Originally written on Pro Football Zone  |  Last updated 11/10/14
Former Cleveland Browns great Jim Brown says it’s time for Browns’ fans to get over their team moving to Baltimore to become the Ravens back in 1995. “That’s old news now,” said Browns, per NFL.com. “Baltimore has proven themselves on the football field. We can’t take that away. Art did not make the correct move in my opinion, at the time. It hurt the people, but now it’s time to get over it.” I can’;t agree with Brown anymore than I already do.  Browns’ fans are only going to make themselves more miserable as time goes on if they don’t let go of the fact that their team moved in 1995 and then came back in 1999.  Just be grateful you got a team back.   Los Angeles lost the Raiders and are still waiting for an NFL team.   Need NFL Tickets? var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document.createElement('script'); ref = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; _CI.counter = (_CI.counter) ? _CI.counter + 1 : 1; document.write(''); script.type = 'text/javascript'; var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document.createElement('script'); ref = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; _CI.counter = (_CI.counter) ? _CI.counter + 1 : 1; document.write(''); script.type = 'text/javascript'; script.src = 'http://widget.crowdignite.com/widgets/27484?_ci_wid=_CI_widget_'+_CI.counter; script.async = true; ref.parentNode.insertBefore(script, ref); })();
2 Comments:
  • Sorry Jim, it's not about the years without a team but it is about what returned as the Browns in 1999. When we look at the Ravens we see what the Browns should be. Instead we got incompetant ownwership under the Lerners. How did Al Lerner who was from Baltimore and a Modell buddy get to buy the franchise in 1999?. Here is hoping Jimmy Haslum is successful. But we will only "get over it" when we are competitive again.
  • I no longer want to see Art suffer. Is that what you mean by, "get over it"? I also never want to see him be honored in the HOF as a great NFL franchise owner. He wasn't. He is the ONLY owner who wasted so many fan's dollars, that he went broke. He broke our hearts repeatedly and gave us the ultimate insult by saying we didn't give him enough money. He pretended we didn't offer him a new stadium, we did. (Multi-use and he insisted on football only)Then he should have sold it to a better steward, but instead moved it to a city where he still couldn't financially make it and we were without a team. So no, I don't want to see him in the HOF.
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