Drew Carey: “Take the money you were going to spend on the Browns…and go to the…orchestra”

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CLEVELAND –  Drew Carey, one of Cleveland’s favorite sons, has some choice words for Clevelanders about the current situation the Browns are in. In a nutshell: “You don’t have to support them just because they’re in Cleveland.”

Carey had a Browns’ conversation with sportswriter Joe Posnanski last week. And he made the point that it is OK for Clevelanders to be NOT OK with their team right now.

“You don’t have to support them,” Carey said. “You don’t have to do it. … If somebody owned a sandwich shop in Cleveland, and they were selling (bleepy) sandwiches, you don’t have to buy the (bleepy) sandwiches just because they’re from Cleveland. You could buy sandwiches from anywhere. You could buy them from a chain.

According to the interview, Carey wants Clevelanders, and everyone else, to remember that there are some pretty amazing things going on in the city right now, and that they shouldn’t define themselves by one sports team.

“Listen, you don’t want those Browns to be part of your mental state,” Carey says. “You know, the whole ‘Cleveland is bad, the Browns are bad, Cleveland bad, I’m bad because I’m from Cleveland,’ dance. You don’t want that thing to be part of your brain. There are so many good things in Cleveland. Concentrate on the Museum (of Art) — it’s one of the best in the world. Concentrate on the Cleveland Clinic and all the great things they’re doing.

“Go to the orchestra. It’s the best orchestra in the whole wide world, arguably, and it’s right in our city. Take the money you were going to spend on the Browns, take your kids, and go to the (bleeping) orchestra. Then you can have pride in your city. That’s the thing to be proud of. Don’t wear your (bleeping) Browns shirt like an idiot.”

The Browns were given a 37-3 drubbing by the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, which sent their record to 2-10. 

On Tuesday they announced that Johnny Manziel would return to his role as starting quarterback. 

If the NFL draft were held today, December 8th, they’d have the very first pick.

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