2017 CIBBA Draft Party

The Central Indiana Browns Backers will host its Annual Draft Party on Thursday, April 27th. Come join us at George’s Neighborhood Grill beginning at 7 p.m. We will be able to enjoy the great food and catch up with your fellow Browns Backers after the four month absence of Browns football. Contact Aaron Litke at aaronmlitke@gmail.com or 317-201-6275 for additional information on this event. See you on Thursday, April 27th!

CIBBA Thank You Sunday

Join us Sunday for our final game at George’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar for our annual CIBBA Thank You Buffet. There will be no cost for CIBBA members who have paid there dues.

This is our way of saying thank you for another great season. Even with the difficult season, we have managed to draw good crowds each week. We hope that you have enjoyed meeting with your fellow local Browns fans throughout the year.

We will have alternate locations for the final two games of the year because George’s is closed on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day! On Christmas Eve, we will be at The Yard Line at 6466 E. 82nd Street, Indianapolis (corner of E. 82nd and Center Run Drive next to Hooters. Stay tuned for our location for New Year’s Day.

Go Browns!

Browns Fall to Eagles for an 0-1 Start to the Season

After an off season of anticipation following the acquisition of RGIII and the rebuild of the offensive line, Browns fans entered the season opener full of renewed hope for their team. Unfortunately, it didn’t take lonbandeagaing for Carson Wentz, the Eagles’ Rookie QB, and a strong Eagles offensive line to deflated any thoughts of the Browns winning their season opener.   While the Browns fought through the first half, they couldn’t go the distance.  Sadly the last points the Browns would score were on a field goal early in the second half, bringing the score within 3.  The Browns’ next drive never got off the ground as new Center Cameron Erving sailed his shotgun snap over RGIII and through the end zone for a safety.  The Eagles then capitalized with a touchdown drive of their own and there was no life left in the Browns to make a comeback.

The fact that the Browns had the opportunity to pick up Wentz in April’s draft along with the announcement that RGIII will miss at least eight games with a shoulder injury will likely make the 29-10 Eagle victory that much more difficult to swallow.

But never say never…It’s just the first game.

Thank you to the great crowd of 62 at George’s Sunday!  We look forward to seeing everyone Sunday at 1 as we open the home schedule against the Ravens and hopefully better results.

As a reminder, membership dues will go up following the Browns v. Ravens match up. Take advantage of the early season prices by visiting the Become a Member page.

Welcome Back Fans!

We hope that you will come out to George’s this Sunday at 1pm to watch the Browns beat the Eagles, the first of many wins this season.  #Believeland

REMINDER:  Membership Dues are just $25 for singles and $35 for families through Week 2 .  After that prices go up to $30 for singles and $40 for families.

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Playing Catch Up

20151115_110616 (1)Hey all, sorry about the disappearing act.  As you may know we were expecting our little one so the site was on hiatus.  We welcomed  Harper Grace Litke on November 11th, as the newest member of the Dawg Pound. Hopefully she can bring some much needed luck to the struggling team.

Ok, so time to play catch up.  Unfortunately in my absence there wasn’t much to report as the team has experienced a string of frustrating losses over the last month.  On the bright side there were some promising moments in each of the losses, and it seems we are always just one punch away from a knockout.  IF we could get our offense and defense playing on the same Sunday, we might actually turn the season around.

November Timeline

November 1st:  McCown goes down with rib/shoulder injury in loss to the Arizona Cardinals

November 5th: Manziel starts in McCown’s absence.  Completed 15-of-33 passes for 168 yards with one touchdown and rushed four times for 31 yards in the Browns’ Week 9 loss to the Bengals.

November 15th: Johnny Manziel completed 33-of-45 passes for 372 yards with one touchdown, one interception and one lost fumble and ran three times for 17 yards in the Browns’ Week 10 loss to the Steelers.

November 17th:  Manziel is named STARTER for the remainder of the season

November 17th:  Manziel cleared by NFL of any actionable behavior in the alleged domestic altercation that occurred back in October.  Johnny released a STATEMENT  addressing the NFLs decision

November 22nd:  Bye Week

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JUST KIDDING!  Hopefully the team is working hard during their time off and will bring it once again against Baltimore next week.

2 Points or Not 2 Points

That is the question…

Ok, so this weekend we made some mistakes, we got some bad calls, and we lost.   However, we did give the undefeated Broncos a run for their money and pushed them to overtime.  They only beat us by 3 points…or did we beat ourselves by going for two instead of taking the sure thing? There are many that say a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush…others can make complete sense of the push for the extra points.  Where do you stand?  We are a family divided on this topic with even our president and former president split on the decision to go for 2 or take the 1.

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So, this week rather than rehashing a game that was hard enough to watch the first time around, I am putting the question out there for fans to decide.  Should we or should we not have gone for the two point conversion?   As a little extra incentive and to drum up some friendly debate, we will be randomly picking a winner from this week’s comments and that person will receive a small token of gratitude next week at George’s.  Your comment will be also be added to the end of the season prize pack drawing.

So what do YOU think: Two points or NOT two points?

McCown: Offensive Player of the Week

Congratulation to Josh McCown on his franchise-record 457 yards and his second-career Offensive Player of the Week honors!  McCown joked in an interview Wednesday that the last time he received the honor he was benched in favor of Jay Cutler…OUCH.  No worries here Josh, your stellar performances over the last several weeks have quieted the masses and your fans are solidly behind you.

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McCown is pushing through an ankle injury sustained in the winning drive Sunday.  Pray for healing Browns fans, he’ll need everything he has as we go up against an undefeated Broncos team touting the #1 defense in the league!