MANSFIELD, OH – Die-hard sports fans are born, marry and die with their jerseys on. Whether your team wins or loses; they’re just under your skin. Scott Entsminger of Mansfield, Ohio was like that; a diehard Cleveland Browns fan.
The 55-year-old, perpetual season ticket holder died on July 4th not from a broken heart, but from cancer. While Entsminger couldn’t beat the Big C he did survive 5 decades of being a Cleveland Browns fan. No simple feat as the Browns have had 3 winning season in the last 20 years. But don’t blame Entsminger – every year he sent the team advice along with a song. Too bad they didn’t listen.
Supporting a long-term loser builds character, but it can warp your sense of humor and Entsminger is proof.
In his obituary he ‘respectfully requests six Cleveland Browns pallbearers so the Browns can let him down one last time.’ Yeah, brutal; but funny.
Though it would be an incredibly fitting tribute, it’s about as likely to happen as the Browns winning the Super Bowl. Hopefully Entsminger will still rest in peace.