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Infamous Browns jersey documenting QB futility ‘retired’ (pic)


The individual behind a Cleveland Browns jersey that sadly documents the many years of quarterbacking futility the organization has endured has announced it will be “retired.”

Tim Brokaw, the head of the advertising agency Brokaw Inc. and the creator and owner of the jersey, wrote in an email to ESPN that it’s high time to end the “negative energy” that has plagued Cleveland pro sports. He says it’s mostly inspired by the Cavaliers’ miraculous comeback from a 3-1 series deficit to upend the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals.

The announcement came via social media.

“It’s a new day in Cleveland,” said Brokaw. “We want to be a part of that.”

Every time the Browns announced a new starting quarterback, a Tim Couch jersey dating back to 1999 had a name added to it. All told, the names of an astounding 24 quarterbacks were featured on the jersey sitting in the storefront of Brokaw’s agency.

“Not exactly how we planned it,” Brokaw said. “But after last night’s historic performance, we realized all negative energy and bad juju should be eliminated from The Land.”

The Browns’ so-called “QB Factory of Sadness” has been a long-running rundown of ineptitude and became an embarrassing badge of courage for Browns fans.

But no more.

“The dark cloud has been lifted,” Brokaw said.

While the Cavaliers exorcised the title drought demons for Cleveland, the Browns have a long way to go before the team will be heralded as Super Bowl contenders. Perhaps removing the “bad juju” will set the organization on the right path. Or not.

[H/T The Big Lead]