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The Prez Sez: Browns Backers President’s Week 5 Predictions vs. Colts

These Presidents eat and drink all their campaign contributions

Central Indiana Browns Backers Association

Browns Backers Worldwide Presidents have their own campaign platform: eat more spicy wings and why is my beer mug empty? They don’t just promise a good time, they make sure it happens. The only thing they can’t promise is how the Browns will do each week.

Each week, DBN invites five Browns Backers chapter Presidents to provide their insight with the outcome of Cleveland’s next opponent: the Indianapolis Colts.

The Chi-Town Dawg Pound out of Chicago is one of this week’s Prez Sez highlights. They are the largest of all Browns Backers chapters and offer up to 300 seating accommodations at their viewing location.

In 2018, they decided to throw a Browns’ prom for the Saturday night against the Denver Broncos in honor that Cleveland rarely ever plays on a Saturday night. The event featured Browns formalwear, a “Mayfield of Dreams” balloon arch, prom king & queen announcement at halftime, and a big 17-16 win to end the night!

If you are interested in joining a Browns Backers chapter, or want to see where the nearest chapter is located to your home, here’s the official Backer Tracker link:


This week’s Presidents and their predictions:

Chi-Town Dawg Pound

President: Jake Wilkoff (with Frank Thorn)

Chicago, Illinois

Favorite former player: Eric Metcalf

Favorite current player: Nick Chubb

Viewing location: Old Crow Wrigleyville

Best menu item: Buffalo chicken and waffles

Week 2 prediction: “I think the game will look a lot like the Cincinnati and Washington games. Indianapolis hasn’t shown itself to be particularly strong against the run, or able to exploit our banged-up secondary with a sharp passing game. The Browns will be able to control the ball on the ground and Myles will make enough plays at the end to secure the win. Browns win 31-24.”


Holy Devoted Biblical Browns Backers

President: Ruth Lieberman (with Daniel Jaffe)

Gush Etzion, Israel

Favorite former player: Brian Sipe

Favorite current player: Myles Garrett

Viewing location: President’s residence

Best menu item: Steaks on the grill with good local beer

Week 2 prediction: “It’s difficult to figure out how good the Colts really are. Their two wins are against winless teams. Their real test came in Week 4 on the road against the Bears. But Rivers has settled in nicely (even if his receiver corps is hurting) and the defense is solid and opportunistic. Turnovers will dictate the result of this matchup – if the Browns can take care of the ball they will have a chance at an upset. Colts 24 – Browns 21”


Key West Browns Backers

President: Greg Cieslik (with Victor Zarnick)

Key West, Florida

Favorite former player: Anthony Henry

Favorite current player: Nick Chubb

Viewing location: Viva Argentinian Steakhouse

Best menu item: 10 oz. grilled filet mignon wrapped in bacon

Week 2 prediction: “While the Colts’ defense has been good on paper, they have faced three teams with a combined record of 1-8. I am predicting a win for the Browns when they face the Colts at home in Cleveland. If our defense can get healthy by Oct. 11, I can see the Browns snagging a couple INT’s against the aging Phillip Rivers. The Browns are truly looking like a “run first” team and I expect them to dominate on the ground. Browns win at home 28-17.”


Canton Browns Backers

President: Steve Ingram

Canton, Ohio

Favorite former player: Dave Logan

Favorite current player: Sheldon Richardson

Viewing location: The Winking Lizard Tavern

Best menu item: Bo-Man’s Chicken Honey Club with a renegade whiskey

Week 5 prediction: “ Unfortunately, we have picked the Colts to win the contest, 24 to 19, in a hard fought matchup of two, much improved defenses. With the injury suffered by Nick Chubb in the Dallas game, we believe he will see limited action. The Browns’ passing game depends on the strong running from our two, stud running backs, Chubb and Hunt. As our defense is improving, our secondary still needs to stand up and take control, limiting the long receptions. Teams should definitely be focusing on our defensive line and protect their quarterback.”


Central Indiana Browns Backers Association

President: Jim Abraham

Indianapolis, Indiana

Favorite former player: Brian Sipe

Favorite current player: Myles Garrett

Viewing location: Georges Neighborhood Grill

Best menu item: Lobster and Shrimp stuffed Ravioli

Week 5 prediction: “The Colts’’ D is the strength of their team. This will be the first real defense the Browns have played since Baltimore. In a very close game, I think the Browns win this one 27-21. The offense has yet to perform at any real consistent level throughout the year. If we can establish the run game (as we have in the last three weeks) we will be headed to Pittsburgh with a 4-1 record.”