I’m very grateful to have had the chance to take my dad and son to last Sunday’s crucial win over the dreaded Ravens. It was a memorable experience made possible through the generosity of the Browns, the extraordinary Southeast Michigan Browns Backers and its members, and my folks, who won the tickets at the Browns Backers’ raffle and picked up the other incidental costs for the weekend.
For me, even better than the sacks of Joe Flacco, the redemption earned by our receivers, and the gutsy leadership shown by my old classmate now manning the Browns’ sideline is the sensation of the shared experience of Browns football taking root into a new and promising era. Elliot (previously featured in this blog here) quickly picked up the idea of getting loud when the opponent has the ball on third down. It’s OK, I explained, it’s not poor sportsmanship to make it hard for the Ravens to hear. It’s called the home field advantage, and I’m so glad we were there to take full advantage on Sunday.