It hasn’t been a good season for the Cleveland Browns. Following their loss to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, only two teams — the San Diego Chargers and Pittsburgh Steelers — now stand between them and a winless season. If that were to happen, they’d join the 2008 Detroit Lions as the only teams in NFL history to finish a season with a 0-16 record.
To add salt to the wound, the Browns are also tied for the fourth longest losing streak ever with 17 straight losses dating back to last season.
In fact, it’s gotten so bad that not only would some Browns fans rather spend their Sunday afternoons watching a different team, they’re cool with it being their heated rivals. According to Daryl Ruiter of 92.3 The Fan, a number of Clevelanders requested their local television networks show the Steelers-Cincinnati Bengals game yesterday instead. While there are a good amount of Bengals and Steelers fans in Cleveland who could have been behind some of those calls, it’s still not a great look given the circumstances at hand.
Clevelanders would rather watch Steelers than #Browns. Well done Haslams. CBS affiliate getting bombarded w/ requests for Pitt/Cin game
— Daryl Ruiter (@RuiterWrongFAN) December 18, 2016
By the way, Clevelanders aren’t alone in not wanting to watch the Browns, because ticket prices for the game in Buffalo were ridiculously low. TicketCity were selling hundreds of tickets for around $10, for example, while StubHub had even cheaper options at $6.95. On the bright side, at least Cleveland has the Indians and Cavaliers. Those two teams have given them plenty to cheer about over the last six months.