With the final round of the Fox Sports Blogger contest nearing completion, today’s assignment was to discuss the “state of the Cleveland Browns.” While anyone can churn out numbers pointing towards their futility, I opted to focus on what the upcoming season means for the fans.
Here’s a quick excerpt…
Since returning in 1999, the Cleveland Browns have been forced to cling to history – the “storied franchise” that once featured Jim Brown and Bernie Kosar, countless winning seasons and the well-documented Dawg Pound. But while history remains, the new version of the Browns has not provided anything worth future discussion as they have lost the respect of many, taken more steps backward than forward and had more fans question their investment than cherish it. But with the 2000’s firmly in the rear view, all of the uncertainty and doubt can be erased.
As the 2010 season rapidly approaches, anyone with a vested interest in the Cleveland Browns remains on edge. From the top of the food chain with team owner Randy Lerner on down to the small child saving his allowance to buy a jersey clad with the No. 16 and “Cribbs” draped across the shoulders, there’s a lot riding on the upcoming slate of games for a team that is desperately trying to revive “the story.”
Given all of this, I urge you to head over to Fox Sports Ohio and give the rest of the article a quick read. And as we have asked for about a week now, we need your votes, comments and recommendations. Every vote counts – which is why you can vote more than once – and the comments will help WFNY’s future relationship with the flagship station of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Columbus Blue Jackets.
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