The Cleveland Browns are now facing criticism from nearly every facet of society. With Cleveland known as the most dysfunctional franchise in the NFL, even the global technology brand, Apple, had to pounce on the chance to make fun of the Browns.
If you are in the city of Cleveland, asking Siri – the personal assistant for Apple’s iPhone – “where is sadness” is guaranteed to make you laugh. Siri will respond with this:
The photo “drops a pin” on FirstEnergy Stadium – the arena where the Browns play their home games. With a home record of 16-24 in their past five seasons, it’s fair to refer to the stadium as a place of misery.
It’s the latest public humiliation for an NFL franchise that hasn’t experienced much luck recently. The Browns haven’t made the postseason since 2002, but finally appear to be trending in the right direction. The hiring of Hue Jackson as head coach is a positive first step, and ridding themselves of players like Johnny Manziel and Dwyane Bowe can only improve the team’s chances of winning more games.
Competing in the brutally competitive AFC North doesn’t do them any favors, but with the No. 2 overall pick offering the chance for a future franchise quarterback, the Browns seem to be on their way to respectability.
In the meantime though, the Browns have no choice but to continue to be the butt of any and all NFL jokes.