Draft Party: April 22, 2010 at 7:30

When: Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 at 7:30

Where: Slatts, of course!!!

Other: Beer, pop and snacks on the club.Raffle of Browns items throughout round 1.

Donate Life items available.

2010 club shirts, sizes M-3X, $10

All proceeds go to the Ryan McGregor Support Fund.

Also, since the draft is during the week, we would like to try and give Slatts a head count. I know we don’t usually ask this of our members, but we want to give Slatts an idea of how many will be there since it starts during the  dinner crowd.

RSVP Ann if you will be attending at ann17@earthlink.net or 513-251-3980.

We did it!!!

Thanks to everyone who helped make the Greater Cincinnati Browns Backers the 2009 Brownsbacker.com Club of the Year! With 49% of the vote, we outlasted other worth Browns Backers groups: the North Coast Browns Backers, the Southeast Michigan Browns Backers, and the Treasure Coast Browns Backers. Final results can be found here.We received an Kosar jersey to auction off for our charity – so look for this in 2010.

The Move II: This time its better

March 29, 1984.  The Baltimore Colts close their facility and move to Indianapolis.  Nov. 6, 1995.  The Cleveland Browns announce they will close at the end of the season and move to Baltimore.  Aug. 15, 2009.  Sully’s Sports Bar closes with no warning leaving the GCBB without a home.

Never fear Browns Backers!  Just like the Browns found a home in Cleveland again, the GCBB have found a new home in Cincinnati.  I give you Slatt’s Pub.  4858 Cooper Road, Cincinnati, Ohio  45242 (513-791-2223).

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Your board of directors took a long hard look at 6 places, and Slatt’s came away very impressive in their presentation and desire to be the new home of the GCBB.  It is owned by the Slattery family, 10 kids from Cleveland that migrated (via Miami of Ohio) to Cincinnati, and have established a little bit of Cleveland right in our back yard.

Our new home features 10 (yes ten) plasma TV’s in an exclusive area that will hold 116 of your favorite fans.  They will also have free WiFi for those of you who have to work during half time.  Slatt’s has also offered up a live stream video webcam, linked to our web site so that Browns Backers around the world can see what a first rate place we have chosen live.

I know, I know, get to the important stuff.  I introduce “The Kosar”.  A 19 OZ beer served in your very own GCBB mug.  Your buy the mug (available to members only) and fill it for 1.25.  How about our own “Dawg Food” Menu.  Every week various selected appetizers will be half price and there will be special prices on entrees (again, for members only).  Can you say Muni Lot Meatballs?

Lastly, they have offered up the possibility of giving away tickets to a Browns game in Cleveland, and tickets to the Browns v Bengals game here in Cincinnati.  All this and free advertising for the club has made this selection a no brainer.  I urge each and every one of you to come on down and check this place out.  You will not be disappointed!!

Here we go Brownies, here we go!

Christopher Ryan McGregor remembered

Ryan and JoeyChristopher Ryan McGregor, 34, left us on July 27 peacefully and way too early to join the Lord. Born in Charlotte NC and resided in Jacksonville FL. Beloved husband of Katie Lang McGregor (Cleveland, OH) and loving father of Colin Ryan and Mason Christopher. Survived by parents Michael McGregor (Greenville, SC), Pamela Trout (Charleston, SC), brother Joey McGregor (Cincinnati, OH), grandmother Doris Wagner, uncle Tamlin Ferguson, nieces and nephews Meghan, Melanie, and Michael McGregor; William, Emily, and Charlotte Rouse; Benjamin, Jeremy, Megan, Jameson, Joseph, Hayden and Donovan Lang.

The obiturarity listing from the Cincinnati Enquirer can be found here. It includes information regarding the visitation and service.

If you would like to help out the McGregor family:

Mail check payable to Ryan McGregor Support Fund to:
Ryan McGregor Support Fund
C/o Tim Egloff
5883 Yankee Road
Liberty Township, Ohio 45044

Branch Deposit. Visit any Fifth Third Bank branch and request to make a deposit (via check or cash). Account Name: Ryan McGregor Support Fund. Last 4 digits of account number: 8737

Credit Card. Credit card donations will be administered through PayPal.

Instructions if you do NOT have a PayPal account
Log into: www.paypal.com
Click “Sign Up”
Click “Personal” tab
Complete requested information*
Click “Pay with credit card” tab
Enter credit card data
Click “Send Money”
Enter ryanmcgregorfund@yahoo.com in “To” box
Complete remaining info (From, amount, “service/other”)
Send – money will be sent to the fund.
Credit card entry will read “PayPal *ryanmcgrego”*once the account has been established, user will need to confirm their account by logging into the email account entered (personal email) during sign up process.
Message from PayPal should be in Inbox with link for validation purposes

Instructions if you currently have a PayPal account:
Log into: www.paypal.com
Click “Send Money” tab at top of page- will take you to another screen
Complete Requested Info in “Send Money” box
To: Ryanmcgregorfund@yahoo.com
From: Sender’s email address
Amount: Amount of gift
For(?): Service/Other

2009 schedule released – two prime-time games included

Despite last season’s disappointment, the NFL still thought enough of the Cleveland Browns to give them on primetime games in 2009. Cleveland will host Baltimore for a Monday night contest on November 16 and host the Steelers in a Thursday night affair on December 10.

The season will open at home against Minnesota on September 13 and conclude at home against Jacksonville on January 3. In addition, a nice little scheduling quirk has the Browns playing 7 of the first 11 games of the season at home and ending the season with the final 4 of 5 at Cleveland Browns Stadium.

The Browns bye week will be at the halfway point – week 9 on November 8.For the complete schedule, check it out here.

Draft Party slated for April 25

Who will the Browns select with the 5th pick in the 2009 NFL Draft? Will they trade down? Will we have two quarterbacks at the end of the day? Let’s get together and see how the Mangini Era gets started.

What: 2009 Greater Cincinnati Browns Backers Draft Party

Where: Sully’s Downtown

When: April 25, 2009 at 3:00pm

Beer, pop, and wings for the members! Come and renew your membership before the rates bump up as the season approaches. We’ll also be raffling off some Browns merchandise – I’m pretty sure we all need some for the new season.