‘Sadness’ in Cleveland? Siri Equates it to Browns’ FirstEnergy Stadium

By Dave Martin, Epoch Times
March 17, 2016 3:47 pm Last Updated: March 17, 2016 3:47 pm

The Cleveland Browns are bad. Football fans know this, the good people of Cleveland know it, and now even Siri—Apple’s personal voice assistant—knows it.

That’s right. In Cleveland, when you ask Siri, “Where is sadness?” it responds with a picture and directions to FirstEnergy Stadium—the Browns home field.


WEWS-TV in Cleveland originally found Siri’s funny response.

In 2011, comedian Mike Polk called the stadium, “A factory of sadness,” in this hilarious YouTube rant.

The Browns, who last week released once-thought franchise quarterback Johnny Manziel just two years after drafting the former Heisman Trophy winner in the first round, have been to the playoffs just two times since 1989. The once-proud franchise has never won a Super Bowl—they’ve never even won the AFC since the 1967 NFL-AFL merger—and have had four different full-time coaches the past six seasons.

Even more disconcerting they are the only NFL franchise that can say they fired future Hall-of-Fame coach Bill Belichick, who coached the team for five seasons in the 90s before leading New England to four Super Bowl wins and 13 division titles—including the last seven. The Browns last won the division in 1989, when Bernie Kosar was the quarterback.

But in the years before the merger, the Browns were actually a successful franchise.

Joining the league in 1950, the Browns won the NFL title that year as well as in ’54, ’55, and again in ’64. They also played for the title from ’51–’53, ’57, and ’65.

Cleveland had arguably the greatest running back of all time in Jim Brown, who led the league in rushing in eight of his nine seasons (1957–65) and won three NFL MVP awards. The eight-time All-Pro retired following the 1965 season at the height of his skills—at age 29—and the franchise has lacked a star who could single-handedly carry the team ever since.