Early last year, I wrote in this blog that I had chosen to adopt the NFL’s perpetual underachiever, the Cleveland Browns, as my NFL team. After all, as a lifetime supporter of the Footscray Football Club (aka Western Bulldogs), I find underdog teams quite endearing.
Well, perhaps my decision to adopt them has proven lucky, as the Browns are in the NFL playoffs (what Americans call the finals series) for the first time in many years. On Sunday, they play the Pittsburg Steelers in the first week of the playoffs.
I wish them well. Hopefully they can emulate my beloved AFL team’s miracle run in 2016 and win their way through to the Super Bowl. If they do that, I might consider buying a Browns hat or t-shirt or jersey and make my support more tangible.