Found August 07, 2013 on Football Extra Points:
As a Cleveland Browns fan I wanted to touch on something that is near and dear to me as a fan and that is the "Dog Pound" which is the name for the Bleacher section behind the East End Zone in what is now known as "First Energy Stadium", but what is most important, it is the home of  the very best and the most zealous fans in professional football. The history of the name goes as follows. At the start of the 1985 training camp, Browns cornerback Hanford Dixon gave his defensive unit the name "Dawgs". Dixon and his fellow cornerback, Frank Minnifield, started the idea of the dog-cat relationship which eventually spun into the Dawg Pound. The concept was that the quarterback was the cat while the Browns defense, specifically the defensive line, was the dog. The plan was that whenever the defense would make a big play such as a sack, the defensive linemen and the linebackers would bark. As this progressed through training camp, Browns fans who were in...
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