Comments on: NFL Draft Prospect Videos and More Tue, 18 Aug 2015 14:25:12 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 By: Dennis Porter http://draftbreakdown.com/?p=237147#comment-770 Thu, 03 May 2012 15:52:00 +0000 http://draftbreakdown.com/?p=237147#comment-770 Not even close on how the Browns got their name…

In 1945, Arthur McBride brought the All-America Football Conference (AAFC) team to Cleveland. He ran a newspaper contest to name the team and offered the winner a $1,000 war bond. Many entries suggested the name “Browns” after Head Coach Paul Brown, but Coach Brown felt it wasn’t “proper” to name the team after himself. Instead, the winning suggestion was the Panthers. However, there was a semi-pro team called the Cleveland Panthers in the ’20s, and the owner still had the rights to the name. So, Coach Brown reluctantly agreed to name the team the Browns.

Brown coached the team from 1946-62 with just one losing season out of the 17 years. He was elected to the Football Hall of Fame in 1967 and went on to become owner and coach of the Cincinnati Bengals, who now play in the stadium that bears his name.

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By: Jester http://draftbreakdown.com/?p=237147#comment-769 Thu, 03 May 2012 06:49:06 +0000 http://draftbreakdown.com/?p=237147#comment-769 Hey Kyle Orton! Shouldn’t you be at voluntary camp instead of writing funny articles on the internet?

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By: Reama http://draftbreakdown.com/?p=237147#comment-768 Sat, 28 Apr 2012 14:11:53 +0000 http://draftbreakdown.com/?p=237147#comment-768 This was hillarious LoL literally. Andd Browns have to make playoffs this year, look forward to reading your articles about them.

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