AFC North: Even in Death, the Cleveland Browns are made a Mockery Of


Nov 13, 2011; Cleveland, OH, USA; Two fans stand with bags on their heads after the Cleveland Browns lost to the St. Louis Rams 13-12 at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Browns fans deserve a lot better than what they’ve gotten over the past decade. Since the Browns returned after abruptly leaving in 1995, they’ve been to the postseason once, had two winning records, and are an atrocious 73-151 (48.3%) overall.

Needless to say, fans have endured a lot of heartache and disappointment, and one loyal fan let the world know just how much he felt it.

Scott Entsminger was a loyal Browns fan who passed away at the age of 55 last Thursday, and his obituary described him as the following:

"A lifelong Cleveland Browns fan and season ticket holder, he also wrote a song each year and sent it to the Cleveland Browns as well as offering other advice on how to run the team."

Seems normal enough, until you see his last request to the franchise that he poured his heart and soul into:

"He respectfully requests six Cleveland Browns pall bearers so the Browns can let him down one last time."

I give Scott credit: At least he didn’t take the quitter’s route and sell his fanhood.

Baltimore Ravens running back Bernard Pierce bulked up 10 pounds since last season to 228 pounds in anticipation of his workload increasing this year. He averaged 6.75 carries per game in 2012, and as Aaron Wilson of The Baltimore Sun writes, Pierce will be an interesting player to watch during training camp:

"When training camp launches later this month at team headquarters, a faster, more assured Pierce could pay significant dividends for the Ravens as they attempt to defend their Super Bowl title. As the primary backup to Pro Bowl running back Ray Rice, Pierce is looking to emerge as a bigger scoring threat by finishing off long runs after scoring one touchdown last season when he occasionally flashed breakaway skills."

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