This image offers an explicit visual for describing the Cleveland Browns’ black hole effect on NFL quarterbacks. It all started in 1999 when the Browns used their No. 1 draft pick to acquire Kentucky Wildcats star quarterback, Tim Couch. Unfortunately for the Browns, his college success did not translate well to the NFL.
The team’s quest to find a quarterback resulted in this black hole of athletic talent, as the list trails on beyond this one, down to the mannequin’s ankles. The fan who assembled this self-loathing expression of team spirit facetiously placed the quarterback jersey specifically on a female mannequin. The fact is not missed by the Cleveland Browns’ disgruntled fan base.
Yet Another Sign of the Self-Deprecating Browns Fan Base
“We Want Bama” translated: They want top-ranked college team Alabama Crimson Tide to face off against the worst team in the NFL, i.e., The Browns. Low blow. But how tempting is it to watch that matchup?
This fan just wants a chance to see his team win. At least he’s still cheerful after another loss that brought the Browns to 0-11 for the season. For the franchise, “We Want Bama” is yet another humiliating homemade sign gaining entrance into the meme-dom of Cleveland Browns fan signs. Can’t blame fans, they’re just trying to make the best.
‘Why? It Makes No Sense!’
These Seattle Seahawk fans can’t understand why the 1995 expansion team, the Jacksonville Jaguars, picked up a punter over the option of rostering their quarterback, Russell Wilson, in the 2012 NFL draft. When the 2013 season kicked off, guess which team was in dire need of a quarterback? Guess which team was the laughing stock of the league? Hint: It starts with a “J.”
And, who’s in charge of this game? Who’s throwing passes over Jaguars' heads for four touchdowns? Exactly. Russell Wilson, the quarterback they could have had. The Jaguars deserved this jab!
Philadelphia Eagles Fan Dishes a Double Dig
Philadelphia Eagles fans have a reputation. Sports Illustrated says it is for being the most hated fan base in the NFL. In this fan sign, Jay Cutler, former Chicago Bears quarterback, is the target of the dis, but Tony Romo, the longtime Dallas Cowboys quarterback, is dragged in for the final blow with an emasculating comparison. For Eagles fans, these quarterbacks were a scoring threat that needed to be addressed.
By now, both Cutler and Romo have moved on from quarterbacking from team huddles to broadcasting color commentary from the media booth. Doing play-by-play turns out to be more profitable than an NFL contract, but perhaps signs like the one pictured above had some influence in directing these two pro football stars’ career moves? All in good fun.
Is Tom Brady the League’s Least Popular Player?
According to this Philadelphia Eagles fan, being homeless is preferable to being associated with Tom Brady. Low blow! Unable to get a seat at the stadium, she decided to troll Brady from the sidewalk.
Winning six Super Bowls, competing in nine championships, and out-winning every NFL quarterback in Super Bowl history should make Brady the best quarterback in the NFL, period. Yet the 14-time Pro Bowler, who is also the winningest regular-season quarterback, ever, receives nothing but grief by every fan outside of New England. Is this a case of jealousy?