As a life long football fan, I have become accustomed to a certain level of anticipation for the upcoming season in mid August. As a Browns fan, that’s even stronger than most as the beginning of the season has always been the most hopeful (at least post 1999). So like many fans, I seek out whatever content I can find. Press conferences, interviews, highlight videos and even on occasion a hype video. The first one we found this year was the one posted on Jarvis Landry’s Instagram page. If you haven’t seen it, take a moment and check it out. As I scoured the internet, I became a little frustrated with what was out there. Mostly just highlight videos over a hip hop track. Not to knock that process, but for an editor it lacks something for my personal taste as a fan, broadcaster and editor. I felt what was out there only dealt with the immediate highlight action and didn’t pay tribute to where we’ve been and why 2018 feels so exciting. A video that encompasses the pain and torment, the big changes in this offseason, and the reasons we have to be optimistic. A hype video that hopefully grabs the die hard Browns fan in the heart and really ramps up the intensity and optimism. If you’re a Browns fan and watch this, I hope the ‘hype’ is inserted into you. With that said, here it is…The Gridiron and Hardwood 2018 Cleveland Browns Hype Video. Enjoy.