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Old 11-22-2008   #1
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Default What the hell is a "brown" anyway

I've wondered that a while now. Well, let's jut say when the Texans are playing them, after that I rarely think about the Browns. Maybe it's short for Hash-browns? Cleveland might be the birthplace of the wafflehouse????

Or is Brown someone's last name? Someone who was really famous in Cleveland? Probably not someone who was famous for the Ravens though????

Does anyone know?
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I believe it means dogs, or wild dogs. This week, I prefer to think of them as turds.
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I've wondered that a while now. Well, let's jut say when the Texans are playing them, after that I rarely think about the Browns. Maybe it's short for Hash-browns? Cleveland might be the birthplace of the wafflehouse????

Or is Brown someone's last name? Someone who was really famous in Cleveland? Probably not someone who was famous for the Ravens though????

Does anyone know?
They're named after Paul Brown - who was the General Manager and Coach when the franchise was founded, and was a very popular coach in Ohio - including a stint as the head coach of Ohio State. Brown later left the team named for him, and became the principal owner and coach of the Cincinnati Bengals when the AFL expanded in the late '60's.
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IIRC, I think they were named after the old owner, Paul Brown
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Default Re: What the hell is a "brown" anyway

The Brown's were named after thier coach Paul Brown. He was one of the most forward thinking and respected coaches ever in the history of football.

TURDS--wow never heard that one before.
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I put a lot of brain cells into it.
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Default Re: What the hell is a "brown" anyway

I'll accept the Paul Brown thing though It seems kind of odd that they kept the name after he left the organization, I still think it has something to do with Hash-browns...
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They really like brownies.
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Default Re: What the hell is a "brown" anyway

They should be the Cleveland Couches
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I like the logo on their helmets!
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I think they're also colorblind (or maybe I am) because those helmets look orange to me. They should be called the Oranges. Yeah, that's a perfect NFL name.
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Default Re: What the hell is a "brown" anyway

They are named after Paul Brown the founder of the team. Isn't it ironic that the two ugliest uniforms in pro sports are associated with a man who was such a great coach. I guess he knew x's and o's but sucked at fashion.
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So....we've finally devolved to arguing that our uniforms are prettier.
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So....we've finally devolved to arguing that our uniforms are prettier.
Hey!! We have to find something we can win at!!!!
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Doo Doo Brown
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I don't know, but I hope the Texans flush them.
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Default Re: What the hell is a "brown" anyway

A brown is the answer that 14 others provided above me but I didn't bother reading their posts and posted the explanation anyway, because I like being right, regardless of redundacy......


*disclaimer - you don't have to tell me, I already know I am a smartass.
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A color?

Browns
Reds
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I just got finished taking them to the Superbowl a few minutes ago.
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per wikipedia they aren't named after paul brown:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History...eveland_Browns

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[In 1946] A fan contest was conducted to determine the name of the team, with the most popular choice being "Panthers." However, Brown objected to the name after finding out it had been used by a semipro team in the city—one that had a reputation as a chronic loser. This prompted a second contest to choose a name befitting a champion. This contest yielded the nickname "Brown Bombers"—after reigning heavyweight champion Joe Louis—and was shortened to "Browns" for the convenience of headline writers. However, to this day, rumors persist that the team was named after Paul Brown himself.
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