John Campanelli of The Cleveland Plain Dealer writes about John Barr, a Connecticut warehouse worker with no ties to the northeast Ohio city but who moved there recently after quitting his job, so he could more easily cheer for the Browns:
“In East Hartford, the 33-year-old had a job, with full benefits. He had family. He had furniture.
“Now sleeping on the floor of his basement apartment in Berea, Barr has none of that: no job, no family, no furniture. His health insurance runs out at the end of the month.
“Yes, ladies, he’s single.
“But before we mock the guy, there is something kinda wonderful about him.”
His passion for the Browns comes up against a supreme test today, with Colt McCoy slated to start against the Steelers.