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The news on Thursday of Art Modell’s death landed like a thud for those who root for the Cleveland Browns.
Enough time has passed where there is no chance there will be celebration in the streets. Had this happened 13 or 14 years ago, it would’ve looked like Washington, D.C. in the hours after Osama Bin Laden’s death on Euclid Avenue. That doesn’t mean Cleveland fans have grown all warm and fuzzy toward Modell, it just simply means very few of us actually care anymore.
Modell’s legacy is secure, and it’s a bad one. That is enough for most Cleveland fans, but don’t hold your breath thinking they’re going to hold a moment of silence for Modell before Sunday’s game. That seems like a black eye waiting to happen.
Modell gets credit for things he had very little to do with, so in that sense, he’s just like most politicians who spend most of their waking moments desperately striving to have a “legacy” for the ages. In Modell’s case, ESPN would have you believe he now single-handedly crea
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The family of Art Modell and the Baltimore Ravens are planning a tribute to the team's late owner.
The silent tribute is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at M&T Bank Stadium. Modell's casket will be placed on the field, and a card saluting him will be given to everyone who attends.
The Lombardi Trophy presented to the team after their Super Bowl XXXV victory...
Art Modell's death has rekindled memories - mostly bad ones - for Browns fans.
Modell, who died Thursday at the age of 87, remains reviled in this football-mad city, which had its heart and soul stolen when Modell moved Cleveland's beloved NFL franchise to Baltimore in 1995. For all his many contributions as a philanthropist in Cleveland, a city he loved as much as his hometown...
Good bye, you piece of **** Art Modell. It’s never a happy day when someone dies, but…oh, wait, yes it is a happy day. We lost a disgusting visage of hypocrisy and greed today, and for that, we should all celebrate. This is a man who through his own bumbling idiocy somehow claimed financial troubles [...]
The Baltimore Ravens and the family of Art Modell will stage a silent tribute to team's former majority owner Saturday by placing his casket on the team's home field.
Modell brought the Cleveland Browns to Baltimore in 1996 and remained the majority owner through 2003. Upon arriving in Baltimore, he instantly became beloved by the city and showed his appreciation by donating...
Former Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell has died. He was 87.
The team said Modell died early Thursday at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he had been admitted Wednesday. A cause of death was not given.
Modell was among the most important figures in the NFL as owner of the Cleveland Browns, which became the Ravens after he took the team to Baltimore in 1996 in a move that tarnished...
Art Modell died early this morning in Baltimore. This will elicit a wide range of emotions across the sports universe, but most particularly in the city that brought him his wealth and power, Cleveland, Ohio. There will likely never be a bigger villain in the city of Cleveland than Arthur Modell, despite how hard some will try. Unfortunately, some fans will react with unseemly...
Art Modell, former owner of the Cleveland Browns and then the Ravens when he moved the team to Baltimore has passed away at the age of 87. His son, former Ravens President David Modell, confirmed his father’s death via release: “Sadly, I can confirm that my father died peacefully of natural causes at four this [...]
The former owner of the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens, has passed away after being hospitalized on Wednesday, according to a report from The Baltimore Sun. He was 87 years old.
After he was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, WKYC Channel 3 in Cleveland reported that his condition was "worsening" and his vital organs were "failing."...
It was 1985, and Art Modell was in charge of the Cleveland Browns and was hoping to turn things around for the big time organization. There was a big name quarterback available through the draft, but how could Art Modell get his franchise quarterback when the Buffalo Bills had the first overall pick? That was a huge question, but Modell found a way to make it all possible...
Art Modell – one of the most influential men in the history of the NFL – died early Thursday, “peacefully of natural causes”.
Modell was among the most important figures in the NFL as owner of the Cleveland Browns and a league insider. During his four decades as a team owner, he helped negotiate the NFL’s lucrative contracts with television networks, served...
FSR superscout Chris Landry joins Rob and Amy to discuss the death of Art Modell, and break down a little college and professional football.