Sometimes, the best way to deal with sports pain is to laugh. Holding a parade is a fitting way to celebrate the Cleveland Browns’ ineptitude.
Not only has Browns fan Chris McNeil started a crowdfunding initiative, he’s met with the city of Cleveland about the parade. The plan is for the gathering to occur on January 6th between noon and 2 p.m. around FirstEnergy Stadium, the home of the Browns.
Now it should be noted that McNeil prepared for the same thing last season, but the then San Diego Chargers ruined the plan when they somehow managed to lose to the Browns 20-17 with just two games left in the season.
And guess who the 0-11 Browns play this weekend—yup, the Chargers.
Something tells me that lightning won’t strike twice—or miss twice in this case—and the surging Bolts drop Cleveland to 0-12.
The remaining schedule includes the Green Bay Packers, Baltimore Ravens, Chicago Bears and Pittsburgh Steelers. Green Bay has struggled without Aaron Rodgers and the Bears aren’t in great shape, yet Hue Jackson’s squad probably won’t be favored in any game.
Still as much as I love a parade, I am rooting for the Browns to win as, just like last season, all proceeds from the planned event will go to the Cleveland Food Bank. Last year, the team’s win resulted in an $8,000 donation and 32,000 meals.
Of course, if the Browns go winless this season, maybe fans can donate food to the homeless, because I would imagine watching their team go 1-37 over the past two seasons will make them lose their appetites.