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Cleveland sports radio guy threatens to run people over at Browns’ 0-16 parade

ESPN Cleveland’s Tony Rizzo has threatened to exact violence on anyone planning to attend a potential “victory parade” should the Browns go 0-16.

To say Rizzo came a tad bit unhinged during a rant in the wake of the Browns dropping to 0-13 after Sunday’s 23-10 loss to the Bengals would be a tremendous understatement. But that probably goes without saying given Rizzo threatened to “mow down” any Browns fan attending the parade “under my tires.”

The highlights from Rizzo’s on-air meltdown, as transcribed by

“That is the loser-est of all loser moves I’ve ever heard in my life. My God man, have some pride in yourself.”

“If you are one of the people planning that parade, you better stay the hell away from me, my show, and my family, cause I’ll fight you.”

“I will do everything in my power to stop that. I will talk to Senator Sherrod Brown, Mayor Frank Jackson, I’ll talk to everyone I can. I swear to god . . . I’ll be there and I will mow you down under my tires. I promise that . . . If you have that parade it will end ugly. I know billionaires, senators, mayors, governors. That is going to go away, mark my words. It ain’t going to happen on my watch, I promise you that.” 

Alrighty then.

The plan for the parade is the brainchild of presumably disgruntled Browns fan and season-ticket holder Chris McNeil. He officially filed the necessary paperwork for an 0-16 parade back in November.

The Browns have three more shots at winning a single game this season. Otherwise, the seemingly accursed NFL organization will join the 2008 Detroit Lions as the only teams who have gone 0-16. And the notion that it could occur has led one Browns player to essentially go into hiding to avoid all the jokes.