Longtime Saints Fans Have Paid Some Dues, But Not Like This Cleveland Browns Fan
I’ve been a fan of the New Orleans Saints for more than 30 years. I remember the paper bags, Heath Schuler, Steve Walsh, Jim Everett, John Fourcade , the 2005 season without a home game, and last year’s defense that gave up more than 7,000 yards. Hold that thought…
Ohio native Scott Entsminger was a life long fan of the Cleveland Browns, and a long time season ticket holder. Scott passed away on the 4th of July, after battling pancreatic cancer. He was 55.
Scott suffered through decades of watching his team invent ways to lose football games, and even desertion, when owner Art Modell moved the team to Baltimore in 1995 & renamed them the Ravens. The NFL granted Cleveland a new franchise to be named the Browns. Success has eluded them. The Ravens have since won two Super Bowls.
Scott’s obituary appeared in Sunday’s edition of the Columbus Dispatch.
Here’s his last request: “(Scott) respectfully requests six Cleveland Browns pall bearers so the Browns can let him down one last time.”
Since 2006, the Black & Gold has made four playoff appearances, won three division titles, made two trips to the NFC Championship, and won a Super Bowl. Let’s all pray for Scott. Our loyalty has been rewarded. his wasn’t.