Local Browns fans find joy in weekly Garden City tradition

Posted at 10:15 PM, Sep 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-01 00:15:11-04

You ever kept a card in your wallet for more than 50 years? This Browns fan has.

"It's my Browns ticket from 1964. December 27th. And, uh, the Browns won their championship 27 to nothing over the Baltimore Colts," said Frank Sesek, Boise resident.

Today a ticket to the NFL Championship game would cost hundreds-- if not thousands-- of dollars. But back then...

"My uncle paid for this ticket and he had to dig deep in his wallet because it cost 6 dollars."

Last Sunday, Cleveland Browns fan saw their first win since the Obama administration.

"It was nice to just get, as they say, the monkey off our back. That we finally got a clear-cut victory."

And nobody enjoyed it more than a group of more than 25 loyal Browns fans that congregate every Sunday at Players Pub and Grill in Garden City.

"And that's why I'm a Browns fan, so that, so that I can join all fellow clevelanders!"

And although they didn't end up beating the Oakland Raiders in this Sunday's game-- Raiders won the match 45 to 42-- for some members of the tradition, it's not always the end result that matters. Rather, it's "the company you keep."

"In essence, football is just an excuse to enjoy life with your friends."