Originally written November 22, 2012 on Bush League Chronicle:
The 2-8 Cleveland Browns have simply been terrible this season. And this fact seems to extend all the way down from the players on the field up to their marketing department. Here's an example. The Browns are hosting the 6-4 Pittsburgh Steelers this Sunday and all fans in attendance are slated to receive a white flag as part of a promotion with The NFL Ticket Exchange. Yes, a white flag. You know, the ones that are usually used to signal surrender to the opposition. Whoops!Perhaps Cleveland could save everyone some time by going ahead and forfeiting the game. As Shutdown Corner noted, the Steelers have won 21 of the previous 23 matchups between the two, including 10 of the last 11. However, one should assume that team personnel would be a little more aware of how their promotions translate to public perception. Oh well. Their lack of foresight has provided some comedy for the time being.
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