Why Browns Fans Shouldn’t Root for Anyone in the Playoffs

Follow the author: @LilKevinHart

Let’s be honest, us Browns fans haven’t had a lot to cheer about lately. It’s been a little while since we made the playoffs; 5128 days, but who’s counting, right? Every year we have to watch the playoffs and pick a team not named the Cleveland Browns to win the Super Bowl. This year, it’s time to switch it up. I won’t be rooting for anyone. It’s time to take a stand. Let’s face the facts. We have a reason to root against every team left standing in the playoffs.


The Green Bay Packers are the hottest team in the entire league right now. They have the best, if not a top-two quarterback in the league in Aaron Rodgers. The Browns, well let’s just say that we have never had an Aaron Rodgers. And we were the furthest from being the hottest team in the league. If the Packers are as hot as a chili pepper and the Browns were as cold as a freezer pop.


Why would we root for the team that seems to always be in the Super Bowl? Why should we root for the team that has won four championships in the past 15 years? The Browns have gone to the playoffs one time in the past 15 years. Remember who used to be the head coach of the Browns back in 1994, which is the last time the Browns won a playoff game? Bill Belichick. By the way, you know who we defeated in that game. The Patriots. Everything just comes full circle.


The Falcons might have made the Browns look like the dumbest franchise in football back in 2011. The Falcons sent the Browns a first-round pick, a second-round pick and a fourth-round pick in 2011 and their number one and number four picks in 2012 to the Browns. It looked like a great trade back then.

Now? Not so much.

The Browns had so many options they could have taken at the number six pick in the draft. Some of the names that were available that play key roles in the league still: Tyron Smith, Ryan Kerrigan, Robert Quinn, Mike Pouncey and J.J. Watt. The player selected at number six by the Falcons will most likely be a hall of fame wide receiver himself, Julio Jones. We could partially blame the Falcons for some of our failed seasons if we wanted to. If you want to know more about the trade and how it turned out for the Browns, check out this article: HERE


Do I really need to say much about this team? This gold and black, terrible towel waving, steel curtain, dreadful team that always seems to win our division. This rivalry goes back so far between the Browns and Steelers. The last time the Browns made the playoffs was in the 2002 season. They played the Pittsburgh Steelers in the wild-card game. The Browns held a two-possession lead with under five minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. They ended up losing 36-33. The time we beat the Patriots in the playoffs, we lost the next game to the Steelers. The Steelers always get in our way of success. I shouldn’t have to explain why you should never root for the Steelers.

I just thought about something negative regarding all these teams. If you aren’t rooting for any of these teams to succeed, doesn’t that mean that you really are rooting for all the teams? Just let that sink in…

Follow the author: @LilKevinHart
Image: ESPN

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

HTML Snippets Powered By : XYZScripts.com