Yes! Finally it is time for Cleveland Browns football! On Sunday, September 13th, our Browns will open the 2015 season vs the NY Jets.

The Browns have been working hard during the off season, and so has your WDCABBC Leadership. We are introducing several exciting upgrades, so without further delay, here are the changes you can expect for 2015.

First, we still have 3 official WDCABBC viewing sites. Our club will still meet at the Hard Times Cafe in Manassas, VA and RFD Washington in downtown DC. However, this year Neighbor’s Restaurant in Vienna has been replaced by Paddy Barry’s Irish Pub in Tysons Corner, VA. Its proprietor Brendan Barry and his staff are very excited and eager to be hosting the Browns Backers. They offer a delicious menu featuring Irish food, as well as traditional pub fare. Plus, the entire bar will be a Browns bar on Sundays! Whether you are sitting at a table, a booth, at the bar, or even outside on the patio, every TV will be tuned to Cleveland Browns football.

To those of you who have been going to Neighbors for years, we have not forgotten you. Paddy Barry’s is located only 3 miles from Neighbor’s, so you won’t have to change your Sunday routine that much at all. Plus, Paddy Barry’s is located next to an indoor parking deck with over 400 parking spaces and parking is free on Sundays. Simply take the elevator to the lobby, and you are just steps from the bar. And for those of you traveling by metro, Paddy Barry’s is on the new Silver Line. Site Coordinator Dora Tann looks forward to seeing everyone on September 13!

As I’m sure you all have noticed, another exciting change this year is our website. Our new Vice President, Kristen McIntyre, and her crack staff will be busy rolling out the new site ( over the next couple of weeks. Soon you will able to see pictures of the 2015 t-shirts and this year’s premium gift that comes with your membership (still $20).

And last but not least, we will no longer be sending out emails (hooray!) From now on, club updates and weekly news and notes will be posted on our website and our Facebook page.

Now, let’s get fired up! Here we go Brownies, here we go!!

—Greg Boveington