Chris Perez is confused about Cleveland fans again. We’ve already been over the Indians closer’s incredibly myopic complaints about attendance at Progressive Field, a gripe that he renewed in a recent interview with Tyler Kepner of the New York Times, but now Perez is complaining about the attendance at Cleveland Browns Stadium as well.
“I don’t understand,” Perez told Kepner. “Their whole thing is, ‘We want a winner.’ Well, why do you support the Browns? They don’t win. They’ve never won. They left. You guys blindly support them. I don’t understand it. It’s a double standard, and I don’t know why.”
Which only goes to show again that those who don’t know history are doomed to keep saying incredibly dumb things to reporters.
So meet the uterus of American football as the world knows it, Chris. You’ve been pitching in it for years now, so you should understand that expressing vacant confusion about why Browns fans’ “blindly support” their football team is at least as dumb as doing the same about a mother’s blind support for her child.
Of course there’s also that football is just better than any other sport. More teamwork, more strategy, more physically demanding. Just better. Which is why the realest, most resilient, impervious irrepressible place there is invented it.
And which isn’t to say that there aren’t way too many stupid Browns fans who do blindly support the team to their own detriment, but just that there’s no reason to be so confused about it. Sucks to be from Florida and not know these things, but now you do, and we’re always glad to help.
Alright, a decent Wednesday to everyone. NBA draft preview tomorrow(!!!).
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