Cleveland Browns finally give fans something useful

by Cleveland Frowns on November 21, 2012

As much as you might want to think the phrase “Only in Cleveland” is overused, here comes the Browns Marketing Department and their accomplices at Ticketmaster to give you white flags to wave at the Charlie Batch-led Steelers at the Stadium on Sunday.

Don’t be late (even though they should have handed these things out two months ago).

This message, as always, has been brought to you by the Curse of Chief Wahoo and Shurmurball. Happy Thanksgiving and go Cleveland freaking Browns. Woof.

  • Wiseoldredbeard

    On the list of things that make Haslam grind his teeth, this kind of PR oversight must be very high. Quite unbelieveable.

    • Cleveland Frowns

      Someone might also want to ask why the damned things need to be inflatable. Wooden sticks would make the surrender flags much more usable and would be less damaging to the environment as well. Also, they wouldn’t need to be blown up.

      • Wiseoldredbeard

        And, of course, they could be used for ritual sacrifice after the game.

        • Cleveland Frowns

          And/or kindling.

          • Wiseoldredbeard

            For warmth, riot, or both?

          • Cleveland Frowns

            Just burn the whole thing down.

          • jpftribe

            Dumpster fire…..

  • GrandRapidsRustlers

    Can we PLEASE get a camera on Jimmy when he sees this.

  • Cleveland Frowns

    “Ostensibly, this is actually being done to counteract the Terrible
    Towels that away fans will be twirling, terribly, in droves, as has been
    the case at many a Steelers-Browns game in Cleveland in the past.”

  • GrandRapidsRustlers

    Can we also get odds on what would happen to a fan bringing a giant white flag and waving it when Batch leads the Steelers to a victory?

    Is this OK as long as we remain seated?

    Lots of mixed messages coming out of the Stadium. Maybe that’s why the real one is trying to crawl out of the lake.

  • ChuckKoz

    heading out of town, so here are my picks early….

    Patriots -7 (Jets)
    Arizona -3 (ASU)
    **Ohio State -3.5 (Mich)
    Stanford -2 (UCLA)
    USC +6.5 (Notre Dame)

    I thought homefield counted for about 3 points, so this is being considered a pick em? Not sure I see that, especially since OSU murdered Nebraska and Michigan lost to them (oddly there are not too many other head to head comparisons). And with the AP title thing still a chance (and while that would seem sort of fake/lame, consider that michigan’s last 1997 “title” was a split one where they only won the AP poll) and it being Urban Meyer’s first game, it should be more than a 3 point homefield advantage. So i really like the Buckeyes by a touchdown or more.

  • thatsfine

    It’s hard to tell in the picture, but is it just the pole part that is inflatable, or the whole thing? Not that it truly matters for the color part….. but people waving a strange inflatable device as if it were a flag is going to look like 30,000 complete fucking idiots if the flags aren’t flapping or waving like, you know, flags actually tend to do.

  • Kamov

    It appears the Browns are powerless to defy the will of mighty Ticketmaster…

  • Warburton MacKinnon

    Was it to much of a stretch to maybe have the flag in orange or browns…I mean we are the BROWNS for christ’s sake. I thought with a new owner things were supposed to get better not worse…let’s see we have Holmgren kind of fired but using his position to audition for a coaching gig,Shurmer still employed as a head coach(not sure he is skilled enough to be a water boy), and now white fucking flags. Can the season just end now?

  • Warburton MacKinnon

    Also last sunday I figured out that any more wins this year means that there is a chance that Shurmer won’t be fired,ouch. This means for the first time in my life I want my team to lose,well I don’t want them to but I sure don’t want them to win and give Shurmer another season.

  • bupalos

    tOSU and vandy for bupalos in the afternoon slate.

  • trashycamaro

    The team can’t even own up to their bad judgment. Disgusting. The blame here does not rest with the fans: “After further and careful consideration, we felt it was in the best interests of everyone involved that we not have a giveaway item at tomorrow’s game. It is something that was intended to be fun for our fans and that they could rally around , and we regret that some didn’t perceive it that way. We want to thank all of our fans for their tremendous support and we look forward to seeing them out in force at the stadium tomorrow.”

    • Cleveland Frowns

      “We regret that our fans and our players realized how stupid this was.”

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