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
What a great, exciting, and much needed win last week in Baltimore!
Josh McCown and the offense were hitting on all cylinders and the defense made the stops when they needed to, as the Browns won 33-30.
Now it’s on to week 6 and a big game in the Dawg Pound vs the Denver Broncos. The Browns have not beaten Denver since George Bush was President………the FIRST George Bush. That’s right, it was a Monday Night game in October 1990 when Jerry Kauric kicked a game winning field goal as time expired. Against Peyton Manning, the Browns are also 0-6 and this may be their last chance to beat him. So NOW is the time to get behind our Cleveland Browns and make your way to your favorite viewing site to root for the Browns as they battle the undefeated Denver Broncos. This would be a signature win for the Browns and you do not want to miss it!
Watch this site and our Facebook page for pictures of this year’s exciting RAFFLE PRIZES!! We have been working hard to come up with some great prizes and you won’t be disappointed. Pictures coming soon!!
NOW LETS GO BROWNS!!!
It’s time for the weekly update! The Browns travel to Maryland this weekend to battle the Ravens in an AFC North matchup. The Browns are coming off a tough loss at San Diego last week, but the offense moved the ball and the defense, while still under-performing, showed improvement.
So what is there to play for? Well, the Ravens are 1-3, so a Browns victory would go a long way toward crushing their playoff hopes. Also, the Ravens have not lost 2 in a row at home in the John Harbaugh era, so there is that as well. We have budding superstar Duke Johnson, who looks like the real deal. We have Travis Benjamin playing at an All-Pro pace. So make your way to your favorite viewing site and LETS GO BROWNS!!!
– Greg Boveington
This Sunday the Browns head to the West coast to take on the San Diego Chargers (4pm start time!), while we stay here and try to stay safe, warm and dry as Hurricane Joaquin heads this way. No matter, we have been in contact with all 3 of our viewing sites and as of 4pm Thursday none of them have any plans to close Sunday due to the weather. ALL VIEWING SITES OPEN SUNDAY!
If anything changes between now and Sunday, we will post an update here and on our Facebook page. So what do you say, Browns fans? What better way to ride out the storm than going to your local viewing site and rooting the Browns on to victory!
The Chargers offensive line and defensive secondary are banged up with a lot of injuries. Their defensive line has had trouble stopping the run, (sound familiar?) so it is shaping up as a potentially high scoring, wild game. Maybe our (Miami) Hurricanes, Travis Benjamin and Duke Johnson, will wreak havoc on Southern California. So plan on making your way to your favorite viewing site and ride the storm out with your fellow Browns fans!! LETS GO BROWNS!!
– Greg Boveington
It’s game day!! Hopefully OUR Browns will break their 10 year opening day losing streak (really?) and start the season off right with a win over the Jets.
Maybe you live in Northern Virginia and have had trouble finding a seat at RFD Downtown. We urge you to try Paddy Barry’s in Tysons Corner. This is our newest viewing site and has replaced Neighbors in Vienna. If you take the metro, they are on the Silver line. And if you drive, they have a FREE parking garage. Plus, Paddy Barry’s can hold 120 patrons and the ENTIRE bar will be a Browns bar. All TV’s WILL BE tuned to the Browns game. Site Coordinator Dora Tann looks forward to seeing you.
If you live farther out, you can join us at Hard Times Cafe on Sudley Road in Manassas. Browns Backers meet upstairs and site coordinator Neil Angelotti will be there to greet you.
Of course, at RFD Washington we have Rod Baumgardner in charge of the festivities. We have tried our best to provide you with 3 viewing sites that appeal to our diverse membership. I live in Crofton, Maryland, so it takes me 45 minutes to an hour to get to RFD, whether I drive or take the metro. In a perfect world, we could all leave our house at 12:30pm, arrive before kickoff, and have a seat at a table right down in front with a huge wide screen TV and our own personal server. Alas, we don’t live in a perfect world. If you have room at your table, reach out your hand, introduce yourself, and invite someone to sit with you. Remember your Midwestern roots.
Now let’s get fired up and LETS’ GO BROWNS!!!
– Greg Boveington