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Browns’ QB futility becomes subject of answer on ‘Jeopardy!’ (vid)


The Cleveland Browns’ longstanding futility at the quarterback position has been the source of mock and ridicule for the entirety of the 2000s. And the NFL organization’s so-called “QB Factory of Sadness” has risen to such a level of ignominy it became the source of an answer during a recent “Jeopardy!” episode.

The answer came in the category “Quarterbacks” and was as follows: “Tim Couch, Brady Quinn, Trent Dilfer & Johnny Manziel are 4 of the 20+ QBs to start for this team since 1999.”

Michael Borecki, a junior from Darien, Conn., competing in the long-running quiz show’s November Teen Tournament, buzzed in first, asking the correct question, “Who are the Browns?”

The Browns have started over 25 quarterbacks since 1999, beginning with Tim Couch and ending (for now) with Cody Kessler. Although reports indicate the rehabbing Robert Griffin III might see the field again before the currently winless Browns’ nightmare season comes to its merciful end.

The inability to find stability at the quarterback position has turned into an embarrassing running joke, with one Browns fan setting up a “Cleveland QB Graveyard” at Halloween.

Another Browns backer has for years been documenting the litany of signal-callers who have plagued the organization on a Browns jersey worn by a mannequin in a Cleveland storefront. Although, sadly, the jersey has since been retired.

Back to the “Jeopardy!” troll job, though. The man who posted the video of the show’s Browns troll job, Florida attorney Dave Eddy, made sure to direct the tweeted video to former Browns quarterback Brady Quinn, who demonstrated his sense of humor by issuing the following tweet in response.

Well played, Mr. Quinn.

For what it’s worth, Borecki not only got the $800 Browns question in the “Quarterbacks” category, he went on to win Tuesday’s show with a grand total of $24,401. Not too shabby.