Originally written on Dawg Pound Daily  |  Last updated 6/29/14

19 Nov 1995: A fan of the Cleveland Browns at Cleveland Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio, holds a sign which indicates he believes owner Art Modell betrayed the fans by moving the team to Baltimore, Maryland. The Packers defeated the Browns that day 31-20.
This week, the Oakland Raiders continue to mourn the passing of their infamous owner Al Davis. While many things can be said about Davis (both good and bad), you have to admit that he has become a household name.  Even non-sports fans recognize the name. His legendary antics have made fodder for the media and his contributions to what we now call the NFL are irrefutable.We also got the news yesterday that Pat Modell, wife of Art Modell, passed away. From all accounts, she was a wonderful person and will be missed by her family and friends. Having lost my mom to cancer in 2007, I know how her children feel. My father now lives with us and his grief at Mom’s passing is felt daily. I send out my sympathies to the Modell family and their children during this difficult time.But amongst all of the retrospectives this week, a question is being raised here in Cleveland: “When Art Modell passes away, what will his legacy be?” Art Modell lays claim to creating many of the things that NFL foot...
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