This weekend the Plain Dealer’s Jodie Valade reported that Mike Holmgren had plans for more than just the players on the field. Holmgren wants to see the entire gameday experience change. Obviously that starts with putting a winning product on the field, but it also means creating a winning environment around the stadium as well.
In the Mike Holmgren Era, which officially began this weekend with the opening of Browns training camp, fans will be enthusiastic and supportive. Not aggressive or obscene. Not spilling beers or vehemently taunting opposing fans. Not being obnoxious or offensive.
You should read the entire piece. Holmgren was “overwhelmed” with stories from fans who would not purchase tickets anymore because of the behavior of the fans around them. He decided to take a stand and is asking fans to consider their behavior while at the games. He sees no reason that a man shouldn’t be able to bring his family to a game without having to worry about what words his kids might hear for the first time, or that they may witness an assault in the stands or walking to the gate. [Read more...]