NFL team in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cleveland Browns were founded by Paul Brown and played their first season as a member of the All America Football Conference in 1946. The Browns won the AAFC title 4 straight years (1946, '47, '48, and '49).
In 1950 the Browns became a member of the NFL. In their first game in the NFL they beat the deffending league champion Philladelphia Eagles 35-10. Later that year the Browns won the NFL title game over the L.A. Rams, becoming the first expansion team to win the NFL title in its first season. The Browns added two more championships in 1954, and 1955. From 1950 to 1957, the Browns played in 7 of the the 8 NFL title games, including 6 straight from '50-'55. In 1964, the Browns defeated the heavily favored Baltimore Colts 27-0 in the NFL title game, winning their 4th NFL championship.
In the 1980s, the Browns won the AFC Central Division Championship 5 times, and made it as far as the AFC championship game 3 times (1986, '87, and '89). However, all three times, the Browns were denied a trip to the Super Bowl by the Denver Broncos.
In 1995 the team's owner Art Model moved the team to Baltimore and it became the Ravens. However, due to an outcry from Cleveland and it's fans, the NFL agreed to restore the Browns, and all of the stats records, and history as well. The Ravens were considerd an expansion team, and the Browns resumed play under the same NFL franchise in Cleveland in 1999.
The new Cleveland Browns have struggled over the past 7 years, but acttualy made the playoffs in 2002 as a wild card.
Cleveland Browns stats:
Overall alltime record (regular and post season): 473-366-13
Hall of famers-
Paul Brown (coach, founder)
NFL Champiobships (4)
1950, 1954, 1955, 1964
Division titles (18)
1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1957, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1980, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989.
Cleveland Municipal Stadium (1949-1995)
Cleveland Browns Stadium (1999-present)
Owner (current)- Randy Lerner
Head coach (current)- Romeo Crenel
Twenty former Browns coaches or players have become NFL head coaches.
The Cleveland Browns are the only NFL team with no official logo. (secondary logos include: the Cleveland Brownie and the Dawg Pound)
The Browns colors are orange and brown.
The Browns Backers is one of the largest pro team fan clubs in the entire world, with a membership of over 40,000 stong world wide.
The Cleveland Browns beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 51-0 on September 10, 1989.
An NFL football team in the AFC that despite having many disapointing seasons or heartbreaking losses still have some of the most die hard, hardcore, loyal fans in all of football.
Joe:I got tickets to the Cleveland Browns game this Sunday. I'm pumped!
Dave: Aw man but they're probably gonna lose.
Joe: I don't care I love this team!!!!
Best damn team ever.
Their fan club is the biggest sports fan club in the world.
Browns Backer for life!
Formed in 1950, they were named for their legendary coach Paul Brown. They won their title in their first year of existance, taking 2 more crowns in 1954 and 1955 and making the playoffs 9 times during the 1950s. They contined to play good football in the 1960s and early 1970s but could not make it to another championship game. The 1980s were filled with disappointment. The team had 7 playoffs during the decade but could not reach the Super Bowl, losing the AFC Championship game, each time to the Denver Broncos, in 1986, 1987, and 1989. The 1986 game featured the famous Denver comeback known as The Drive, which crushed the hopes of Bernie Kosar and the Browns. After a 1994 playoff berth, team owner Art Modell relocated the team to Baltimore following the 1995 season after a dispute with the city over the building of a stadium. Angered fans saw a new incarnation of the team, the expansion Browns, return in 1999. Since then, they have 1 playoff berth, in 2002.
"And John Elway has orchistrated an amazing comeback, and he will head to the Super Bowl. It's all over, the Broncos have broken the hearts of the Cleveland Browns in one of the great collapsed in NFL history."
a great football team, and whoever wrote that the team and their fans suck needs to be shot.
the browns are gonna kick ass again very soon.
A team that has had a great history until the year 1995, when Art Modell took our players, our coaches, and our city's pride and took it to Baltimore and a few years later stole our super bowl. A team with a fan base that does not care if they win or lose unlike those god dam Steelers fans. Most of the Steelers fan base is in Ohio in which they say they are true fans, when most of them can't say where the city is, the head coach, or say they have been in the same state. Also, nice job losing to a 1-11 team when you were the defending Super Bowl Champions. Anyway every Browns fan is loyal because everyone else are assholes so they only cheer for the Steelers.Maybe I talked to much about the Steelers but the point is Browns mean a lot to this city and other people don't get it because they are fucking ass kissing, bandwagon jumping, idiot assholes. If you are from somewhere around Pittsburgh then its ok to be a fan.
Steelers fan(not real one) "Man I am such a good fan these Steelers are awesome and the Cleveland Browns suck."Browns fan"Ok, tell me who is the head coach, starting Strong safety, the location of the city, and what state they are in" Steelers fan"Uh... well our quarterback is awesome" Browns fan" Oh isn't he getting another sexual lawsuit, tell me his name.Steelers fan"Number 7"browns fan" Get the fuck out of here.
1. Pathetic excuse for an NFL franchise.
2. A team of NFL football players who suffer from "Superbowlphobia".
Guy one: "Hey, did you hear how the Cleveland Browns couldn't get into there own stadium last week?"
Guy two: "No. Why's that? Were they locked out?"
Guy one: "Oh no, someone just painted a goal line over the door."