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Chitaku
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Does anybody remember the Brow? I do from all the sports events, he would cheer on the team with his overalls and hat. Anyway lately I've been thinking about him alot and think he deserves a memorial. Any good brow memories?>
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Thecarl
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yes. in 1984/85, at tiger stadium, he had a sign made that said "WOW." he entered our section, and decided to take a bathroom break. i borrowed his sign, turned it upside-down, and had the fans in the left-field bleachers chanting "MOM! MOM! MOM!"

god bless the brow.

(i also remember spending about thirty bucks on three-two beer that day, and not even feeling a buzz.)
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Merchantgander
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The Brow now that was a great martini bar I remember drinking there in the Carola all the time.
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Chitaku
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This is about a legend not some rinky dink bar!
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The_rock
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Yes, I remember him well at many Detroit sporting events. Many thought he was entertaining. I thought he was a total pain in the ass. So did a lot of fans who were interested in the game, not in him.
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Jams
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Can we go back to the martini bar?
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321brian
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MoCheese and all the other A-hole posers can't hold a candle to The Brow. A true fan of all Detroit sports.
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Gary
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I remember the Brow, I used to get a kick out of watching him do his thing.

BTW, what was the name of that guy who used to be in the top tier of seats at the old Cobo Arena dancing and cheerleading during the Pistons games? I don't think I ever saw a Pistons game at Cobo without seeing that guy. Can't remeber his name, but in his heyday, he was at least as popular as the Brow, maybe more so.
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Kathleen
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Joe Diroff, affectionatly known as "The Brow" died in 1997. I remember him well from the days of Tiger Stadium. I'll have to look through my Tigers '84 photo albums to see if I captured him during that glory season!!!
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Soulhawk
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I got his autograph when I was a kid.
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Detroitplanner
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The Brow was a substitute teacher at my high school and his kid graduated with my brother. He lived off of Evergreen and Schoolcraft in Brightmoor.

He would always get a kick when we would call to him as Mr Diroff instead of 'the Brow', he would know we were from his tribe.
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Chitaku
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Anyone have any pics?
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Thecarl
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cripes, how did he make the time, and the coin, to go to all those events?

i guess being a teacher helps it make sense for some of the tiger games; he could hit the afternoon games during his summers off.
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Chitaku
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I thought he got in for free?
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Paulmcall
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Gus used to do the Twist at the Pistons games down at Cobo Hall. He was often the most interesting thing going on.
He was on an upper level and at time outs he'd do his thing.
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Gary
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Gus!!! Thanks Paul, In my earlier post, I couldn't remember that guy's name to save my life, but I can still clearly remember him up in the stands at Cobo rooting for the Pistons, win or lose.

Yes, the Brow was a teacher by profession. He taught math at my junior high, although I never had him as my teacher, and I don't recall him being a "character" in school, he was just another teacher.
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Smogboy
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I still remember the "Ketch-Up" bottle gag he'd sport if our team fell behind in the score and I also remember he had some gag with the mustard bottle as well but it escapes me.

I remember the firt season at the JLA after he had passed and the place didn't seem right without the guy. Was he some great entertainment? Nah, but he was somewhat of a fixture there for the longest time. Imagine the place without MoCheese or the Orange Hat guy or the Knitting Lady- it's just not the same.
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Mcnamara
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Joe Diroff "the brow" was a teacher at St. Gemma school on schoolcraft in the 60's. Taught a number of my family members. great guy.
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Harpernottingham
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Oh, I remember the Brow, alright, but does anybody remember Dancin' Gus? Dancin' Gus Sinaris ... an American Classic.
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Harpernottingham
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What about Charlie, the singing hot dog vendor?
Yeah, he's got pipes, but try talking to the guy sometime. He could have a career in sports talk radio. (Why? Because he's so damned obnoxious, that's why.)

Just ignore the "attention whore."
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Chitaku
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The Brow is above Charlie. The Brow was about the fans and the team. Not about a feature on Channel 2
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Mauser765
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