Looking around mindlessly a couple days ago, I found this video of a Cleveland Browns fan and a Washington Redskins fan wrestling, in what looks to be like a tailgate. After watching it a couple times, I realized it was a very solid representation of a typical Cleveland Browns season. Let’s break it down.
The Browns fan represents the Browns, obviously, and the Redskins fan represents the rest of the NFL. Browns Fan starts out wrestling Redskins Fan down to his knees, kind of like how the Cleveland fanbase gets pumped up at the beginning of every season. When he gives the devils horns and sticks out his tongue, that’s when the fanbase is getting rabid and fervent, such as when they yell “BELIEVELAND” and get rowdy in the Dawg Pound.
As Browns Fan wrestles Redskins Fan down to the ground, it’s a metaphor for the progression of the Browns season, and how at that point, it could really go either good or bad for the team. When Browns Fan yells “REDSKINS SUUUUUUUUCCCCCK!!”, it’s the fans getting really rowdy and supporting their team to their fullest ability.
Two seconds later, it all goes downhill. The reversal from Redskins Fan reflects an injury, arrest, or some other unfortunate happening that befalls the Browns. For the majority of the rest of the video (or the majority of the rest of the season), Browns Fan (or the Browns) is just laying there, taking the humiliation and defeat, unable to do anything but just sit there. The camera holder yelling “You got him you got him you got him” is the denial Cleveland fans get as their season dwindles down.
Redskins Fan letting up Browns Fan is the acceptance of Browns fans realizing that it wasn’t there season, but there’s always next time (season), all leading up in the final seconds of the video (season) to a really gay ending.