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The Prez Sez: Browns Backers President’s Week 7 predictions vs. Broncos

These Presidents have Browns football on their mind all week

Baltimore Ravens v Denver Broncos Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images

Browns Backers Presidents just don’t simply look good and do all the work to organize their chapters. They know football, and more importantly, know Cleveland Browns football.

In 2018 and 2019, the Mile High Browns Backers attracted nearly 1,000 Browns fans to Stoney’s Bar and Grill for each of our pregame parties and 2,000-3,000 Browns fans to each of the tailgates we hosted. We’re loud and proud at a mile high and the barking continues to get louder.

This chapter has fielded a softball team in the summer and fall since the summer of 1984, and the one constant has been Marty Repice who manages and plays the role of GM at this point. In 2021 they didn’t win a championship but had the best damn looking uniforms in the league.

The Israel chapter had breakfast with Jim Brown in Jerusalem a short while back, when NFL all-Pros were in town.

Each week, DBN invites five Browns Backers chapter Presidents to provide their insight with the outcome of Cleveland’s next opponent, but for the first time only four responded.

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This week’s Presidents and their predictions:

Mile High Browns Backers

President: Cliff Colson

Denver, Colorado

Favorite former player: Bill Nelson

Favorite current player: Nick Chubb

Viewing location: Stoney’s Bar and Grill

Best menu item: The Al Pastor Taco: marinated pork, pineapple, onion, cilantro, avocado tomatillo salsa, lime wedge, corn tortilla

Weekly prediction: “As a Browns Fan living at a Mile High for 36 years, Bronco Fan still loves to bring up the ‘D’ and the ‘F’. My reply to them these days, ‘That team plays in another city now and it’s 2021. And besides, I’ve paid more local and state taxes than you have.’” Browns 24, Broncos 13


North Central Ohio Browns Backers

President: Anthony Hoffman

Crestline, Ohio

Favorite former player: Leroy Kelly

Favorite current player: Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah

Viewing location: VFW Post 2920

Best menu item: Fish fry


Spokane Browns Backers

President: Skip Leasure

Spokane, Washington

Favorite former player: Ozzie Newsome

Favorite current player: Nick Chubb

Viewing location: 24 Taps Burgers & Brew

Best menu item: Poutine Burger: Canadian tradition into a signature burger. A mound of our homemade double fried French fries & white cheese curds all smothered in a piping hot brown gravy

Weekly prediction: “Browns win an ugly game on TNF 23-19. Denver scores on a pick-6 plus four FGs. With both primary RBs out, Browns cobble together Demetric Felton and D’Ernest Johnson for 200 combined scrimmage yards and defensive TD for the win.

It’s honestly hard to know what to expect with so many injuries. At this time it feels like we will be missing a significant chunk of our starting lineup, and unless both RBs make a miraculous recovery, it’s hard to see beating very many good teams. Luckily Denver does not qualify as a good team.”


Holy Devoted Biblical Browns Backers

President: Ruth Lieberman and VP Daniel Jaffe

Gush Etzion, Israel

Favorite former player: Brian Sipe

Favorite current player: Nick Chubb

Viewing location: President’s residence

Weekly prediction: “3-3 is disappointing but not a disaster. The Browns still hold their own keys to the playoffs. The division is still up for grabs with all six division games yet to play. And the Wild Card is wide open with teams like the Patriots and Dolphins stumbling. Winning the game in Denver would be a small step in the right direction. The question is – quite literally – who is going to show up to play? The offense will score points if Wills, Conklin, Landry, Chubb (and maybe even Hunt) can take the field. And if Mayfield can pull his battered body together within such a short week. But if the Browns are missing both offensive tackles, both RB’s and their best receiver it will be a different story. Even if Mayfield can play, he is likely to be reduced once again to heaving up a Hail Mary prayer on the last play before halftime in order to even keep the game close. Adding to this the short week and the unique difficulties to adjusting to the stadium called Mile High (for good reason), it is almost impossible to make any kind of intelligent prediction. So we will go with our hearts rather than our heads, and predict a 24-20 Browns win.”