The Browns are America's team.
Adam Rifkin stashed this in Football
Adrian Peterson's tweet about his daughter mocking him for losing to the Browns was retweeted 26,000 times.
Three days after trading last year's third-overall pick and effectively tanking the 2013 season, the Cleveland Browns beat the Minnesota Vikings 31-27 on the road yesterday.
Coming into the year everyone thought the Browns would be a deeply boring team. They had a decent defense, a limited offense, and no quarterback — a recipe that pointed to an instantly forgettable 6-10 season.
But they've become something much different. After basically scrapping the season after two weeks, shipping off Trent Richardson, and hilariously promoting third-string QB Brian Hoyer to starter, they've become the weirdest, most intriguing bad team in the NFL.
The Browns have nothing to lose because the Browns are beyond wins and losses. Their goals are explicitly long-term in a league where every team still thinks it can make the playoffs this year, and as a result they've become the ultimate spoiler team.
This is a team that traded a guy andmade him hear about it on the radio, they care not for feelings.
Yesterday they faked a punt in their own territory and it went for 34 yards. They also faked a field goal for a touchdown from 11 yards out (via @cjzero) in the gif above.