Agency owner retires infamous Browns QB jersey, “bad juju” that came with it

The jersey draped over a mannequin that accidentally became a symbol of the Browns’ seemingly eternal search for a franchise quarterback has been retired.

A day after the Cleveland Cavaliers ended Cleveland’s 52-year drought between titles for major sports teams, the jersey that listed all 24 players who have started at quarterback for the Browns since the team’s return to the NFL in 1999 was retired.

Tim Brokaw of the advertising agency Brokaw, Inc. — the creator of the jersey and owner of the advertising agency where it hung in a window — wrote in an email to ESPN’s Pat McManamon that “all the negative energy and bad juju should be eliminated” and that a Cleveland team winning a title seemed the right occasion to turn the page.

It’s a new day in Cleveland,” Brokaw wrote. “We want to be a part of that.”

So, the memories of what players such as Spergon Wynn, Ken Dorsey and new Eagles head coach Doug Pederson did in a Browns uniform will have to live on somewhere else. Austin Davis became the 24th and final name added to the jersey last December following the suspension of Johnny Manziel.

The 24 players who have started for the Browns since 1999 is by far the most of any team in that timeframe. The quarterback names, which had been duct-taped onto the jersey, have been removed and the agency’s social media pages have been updated.

The Brokaw Agency sits just a few blocks from the home of the Browns, First Energy Stadium, in Downtown Cleveland.

19 responses to “Agency owner retires infamous Browns QB jersey, “bad juju” that came with it

  1. Now if we could force that crook Haslam to sell the team to Dan Gilbert we’d be all set.

  2. Back when I lived in Tampa and the Bucs wore orange, Mom married into a Cleveland family. Double misery. I’m back home in Carolina, but I’d like to see Cleveland win more than they lose.

  3. Before Brady came to the Patriots were worthleast even worse than worthless. I always always root for the cities that haven’t won in a long time to have success. Mo Lewis will always be my favorite player.

  4. Tim Brokaw of the advertising agency Brokaw, Inc. — the creator of the jersey and owner of the advertising agency where it hung in a window — wrote in an email to ESPN’s Pat McManamon that “all the negative energy and bad juju should be eliminated”

    So why create the negative energy in the first place? Hmmmm…. Cleveland.

  5. Redemption for the City of Sadness. Half of Century of Sux forgotten in a moment.
    It is great day to see Cleveland finally did it.

  6. The Browns have been a sad sack team for too long. It’d be nice to see the winds blow a little more favorably for them, for a change.

  7. stoolerz says:
    Jun 20, 2016 7:32 PM
    Now if we could force that crook Haslam to sell the team to Dan Gilbert we’d be all set.

    ———————————–

    I’m from Michigan, and yes, Gilbert has pumped a lot of money into Detroit.

    I even worked for Gilbert’s company for a short period of time, but Gilbert is by far a pretty crooked dude.

    Google his college book making scandal for starters, or look into how a sizeable % of his net worth was built off writing really dirty home equity loans, sub prime ARM’s, and interest only loans.

    Successful business man, seems to be a good owner, but def aint squeeky clean.

  8. Yeh, the Patriots were so bad they only went to the Superbowl with Bledsoe. Maybe you were still in diapers.

    Last time the Browns went to the playoffs? Hmmm, who was their coach back then?

  9. Just need Goddell to suspend whoever is playing the best for every team Cleveland plays this year and maybe they’ll win a tainted championship also.

  10. pugstradamus says:
    Jun 20, 2016 8:55 PM
    Before Brady came to the Patriots were worthleast even worse than worthless. I always always root for the cities that haven’t won in a long time to have success. Mo Lewis will always be my favorite player.

    ______________________________________

    They were in the Superbowl in 96, so your narrative is false, sir. They were on the rise since Robert Kraft bought the team in 93. Remember a guy named Drew Bledsoe?

  11. Congrats to the Cavs but my condolences to Cleavlanders because you still live in Cleveland.

  12. This smells of self promotion geared to grab
    attention for this ad company. (Why would that
    come as a surprise? )

    Pretty sure the original idea was a fan based from way
    back, bemoaning the Browns bad luck at finding
    a quality starting QB, and crossing off their names.

    There was a picture circulating with the names of
    the QB’s crossed off years ago. That jersey looked genuine, worn, and real. Not nearly as orderly and pristine as this jersey is in the window.
    I always chuckled every time I saw that fan pic.

    Happy for Cleveland though. You guys waited
    a long time… Enjoy the ride.

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