The Kübler-Ross model and what it means for Brown's fans.

The Kubler-Ross model deals with the 5 stages of grief.

1. Denial - I don't have to be a Browns fan.

While it's incredibly hard to be a Browns fan, and many of us say that we can "walk away" the bottom-line truth is we know deep inside that we really can't. We ultimately have too much time and money invested. In the worst case scenarios, time, money and way too much love.

2. Anger - Fire everyone, blow it up, I hate everything.

This is a common response people have when they don't get what they want or need. The person feels as if he or she is in a one-sided relationship. You give and give and receive nothing or very little in return. It hurts, and hurt turns into anger. This is the epitome of the "factory of sadness" visceral response (thank you Mr. Mike Polk Jr. for the unmitigated laughs).

3. Bargaining - Maybe I expected too much.

This is basically when you start to feel bad for the Browns and start to blame yourself for not being a better fan. You may even deny you have ever felt this way, but that will only compound your suffering. You then ask yourself "How do I help turn this around?" Sadly, you start to realize you have no control over the situation.

4. Depression - This one is self explanatory. We've all had severe Cleveland Browns depression at one point.

The period between bargaining and acceptance where we mull, twist, writhe and "battle" with our Cleveland Browns problem now that we are beginning to accept it.

5. Acceptance - When you finally own your Cleveland Browns problem.

This is where you begin to resolve your issue. You put everything else to rest and look forward to the draft, tell yourself things will be better next year. etc.

All in all, this is a template to follow for the rest of the season. It's intended to help You, the fan, realize that while you are ultimately going to be depressed and angry over the next 13 games, you will be able to move on despite feeling molested and unsanitary regardless of your undying allegiance.

Lastly, and as usual, Go Browns!

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