Why? Why? Why do we do this every Sunday?
As I sit here Monday morning, Cleveland Browns fans are stuck talking and listening about another loss.
And as I type away the Browns waived safety Jermaine Whitehead following his social media outburst Sunday.
Following the Browns' 24-19 loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday, Whitehead took to Twitter to aggressively confront his critics. In a series of tweets which have since been deleted, Whitehead threatened to kill a detractor, suggested that another user “don’t get shot at,” and threw out what could very well be his address to someone he wanted to fight.
The Browns issued a statement Sunday night in which the organization said it will speak to Whitehead about his antics.
“Jermaine Whitehead’s social media posts following today’s game were totally unacceptable and highly inappropriate,” the statement reads. “We immediately spoke to Jermaine upon leaning of these comments. The Browns in no way condone that type of language or behavior. This matter will be further addressed internally.”
They spoke to him all right. They cut him.
This is the world the Cleveland Browns live in. It wasn’t bad enough the team dropped to 2-6 at the halfway point of the season following another disappointing loss.
A lot of my friends made the trip to Denver to watch the game. Another buddy, who has had season tickets to the Browns for decades and who I have spent many hours with sitting in the Dawg Pound, spent Sunday texting from his winter home in the south.
“Done, done, done ... just awful. I can’t stand this,” he texted at one point.
“Why do I waste my time watching this? It’s like a sharp stick in the eyes ... both.”
“Question? No talent no wins. Lots of talent still no wins. Which is better? I need to find a new place to go on Sunday that’s more fun.”
I ask this again, Why? Why? Why do we do this every Sunday?
Because we are Browns fans. That’s why.
The Browns and coach Freddie Kitchens get kicked around on ESPN on a daily basis. Quarterback Baker Mayfield right now looks like a bust and he isn’t handling it well. There is nothing worse than seeing his face on another commercial and then the next time we see him he is screwing up on the field.
It is just not a good look.
We will talk about Sunday’s game and dissect it all week, then we will be right back at it Sunday when the Browns host Buffalo in the first of three straight home games.
Why do we do it? Because we are Browns fans.
Here we go Brownies, here we go, woof, woof. ...
Joe Centers is Reflector managing editor. He can be reached at [email protected]