I am a football fan. I love my hometown team which is the Cleveland Browns. The Browns are the laughing stock of the NFL. Even those that aren’t football fans like to make jokes about my team and that’s okay. I cheer for them every week and never miss a game. I also laugh very hard during those three hours as they resemble a Stooge routine minus a pie fight.
Anyone can cheer for a winner but I believe a real winner cheers for a loser. The Patriots are always in the play offs and probably will win the Super Bowl again this year. That doesn’t sound like a lot of fun to me. How can winning a championship be fun when it happens all the time? Every week the Browns find a new way to lose. Every week we have a new quarterback. Every week we have a player get hurt. Every other week a player gets arrested or goes to rehab. If the Browns season were made into a Hollywood script no one would buy it because no one would believe it. They say misery loves company and that company is the Cleveland Browns.
The journey of life is full of disappointments. The life of a Browns fan is nothing but a disappointment with a side dish of frustration and I love it. I know that every Monday my hometown will do two things: bitch and moan. Being a Browns fan is a great way to relieve stress. Anything that goes wrong during your week will never match the disgrace that you witness on the football field every Sunday.
The Super Bowl is the ultimate game of the year. The Browns have never been to the Super Bowl. I hope, in my lifetime, I will witness the Browns win the Super Bowl but you have to be careful what you wish for. We would be world champions. The struggle and disappointment would be over. There wouldn’t be a reason to bitch and moan. There would be a parade downtown. Thousands of people would faint from disbelief. The four horsemen would appear and the seven seals would begin to open. Our coach would hoist the trophy in front of the world and I assume he would drop it. I don’t think I would ever be properly prepared for that day because I would have to be happy. I don’t want to be a champion and that’s why I am a Browns fan.