Man Wanted Cleveland Browns Players To Serve As Funeral Pall Bearers So The Team Could 'Let Him Down One Last Time'

By Marilee Gallagher
Ron Schwane – USA TODAY Sports

When people die, they often have final requests or dying wishes, something they never got to do in their life but would love to have fulfilled before their death.

That was no different for 55-year-old Scott E. Entsminger, a lifelong, die-hard Cleveland Browns fan and probably the last of a dying breed. Let’s face it, there aren’t many Browns fans left.

Entsminger was an accomplished musician and per his obituary, was said to have sent the Browns a new song written for the team every year as well as advice on how Cleveland could improve because after all, as a musician, he was just as qualified as anybody else on how to run the organization that has only had two winning seasons and zero playoff victories since 1999.

But while the Browns have been deplorable as of late, Entsminger did get 14 years of playoff appearances from 1965-1995. However, the Browns always disappointed, failing to win a championship in all but the 1964 season. And at six years old, it is unlikely Entsminger had a lot of memories from that year anyway.

Described as a fun-loving person, Entsminger, in addition to asking those who attended his funeral to wear Browns gear, had one simple request of the team he always rooted for: “He respectfully requests six Cleveland Browns pall bearers so the Browns can let him down one last time,” the obituary read.

Brilliance, pure brilliance. And while Entsminger may not get his dying wish, he certainly got to take one last parting shot at the team that so often “let him down.”

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