At 3:30 PM ET today, Joe Thomas will officially hold his retirement press conference in Berea, Ohio. We’ll have a recap of what he says later in the day.
For now, let’s take a look at some of the other fun things that have happened since his retirement. DrawPlayDave did a great comic honoring him and all of the quarterbacks he blocked for without missing a snap:
Farewell sweet offensive linemanhttps://t.co/SMROG8dh4Z— Dave Rappoccio (@DrawPlayDave) March 17, 2018
The City of Cleveland also made a proclamation that in recognition of Thomas, July 3, 2018 (7/3/18) will be known as “Joe Thomas Day.”
Dear @Browns fans: At your request, 7/3/18 is officially going to be Joe Thomas Day in the City of #CLE in honor of #Browns great, #73 @joethomas73.— City of Cleveland (@CityofCleveland) March 15, 2018
We wish you well on your retirement, sir!
Thanks for representing #CLE well. pic.twitter.com/rx0L1dZc8V
Always the jokester, Thomas lobbied for making the day more than just a proclamation.
I’d like to lobby @CityofCleveland to make 7/3 an official holiday where the city government is closed, banks are closed, mandatory day off for all workers. It only make sense to roll into America’s birthday with a little pre-game holiday for all on the 3rd. Retweet if you agree https://t.co/LnyACOA6xH— Joe Thomas (@joethomas73) March 17, 2018
Never change, Joe.