Watch: Frustrated Browns fan pens letter to team
(CBS News) You have to hand it to long-suffering football fans in Ohio. Their beloved NFL teams may have lost a lot of games in recent years but they haven't lost their sense of humor.
In the heartfelt missive, he declares that he will only pay $2 for his four preseason game tickets. His rationale is sound: "I'm sure that you'll concur that 50 cents a seat is a more-than-adequate price to pay to watch fourth-string walk-ons from Mount Union run into each other in a meaningless scrimmage while I drink several of your $11 beers."
He later adds that the balance he owes for the regular season tickets would be delinquent, as he will have to "borrow" from the Browns' playbook: "My checking account is currently in a rebuilding year."
The Browns finished 4-12 last year and have not made the playoffs since the 2002-2003 season.
Polk is not the first long-suffering fan in the state to zing his favorite team. Last year, 95-year-old Saul Shuller was on his deathbed when he admitted there was one positive to his impending demise.
From his obit: "Accepting that the end was near, the funny grandfather and great-grandfather said earlier in the day there was an upside to death: at least he wouldn't have to watch another Bengals loss."
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