Okay DC Browns Backers, our boys are off to sunny south Florida to play the Dolphins. We will have Cody Kessler at QB, so it’s a chance for him to step up and claim the job permanently. The last time we had a QB with a name that started with K, had an S in the middle, and ended with an R, he turned out to be pretty good, so who knows? You gotta show up at your favorite viewing site and find out!
Remember, our memberships are still only $20 and include an embroidered patch with our club logo on it. Memberships are the life blood of our club. More importantly, it helps with our ultimate goal of raising money for Toys for Tots. Due to low overhead and their volunteer staff of Marine Reserves, 97 cents of every dollar goes to buys Christmas gifts for kids who otherwise might not have a Christmas. Regardless of the results on the field, DC Area Browns Backers always come through for the kids!
We have halftime trivia, we have the Browns vs the Fish, and we have the best fans in football!
LET’S GO BROWNS! !!
It’s Rivalry Week as we take on the Ravens in our home opener. We had 310 fans show up at our 4 viewing sites last week, so let’s keep it going. Nearly 20% bought their yearly membership.
This week we’ll have McCown at QB and 17 rookies trying to get us our first win. Let’s get behind the kids and behind coach Hue Jackson and keep the faith they are finally on the right path. We hope to see you Sunday! Let’s go Browns!!
Okay DC Area Browns Backers, we heard your voices. You said you wanted something different as your premium gift with your paid membership. You are tired of the coffee mugs, rocks glasses, pint glasses, beer mugs, soup bowls etc, etc. So this year with your paid membership, you will receive…….an embroidered patch with our logo on it! As you can see, I had mine sewn onto my Jim Brown jersey, and it looks great!
Our 2016 t-shirts are in! On the front you’ll find our logo and on the back—We Bark Together! They will be available at all four of viewing locations. This year our t-shirts are only available in long sleeve, but are still only $20.
Save the date! Saturday, October 1st.
Time: Noon until 7pm
Place: Buckeye + Bear
We will start with Ohio State vs Rutgers at noon. There will be drink and food specials, 50/50 raffle, other raffle prizes and some free giveaways! The raffle will be held about 5pm and we are working to have a VIP from the Browns to stop by, so stay tuned! Let’s go Browns, beat the Redskins!
It’s a new era and the Browns have a young, exciting team. Make your way to your favorite viewing site and support the kids! Not only the kids that are going to turn around our Browns, but the kids that rely on us through our Toys For Tots campaign by renewing your yearly membership! On behalf of our leadership, we look forward to seeing you all on Sunday!
From Buckeye + Bear near Dupont Circle, RFD in Chinatown, out to Tysons Biergarten and on to Hard Times Cafe in Manassas, HERE WE GO BROWNIES! HERE WE GO!
— Greg Bovington
Okay DC Browns Backers, we are less than a month away from the 2016 Season! Here’s what’s new for this year:
Due to the cost of the NFL package going from $3000 TO $5000, the folks at Paddy Barry’s in Tysons Corner chose not to renew. They did not give us a lot of notice, but we were still able to come up with a new location we think you are gonna like.
Tysons Biergarten (TysonsBiergarten.com) proprietor Matt Rofougaran is thrilled to be hosting the Browns Backers in NOVA. We are going to have the 3rd floor all to ourselves, and Matt is in the process of adding a projection screen TV to the 3rd floor. He will have it installed in time for week 1. It is just steps from the Silver Line Greensboro Station. There is also a parking garage a block away, and the Biergarten validates for free parking. Site Coordinator Dora Tann looks forward to seeing you at the Biergarten! Dont forget, we still have The Hard Times Cafe in Manassas, with Site Coordinator Neil Angelotti, as well.
We have also added a 2nd location in DC! Buckeye + Bear (Buckeyebear.com) at 1730 M St NW, just a block or two from Dupont Circle. Proprietor Ryan Seelbach is a Cleveland native (University School). He is excited to be part of the DC Browns Backers. If you have had trouble getting a seat at RFD, you now can check out Buckeye and Bear. Ryan will serve as his own Site Coordinator, although we are looking for someone to help out. So if you are interested, let me know. PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE STILL AT RFD. We are not dropping them as a viewing site, we are simply adding another location for our rabid fan base.
So that is now a total of 4 locations!
We continue to hold the line with an affordable $20 membership fee. We do have a NEW premium gift with your paid membership and it is NOT a rocks glass, Pint glass, Beer Mug, Coffee Mug, Soup Bowl, etc, etc, etc. So what is it?? Stay tuned! We will reveal the new premium gift, as well as the new T-Shirt design, during Labor Day weekend.
So we have new locations, old locations. We have halftime trivia, and as usual, our Charity Raffle in December with GREAT PRIZES. Last year, due to your generosity, we raised $3,000 for Toys For Tots, and we look forward to giving back to the community again this year.
Your Club Leadership has been working hard this offseason to bring you another great year of rooting for our beloved Browns. The rest is up to them!
President – WDCABBC
In a season that started bad and got worse, the DC Area Browns Backers nonetheless came through as winners. Through our memberships, t-shirt sales and charity raffle, we raised $2,400 for Toys For Tots! Proving once again that the NFL’s most loyal fans are winners, even if our team is not.
Thank you to everyone at RFD in downtown DC, Paddy Barry’s in Tysons Corner, and Hard Times Cafe in Manassas! I hope everyone has a great, healthy, happy and prosperous New Year and we will see you all next season. Please remember to keep an eye on this site, as well as our Facebook page, for Browns Backers info during the off season. And as always, LET’S GO BROWNS!!!
President DC Area Browns Backers Club
Our Browns take on the Cincinnati Bengals today after Monday nights’ back breaking loss to the Ravens. Since 1999 there have been times when it has been really tough to be a Browns fan, but perhaps never tougher than it is now. However, like I always say, if any of us were going to give up on the Browns we would have done it by now, and so we soldier on.
Please remember our Toys For Tots charity raffle is coming up next week. (12/13 vs San Francisco) Pictures and descriptions are available here. While our Browns may let us down, Browns Backers always come through for Toys For Tots. Please buy some raffle tickets this week, the kids are counting on you!! And remember, YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE PRESENT TO WIN.
LET’S GO BROWNS!!!
Good Morning DC Area Browns Backers! It’s been a disappointing season so far but it’s Steelers week and nothing like a win over That Team From Western Pennsylvania to put us all in a good mood, so how about it? Will it be Big Ben vs McCown? Landry Jones vs Johnny Manziel? We won’t know until game time, since both teams are keeping that decision under wraps. The Browns have not won in Pittsburgh since 2003 and their fans will be waving those yellow towels (you know, the ones that match their teeth) and making it tough on our Browns. We need everyone to show up at our viewing sites and support the Browns!! We still have memberships! We have t-shirts! AND most important, we have raffle tickets!! Click here to see this year’s awesome prizes.
The next Browns game is not until November 30th, when we play Baltimore on Monday Night, so time is quickly running out to purchase your raffle tickets. The drawing will take place 12/13 at RFD Washington, but please remember that you DO NOT have to be present to win.
AND IN THE SPIRIT OF THANKSGIVING…….
Please take the time to thank our Leadership Volunteers. Their tireless dedication to the Browns Backers make this club possible. Neil Angelotti, Dora Tann, Collin Agee, Rod Baumgardner, Kristen McIntyre, and Jason Krall. YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST!!!
NOW LET’S GO BROWNS!!
Our team has been hard at work putting together this year’s charity raffle prizes and I’m excited to announce the first one! This year’s proceeds will be split equally between the Toys For Tots chapters in Washington DC and Cleveland. So this way we are helping the community we are a part of now, as well as helping the place we proudly call “home,” Cleveland and Northeast Ohio.
The drawing will take place on Sunday, December 13th at RFD Washington. However, please remember, you do not have to be present to win! Last year alone we raised $5,000 to help provide Christmas presents for children in need. So thank you for your generosity and stay tuned for more details about this year’s prizes!
So what are you going to do this summer? Relax on the beach and ponder life (or the results of the 2016 NFL Draft) with your brand new Browns beach gear. This awesome package includes:
2 Cleveland Browns Beach Chairs
1 Collapsible 3-in-1 Cleveland Browns Cooler (doubles as trash can or laundry hamper)
2 Browns Beach Towels (would also look great on any bathroom towel rack)
3 Six packs of Great Lakes Brewery Beer