Cleveland Browns losing at record breaking rate. How bad is it?

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No one denies that the Cleveland Browns have been painfully bad over the past several years, but you might be surprised by the historic level of just how bad they’ve truly been.

If only someone put together all the embarrassing and mind-boggling stats about the Browns’ ineptitude in a single article? Oh wait, Pat McManamon from ESPN did just that, highlighting the “path of misery” Cleveland Browns fans have been led down.

As the largest Browns Backers chapter in NYC (and possibly the country), and arguably the best Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Cavs bar in all of New York City, we’ll always be around to support our Brownies every Sunday — even though they’ve driven most of us into fits of alcoholism and rage.

Let’s take a look at some of the more depressing stats. The numbers don’t lie:

  • The Browns are 1-29 in their past 30 games. That’s the worst 30-game stretch in NFL history.
  • The last time the Browns won was Dec. 24, 2016, over the Chargers. Before that, they won on Dec. 13, 2015, against the 49ers in which Johnny Manziel played quarterback.
  • The Browns have not won a road game since Oct. 11, 2015.
  • The Browns are 4-44 dating to late in the 2014 season.
  • They have started 0-11 for the second season in a row and are only the second team in NFL history to reach that dubious distinction.
  • Since 1999, the Browns have had two winning seasons and one playoff game, which they lost in Pittsburgh after they led 33-21 with 10 minutes left.
  • The Browns’ overall record since 1999 is 88-211, a win percentage of .284.

For the rest, be sure to check out the full article over on ESPN.

Imagine if the Browns were a mediocre football team, or God forbid a playoff contender — fans would come out of hibernation in full force. At the beginning of every NFL season, our ranks swell to 400+ rabid Browns fans on Sundays. By Week 16, you’ll find our chapter President, VP and our shot-penguin crying alone into an empty bottle of Jack Fire.

But fear not Browns fans — if you’re ever in NYC for a weekend, or call New York City your home, we’ll be around every Sunday offering a friendly shoulder to cry on and a cold beer to wash away your pain. Head on over to our official viewing location: Brother Jimmy’s Murray Hill, 181 Lexington Ave.

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LA Browns Backers hosting Welcoming Party in Los Angeles

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The Cleveland Browns are heading to Los Angeles to play the Chargers on December 3rd, 2017. This is the first time in over 20 years the Browns have played in LA.

The LA Browns Backers, our beloved West coast ‘sister chapter’, are hosting a welcoming party the night before the game — on Saturday, December 2nd. The event will be held at St. Felix Hollywood, the home of the LA Browns Backers, and serve as the official Browns Backers Worldwide party for all of Southern California.

They have announced that Cleveland Browns legend Eric Metcalf will be their special guest at the party, meeting with fans and signing autographs.

>> Full Details & Event Tickets purchasable online can be found here.

Big Apple Browns Backers of NYC Invade London!

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Several members of the Big Apple Browns Backers of NYC made the journey from New York City across the Atlantic to jolly ‘ol London, England for the Cleveland Browns Week 8 game versus the Minnesota Vikings.

Highlights included Browns owner Jimmy Haslem pouring beers behind the bar at the Browns Backers party on Saturday night, spotting Browns legends Hanford Dixon, Josh Cribbs and Jim Brown, and what turned out to be a beautiful day for football at Twickenham stadium (despite the loss).

Check out our photo album featuring the best of our member’s pics from the weekend long festivities and game day.

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Brooklyn Browns Backers holding 2nd annual fundraiser

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Our friends over at the Brooklyn Browns Backers have kicked off their 2nd annual fundraiser, this year benefiting the millions of Puerto Ricans left devastated by Hurricane Maria.

They’re running a raffle, with lots of amazing Cleveland Browns related prizes. The raffle will be held at halftime of the Browns vs Jaguars game on November 19, 2017. Full details below.

Tickets are 2 for $5, or 5 for $10:

  • Tickets can be purchased online at any time. When they see a new payment they’ll fill out the corresponding number of raffle tickets and toss them into a hat.
  • During Browns games at their chapter viewing site, clubhouse Colony 274 (274th Ave, Brooklyn NY 11215)
  • At their BBQ in Prospect Park (near the Bandshell, 2-6pm on November 11th)

Drawing is November 19th, during halftime of the Jacksonville game at their viewing location:

You don’t have to be present to win, but it is recommended that if you’re after a specific prize you send a representative to choose and take home your item home. Someone will text or email winners if they aren’t present. Prizes are awarded on a 1st draw, 1st pick basis. Once again… it’s easiest to claim a prize if you’re present.

Lots of Prizes to win:

You can see all 13 prizes by viewing this Facebook photo album. One prize, the Little Browns water bottle, will be completed at the BBQ on 11/11, where members of the 2017 Little Browns flag football team (whom have actually won some games, and are awesome to cheer for) will autograph the bottle.

Questions? Email Rich Garr, Brooklyn Browns Backers’ President.

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We’re 100% having a 9am watch party in NYC for the Cleveland Browns’ London game

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The Union Square Browns Backers will 100% be hosting our NYC watch party for the October 29th Cleveland Browns game in London. Doors open at 9am for the 9:30am kickoff. We’ll be upstairs at the main bar and have the entire place to ourselves.

Our amazing hosts at Brother Jimmy’s BBQ have put together an exclusive food and festive drink special for the occasion:

  • $25 gets you a breakfast buffet (eggs, tots, bacon, build your own breakfast tacos) and unlimited mimosas, Bloody Marys and Coors Light drafts.

Why are we doing this, you ask? Why wake up so early on a Sunday morning after what will likely be an aggressive Halloween Saturday? Why subject ourselves to yet another embarrassing display from the incompetent gaggle of clowns that are the Cleveland Browns, in what will be yet another loss on their march to an 0-16 season? Because we’re gluttons for punishment and our parents never hugged us as children.

So come join us and your fellow CLE fans as we watch Hue Jackson and Jimmy Haslam bring their factory of sadness dumpster fire across the Atlantic and BURN LONDON TO THE GROUND.

Free shots if you show up in your Halloween costume from the night before.

And if you haven’t already, please take 5 minutes to join our chapter through the Browns Backers website. It’s free and helps us gain recognition among other chapters around the country.

2017 Cleveland Browns schedule: watch every game in NYC with the Browns Backers

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Whether you call New York City home or you’re just visiting NYC, come join 200+ Cleveland Browns Backers every Sunday during the NFL season at our official viewing site and Cleveland bar:

Brother Jimmy’s BBQ, Union Square
116 E. 16th Street (between Park Ave & Irving Pl.)
New York, NY 10003
» Click here for Map

We’ll be showing every regular season game in our large private room, with over 10 TVs (only playing the Browns), a full bar and a team of dedicated bartenders and waitresses.

Cleveland-only specials include:

  • Half price wings & rib-tips
  • Coors Light: $3 drafts, $12 pitchers
  • Blue Moon: $4 drafts, $16 pitches

Be sure to follow our Union Square Browns Backers Facebook page for weekly updates.

And if you haven’t already, please take 5 minutes to join our chapter through the Browns Backers website. It’s free and helps us gain recognition among other chapters around the country.

Full 2017 Cleveland Browns NFL Schedule below.

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Union Square Browns Backers named ‘Club of the Month’ for June 2017

Cleveland Browns Backers Club of the Month, June 2017
The Union Square Browns Backers of NYC have been selected by the Cleveland Browns and the Browns Backers Worldwide (BBW) as their Club of the Month for June 2017.

Special thanks to all our dedicated members and those Cleveland fans living in New York City who come out by the hundreds to support our beloved teams.

If you’re not already an official member of the Union Square Browns Backer, please do take 5 minutes to register. It’s totally free and helps us gain recognition among the other clubs around the country.

From the BBW website:

The Cleveland Browns would like to congratulate the Union Square Browns Backers on being named June 2017’s Browns Backers Club of the Month! Here are some of their awesome initiatives that led to the award:

– Their Facebook page grew 55 new followers, 1,170 total, as well as having a total post reach of 13,700 people for June
– They were also able to achieve 30 new followers on Instagram, 330 total
– The club hosted Cavaliers watch parties for every post season Cavs game, seeing over 500 people in attendance for every game
– During the games, the club was able to raise money for Team Continuum, a pediatric cancer awareness non-profit organization

There are approximately 335 Browns Backers clubs in 14 countries. The BBW are considered to be the largest organized fan clubs in all of professional sports with members and Clubs established throughout the world.

The BBW exists as a non-profit organization to actively support and positively promote the Cleveland Browns.