The city of Cleveland finally ended their 50-plus year professional sports championship run after the Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA title Sunday night. That win inspired the Cleveland Browns to retire something that represents the negative connotation with pro sports in the city.
On Tuesday, Tim Brokaw, the man that owns the infamous Browns jersey that features a floor-length list of quarterbacks that have taken the field for the team. It dates back to Tim Couch, the team’s first overall pick in 1999, when their quarterback troubles started and the team returned to the NFL.
The dark cloud over Cleveland has been lifted, so the infamous Browns jersey is retiring. (via Tim Brokaw) pic.twitter.com/6zjdsRPwv0
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“Not exactly how we planned it,” Brokaw said. “But after last night’s historic performance, we realized all negative energy and bad juju should be eliminated from The Land.”
The Browns now have a newfound inspiration to take the field and possibly compete in the NFL for the first time in a very long time. Can the team make it back to the playoffs for the first time since 2002?
It will be pretty interesting to see what happens this year. The Browns open the season on Sept. 11 when they travel to play the Philadelphia Eagles.
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