Hype Video Calls Cleveland Browns “America’s Team” and I Can’t Stop Laughing
Screenshot from YouTube: Clayton Braham

Look, history will tell you (and most fans across the United States) that the Dallas Cowboys are the one-and-only “America’s Team.” Recent years, however, built the unshakeable case that the New England Patriots earned that title. But nothing, and I mean absolutely nothing, suggests that the lovable losers of Ohio’s “Mistake by the Lake” known as the Cleveland Browns would EVER lay claim to being “America’s Team.”

And yet, here I sit, watching a video about a franchise that’s reached the NFL playoffs TWICE IN 26 YEARS, and it actually suggests the Browns have now become “America’s Team.”

Cleveland Browns: America’s Team…?

Do not adjust your settings. Someone is so delusional that this idea came to life after last year’s 7-8-1 record, which ended a run of seven-straight last place finishes in the AFC North (Oh my word, they finished third!!!!) and followed a combined 3-44 record in the previous three seasons.

No, this isn’t some kind of pure, unfiltered comedy prank. They really believe they’ve become America’s Team…

What planet am I on? Is this Neptune? Have I fallen into a space-time vortex and emerged in a different dimension? Since when did 11-straight losing seasons make Cleveland “America’s Team?”

I love a good laugh, but I don’t know how much more my heart can take.

I don’t know Clayton Braham at all, but he makes Cleveland-related hype videos for that fan base, including this one, and runs the Twitter account CLEology. I respect his loyalty to the city, but man, leave Jim Rome’s insane, preposterous, outrageous, ludicrous, factually-incorrect statement out of an otherwise really solid hype video.

No, the addition of Odell Beckham Jr. does not make you a Super Bowl contender no matter what Las Vegas leads you to believe. No, Baker Mayfield is not Brett Favre reincarnate. Yes, Myles Garrett, Denzel Ward, Jarvis Landry and Nick Chubb are really solid football players, but c’mon now.


That. Does. Not. Make. You. America’s. Team.

We didn’t even escape the preseason and this is already happening. If Freddie Kitchens and his zero career games as a head coach finishes the season with a winning record, it’ll be this NFL team’s first winning season since 2007, and its third since 1990.


To all the Browns fans out there, PLEASE settle down.

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John Duffley About the author:
John joins the FanBuzz team with five years of experience freelancing as a sports writer for and A graduate of Penn State University, John currently lives and works in Austin, Texas. He is also a member of the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA).
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