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Browns crowned by FOX as having best fans in NFL

Back in 2011, it was Browns fans and a giant mock-up Madden NFL cover featuring former Cleveland running back Peyton Hillis who teamed up to shock the world.

Well, you've done it again, Browns fans.

Cleveland's finest completed its triumphant run to the throne of FOX's Twitter bracket challenge to find the best fan base in the NFL. The ever-loyal fans of the Browns grabbed 70 percent of the final vote to defeat the upstart Titans fanbase in a runaway victory.

The Browns overcame a No. 6 seed (based on total Twitter followers) to score upset wins over the No. 3 seed Texans (by 82 percent), No. 2 seed Broncos (72 percent) and No. 1 seed Eagles (55 percent). Those wins set up a meeting with the Bears, who they defeated by winning 55 percent of the vote.

The Titans arrived as a surprise, riding a late surge in votes to take down the Bills in the semifinals. Their remarkable run ended in the finals.

Browns linebacker Christian Kirksey chimed in Tuesday with congratulations for the fans who make him proud to be a Brown, and Cleveland Cavaliers forward Larry Nance Jr., a Northeast Ohio native, backed up the outcome of the vote:

Count it as the latest triumph in an offseason in which everything seems to be turning up Browns.