How painful was it for Browns fans in 80s?
Jan.4 1981 AFC divisional round lost to raiders 14-12. Red right 88
Jan.4 1986 AFC divisional round lost to dolphins 24-21. Blew 18 pt lead
Jan.11 1987 AFC championship game lost to broncos 23-20 in OT. The drive
Jan.17 1988 AFC championship game lost to broncos 38-33. The fumble
Got close multiple times but never got job done
- conley39Lv 74 weeks agoFavorite Answer
Tough but better than years of hopeless losing.
- Mike WLv 74 weeks ago
It probably wasn't as painful as it was for Buffalo Bills fans. Their team made it to the Super Bowl 4 consecutive times, and lost every time. Making them the 3rd team to lose in the Super Bowl 4 times.
- EntropyLv 74 weeks ago
I would argue LESS painful than it's been SINCE the 80s. They sucked HARD after that, and then had no team (albeit rather briefly) and when they got one again, it was EVEN WORSE. The Bengals at least had an era of moderate competitiveness under Marvin Lewis when all of Mike Brown's penny pinching couldn't overcome Lewis' coaching. The Browns haven't. I can't recall any point when they've been competitive.
As a Washington NotSkins fan, I gotta tell you, as painful as 'getting close' can be...just being absolute GARBAGE as a franchise is SO much more painful.