By LG

The Cleveland Browns, the team without a head coach will start the 120 million dollar First Energy Stadium renovation today.  The team couldn’t have picked a worse day to send workers to the top of the stands to start removing the seats that are in the way.

The weather forecast in Cleveland is terrible. The temperature is scheduled to drop to record lows and the wind chills are incredible. The team that is paying out 50 million dollars to ex-coaches is putting in some giant jumbo-trons so the fans can enjoy how poorly the team performs in high-def replays.

Seeing it once is bad enough. Watching it again is enough to make season ticket holders sick to their stomachs. The Browns will also be putting in a new sound system so the fans can truly hear how bad the team is performing on the field.

The front office must be hoping the renovations will be enough to entice some decent free agent transactions, to get players in Cleveland to help the team win.

Once the renovations are complete, fans are probably going to be hit with higher ticket prices to enjoy watching the team lose. The Browns are setting records for paying coaches not to coach and with the 120 million they are sinking into the stadium, they are going to hike the prices sooner than later.

It wouldn’t be as bad, if the team could have some winning seasons. Losing all the time is enough to force even the most die-hard fans to second guess the price of admission.

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Readers Comments (18)

  1. jon harris

    Not me, I’m keeping my money.

     
  2. Sean

    LG, few fans are against improving the sh*thole known as our Stadium. This topic is boring to most people.
    If you want to complain, chew on this… We need a NEW Stadium, not this one rehabbed. In 10 years, our Stadium will be VERY obsolete, as opposed to being slightly obsolete now.

     
    • Paul Avery

      I worked in that Stadium when it opened in 1999. You cannot tell me that stadium is obsolete in 14 years! I’ve seen the boxes, I have seen the bowels of the stadium. It is a nice stadium, just needs to be updated to keep up with the times, especially the audio/visual part. We have come a long ways in the last 14 years in this area.

       
  3. ForeverABrownsFan

    Well I personally wouldn’t send one freaking penny, towards these renovations, until, I have seen a difference in the teams record of wins/losses.

    Also, I am putting my usual trip to Cleveland Stadium for next years opening day, until i see who we get as a head coach and who we get in the drafts.

    If I feel that the front office didn’t get this right, I will keep my happy ass right here in Savannah, Georgia.

    However, I may go to the Atlanta/Browns game in Atlanta. If I truly feel that the front office really screws the pooch on this coming draft, I will just stay home.

     
  4. Keith R Messinger

    The writer of this story is a unhappy Democrat. What a A*#Hole. Write for another team; your a smuck towards Cleveland.

     
    • LG

      I’ll have you know I am not a democrat nor a republican. I vote for who ever I feel is the best candidate. As far as writing for another team, I speak the truth and you can’t handle it.

       
      • Paul Avery

        LG, we all know what the truth is. We are grown adults who can read and reason. As a fan, why not try to put your blogs towards something to give up to us tire and weary Brown’s fans. How is being negative in any way supporting the team you profess to love?

         
        • LG

          Where is the area of Hope? McDaniels just said no thanks we are going to get stuck with a crappy coach again…..

           
          • Paul Avery

            Well, there is your ray of Hope! McDaniels is so far an ineffective head coach. He led Denver into disarray in his term there. Sure, he is a great OC, but that doesn’t translate to a head coach, as we have seen too many times. Sometimes, the big name isn’t the best name. The fact he turned it down shows me he isn’t up to the task, as he knows he will be held accountable!

             
  5. gary santon

    I SPEND APPROX $1800 PER(INCLUDING TICKETS) TO COME BACK(FROM ARIZONA) TO ONE BROWNS GAME A SEASON.I’VE BEEN DOING THIS SINCE 1981.I WAS AT THE LAST GAME AT THE OLD STADIUM AND AT THE FIRST GAME AT THIS STADIUM. AND EVEN,I’M CONSIDERING NOT DOING IT THIS YEAR.I LOVE THE BROWNS,BUT I AM BECOMING TIRED OF THE SAME OLD THING.

     
    • LG

      You are in a crowd of people feeling the same way.

       
      • Anonymous

        You right on buddy, tell it like it is, it’s an abomination of a team of football and crappy organization!! Not a dime from me!!

         
  6. Jim V

    LG, We won’t see a good change in our team until we stop filling the stadium! I’ve been a Browns Fan for 60yrs. and will be until I die. But change won’t come until you hit the “GREEDY BASTARDS” in the wallet. I am disabled on SS, however if I wasn’t I couldn’t afford to buy a ticket nor I wouldn’t if I could! Let them use the black-out! Next they will try to charge to hear the radio broadcasts! WE fans can stop it! But not the “BALLS” to do it!!! $120million for renovating the stadium? “ARE YOU KIDDING ME” Drug mart had to buy 6000 tickets to televise the last home game!

     
    • LG

      You are right Jim. People think being a die-hard Browns fan means you have to go and watch them suck game after game. The right thing to do would be to stop going and paying the large sums of money to see this garbage…..

       
      • Tim

        Then we can watch them move our team to another town…………again.

         
  7. Randy

    I am happy to see that people are finally sick of the “Greed-Games” and it is resulting in backlash in revenue to the greedmasters! I Browns fan for 47 yrs and finally gave up on them myself. I can say now that I will never spend a penny more on ANY Browns paraphernalia let alone go to a game at their “TAX-PAYER renovated” stadium!

     
    • Paul Avery

      Someone else will be there to fill your seat. To many fans, we will support them win or lose. I still support them all the way from the West Coast and will continue to care.

       
  8. ray ray

    I will always be a browns fan. I have been a fan since 1954.had season tickets in the 70s & 80s. The Browns were very good then. I will not give up on them. We drove 300 miles to see the Browns every Sunday. LOVE MY BROWNS.Lima,ohio.

     

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