Cleveland Browns Look for "Sick" Victory over Pittsburgh Steelers

Sean FlanneryContributor IOctober 23, 2009

PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 18: Derek Anderson #3 of the Cleveland Browns fumbles the football after being sacked by James Farrior #51 of the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on October 18, 2009 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Steelers defeated the Browns 27-14. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

The Cleveland Browns have 12 players sick with flu-like symptoms , putting their roster in disarray for the Packers game this weekend. It is speculated by the media, that the Browns players are infected with swine flu, making them even bigger underdogs against the 3-2 Packers


YES! As a Browns fan, this is the best news we have had in years. Did you know that, in the middle ages, armies would siege castles by catapulting people infected with the black plague over walls and into the opposing city? Historians consider it to be the first form of germ warfare.

Likewise, the Browns should put only infected players on the defensive line—even throw them over the line of scrimmage, like so many catapulted bodies, to infect Packer players inside the pocket (don't even wait for the whistle- just run back there and do every thing short of vomit on them).

FINALLY, Cleveland has been given some thing (a disease) that can scare the opposition.  It is to be embraced.  No longer should we show up as dogs—show up as viruses.  It is the only truly scary mascot.