Union Square Browns Backers of NYC Invade London!

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Several members of the Union Square Browns Backers made the journey from New York City across the Atlantic to jolly ‘ol London, England for the Cleveland Browns Week 8 game versus the Minnesota Vikings.

Highlights included Browns owner Jimmy Haslem pouring beers behind the bar at the Browns Backers party on Saturday night, spotting Browns legends Hanford Dixon, Josh Cribbs and Jim Brown, and what turned out to be a beautiful day for football at Twickenham stadium (despite the loss).

Check out our photo album featuring the best of our member’s pics from the weekend long festivities and game day.

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Brooklyn Browns Backers holding 2nd annual fundraiser

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Our friends over at the Brooklyn Browns Backers have kicked off their 2nd annual fundraiser, this year benefiting the millions of Puerto Ricans left devastated by Hurricane Maria.

They’re running a raffle, with lots of amazing Cleveland Browns related prizes. The raffle will be held at halftime of the Browns vs Jaguars game on November 19, 2017. Full details below.

Tickets are 2 for $5, or 5 for $10:

  • Tickets can be purchased online at any time. When they see a new payment they’ll fill out the corresponding number of raffle tickets and toss them into a hat.
  • During Browns games at their chapter viewing site, clubhouse Colony 274 (274th Ave, Brooklyn NY 11215)
  • At their BBQ in Prospect Park (near the Bandshell, 2-6pm on November 11th)

Drawing is November 19th, during halftime of the Jacksonville game at their viewing location:

You don’t have to be present to win, but it is recommended that if you’re after a specific prize you send a representative to choose and take home your item home. Someone will text or email winners if they aren’t present. Prizes are awarded on a 1st draw, 1st pick basis. Once again… it’s easiest to claim a prize if you’re present.

Lots of Prizes to win:

You can see all 13 prizes by viewing this Facebook photo album. One prize, the Little Browns water bottle, will be completed at the BBQ on 11/11, where members of the 2017 Little Browns flag football team (whom have actually won some games, and are awesome to cheer for) will autograph the bottle.

Questions? Email Rich Garr, Brooklyn Browns Backers’ President.

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We’re 100% having a 9am watch party in NYC for the Cleveland Browns’ London game

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The Union Square Browns Backers will 100% be hosting our NYC watch party for the October 29th Cleveland Browns game in London. Doors open at 9am for the 9:30am kickoff. We’ll be upstairs at the main bar and have the entire place to ourselves.

Our amazing hosts at Brother Jimmy’s BBQ have put together an exclusive food and festive drink special for the occasion:

  • $25 gets you a breakfast buffet (eggs, tots, bacon, build your own breakfast tacos) and unlimited mimosas, Bloody Marys and Coors Light drafts.

Why are we doing this, you ask? Why wake up so early on a Sunday morning after what will likely be an aggressive Halloween Saturday? Why subject ourselves to yet another embarrassing display from the incompetent gaggle of clowns that are the Cleveland Browns, in what will be yet another loss on their march to an 0-16 season? Because we’re gluttons for punishment and our parents never hugged us as children.

So come join us and your fellow CLE fans as we watch Hue Jackson and Jimmy Haslam bring their factory of sadness dumpster fire across the Atlantic and BURN LONDON TO THE GROUND.

Free shots if you show up in your Halloween costume from the night before.

And if you haven’t already, please take 5 minutes to join our chapter through the Browns Backers website. It’s free and helps us gain recognition among other chapters around the country.

2017 Cleveland Browns schedule: watch every game in NYC with the Browns Backers

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Whether you call New York City home or you’re just visiting NYC, come join 200+ Cleveland Browns Backers every Sunday during the NFL season at our official viewing site and Cleveland bar:

Brother Jimmy’s BBQ, Union Square
116 E. 16th Street (between Park Ave & Irving Pl.)
New York, NY 10003
» Click here for Map

We’ll be showing every regular season game in our large private room, with over 10 TVs (only playing the Browns), a full bar and a team of dedicated bartenders and waitresses.

Cleveland-only specials include:

  • Half price wings & rib-tips
  • Coors Light: $3 drafts, $12 pitchers
  • Blue Moon: $4 drafts, $16 pitches

Be sure to follow our Union Square Browns Backers Facebook page for weekly updates.

And if you haven’t already, please take 5 minutes to join our chapter through the Browns Backers website. It’s free and helps us gain recognition among other chapters around the country.

Full 2017 Cleveland Browns NFL Schedule below.

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Union Square Browns Backers named ‘Club of the Month’ for June 2017

Cleveland Browns Backers Club of the Month, June 2017
The Union Square Browns Backers of NYC have been selected by the Cleveland Browns and the Browns Backers Worldwide (BBW) as their Club of the Month for June 2017.

Special thanks to all our dedicated members and those Cleveland fans living in New York City who come out by the hundreds to support our beloved teams.

If you’re not already an official member of the Union Square Browns Backer, please do take 5 minutes to register. It’s totally free and helps us gain recognition among the other clubs around the country.

From the BBW website:

The Cleveland Browns would like to congratulate the Union Square Browns Backers on being named June 2017’s Browns Backers Club of the Month! Here are some of their awesome initiatives that led to the award:

– Their Facebook page grew 55 new followers, 1,170 total, as well as having a total post reach of 13,700 people for June
– They were also able to achieve 30 new followers on Instagram, 330 total
– The club hosted Cavaliers watch parties for every post season Cavs game, seeing over 500 people in attendance for every game
– During the games, the club was able to raise money for Team Continuum, a pediatric cancer awareness non-profit organization

There are approximately 335 Browns Backers clubs in 14 countries. The BBW are considered to be the largest organized fan clubs in all of professional sports with members and Clubs established throughout the world.

The BBW exists as a non-profit organization to actively support and positively promote the Cleveland Browns.

Thank you for making us the best Cavs bar in NYC and the country

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The day after a loss is always difficult, but today is a little easier knowing the Cavs gave us a championship last year and for that we are eternally grateful.

Thank you to all the 500+ rabid fans who came to our NYC watch parties throughout the playoff run. You guys are awesome and the reason we have arguably the best atmosphere of any Cavs bar in the country.

Also, a HUGE thank you to all the staff at Brother Jimmy’s Union Square. You gave us a home away from Cleveland and made us feel welcomed.

Food was on point, as always. The playlists had everyone dancing and engaged even when the games weren’t going well (thank you Justin Bieber). Servers were top notch and always hustling. Bartenders kept us drunk and were always smiling even though they were crushed behind the bar. Bus boys busted their asses. Security managed the overflow (and kicked out the one jackass Golden State fan last night). And the Shot Penguin made sure no one went home without smelling like Jack Fire.

Now rest up and detox. You’ve got a few months before the Browns are back in September and hopefully Tribe playoff baseball in October.

Union Square Browns Backers Viewing Location Closed The Remainder of the 2016 Season

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Over the past 15 years I’ve helped run some of the largest Browns Backers locations in the country: Washington DC, Los Angeles and now as the President of the Union Square Browns Backers of NYC. Over that time, the Cleveland Browns have gone 82-170 and made the playoffs once (a Wildcard loss to the Steelers in 2002).

During the 2016 Cavs championship run our Backers group hosted watch parties which regularly packed 650+ rabid Cleveland fans into our New York City viewing location. When the Tribe’s Postseason push brought us to Game 7 of the World Series we had the same diehard support, topping out at 600+ supporters. Our fans were so rowdy and so awesome that Budweiser caught wind of our exploits; they reached out and filmed a nationally televised commercial to capture our CLE fandom during Game 2 of the World Series. (Sadly, this never aired since the Cubs won…. #notmychampion).

Cleveland Browns Backers in NYC celebrate the Cavs NBA Finals championship at Brother Jimmy's Union Square

During Week 1 of this NFL season we had over 300 Backers show up to support the Browns, making us one of the top 3 largest Browns Backers locations worldwide. Can you guess how many fans were in attendance Week 12 of the Browns season, a game where our opponent punted 9 times in one game yet we still managed to lose by 14 points? Twelve people.

Why?

Because the winless Cleveland Browns are a gaggle of incompetent clowns. They are an embarrassment on almost every level and are no longer watchable. They have let down their city and we the fans are tired of it.

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Did you know tickets for remaining home games can be scooped up on StubHub for a paltry $2 a pop? For the price of a stadium beer, you can literally buy four tickets to watch these jokers run around like a middle school football team.

The Cleveland Browns have done nothing this season to earn our respect and certainly no longer deserve our support. Accordingly, we are officially closing our viewing site for the remainder of the season.

If you’re reading this, don’t think for a minute that your Browns fanship or your Browns Backers chapter is more diehard than our group simply because you’re going through the motions every Sunday for the next 3 weeks.

Let me be clear: this is not an act of indifference or defeatist behavior — this is an act of contempt and defiance towards the on and off-field product the Browns organization have put in front of us this season.


As always, special thanks to the wonderful staff of Brother Jimmy’s Union Square for all their hard work and support every game day. And don’t worry about the Shot Penguin —  she’s taken an early flight south for the winter.

We’ll see all you Cleveland faithful this coming April for the Cavs playoff run.

Noah,
Chapter President