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The Prez Sez: Browns Backers President’s Week 8 predictions vs. Steelers

The Presidents have spoken

Glass City chapter

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.

At the viewing place for the North Jersey chapter, The Canal House, they have on the menu a special Item just for this chapter called the Cleveland Polish Boy Sandwich. Many of you probably would have had experienced one at a visit to Steve’s Hot Dog Lunch on Lorain Avenue (now in old Brooklyn) in the wee hours of the morning.

This chapter also has raffles at every game, raising money and collecting food for the Interfaith Faith Food Pantry Network of Morris. They often participate in charity 5K’s and walks for local and national causes. They are “Walking To End Alzheimer’s” this month and have raised over $3,000 so far.

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

Click the link below to find your local chapter:


This week’s Presidents and their predictions:

Glass City Browns Backers

President: Michael Lorenzi

Lancaster, Ohio

Favorite former player: Brian Brennan

Favorite current player: Wyatt Teller

Viewing location: Buffalo Wild Wings

Best menu item: Traditional Wings with Blazin’ Carolina Reaper sauce, beer-battered onion rings and a cold PBR

Weekly prediction: “It was January 21st, 1979. I was 14 1/2 years old and watching the Pittsburgh Steelers play the Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl 13. All I can remember, of that game, is wanting both teams to lose really, really bad. I had enough of Terry Bradshaw’s ridiculous Spalding running shoe advertisements and Roger Staubach’s annoying Rolaid’s commercials. That’s all we saw in the 1970s. Terry Bradshaw this, Roger Staubach that. Movies, commercials, interviews. It’s like the world’s media couldn’t get enough of them. But the worst of all was when watching my hero, Burt Reynolds, in the movie “Hooper” and here comes Terry ”The Blonde Bomber” Bradshaw in a fight seen. He literally ruined any respect I had for Burt Reynolds after that. Plus, “Smokey and the Bandit II” and “III” really sucked.

Now I hope you can understand why and how I feel about the P****burgh Squeelers.

The best way to shut up a Squeeler fan is to remind them their first four Super Bowl wins came from former Browns linebackers Chuck Noll #65 and Bill Cowher #53. Tomlin was just a fluke. On October 31st at 1:00 pm, I will be rooting for my Browns to destroy the Squeelers. Score: Browns 27, Squeelers 17”


Browns Backers of North Jersey

President: Steven Stavrenos

Wharton, New Jersey

Favorite former player: Dino Hall

Favorite current player: Kareem Hunt

Viewing location: The Canal House

Best menu item: The Cleveland Polish Boy Sandwich with homemade Arborio rice pudding served with cinnamon and fresh whipped cream

Weekly prediction: “The Browns are still incorporating new personnel into the mix. After two tough road losses the Browns will bounce back against the despised Denver Broncos and meet the Steelers head on. The Steelers cannot ever be taken lightly, but I believe the one two punch of Landry / Beckham tag team will prevail. I don’t think Ben will be able to flee the defensive line,and our secondary finally jelling will confound him. Browns 28, Steelers 17”


Charleston WV Browns Backers

President: Jim Workman

Cross Lanes, West Virginia

Favorite former player: Greg Pruitt

Favorite current player: Myles Garrett

Viewing location: Buffalo Wild Wings

Best menu item: Grilled chicken wrap with extra honey BBQ sauce

Weekly prediction: “This is the game Browns fans have been waiting on, for decades perhaps. Finally, Cleveland is the dominant team and Pittsburgh is the one reeling, and probably heading toward rebuild mode. The Browns faithful won’t sympathize at all. Whether that same emotion translates over to the players in the locker room, that’s up for debate. But I believe this year’s edition of the Browns is carrying the city and its loyal fans on their backs, eager to deliver a winner.

No game on the schedule is bigger than this one, regardless of records. Each week, Kevin Stefanski and Alex Van Pelt are incorporating more of their offense into the system, and the players are responding. This week may be the one when all that potential meets reality.

I’m looking for a dominant performance on both sides of the ball. The Cleveland defense is ready to tee off on the immobile Rothlisberger, and the Browns offense utilizing all it’s available weapons. No mercy shown. Browns 45, Steelers 10”


Newfoundland Browns Backers

President: Chris Callahan

Mt. Pearl, Newfoundland - Canada

Favorite former player: Brian Brennan

Favorite current player: Nick Chubb

Viewing location: The Bigs Ultimate Sports Grill

Best menu item: Maple BBQ ranch wings served with potato skins

Weekly prediction: “Despite a growing list of injuries and a team that resembles a MASH Unit more that football team, the Browns dig deep and beat a divisional opponent at home. With a healthy Chubb, the Browns do what they do best and run the ball. Expect Chubb to have 20 plus carries and a great day on the ground. Browns 31-10”


Northern California Browns Backers

President: Jim Braden

Citrus Heights, California

Favorite former player: Jim Brown

Favorite current player: Nick Chubb

Viewing location: The Couch Sports Lounge

Best menu item: Buffalo wings with a sampler side which consists of three jalapeno poppers, three mozzarella sticks, four onion rings, three chicken strips served with couch potatoes and ranch dressing, marinara or BBQ sauce

Weekly prediction: “This will be a game between two teams trying to figure if they are any good. During their three game win streak, the Browns looked good. Now with a defense that has allowed 84 points in the last two games, and an injury report 20 players deep; who knows what will happen. The Steelers on the other hand have had an up--and-down season of their own. Is Big Ben washed-up? What’s up with their defense? T.J. Watt is legit. Depending on how the Broncos’ game goes and who is left to play, this should be a even game with the Browns winning on a late field goal 27-24.”