Sunday, September 1, 2013

Paint The Town Browns Ticket Giveaway

I snapped this pic during the Browns v. Giants Monday night game.
My favorite time of year is almost here...Browns football season.

The cool mornings, the sound of grown adults barking in the distance. Ahhh...

I'm especially looking forward to this season - new owner, new staff, new coach, new year my friends, a new year.

Cleveland is a special place during football season, with a fan base like no other.


I met this guy at the Browns v. Brett Favre fueled Jets preseason game. His girlfriend laughed when I asked to take his picture for my blog.
We love the Browns and the game of football. I defy you to find another city where men, women, children, old folks and toddlers can tell you anything you want to know about the game. Where else can a little phrase like "The Fumble" bring a grown man to tears and the name "John Elway" make a sweet little grandma chuck her purse to the ground in disgust?

Browns football has been bringing the city together for generations.  Win or lose, on Sundays, we are all doing the same thing...watching our team, sitting on the edge of a bar stool or couch cushion, praying for the catch.


Scotty's Brewhouse in Indianapolis set this up for me.

People have asked me how I came to be Cleveland Chick. The answer is easy enough. It is because that was my name in Indianapolis. I was/am so well known that when I walk into certain establishments, there are whispers of "There is that Cleveland chick, put the Cleveland game on."

When I lived in Indianapolis, I worked part-time as a bartender at Colts games. My uniform was a ref shirt, but on my way out, I always had on my Browns hat, scarf and gloves.  Each game, I had to walk by the opposing locker room, deep inside of Lucas Oil Stadium during the fourth quarter. All of the media types would be lined up in the hallway, waiting and watching a scratchy old tv, for the game to end. After one game, on my way to check out, I had one of the NFL Network guys throw a serious smack line to me about the Browns. "Seriously? You are a Browns fan? Meh." My response? I stopped in my tracks, looked him dead in the eye and with the deepest, loudest voice I could muster, the chant we all know and love tumbled out of my mouth, " HERE WE GO BROWNIES HERE WE GO WOOF WOOF!"

Next Colts home game, I walked down that same hallway, passing the same media types, but this time I was greeted with "Hey Cleveland, looks like your boys are up"  Every game, every season from then on out, all I had to do was say "What's the score?" and I always got the Browns score. There was never another question about what game I was talking about or about my fandom.

It has been awhile since we all had Browns on the brain, so here are a few clues you can use check if you are a real Browns fan:


Scene from the Dawg Pound.
You have never worked on a farm or a construction site, but you own or are considering buying Carhartts for the tailgating and game season.

Waiting for the Muni lot to open. Yawwn.
You have a hard time getting your hiney to work on time but you can get up before the sun to make it to the Muni lot before it opens.

Truth.
You have no yellow hand towels in your house.

Playing a little keg bowling with the Browns Bunch kids.
You have Browns gear in all sorts of sizes to make it from preseason to the regular season. You have different jerseys for the light breezy preseason to the brrr chilltastic regular season, since you will have to wear your jersey over a thermal shirt, turtle neck and hoodie.

My little Bernie taking a nap before the game.
 You have named your pet or child Bernie.


This was taken at one of the Boneyards.
You have strong feelings about certain teams.


Preach on sister.
But, you can support another team if it is good for the Browns.

I sing this song to my cat, Bernie, every morning. 
You know the words to this song.


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The Browns are as excited as the fans this year with a fan engagement campaign to Paint the Town Browns! They want to thank the fans for their lifelong, dedicated support and to show the rest of the country why the home-field advantage lives in Cleveland! Leading up to the opening game, the Browns will have a week-long series of events and giveaways!

Each day, there will be a new activity posted on Paint The Town Browns. Check the site daily for awesome events and tell the world how awesome we are with the hashtag #WeAreCleveland.

In addition to all this fun, I am giving away a pair of Browns tickets to the Browns v. Jaguars game on December 1. 

There are a couple of ways to enter, so make sure you leave a separate comment for each method of entry. I let a computer do the winner picking so if you don't comment, you lose an entry. You can also tweet daily. But again, the computer does the picking so make sure you come back and leave a comment.

1. Leave a comment telling me what is your favorite Browns memory.
2. Tweet the following: "I want to win a pair of #Browns tix from @Browns & @clevelandchick! 
http://tinyurl.com/ocr8mxb  #WeAreCleveland #Woof"
3. Follow the Browns on the Twitter. 
4. Like the Browns on the Facebook.
5. Follow the Browns on the Instagram.
6. Follow @clevelandchick on the Twitter.

You have until Saturday, September 7 at noon to enter. Remember, you can tweet once per day. Let's face it, if you tweet more than that, people will want to hurt both of us.  
Good Luck!



Disclaimer: The Browns asked me to help promote the spirit week and gave me a pair of tickets to giveaway in return for some swaggage. The words are my own, because do you really think that the Browns would condone me barking at the NFL Network?
 

108 comments:

  1. My favorite Browns memory? Easy, my first game! A New Years Day victory over the Ravens 20-16 Jan. 1st 2006

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  2. I love watching Browns games with my husband!

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  3. Already follow you on twitter (emily_runs)

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  4. Followed them on fbook (the last one was twitter haha)

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  5. My favorite Browns memory is recently beating them a couple years ago to ruin their playoff hopes

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  6. I tweeted! https://twitter.com/BrianMusick/status/374579835458170880

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  7. I follow the Browns on Twitter

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  8. I like the Browns on Facebook

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  9. I follow the Browns on Instagram

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  10. I follow @clevelandchick on Twitter

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  11. Loved going to training camp with all my girlfriends

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  12. Fav Browns memory... being in the Dawg Pound for their final game 09-10...beat the Jags in a blizzard

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  13. Follow this awesome lady known as @ClevelandChick on Twitter

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  14. Fav Browns memory was watching with the Browns beat Pitts twice in one season.

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  15. Follow the Browns on Instagram

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  16. Follow @clevelandchick on twitter

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  17. The September after we got engaged, Hans and I went to a Browns game in the afternoon followed immediately by an Indians game that evening. It was an awesome day in CLE!

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  18. I follow the Browns on Twitter (@poiseinparma)

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  19. ...and I follow @clevelandchick on twitter

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  20. ...and I tweeted today: https://twitter.com/poiseinparma/status/374711844746690560

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  21. Favorite memory: A WIN for the Browns while celebrating my 25th bday at the game!

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  22. I follow the Browns on Instagram

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  23. My favorite memory is when Phil Awesome Dawson kicked that field goal against Buffalo in the blizzard!

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  24. Tweeted today.....& I used to have a cat named Bernie.......��

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  25. Favorite memory: watching the game on a cold fall day while enjoying a clam bake with

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  26. Favorite Browns Memory: Watching the Blizzard game, CLE vs BUF in my friends apartment while drinking beer and making tamales.

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  27. I follow the browns on twitter.

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  28. i follow @clevelandchick on twitter

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  29. This "Bernie Bernie" song always playing on the Cleveland stations when I was in 6th grade is such a great Cleveland Browns memory!!!

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  30. I follow the Browns on Twitter

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  31. I follow the Browns on Instagram

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  32. Tweeted again - https://twitter.com/BrianMusick/status/374947504531308544

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  33. I tweeted https://twitter.com/ADHicken/status/375002939430936576

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  34. My favorite Browns' memory is dancing around my living as a little girl singing, "Bernie, Bernie, how you can throw!" And meeting Bob Golic. Man, I'm old.

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  35. I tweeted Tuesday 9/3 (@sarahcleimbach)

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  36. I tweeted Wednesday 9/4 ( @sarahcleimbach )

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  37. I follow all of the accounts!

    My favorite moment has to being there to see Eric Wright doing the Primetime dance on the way to the endzone during his INT-TD enroute to beating the Giants on Monday Night Football!

    Go Browns!
    @teverette11

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  38. My favorite Browns memory, taking my dad to his first and only game at THE CLEVELAND BROWNS STADIUM.

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  39. I follow the Browns on Twitter and Liked them on Facebook and Instagram, I am a @ClevelandChick follower.

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  40. Favorite Browns moment...watching Dixon & Minnifield leap into the dawgpound at games! Second was the huge billboard that used to hang right before the bridge entering the city!

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  41. I have so many memories from learning the game of football with my Uncle at Muni stadium to tailgates before the new one. I loved the Kardiac Kids. Want to see them in the SUPERBOWL one day. Go Browns!

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  42. My favorite Browns memory is watched the games with my boyfriend. <3

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  43. I follow the Browns on Instagram.

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  44. Favorite memory is going to my first game, the MNF game vs the Rams.

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  45. Being at the Snowbowl Cleveland/Buffalo game in 2007. Sitting in the Upper Dawg Pound it was entertaining watching fans throw snowballs at Bills players running in the end zone. The 49 yard field goal Phil the Toe kicked may be the most amazing field goal I've ever witnessed!

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  46. I follow the Browns on Twitter - @MusicMan06

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  47. I follow the Browns on Instagram - MusicMan216

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  48. I follow ClevelandChick on Twitter - @musicman06

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  49. My favorite Browns memory has got to be when they were the Cardiac Kids!

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  50. And following you on Twitter!

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  51. I have memories growing up of my best friend's dad always so into the Browns game growing up, his excitement and so I checked it out one Sunday. Always something about them to root for and I still remember the sinking feeling when they lose and then the joy when they win. It continues to this day and no matter what, me and best friend cheers for the Browns

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  52. Comments closed...picking a winner shortly! Thank you!

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