Originally Posted by AirGauge23
As a Chargers fan, I can relate to the pain of Browns fans. It's been, what? 50+ years since they won a damn thing?
It has been 50 years since we won an NFL Championship, yes. There have been a lot of very good runs between now and then, though. The Browns were a whisker away from being in the Super Bowl a couple of times in the 1980s, when "The Drive" and "The Fumble" happened.
Before that, "Red Right 88" was the biggest catastrophe, as the Browns had what a lot of people thought was the best team in the NFL in 1981... hopes were dashed when in the divisional round when NFL MVP Brian Sipe threw a pick with with less than a minute left down 14-12 on the Raiders' 13-yard line. Could have just kicked a field goal and won the game.
The last 15 years have been pretty bad, though. We've only made the playoffs one time since coming back in '99... been through a long list of QBs and head coaches in that time.
...but the Cavs are looking good.