Rooting for the Cleveland Browns requires resilience
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By Mike Lukas

Being a fan of the Cleveland Browns is not an easy thing, it requires resiliency through the bad times and also through more bad times.

Losing 31 out of 32 times can be traumatic to even the most die hard football fans — which describes anyone who has loved the Cleveland Browns.

True Browns backers have suffered decades of ego damage as a result of their ongoing association with this chronically inept NFL organization. Nowadays an odd-shaped sore on your lip, a suspicious stain on your pants and any Browns gear worn on your body are equally humiliating at social gatherings.

It’s also psychologically unhealthy having to repeatedly explain to groups of doubters that the Browns haven’t even started year three of their four-year rebuild and that someone entirely different will be picking their players from now on. All these negative moments and uneasy feelings pile up inside like dirty socks but ignoring them only forces everyone to get used to the stink.

Time for Browns fans to start considering a little something called ‘resilience’.

The American Psychological Association says:

“Resilience is the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress…It means, “bouncing back” from difficult...

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