Hanford Dixon talks about the origin of the Dawg Pound in “Day of the Dawg”

Hanford Dixon

In addition to his admission that the Browns had a bounty system during Dixon’s days in Cleveland (like every other team), Hanford Dixon played an integral role in developing the Dawg Pound. In his new book, Day of the Dawg, Hanford explains how it all started- “Think of the QB like he’s a cat, and

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While We’re Waiting… Browns Chants, Nance Highlights and Hardesty’s Fantasy Football Outlook

While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com. A salient point about keeping the Browns “Dawg” branding: “The night of The Decision, a couple hundred fans were gathered outside the Harry Buffalo

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WFNY Roundtable: Dawg Days Over?

The ‘Dawg Pound’ became such in the mid 80’s as the fans and defensive players created an identity together. Lead by two young cornerbacks, Hanford Dixon and Frank Minnifield, the defense was tough to move the ball on (unless you were John Elway). This identity, of course,  stuck with Browns fans long after Dixon, Minnifield and teammate

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Browns Fans Called “Most Loyal”, and Not as a Compliment

Heard about this piece while running errands and listening to Colin Cowherd. It’s an interesting perspective at least… We know that Cleveland has loyal fans. A recent piece at Ask Men.com ranks fans of the Cleveland Browns as the most loyal in all of sports. Except they don’t call us loyal. They call us stubborn-

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Browns Fans Attempting to Organize “Brown Out” (Update: Randy Lerner’s Comments)

Much has been made about the Browns fan base that has been brutally subjected to this attempt at the game of football through 2009.  PSL’s lock you in, and the up front costs force most fans to try and get at least something for their money.  And while I’m a bit surprised that something like

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A Record-Breaking Season for Browns Fans

Though the Browns still have one more home game remaining, you all can take pride in the fact that you actually topped last year’s production!  While the win total may not have exactly – you know – improved, one metric of team “success” did: fan arrests.  Last season, Cleveland Browns stadium saw a vast increase in arrests and

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As If You Didn’t See This Coming…

I’ll cut to the chase here.  From the Browns official site: In the process of his recovery and preparation for the upcoming season, Browns wide receiver Joe Jurevicius has had ongoing swelling and discomfort in his knee. Joe had a further clean out to help him in his recovery and control his symptoms. The procedure

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One on One with Jack Gonzo…

“He was merely practicing covering Chris Henry guys”- Jack Gonzo on Kenny Wright’s arrest WFNY spends a moment with drive by commenter Jack Gonzo, the Greg Maddux of kickball, who happens to have his own site, LSWTF?! 1. Favorite sport to watch in person College Football. People care about college football, they are devout in

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WFNY Gets a New Kid…

…as in the original Kid Cleveland. Scott, Rock and I are thrilled that Cleveland’s own Mike Beckwith has agreed to join the site as a contributor. You’ve read Mike’s stuff at Kid Cleveland.com, the Browns MVN page, and The Cleveland Fan. Now he’s bringing the funk from the Dawg Pound to our little corner of

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