I feel like I should be saying this at a meeting in the basement of a Church:
Hi, my name is Pat, and I'm a Brown's fan.
It's been a rough couple of decades for Cleveland (in all sports) and it's been hard to get fired up for football season when the team you grew up with can't seem to understand you need to hold on to the ball to score points. That's why I defected to the Falcons this year. I've had those guys on my fantasy team for a couple of years and they give me something to look forward to. Also, a certain freedom comes with not being a Brown's fan, for instance, I don't automatically have to hate people who like the Steelers!