Browns GM John Dorsey Would Really Like A Different Team To Appear On ‘Hard Knocks’ This Year

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Every year, HBO quenches the thirst of anyone desperately seeking schadenfreude with Hard Knocks, its annual documentary series chronicling the most miserable NFL teams as they gear up for a season that’s filled with as much disappointment as the life of a parent with a child who makes a living writing on the internet. There are ways to avoid suffering this miserable fate (the most notable of which is “being good at football”), but at the end of this season, six teams found themselves in a position to be rewarded with the only prize in sports that’s worse than a participation trophy.

A couple of weeks ago, there was much rejoicing when it was reported the subject of this year’s installment would be the Cleveland Browns, who are the NFL’s equivalent of the Little Giants if the Little Giants had never bothered to practice a single second after becoming a team. The Browns turned down the chance to get the inevitable out of the way a few years ago at the height of Johnny Football Season because foresight has never been the Browns’ best quality.

The NFL was expected to announce the decision before the draft, but with that moment come and gone, at least one person is holding out hope that they can fend off fate once more. According to, GM John Dorsey was asked for his thoughts on Hard Knocks and it seems like he looks at the show the same way overly cautious dads view things that happen after 2 AM, saying, “I don’t think there’s anything good that comes out of Hard Knocks, but we’ll see.”

Dorsey is still waiting for the NFL to hand out its sentence but appears to have started to accept the fact that he can’t avoid his destiny for much longer.

“You know what? They’ll do that, but it’s OK,” he said. “I’m OK with it. I mean, you know what? It is what it is, but I’m OK with it..  can go either way. I mean, it’s the way football is, and, you know, I’m OK with it either way.”

Awful Announcing points out the reporter who initially shared the news stands by his sources.

Your move, universe. Don’t let us down.

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