Browns Quarterback Graveyard sends fans screaming!
NORTH RIDGEVILLE, OH (WOIO) - What could be scarier than the number of quarterbacks the Browns have gone through? If the subject makes you scream, you'll love a one of a kind Halloween display in North Ridgeville.
On Charles Road, you'll find an orange and black cemetery depicting Browns quarterback casualties over the years. There are headstones that represent every Browns Quarterback since 1999.
The years on the gravestones represent the years that the players were here in Cleveland. Some only have one year painted on them because the player only lasted one season.
"There's not many that have lasted a long time," said Tony Timoteo, a diehard Browns fan.
The Timoteos happen to love Halloween and the Browns – oh, and Johnny Manziel too. Their two-year-old son Cooper will demonstrate the money signs you no longer see Manziel make.
The Timoteos had just moved into their new home last year when they decided they wanted to make their mark with a special Halloween display that would show their neighbors where they stood when it came to sports.
"My wife proposes the idea: what about a quarterback graveyard, where we would have all headstones? We didn't even know how we would make the headstones. I just go, 'if we are going to do it, we gotta do it right,'" said Timoteo.
Close to two dozen gravestones later, their makeshift cemetery starts with Jeff Couch - bears the names of more than one McCown.
"We actually have a 'J' in front of his name so that way they don't get confused, but I think Luke McCown played for a short period of time with us," said Tony's wife, Jill.
In front of Brian Hoyer's gravestone, there's a pair of gloves sticking up out of the ground that make it look like someone may have escaped their casket.
"We just kind of feel like he's still in the league, and he is going to come back to haunt us at some point. We don't know when, so he is really trying to raise from his grave," added Tony Timoteo.
With the Browns' track record, it's hard not to ask the question, 'how much bigger do you think this cemetery is going to get?'
"We have had offers from both neighbors to subcontract their yards out if we run out of space - God - I hope not in the near future!" said Tony Timoteo with a grin.
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