Cleveland Frowns NFL Draft Party Sponsored by Jim Beam: Thursday, April 26 at Map Room

by Cleveland Frowns on April 13, 2012

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

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The most important draft in Browns history; the most important draft party in Browns history. It’s the peak of the Cleveland sports season and there’s no better way to seize the momentum than at the Cleveland Frowns NFL Draft Party at Gillespie’s Map Room on West 9th downtown, starting at 5:30 PM and lasting through the draft’s first round on Thursday, April 26.

Last year’s party went so well that we’ve dispensed with the formal contracts this time around. All we know for sure is that Regi said Jim Beam is sponsoring (which means they have to do better than the $4 Beam special we got last time around), domestic drafts will be $2, and that there will be free (award-winning) pizza and appetizers again (nobody left hungry last year).

We’ll be there for the whole thing, of course, and most responsible in-town commenters have already confirmed their attendance. The rest of you really couldn’t ask for a better excuse for a long weekend getaway. And one of the best parts of the draft party is getting to meet members of the silent majority who read but don’t comment (attorney from Cleveland Heights, first three rounds are on us). We won the contest for the Fair Hooker card last year, so that gem will be up for grabs again, too, with other door prizes.

There’s no day like NFL draft day in Cleveland, and there is no social media, there’s only friends. When spirits are highest is as good a time as there is to make new ones (or finally meet old ones in person). Nobody who came to last year’s party will tell you any different, and with two picks in the first round (4 & 22) and two more to come the next day (the 5th pick in the 2nd round and the 4th pick in the 3rd), our neuroreceptors are in for an unprecedented flooding of simultaneous satisfaction and anticipation.

Plus, if things somehow take a bad turn for Heckert and Co., you’ll want to be around people who understand you.

Either way it will be great. More details to come as necessary, and we’ll keep reminding you. Hope everyone has a decent weekend.

  • http://twitter.com/PheasantPants J.

    I’d love to go to this, but lol school exams start the next week. Dammit.

    • Anonymous

      Good luck with that excuse with this crowd. Just come and I’ll slur through a quick explanation of Secured Transactions or whatever it is between picks.

      • http://twitter.com/johncrist John Crist

        Wrong example brah.

    • Anonymous

      That’s the kind of excuse that makes people glad you’re not coming to the party. Unacceptable. Sorry.

    • Believelander

      Cram around it!

      • Anonymous

        And through it.

        • Believelander

          I will totally do the quizzing since I’ll be the only sober human in the room. Which, by the way, was something I wanted to mention in case some peeps have trouble with their DD situation.

  • Anonymous

    What time does this start? 12:30 right?

    • Anonymous

      You’ll need to get there by 11:59 if you want the breakfast special.

      • Anonymous

        Map Muffin and Miller Lite draft. Breakfast of champions baby

  • Anonymous

    Alcohol and no edit button? Oh, boy.

    • Believelander

      I triple pinky swear I will utterly refuse to react if anyone brings up the “p” word.

      • Anonymous

        Exactly. The talking politics rules change in real life. We’re going to be fine.

      • Anonymous

        Except for these ‘P’ words:

        Pour me another.
        Pattakos is buying.
        Peyton Hillis.
        Pour me another.
        PML
        Pattakos is buying.
        Please call me a cab.

        • Anonymous

          after-Party

          • Anonymous

            Probably.

          • Anonymous

            Potentially.

          • Anonymous

            Poker?

          • Anonymous

            Put me all in.

          • Anonymous

            Plucky.

          • Anonymous

            Punchy. Peckish, too.

          • Anonymous

            PIA

        • Believelander

          Good stuff then.

        • Anonymous

          ppppppphamannaDRINK!!! 5 dollars? Get out of here!

    • Anonymous

      no no no, alcohol = edit button

  • Anonymous

    I think this could actually work.

    What does Jim Beam taste like?

    • Anonymous

      WOOT. You better triple-book the buppysitters.

  • Anonymous

    very motivation for us out of towers….if it weren’t for a pending wedding anniversary, i don’t see why i would not be there

    • Anonymous

      Only a slightly better excuse than law school exams. Still unacceptable.

      • Anonymous

        perhaps my excuse is unacceptable.

        but one thing is for sure: i would not have ever made it through law school without drinking during exam week. so my excuse is much more than slightly better.

    • Believelander

      I really can’t see a better place to celebrate your anniversary, really.

    • Anonymous

      Holy cripes. I read right past this twice before realizing the day after the 26th is the 27th. Which is my anniversary and BD1’s 6th(!) birthday.

      Which is why I will limit it to 6 drinks. Probably. Except if that Tannehill thing happens.

      • Anonymous

        If the Tannehill thing happens, I’d say there are no limits.

      • acto

        Bupa,
        Your 6th aniversary and BD1’s 6th birthday?? You have to be there.

        • bupalos

          I actually had the foresight to marry Ms. Bup BEFORE she popped the puppy, believe it or don’t.

          But yeah, of course I’m there on the 27th…and if CTIL scores me some oxycontin or something I might not even have a headache.

      • Believelander

        If the Tannehill thing happens, it’ll be a 7-drink limit, but the 7th drink will be kool-aid.

        • Anonymous

          Four Loko mixed with Everclear.

          • Anonymous

            Propofol. I can start an IV on anybody with a vein.

  • Anonymous

    Also, before he even tries to come in here with his tail between his legs: No excuses, Acto. Thx.

    • acto

      Come on Frownie,
      I have to have something between my legs.

  • Anonymous

    4 hour drive inc!

    And I know I am inviting Wahoo, Karma, Murphy’s Law, et al.. but HOW CAN we lose in the first 70ish picks of this draft?? No matter what happens, we will get an instant upgrade at a needed position!

    • Anonymous

      NICE.

    • Believelander

      Every pick you stockpile in the front of a draft is a small simplification of your draft board – it reduces the chances of another team taking a player you want because you are in their place. I’d love to see a short range trade back of 2 to 4 spots for the right price.

      • Anonymous

        I’d be delighted to swap with Miami and take Kuechly or Richardson there… if we could get their second to use on a WR. I’d even consider their 3rd and get Minnifield.

        All the mocks seem to be locking us in on Richardson. I do like him, I just doubt we have to take him at 4.

      • Anonymous
        • Anonymous

          Moe, Moe, Moe…

        • Believelander

          It’d be really funny if Mo Claiborne was flaming. Just as you see him gallop into the air, snatch the interception, and flow between the stunned opponents into the end zone, his fading voice reaches you upon a zephyr:

          “Faaaaabuloouuuuuuuuuuuuuus!”

          • Beeej

            “You’re not going to beat me wearing those shoes honey.”

    • Anonymous

      >>>HOW CAN we lose in the first 70ish picks of this draft??>>>

      Don’t be tempting fate my friend. How could we lose? By trading up to make sure we get Tannehill, that’s how.

      • Believelander

        Bupa………..don’t say that stuff. You’re killing my Friday morning happy buzz.

  • http://www.autismspeaks.org/ PML

    So there’s this technology called “Skype” that I think allows you to drink alcohol over the internet. If this can be arranged, I might have to stop by for a minute and throw one or seven down online.

    • Believelander

      About that, uh….yeah I’m pretty sure that’s how it works.

    • acto

      PML,
      Here is our plan:
      We both fly in and we split a cab to The Map Room.
      If I wear a suit and take a group pic, I can expense it and hire you, pay your ticket as my consultant. You are an asian guy so my team will think you are the tech consultant anyway.

      • http://www.autismspeaks.org/ PML

        I’m in – Sea Breezes and Arbor Mists will be on the house.

  • Anonymous

    You can add the ’64 championship team canvas to the door prizes if you want. I’ve glibly offered it in several Frowns venues but haven’t had anyone try to collect yet, so here it sits.

  • Anonymous

    Unfortunately, I will not be able to make the trip from New Jersey to Cleveland to celebrate the occasion and meet the good folks of this site in person. I think the Browns Backers of North Jersey are having a gathering, so if anyone is in this area I’ll see you there. Certainly not the magnitude of the Map Room party, but we will do our best!

  • Max

    Happy Easter Frowns

  • Anonymous

    FWIW; this guy is usually pretty accurate and he is saying the Browns have decided to draft Trent Richardson at #4 barring a huge trade offer:

    http://gamblersfinalword.blogspot.com/p/bettors-edge-report_06.html

    Also, note that he says nothing hot on the trade front right now despite Grossi’s “report” to the contrary re: Philly.

  • http://twitter.com/cpmack Chris M

    I’ve been looking forward to this for 50 weeks or so. Last year was a blast. Enough with the excuses, people. Everything you think you have to do on Thursday night will be waiting for you on Friday morning.

  • http://twitter.com/TDDeBord David DeBord

    Just saw this gem re “fast-rising” QBs in the draft.

    “Gallery, Taylor and Winslow are gone, that could mean Roethlisberger might not be, especially because North Carolina State’s Phillip Rivers apparently is rising up draft boards. After signing Jeff Garcia in March, the Browns don’t need a starting quarterback. But Roethlisberger might be too enticing to turn down.

    [April 17, 2004, Columbus Dispatch “BROWNS HAVE HOLES TO FILL IN DRAFT, BUT WHO’LL BE AVAILABLE?”]”

    The full link is here. Fun reading. Poor Browns fans.

    http://thebiglead.com/index.php/2012/04/13/nfl-draft-2012-beward-the-fast-rising-qb-historically-many-of-them-have-been-busts/

    • ClevelandFrowns

      mmhmmmm…

  • https://twitter.com/jimkanicki jimkanicki

    has superpimp rsvp’d?

  • Brian Sipe

    Can’t wait! Now we just need to get things right…. Richardson for sure… perhaps a nasty LB at 22

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