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HOW THE “DAWG POUND” STARTED:
According to Hanford Dixon, then a cornerback with the Browns, Dixon himself gave his defensive teammates the name “Dawgs” to inspire them before the 1985 season. The Dawg Pound started during the 1985 Training Camp at Lakeland Community College in Kirtland, Ohio. Dixon and fellow cornerback Frank Minnifield started the idea of the pound by using the dog-versus-cat relationship between the quarterback and the defense. “We had the idea of the quarterback being the cat, and the defensive line being the dog,” Dixon said. “Whenever the defense would get a regular sack or a coverage sack the defensive linemen and linebackers would bark.”
This attitude carried into the stands at the training camp, where fans started barking along with the players. Dixon and Minnifield then put up the first “Dawg Pound” banner in front of the bleachers before the first preseason game at old Cleveland Municipal Stadium.
The bleacher section had the cheapest seats in the stadium, and its fans were already known as the most vocal. They adopted their new identity whole-heartedly, wearing dog noses, dog masks, bone-shaped hats and other outlandish costumes. Hanford Dixon originally thought up the concept after hearing a fan, Sean T Leonard, barking at every home game in 1984.
Since the mid-1980’s the crowd at Browns games became known as “The Dawg Pound”. Fans would come to Browns games wearing dog masks, barking and occasionally throwing dog biscuits at opposing players.
My idea of a role model is someone supportive with whatever you do in life. They give you confidence when you lack it, motivation when it is all but gone, and an undying desire to become your own version of what you seen in them. Happy birthday to the most influential dude in my life. Hope you have a great day!! #happybirthdaydad
I’ve seen a lot of posts on my dash tonight about users who are threatening suicide, with other Tumblr members posting in effort to try to get ahold of them. I think you all should see this:
IF THERE IS EVER A TUMBLR USER WHO HAS POSTED A GOOD-BYE MESSAGE, SUICIDE NOTE, VIDEO, OR ANYTHING OF THE SORT, PLEASE FOLLOW THIS POST.
1. Scroll to the top of your dashboard.
2. See the circular question mark icon at the top? It’s the third one over from your home symbol. Click on that, and a screen similar to the one in the picture will come up.
3. Where you can type in questions, the box with the magnifying glass at the top, type in the word “suicide.”
4. Click on the first link that shows up. It should say, “Pass the URL of the blog on to us.”
5. Type in the user’s URL and tell Tumblr admin that the user is contemplating suicide and has posted a message indicating that they are going through with it or will be attempting. Hit send! Tumblr administration will perform a number of actions to contact the user and take the necessary steps to prevent the suicide.
TUMBLR: THIS COULD SAVE A USER’S LIFE. PLEASE DO NOT IGNORE SUICIDE THREATS.
Reblog this to keep other users aware. Suicide isn’t a joke, and neither is someone’s life. If you didn’t know this, someone else may not, either. Pass it on.Seriously considering uninstalling missing e so I can do this…
why on earth doesn’t this have more notes
Officially #burgh certified. Santillo to the rescue. I even spelled it out for him. #ignant here’s the link: http://bcove.me/0fb9qwez
If I didn’t express this enough last week. I. Hate. Mondays. I hope my interview isn’t on the news. #pghneedssalt
Just parked next to the coolest bro in Ohio. #joecool #barkinglot #nbd #waitingforhishumantotakeapiss