So I would like to start the rebranded ClevelandSportsMemes.blogspot.com with the story of it's inception.
Last year I was able to make it to the opening day of Browns training camp, normally I try to make the trip once a year. Since the Browns were promoting all of the improvements to the training camp experience I wanted to see the improvements for myself.
I had a great time there. I saw Pumpkinhead and Clay Matthews...
Ironically enough I watched Brian Hoyer most of all...
Then came the end, and I walked around and saw Brandon Weeden doing a post game interview. I waited patiently hoping that I could get his signature on the hat that I had brought. Weeden emerged and signed something from the guy next to me, then walked over to me. Declined a hand shake, and explained to me that he had to go do media. That exchange took about 20 seconds of Weeden's precious time. Time that I though probably could have been spent shaking my hand and signing my hat.
Considering Weeden wasn't exactly a guy that I was high on coming in, and looked every bit the part I expected him to his rookie year I wasn't thrilled with my opportunity to meet the "young" man. Now I understand media commitments, but little did Weeden know he had planted something in my own head.
The season before I had kicked around the idea of doing a YouTube channel called "The Salty Dawg" in which I would just complain about everything the Browns did, and keep an accompanying blog to complain more. The more I thought about it, I didn't know what I would do if they would actually make move to that made me happy. So I scrapped the idea.
But then it hit me, memes. The stupid jokes from the internet. They can be positive or negative and they can be about anything. I simply borrowed the joke structure of actual memes, and applied them to photos relating to the Browns. And while what I do aren't technically memes, I thought Browns Memes Guy was a short snappy internet moniker. And away I went, my motivation being that the next time a guy like Weeden said he had to media, I could counter with a bold, "I AM THE MEDIA"
and dumb ones like these...
So thank you Brandon Weeden for bringing "The Salty Dawg" back in me. It's been a whole season now and as of the launch of this new site I have almost 800 Twitter followers, and I grow each and every day. And now I don't have to limit myself to the Browns as well, don't worry Indians I will be around this summer too.
You can join me too: follow me at @BrownsMemes