Hey Browns fans. My name is Joe Ginley, and I'm psyched to say that I'll be writing for Dawgs by Nature. I'm thrilled to be coming aboard at such an exciting time here in Cleveland. I can't say how grateful I am for this opportunity. Thank you to Chris and the rest of the staff for choosing me, and for making me feel so welcome.
A little about me:
- I'm a born and bred Clevelander. Lots of West side pride.
- I'm a Blue Streak and Wildcat. I'm heading into my junior year at John Carroll University, where I'm studying communications. I'm the managing editor of JCU's student newspaper, I work in the Sports Information Department and I'm a broadcaster at WJCU. I'm also a proud alumnus of Saint Ignatius High School.
- I'm a sports nerd. I can't get enough of the Browns, Indians and Cavs. I love watching college sports, too, especially football and basketball. I'm also a big hockey nut, as I'm a Washington Capitals fan (more on that at a later time).
- Favorite former Browns player: Tim Couch, despite my "gut feeling" to pick Kelly Holcomb. I dressed up as Couch for Halloween in 1999 after the Browns beat the Saints. I hauled in tons of candy that year.
- Most memorable Browns moment: The only Browns playoff appearance in the expansion era, that awful loss to the Steelers in January 2003. I still can't believe we blew a double-digit lead to Tommy Maddox. Dwayne Ruud and the "Helmetgate" episode is another moment I'll never forget: I was there with my Dad and uncles. That was my first, small taste of Browns heartbreak.
The beginning of time here at DBN will be a learning experience. I'm a Browns lifer, but I'm new to the DBN community. Hopefully you'll enjoy reading my posts and come to appreciate my dry sense of humor.
I'm always open to feedback, so if you have something to say about anything I post, let me have it. Be it praise or criticism, don't hold back. I know that I have a lot to learn in this business, so I'm always looking for ways to get better. And I'm always willing to talk about anything sports related, so feel free to tweet at me if you're so inclined.
Once again, thank you to everyone who has welcomed me so far. I'm grateful for the chance to be a part of the DBN community. I can't wait to get started.
Thank you all, and Go Browns!