The Browns are America’s team, the Jets own New York, best ballpark food


The Cleveland Browns are now America’s team, the Jets are the new Kings of New York and ranking the best ballpark food is on tap in today’s Schmidt List.

Cleveland, this is for you

What if I told you two years ago after the Cleveland Browns just completed a 0-16 season that they’d be on the short list of Super Bowl contenders by 2019? You’d ask me what I was smoking, but here we are after the Browns traded for Odell Beckham Jr. and the Browns now have 14-1 odds to win the Super Bowl. This team had to wake up feeling dangerous like their field general Baker Mayfield and we are all witnesses to the rebirth of Believeland. There hasn’t been this much excitement in Cleveland since the Cavs championship parade when J.R. Smith wandered about shirtless and LeBron did his victory tour. Move over Cowboys, the Browns are now America’s team.

Jets are the King of New York

Le’Veon Bell finally decided to sign with the Jets after it felt pre-determined for the better part of the last year. Now, we can all move on with our lives, no matter how boring and mundane they may be. Oh, that’s just me? The Jets, however, are the new Kings of New York after the Giants continue to self-destruct after the trade of Beckham. While Giants fans mourn, Jets fans are ready to plan a parade.

Ranking the best ballpark food

It wouldn’t be a Schmidt List without some mention of food. It’s always on my mind and I will never make it feel like its second best. But I got to thinking about ballpark food after seeing all the pictures of new food items being offered around MLB this year. Sorry, I won’t be ordering up fried grasshoppers or other ambitious culinary treats. I stick to the classics, and whatever is relatively cheap. I am what I am and make no apologies for what my stomach desires. So what are your favorite ballpark foods? How’s your list compare to mine?

  1. Hot dog
  2. Peanuts
  3. Nachos
  4. Soft pretzel
  5. Ice cream

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