CLEVELAND, OH – DECEMBER 6: A Cleveland Browns fan expresses their disappointment with the team during the second half against the Cincinnati Bengals at FirstEnergy Stadium on December 6, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Bengals defeated the Browns 37-3. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

The Cleveland Cavaliers ended a championship drought for the city of Cleveland this summer. The Cleveland Indians came one game away from a second championship to celebrate. The Browns, meanwhile, are on the opposite end of the Cleveland sports spectrum.

While the Cavs and Indians are on the end with the pot of gold, the Browns are nowhere close to joining their neighboring sports franchises. That doesn’t mean Browns fans are going to be left without a parade this season, however.

Fans of the NFL franchise are beginning to plan and coordinate a parade through the city to honor a potential “perfect” 0-16 season.

Sad Browns fans
CLEVELAND, OH – JANUARY 3: Cleveland Browns fans look on during the fourth quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers at FirstEnergy Stadium on January 3, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. Pittsburgh won the game 28-12. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

The plans have picked up momentum since the Browns lost Thursday night to the Baltimore Ravens. The Browns are 0-10 with six games to play. Given the schedule, 0-16 is becoming more and more likely to happen with two games against the Steelers, one against the Bengals, one against the Giants, one against the Bills, and one against the Chargers. It’s not quite a murderer’s row the Browns have to get through, although the Browns make things look more difficult than they might be. When you are taking a timeout on the first play of a game for having 12 men on the field, 0-16 almost looks like a given regardless of the schedule.

If you think this is all a joke, nope. There’s official paperwork submitted and everything. This is as legit as it can get.

The last team in the NFL to go 0-16 was the 2008 Detroit Lions. The dubious winless feat has been accomplished three other times since 1960, with the Baltimore Colts going 0-8-1 in strike-shortened 1982, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers going 0-14 in 1976, and the Dallas Cowboys going 0-11-1 in 1960. At least the Cowboys and Bucs can say those winless seasons were their first years in existence. The same cannot be said for the Lions (who also went 0-11 in 1942) and the Browns. They’re just pitiful franchises. Some might even call the Browns a factory of sadness.

Hopefully, this guy shows up for the festivities.

Of course, in typical Browns fashion, the team will probably win a game to even ruin these plans for the fans.

[CBS Sports]

About Kevin McGuire

Contributor to Athlon Sports and The Comeback. Previously contributed to Host of the Locked On Nittany Lions Podcast. FWAA member and Philadelphia-area resident.

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