Throwback Thursday – Cleveland Browns Edition


To celebrate the beginning of the 2014 Cleveland Browns training camp I thought I would share with you our trip from 2008.  Anthony and I drove up to Cleveland and where the first ones in line when camp opened.  Anthony and I where the first at camp three years in a row, even getting noticed by an camp reporter and scoring a write up on the Browns official web page in 2010.

uaatcamp(2008 Browns Training Camp and One of My Fat Face Periods)

The Firsts of Camp
By Matt Florjancic, Contributor to ClevelandBrowns.com
Posted Jul 31, 2010

With Browns Training Camp practices opening Saturday morning and afternoon, there were a lot of firsts for the season.

To be the first is to be the No. 1 in a competition, line or event and people take great pride in being the first.

On the day when Browns Training Camp opened and players and coaches began to prepare for the 2010 season, the team and fans experienced several firsts before the two-hour session came to a close with a breakdown of the team’s huddle.

With a handful of autographed memorabilia from The Locker Room Sale tent, Anthony Burk and his father Brian celebrated being the first fans through the gates in Berea. They left home in Virginia Beach, Virginia on Thursday and got to the Browns’ training facility at 5:15 am Saturday morning.

While the Burks settled into their favorite spots to watch the team practice, they experienced a lot of firsts that they shared with all of the fans decked out in their Browns best.