un·der·whelm, verb. Fail to impress or make a positive impact on (someone); disappoint.
Unfortunately for fans of the Cleveland Browns, this is a word they are becoming all too familiar with.
After closing out the 2014 season by setting a franchise record for the longest period without a playoff appearance, the team has disappointed fans once again this week with the reveal of an entirely lackluster new branding campaign, a project that had been in the works since 2013.
Once at a family gathering, my mother was asked, “When did you first know that your son would become a chef?” Without a flicker of delay, she responded, “Probably when he was still in the womb. Every time I got close to the ham salad, I’d feel a kick!”