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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Introducing the Protest to the Protest

Posted By on Tue, Nov 3, 2009 at 11:44 AM


By now you know all about the protest two Browns fans have planned for the Monday Night Football game against the Baltimore Ravens. The plan is to have fans be absent from their seats for the kickoff to show just how upset Clevelanders are with the team.

Now, we have a protest to the protest. is a new site imploring "real fans" to get their asses into their seats for kickoff because that's what "real fans" do.

Ah… Another season in Cleveland, another fan grasping for the spotlight with a half-baked idea to “show” the Browns management that we’re fed up. Like the protests of the past, the freshly recycled idea by self-proclaimed superfan “Dawg Pound Mike” is doomed to fail. Why? Because it’s completely and totally stupid.

After years of lackluster play, Browns fans called on owner Randy Lerner to clean house last fall. He did. Fans screamed for Bill Cowher, but Lerner’s pleas were rebuffed. So, the owner picked what he believed was the next best thing — a head coach with previous experience (which fans also wanted) and a blank slate to change the culture and produce a winning team.

And seven games into Magnini’s first season, some fans have seen enough. And two of them are willing to lead us to the promised land.

Yes, “Dawg Pound Mike” — who is such a better fan than the rest of us, that he wears something brown or orange every day of the year — is calling on you to skip the kickoff of Monday Night Football Game against the Ravens (or at least hide in the restroom, the concourse, or outside the gates).

I say, bulls@#*!

I’m a Browns fan. So are you. And real fans know one thing.
Real fans don’t miss kickoff.

It goes on from there to basically say that it's a long process and now's not the time to protest what is obviously a work in progress.

Now let's wait for the protest to the protest to the protest. Bound to happen.

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