Another reason to love the CLE – football is back! [plus a ticket giveaway!]

Disclosure – I was asked by the Browns to give away 2 tickets to an upcoming game! Read on (or just scroll down) to enter to win! NOTE: the giveaway has now ended. The winner has been contacted. Thanks to all that have entered!

Football season is back! That’s right, the Browns are back in town.

Since moving downtown, I’ve gotten a lot more excited about football season. Let me be honest with you – growing up, I did NOT watch much football. I didn’t understand football. I came from a family that didn’t really watch it, so I never really got into it OR understood it. Even after I was gifted a book, Teach Me Football (yes, someone GAVE me a book about how to understand football!).

Yes, I own this book.

Yes, I own this book.

Then came college. Going to BC, I grew to LOVE game days! The excitement around campus, the Superfan Shirts, and really just the experience of tailgating, rallying behind the team and of course the perfect fall weather. Suddenly I got it. For me – football wasn’t really about the game. Sure, I began to understand what was happening and how to score points – but I really enjoyed just hanging out with people before and during games.

Superfans enjoying some BC football!

Superfans enjoying some BC football!

Then came Cleveland. And moving downtown. And being in the middle of all the excitement that comes with living in a real live NFL city. And of course the fun cooking that comes with tailgating (might I recommend some low fat taco dip, football brownie sandwiches or buffalo chicken dip). So last year I finally made it to a few games – and I can’t wait to attend even more now that the season is BACK! Here are some favorite shots from last year:

B and I ate a seasonably warm game.

B and I ate a seasonably warm game. Love the sea of brown and orange in the background!

Tailgating with B's sister - brr!

Tailgating with B’s sister – brr!

Mark your calendars, the official season starts on September 8, at 1 p.m. against the Dolphins. I’ll be on vacation, but I hope to see some awesome tweets, photos, Instagram shots and Vines of everyone tailgating and having a good time.

Also, have you heard that the Browns are celebrating the 2013 season with some cool events, giveaways, etc. all leading up to the game next week? Their new website, Paint the Town Browns, will have information about all the fun.

Paint The Town Browns Logo

Okay, now here’s the good stuff. I also was asked by the Browns to share with you FREE TICKETS to an upcoming game! That’s right, you can win 2 tickets to the Browns vs. Jaguars game on December 1. I’m pretty jealous!

Want to win? Here’s how to enter: you can complete one, two, three, or all four entries – just leave a SEPARATE comment for each.

  1. Leave a comment sharing your favorite tailgate/game day food!
  2. Like the Cleveland Browns on Facebook and leave a comment letting me know.
  3. Follow @koskim on Twitter and leave a comment letting me know you’re following me!
  4. Tweet about the giveaway! You can share the following and leave a comment letting me know you tweeted:
    The Browns are back! I just entered to win 2 Browns Tickets from @koskim! http://bit.ly/17sc9Ul #WeAreCleveland

If you want, you can tweet daily for extra entries, just leave a new comment each time you tweet!

The giveaway will close on Friday, September 13 at 11:59pm ET and the winner will be contacted within 48 hours. If the winner does not respond with 48 hours, a new winner will be selected. Good luck!

*Disclosure: I was asked by the Cleveland Browns to drum up excitement for the 2013 season. In exchange, I will some Browns gear and 2 general admission tickets to give away to you! As always, all opinions are 100% my own.*

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67 thoughts on “Another reason to love the CLE – football is back! [plus a ticket giveaway!]

  1. I don’t watch much football, but for some reason, I love chips and dip when I am lounging around watching a game. Maybe it’s the repetitive “pick-up, dip, munch, repeat” rhythm that is soothing! I’ve never been to a Brown’s game before. It sounds like fun!

  2. Also, I’m nothing if not thorough. I liked the CB on FB, follow you (and commented about it) on Twitter, and tweeted the giveaway, That SHOULD give me 4 entries! 🙂

  3. Pingback: CLEvents: September 2013 | Anchored in CLE

  4. Favorite tailgate food: burgers and buffalo chickens dip!! And of course beer!

    I followed you on twitter 🙂
    Retweeted and liked the browns :))

    Here we go brownies—here we go!!! Woof woof

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