Since 1999, the Cleveland Browns have struggled to find their franchise quarterback, starting an embarrassing 28 men in the position. That's more than the Cleveland Indians 25-man active roster. And as one bride pointed out, using cake no less, that revolving door of athletes is just asking to be a punchline.
As first tweeted
by an ESPN reporter, a new husband recently received a Browns jersey-style groom's cake with the phrase "Insert QB" frosted in the nameplate section, all courtesy of his bride.
As you no doubt know, the Browns are a miserable 48-112 over the last 10 seasons, and for the first time in franchise history, went 0-16 last season. A streak worthy of a parade in fact, which we covered here
But all the cakes and parades in the world shouldn't distract from the simple truth that the Browns are still Cleveland's favorite team
. (Even in the face of the Indians Home Opener, fans are still focused on the Browns on Twitter.)
Adding to even more buzz in the offseason, the Browns have added their 29th starting quarterback in Tyrod Taylor, along with wide receiver Jarvis Landry and Ohio State University alum running back Carlos Hide. The Browns also again have two first-round picks in this year's NFL Draft, No. 1 and 4 overall.
With all this new energy, a winning season could be in the Browns' future ... but it's smart to make realistic goals. Shoot for one win perhaps, or even a cake with a real franchise-worthy quarterback's name.