Join our Cleveland Browns Draft Party in NYC, April 25th at 8pm

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The Big Apple Browns Backers of NYC will be hosting our 2019 NFL Draft watch party on Thursday, April 25th at 8:00pm.

For the first time in forever, we don’t have a 1st round pick (unless Dorsey makes moves, which would surprise no one).

BUT THAT DOESN’T MATTER! We’re still going to have our annual draft party, aka Super Bowl Warm-Up Party, talk football with our fellow Browns fans, welcome new fans who have recently moved to the Big Apple (and those who have jumped on the OBJ bandwagon — you’re still more than welcome).

For all Browns fans in attendance – you get to make your own PICK from our draft specials:
– 1 free draft beer
– 1 free shot
– 1 free order of tater tots

We’ll be upstairs at the main bar, with the front stage area and all the tables by the bar reserved for Backers.

181 Lexington Ave (corner of E. 31st)
New York, NY 10016
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Browns vs Jets: Ticket sales, tailgating info, welcome party in NYC

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Update Sep 3rd: Full details for this magical weekend are now live on our website: Tailgate info, Sunday Night Welcome Party & Group Tickets!

The Cleveland Browns will be playing the NY Jets during the 2019 NFL season and the Big Apple Browns Backers of NYC will be your official source for group tickets, tailgating info and everything else you need to know about the weekend.

We’ll also be hosting the “Welcome Party” for all Browns Backers the night before the big game — hopefully with some Browns alumni and special guests in attendance.

What’s being planned:

Group Tickets: we’re running point with the Jets ticket office to guarantee dedicated group tickets for 4 different price tiers: Mezzanine A and B, 300 level prime, 300 level corner/endzone and club seats.

Tailgate: we’re working to secure a massive area to accommodate all our rowdiness and pre-game hi-jinks to serve as a home base for all Browns fans in attendance.

Welcome Party: we’ll be hosting the night-before-party for everyone visiting the Big Apple that weekend at our official viewing location, Brother Jimmy’s Murray Hill.

 

 

Ding dong, the witch is dead. Hue Jackson out as Cleveland Browns head coach.

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Hue Jackson is out as head coach of the Cleveland Browns and this group of Browns backers couldn’t be happier.

Jackson was an abomination of a coach, constantly making excuses for his ineptitude or wrongfully placing blame on just about anyone else except for himself.

Facts don’t lie: Jackson’s 36 losses in 40 games are the worst for any head coach in the history of the league (note: we didn’t fact check this, but frankly, we don’t care).

No coach has ever been more deserving of being fired: he made bad teams historically terrible, all while trying to place his own brand above deserved criticism.

Alas, life as a Browns fan will continue even though winning football is far from assured. Knowing the Browns, it will get worse before it gets better. But we here at the Big Apple Browns Backers of NYC promise that we’ll continue to be there for you, providing a safe-haven for CLE fans every Sunday, offering a shoulder to cry on and serving up many, many beers and Penguin shots to momentarily forget your misery (and sobriety).

Here we go Brownies, here we go…

No beer for you! Cleveland Browns legal department squashes our self-made ‘victory fridge’

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NEW YORK, NY – This morning we received a phone call from the Cleveland Browns legal department, asking us to remove all mention of our self-made ‘victory fridge’ from all social media channels as we featured a beer that was not an official advertiser of the organization, in conjunction with Browns’ logos.

As the story goes, Bud Light and the Cleveland Browns thought it a wise marketing effort to design ‘victory fridges’ which some have argued capitalizes on the despair and heartache of Browns fans, adding fuel to the fire that is our existence in football futility.

The concept was simple: if the Cleveland Browns ever win a game, these fridges would unlock, allowing thirsty Browns fans to celebrate with free beer, as if to miraculously quench the last 632 days we’ve spent since the Browns last won a football game.

Let it be known, that as upstanding members of the Browns Backers’ community, the Big Apple Browns Backers of NYC have obliged and wiped clean our digital history and want to apologize if we have offended the commercial folks over in Berea.

Despite what many thought to be a questionable marketing concept from Bud Light, team officials embraced the opportunity, with Browns chief operating officer Dave Jenkins stating,

“Obviously, we are nowhere near satisfied with our win totals in recent seasons, and our fans deserve much better. While some may characterize it as celebrating one victory, we view this as an opportunity to thank Browns fans for their unwavering support while also looking forward to our goal of rewarding Cleveland with a consistently winning football team.”

Within minutes of ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell breaking the original Bud Light story, we were inundated with inquires from our dedicated Big Apple Browns Backers members, asking us to contact Bud Light in hopes of getting our own fridge. Upon request, we were informed by our local Bud Light distributor that the fridges would not be made available to any bars outside of Cleveland. Fair enough.

As one of the largest Browns Backers chapters in the entire country, known to draw crowds of 200-400 rabid CLE fans any given Sunday, we were clearly discouraged by their decision. In an attempt to reward our members for their unwavering support we decided to make our own victory fridge, filled with bottles of champagne, cinnamon-flavored whiskey and lots of a beer that-is-not-to-be-named.

Sadly, the Cleveland Browns and Bud Light did not share our enthusiasm, and called with a stern cease-and-desist request because we placed decals on our fridge that used the Cleveland Browns logo and word-mark, which are not allowed to be associated with a non-paying team advertiser, given the established Cleveland Browns Backers Bylaws.

We get it and we’ve fixed it. Clearly it wasn’t our intention to get anyone in trouble here.

Over the last 7 seasons, we have grown our chapter into one of the most dedicated & diehard the Browns Backers Worldwide have to offer. Our members show up every Sunday, loss after loss, taking time out of their busy lives to support a team that continuously lets them down every single week.

Over that same time period, the Cleveland Browns have embarrassed their fan-base, going 24-78 (.235), becoming just the second team in NFL history to go 0-16, and are SO bad that their official beer sponsor thought it would be justifiable to celebrate that losing-effort with a marketing gimmick.

Cleveland Browns, we hear you loud and clear. Noted, acknowledged and remedied. Call off the lawyers — we need to save those legal fees for half-priced wings and $12 pitchers of not-Bud Light.

Note: Fox 8 Cleveland covered our win fridge saga on the Sep 18th evening news. Video below.

Best Cleveland Browns Backers bar in NYC

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Looking for the largest & most fun Cleveland Browns Backers bar in all of New York City? We’ve got you covered!

The Big Apple Browns Backers watch games at Brother Jimmy’s Murray Hill, their official Browns Backers location and the BEST Cleveland sports bar in New York City.

Accept no imitations! The Big Apple Browns Backers are the rowdiest Cleveland Browns bar in all of NYC and one of the largest Backers chapters in the entire country.

We’ve got a massive private room (it’s an entire level), food & drink specials, our own bar and dedicated wait-staff and only show the Browns games. No other games, no other fans!

Come join us every Sunday during the NFL season to watch our beloved Cleveland Browns:

1 Sep 09 1:00 pm Steelers
2 Sep 16 1:00 pm Saints
3 Sep 20 8:20 pm Jets
4 Sep 30 4:05 pm Raiders
5 Oct 07 1:00 pm Ravens
6 Oct 14 1:00 pm Chargers
7 Oct 21 1:00 pm Buccaneers
8 Oct 28 1:00 pm Steelers
9 Nov 04 1:00 pm Chiefs
10 Nov 11 1:00 pm Falcons
11 Bye
12 Nov 25 1:00 pm Bengals
13 Dec 02 1:00 pm Texans
14 Dec 09 1:00 pm Panthers
15 Dec 15 TBD Broncos
16 Dec 23 1:00 pm Bengals
17 Dec 30 1:00 pm Ravens

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Cleveland Browns vs Giants pre-season game in NYC – Join the Browns Backers, August 9th!


Our beloved Cleveland Browns will be kicking off the pre-season versus the NY Giants, in our own backyard, at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ.

Join the Big Apple Browns Backers of NYC and other New York City based Browns fans for the game as we cheer on the defening pre-season champions!

WHEN: Thursday, August 9th at 7pm.

The bad news: the Giants do NOT do group ticket sales as 90% of their tickets are held by season ticket owners.

The good news: tens of thousands of tickets are available through Ticketmaster and Stubhub for really cheap since these same season ticket owners don’t care about preseason football.

Accordingly, we encourage everyone to grab tickets in the following 4 sections behind the Browns bench so we can all sit together:

  • Sections 142, 143, 144, 146

Will there still be a watch party at the bar? NO! The Cleveland Browns haven’t played in NYC since the 2015 season. Get out to the game and show everyone that the Dawg Pound is well represented in the Big Apple.