Perhaps the Browns Now Understand What It’s Like to be a Cleveland Sports Fan

The Cleveland Browns were eliminated from playoff eligibility on December 30, when the Tennessee Titans claimed the final post-season spot with an ugly 16-10 victory over the mostly second string roster of the Indianapolis Colts. This event elicited this response: It’s never easy selling silver linings to cynical folks, and after four decades of futility, it’s hard to blame us Cleveland sports fans for being a stubborn lot. Nonetheless, as the sun went down on 2007, and some guy named Jim Sorgi solidified his place forever in local folklore, I couldn’t help but find some consolation in the fact that, at long last, for at least one night, a Cleveland sports team understood what it means to be a Cleveland sports fan...

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