The grocery-store cashier saw my hat today and said “You a Browns fan?”
“Hell yeah,” I said. “We got Johnny Football!”
Our high five was so authentic and loud that people noticed.
The Browns drafted Brady Quinn No. 22 in the first round a few years ago, and that was a joke. Two years ago, overrated idiot walrus Mike Holmgren drafted Brandon Weeden No. 22, and Browns fans will remember Holmgren forever as an overrated idiot walrus who doesn’t know a fucking thing about drafting quarterbacks.
Drafting Johnny Manziel at No. 22 on Thursday night was different. It was great. It was right.
In February, Johnny Football told the Houston Chronicle “If something happens, and it’s the Cleveland Browns, I’m going to pour my heart out for the Dawg Pound and try to win a Super Bowl for Cleveland. I don’t care if they’ve had 20 starting quarterbacks since 1999. I’m going to be the 21st and the guy that brought them the Super Bowl.”
Yes. Just yes.