The Thrill of “A” Victory

Yesterday the Browns Backers of Westerville took their annual bus trip up to Cleveland to see the Browns play the Bengals. The weather was a gorgeous seventy two degrees with wind gusts of up to forty miles per hour.

By my count there was only one Bengal fan on our bus – Karen’s husband Tim who wore Ohio University garb because he didn’t want to call attention to himself.

Westerville Browns Backers (we meet every Sunday at Jimmy V’s Bar and Grill) President Steve Hodge manned the grill which included the standard brats and burgers along with macaroni salad, potato salad and for desert, of course BROWNIES.

We had a great view of the field even though our seats were way up in the end zone which left some of us breathless, no pun intended.

Rita, Karen and I were happy as can be when the Browns broke the game open in second half and brought home a 34 – 24 win.

The highlight of my day was using the complimentary ticket given to each of us Browns backers for a free soda and hot dog. Can’t beat that stadium mustard.

So thankfully we Browns fans no one thing is for sure, we are not going to be winless this year – wooo hoooo !

Hanging With The Browns Backers

UJ has invited me to join him and the Westerville Browns Backers at Jimmy V’s in Westerville for prior Browns’ games, and today Russell and I took him up on the invitation.  The Browns Backers is a world-wide organization of Browns fans.  If you find yourself in a strange city on Sunday and want to watch the Browns with some kindred spirits, you can go to the Browns Backers website and see whether there is a local Browns Backers club that watches the game at a particular bar.  Russell and I did that some years ago and watched the Browns’ lone playoff game in recent years with the San Diego Browns Backers.

It was fun watching the game with a bunch of rowdy Browns fans, and Russell and I were impressed when UJ consumed an entire hummus platter after eating a gyro with chips.  We drank a few beers, cheered for the Browns, and were happy when they won their third straight game, beating the Raiders 23-9.  Good idea, UJ!