single Sunday. We are never going to be satisfied with second best. In addition it would be nice to find a way to help the team to a certain extent. My friend’s idea was that everyone should go on a voting spree for the Pro Bowl at NFL.com.
If you want to protest for real, send John St. Clair to the Pro Bowl. The world will hear you loud and clear via the media. You want people to find out about how bad the team is but how great the fans are? Vote in Jamal Lewis, Josh Cribbs, and Mohamed Massoquai. If you want to protest so that people understand just how great you are and just how badly the team has been, vote in Derek Anderson to be the quarterback at the Pro Bowl.
You can do all your voting on NFL.com. I think it would send a legit message to the entire football-watching nation. It would also make a point while also advertising to free agents just how great a fanbase we truly are. We deserve better. That’s for sure. So if there is any excitement with something like this, I will be happy to keep pumping it up. Talk about a great way to unite the distraught Browns Backers all across the country. It is something we can do right from out computers.
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