This long stretch of ineptitude has had its sad moments, but fans in Cleveland chose to hold a parade around the Browns' stadium to commemorate the winless season. They were not fun for those of us interested in pro football because the Browns were gone. Obviously, we want the same thing as our fans; winning results.
"Some people are saying they want to turn this thing around", he said. The Ohio native is a devout Browns fans (sometimes), and he recently ripped the franchise for not being able to string consecutive wins together. "But how are you going to be pissed at the fans?" "I think we have every right to have after this organization has given us nothing now for how many years". Timoteo said no one actually wanted to be out there in the cold for a parade, rather for a wild-card weekend home game in sub-zero temperatures.
In five seasons under the Haslams' majority ownership, the Browns have posted an NFL-worst 15-65 record. Still, Browns defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah calls it "embarrassing" to celebrate such abject failure.
Fans might have had fun with it, but numerous players on the team ripped fans for celebrating their failures.
And this parade has been one thing to celebrate in a while since Cleveland has finished nine of the past 10 seasons as the last team in the AFC North. Game to game, you know.
While numerous fans came from OH, one group of four - who also marched in the parade - drove from Statesboro, Georgia.
Most of the fans' anger was directed at owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam, who elected to keep coach Hue Jackson after the Browns joined the 2008 Detroit Lions as the only teams to lose 16 games in a season.
"We've got an 0-16 season, so let's have a parade about it. Let's do it better than everybody else does". They now get the first overall pick (again) to help the franchise find the potential top-of-the-class talent that will hopefully dig the Dawg Pound out of the muck they've been stuck in for so long.