Dead Browns fan takes parting shot

Posted: July 10, 2013

SCOTT ENTSMINGER was a die-hard Browns fan. Literally.

He also had a great sense of humor.

Entsminger, of Mansfield, Ohio, died on July 4 at age 55. His obituary in the Columbus Post Dispatch contained the following line:

"He respectfully requests six Cleveland Browns pallbearers so the Browns can let him down one last time."

The obit also said Entsminger was a musician and "a lifelong Cleveland Browns fan and season ticketholder [who] also wrote a song each year and sent it to the Cleveland Browns as well as offering other advice on how to run the team."

He is survived by his wife and son, and a bunch of family members who are all as wacky as he was. How do we know?

Near the end of the obit, the family requested that mourners wear their Cleveland Browns gear to the service, which will be held today.

Yesterday, Browns spokesman Zak Gilbert said the team talked to Entsminger's widow and found out her husband's favorite player was Lou Groza, a Hall of Fame offensive tackle/placekicker who played for the Browns from 1950-67.

Gilbert said the team will present the family with a No. 76 Groza jersey today. While that's a nice touch, we were hoping the Browns would fulfill Scott's request and send over six players to carry him off to his final reward.

That would have been really cool as long as none of them was as klutzy as ex-Browns running back Earnest Byner, who no doubt would have dropped the box 2 yards before he reached the grave.

Now, we know it's an insensitive remark. But something tells us our boy Scott would have loved it.

Lot of bull

Jets coach Rex Ryan was among the thousands who participated in the running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, yesterday and Sunday.

Ryan, as you'd expect, did things a little differently.

While most of the people ran from the bulls, he was seen standing in the crowd with a knife and fork.

And the bulls were running from him.

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