The Cleveland Browns are terrible. This isn’t news to anyone. Following Sunday’s loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, the Browns are sitting at 0-13, just three losses away from a completing an imperfect 0-16 season.
In November, a Browns season ticket holder filed an application for a permit to host a parade if the team went 0-16. With the magical mark getting closer and closer, the prospect of the parade happening remains strong.
This isn’t sitting well with ESPN Cleveland’s Tony Rizzo, who thinks the idea for a parade is laughable and had some very harsh words for the organizers and potential attendees of the event.
Yup. “If you’re one of the people out there that is planning a parade for 0-16, I will fight you”.
But wait, there’s more!
Rizzo doubled down on his comments, then saying the parade would “end ugly” if it happened, and also saying he would “mow you down” to anyone that attended. (transcription via Clevescene)
“I will do everything in my power to stop that. I will talk to Senator Sherrod Brown, Mayor Frank Jackson, I’ll talk to everyone I can. I swear to god . . . I’ll be there and I will mow you down under my tires. I promise that . . . If you have that parade it will end ugly. I know billionaires, senators, mayors, governors. That is going to go away, mark my words. It ain’t going to happen on my watch, I promise you that.”
This is 20 years of frustration spilling out into one radio rant, and while it’s way over the top, it’s still pretty hilarious.