Support Local Journalism. Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

More Support for the Protest of the Protest

Posted By on Thu, Nov 5, 2009 at 4:11 PM

Yesterday we directed you to, a protest to the protest of sorts that encourages fans — "real fans" — to be in their seats for the kickoff of the Monday nighter against the Ravens.

Well, today Cleveland Frowns piped in with his support.

There's two or three main parts to the post. 1. His problems with the stunt by "Mad Dawg." 2. His reasoning for avoiding the protest. 3. A plea to fans to get their asses in their seats on time. It's quite long, quite well thought out (even if, as one commenter said, "Wow, even a Mangini-hired PR firm couldn't have put together a better defense." Take that whatever way you wish.

Personally, I think Lerner deserves our support. I'm not sold on Mangini. But there's enough opinions out there already.

Here's an excerpt, but make sure you go read the whole thing for yourself.

In the meantime, we're joining forces with the Folks at "Real Fans Don't Miss Kickoff," and will be in our seats long before the game starts on November 16. We further recommend that those who plan to join us bring a white towel or shirt to wave at kickoff, so that we can more effectively demonstrate our good faith and patience toward Eric Mangini, our recognition that difficult jobs can take time, and our support for our Cleveland Browns during a challenging time. We understand that there are circumstances where a "real fan" might miss kickoff, but, as we hope we've made clear above, November 16 at Cleveland Browns Stadium is not the time or place. If you agree, we hope you'll join us, and even if you won't be at the game (but especially if you will), that you'll sign the petition linked here, and please pass it on. We don't have access to the Dawg Pound contact list like Dawg Pound Mike, but generating even modest numbers here should help advance our message of support.

Tags: , , , , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

December 1, 2021

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.


© 2021 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 505-8199
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.

Website powered by Foundation