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Man leaves New England to be closer to Cleveland Browns

Posted by Zuri Berry, Boston.com Staff  October 16, 2010 03:02 PM

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The Patriots just weren't good enough. Not for this Browns fan.

The Cleveland Plain-Dealer had a story yesterday about Eric Barr, a East Hartford, Conn., resident up until about a month ago who threw it all away to follow his precious Cleveland Browns.

His is a story of dedication.

Last month, Barr showed up to work at the Kichler Lighting warehouse in East Hartford, Conn., and sat down with his boss.

"He came to me and said, 'Listen, I'm going to live my dream,' " remembers Michael Flanagan, Barr's supervisor. " 'I'm going to move to Cleveland, and I'm going to follow the Browns, and that's it.' "

Flanagan and the other guys around the warehouse had harassed Barr for years because of his devotion to a team in a city more than 500 miles west, a city where Barr had never even lived. They had heard him talk about moving for years.

This reminds me of .... well, nothing. It's the first time we've heard of a fan going to this extreme, for a team and city in which he has never lived. Read the full story here.

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