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#1649374 - 08/13/19 12:08 AM Browns Team When You Were Born
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Apologies if this thread has been done before - if so, please delete it refs.

3 weeks or so to go - thought it might be interesting to look back into our own history with the team before we look forward to a (hopefully) new and better era...

What kind of Browns team was playing the year you were born and when you were very, very young? Coach. QB. Skill Players. Defensive and Special Team standouts. Pro Bowlers and future Hall of Famers. Record and results of that year you were born. Etc.....

Were you born into the Browns, or were you initiated later?

Some of the players on the 1972 team:

Coach: Nick Skorich

QB: Mike Phipps (say what you want, but we acquired a trade with him that netted us Ozzie)

RB: Leroy Kelly (enough said)

WR: Fair Hooker

LT: Dieken
LG: Hickerson
(great Oline)

DE: Bob Briggs

SS: Thom Darden (sometimes overlooked, one of my favorites)(Rookie Year)

DT: Jerry Sherk

CB: Ben Davis (Pro Bowler)

Kicker and Punter: Don Cockroft


I know I'm leaving tons out, but this isn't about rosters necessarily - just what your family made you remember (in my case, Dad and Grandpa taking me to Municipal Stadium beginning when I was 6 or 7).

in '72, the Browns went 10-4 and lost to the Dolphins in the Divisional Round.

I still have my autographed Mike Phipps poster.

What are some of the Browns players you remember from your formative years?

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#1649384 - 08/13/19 05:36 AM Re: Browns Team When You Were Born [Re: AZBrown]
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I believe they made the AFC championship the first year I was on the earth ... thats pretty cool! And I hope it happens again
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#1649466 - 08/13/19 11:16 AM Re: Browns Team When You Were Born [Re: AZBrown]
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I was born in 1954, their NFL Championship year, which was coached by a guy named Paul Brown, I believe. The team was like a who's who. Hope I get these right. They included:

Otto Graham, Lou Groza, ChucK Noll (!), Dante Lavelli, Ray Renfro, Len Ford, and others. This is part of Otto's incredible playoff streak.

So I was born into them by my da, who was my coach, and played for Massillon Washington just after Brown had gone, but his prints were everywhere. Some HoF and Pro Bowlers came out of this group. Sorry, don't remember the receivers much. thumbsup
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#1649468 - 08/13/19 11:22 AM Re: Browns Team When You Were Born [Re: Bard Dawg]
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Originally Posted By: Bard Dawg
I was born in 1954, their NFL Championship year, which was coached by a guy named Paul Brown, I believe. The team was like a who's who. Hope I get these right. They included:

Otto Graham, Lou Groza, ChucK Noll (!), Dante Lavelli, Ray Renfro, Len Ford, and others. This is part of Otto's incredible playoff streak.

So I was born into them by my da, who was my coach, and played for Massillon Washington just after Brown had gone, but his prints were everywhere. Some HoF and Pro Bowlers came out of this group. Sorry, don't remember the receivers much. thumbsup



Born under a very serious Browns' star, '54.

Destiny for you, man!

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#1649469 - 08/13/19 11:25 AM Re: Browns Team When You Were Born [Re: Bard Dawg]
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I was born in 1959.

Record: 7-5-0, 2nd in NFL East Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Paul Brown (7-5-0)
Points For: 270 (22.5/g) 3rd of 12
Points Against: 214 (17.8/g) 3rd of 12
Expected W-L: 7.6-4.4
SRS: 3.02 (5th of 12), SOS: -1.65
Stadium: Cleveland Municipal Stadium
President/Majority Owner: David Jones

Starting Offense:
QB - Milt Plum
FB - Jim Brown
LH - Bobby MItchell
RH - Ray Renfro
LE - Preston Carpenter
LT - Lou Groza
C - Art Hunter
RG - Gene Hickerson
RT - Mike McCormack
RE - Billy Howton

Starting Defense:
LDE - Bob Gain
LDT - Willie MCClung
RDT - Sid Youngelman
RDE - Paul Wiggin
LLB - Galen Fiss
MLB - Vince Costello
RLB - Walt Michaels
LDH - Bernie Parrish
RDH - Jim Shofner
LS - Warren Lahr
RS - Junior Wren


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#1649475 - 08/13/19 11:36 AM Re: Browns Team When You Were Born [Re: Tulsa]
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A few years before Modell took over.

It's good to be reminded of Renfro.

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#1649479 - 08/13/19 11:40 AM Re: Browns Team When You Were Born [Re: AZBrown]
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Originally Posted By: AZBrown
A few years before Modell took over.

It's good to be reminded of Renfro.


Yes, the stain of Modell is not on me.
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#1649482 - 08/13/19 11:54 AM Re: Browns Team When You Were Born [Re: AZBrown]
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The Year Before We Drafted Jim Brown ... This Also Was The Only Losing Season From 1946 - 1974

1956 Cleveland Browns Starters, Roster, & Players
Previous Season Next Season
Record: 5-7-0, 4th in NFL East Division (Schedule and Results)

Coach: Paul Brown (5-7-0)

Points For: 167 (13.9/g) 11th of 12

Points Against: 177 (14.8/g) 1st of 12

Expected W-L: 5.6-6.4

SRS: -2.38 (6th of 12), SOS: -1.55

Stadium: Cleveland Municipal Stadium

President/Majority Owner: David Jones

Starters

*ProBowl, +1st-tm All-Pro

Pos Player Age Drafted

Offensive Starters

QB Tommy O'Connell 26 Chicago Bears / 18th / 212th pick / 1952

FB Ed Modzelewski 27 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 6th pick / 1952

LH Ray Renfro 27 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 48th pick / 1952

RH Preston Carpenter 22 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 13th pick / 1956

LE Pete Brewster* 26 Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 21st pick / 1952

LT Lou Groza 32

LG Abe Gibron 31 New York Giants / 6th / 55th pick / 1949

C Frank Gatski* 37

RG Harold Bradley 27

RT Mike McCormack* 26 New York Yanks / 3rd / 34th pick / 1951

RE Dante Lavelli 33 Los Angeles Rams / 12th / 103rd pick / 1947

Defensive Starters

LDE Carlton Massey 26 Cleveland Browns / 8th / 96th pick / 1953

LDT John Kissell 33 Los Angeles Rams / 14th / 123rd pick / 1947

RDT Don Colo 31 New York Yanks / 9th / 106th pick / 1951, Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 28th pick / 1950

RDE Len Ford 30

LLB Chuck Noll 24 Cleveland Browns / 20th / 240th pick / 1953

MLB Walt Michaels* 27 Cleveland Browns / 7th / 86th pick / 1951

RLB Galen Fiss 25 Cleveland Browns / 13th / 156th pick / 1953

LDH Warren Lahr 33 Pittsburgh Steelers / 32nd / 294th pick / 1947
RDH Don Paul* 30 Chicago Cardinals / 4th / 47th pick / 1950

LS Ken Konz 28 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 14th pick / 1951

RS Johnny Petitbon 25 Dallas Texans / 7th / 74th pick / 1952


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#1649487 - 08/13/19 12:14 PM Re: Browns Team When You Were Born [Re: AZBrown]
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1957

Player
52 Joe Amstutz
10 John Borton
88 Pete Brewster
32 Jim Brown*+
48 Milt Campbell
30 Lew Carpenter
40 Preston Carpenter
65 Tom Catlin
82 Frank Clarke
70 Don Colo
50 Vince Costello
35 Galen Fiss
80 Len Ford
62 Herschel Forester
18 Bobby Freeman
79 Bob Gain*
76 Lou Groza*
44 Chet Hanulak
56 Art Hunter
72 Henry Jordan
No. Player
22 Ken Konz
24 Warren Lahr
74 Mike McCormack*
34 Walt Michaels*
36 Ed Modzelewski
65 Chuck Noll
15 Tommy O'Connell*
20 Don Paul*
16 Milt Plum
84 Bill Quinlan
26 Ray Renfro*
46 Billy Reynolds
63 Fred Robinson
65 Stan Sheriff
64 Jim Ray Smith
86 Paul Wiggin
42 Junior Wren
| Team Total
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
52 Joe Amstutz 23 11 2 264 6-5 Indiana 10/12/1934 Rook Cleveland Browns / 6th / 63rd pick / 1957
10 John Borton 25 5 208 6-0 Ohio St. 12/14/1932 Rook Cleveland Browns / 13th / 157th pick / 1955
88 Pete Brewster 27 LE 12 12 210 6-3 Purdue 9/1/1930 5 Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 21st pick / 1952
32 Jim Brown*+ 21 FB 12 12 232 6-2 Syracuse 2/17/1936 Rook Cleveland Browns / 1st / 6th pick / 1957
48 Milt Campbell 24 9 217 6-3 Indiana 12/9/1933 Rook Cleveland Browns / 5th / 53rd pick / 1957
30 Lew Carpenter 25 10 4 220 6-1 Arkansas 1/12/1932 4 Detroit Lions / 8th / 98th pick / 1953
40 Preston Carpenter 23 RE 12 12 190 6-2 Arkansas 1/24/1934 1 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 13th pick / 1956
65 Tom Catlin 26 4 0 213 6-1 Oklahoma 9/8/1931 4 Baltimore Colts / 4th / 39th pick / 1953
82 Frank Clarke 23 12 215 6-1 Colorado 2/7/1934 Rook Cleveland Browns / 5th / 61st pick / 1956
70 Don Colo 32 RDT 12 12 252 6-3 Brown 1/5/1925 7 New York Yanks / 9th / 106th pick / 1951, Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 28th pick / 1950
50 Vince Costello 25 MLB 12 12 230 6-0 Ohio 8/4/1932 Rook
35 Galen Fiss 26 LLB 12 10 227 6-0 Kansas 7/30/1931 1 Cleveland Browns / 13th / 156th pick / 1953
80 Len Ford 31 RDE 11 11 245 6-4 Morgan St.,Michigan 2/18/1926 9
62 Herschel Forester 26 LG 12 11 230 6-0 SMU 4/14/1931 3 Cleveland Browns / 8th / 96th pick / 1952
18 Bobby Freeman 25 9 2 202 6-1 Auburn 10/19/1932 Rook Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 37th pick / 1955
79 Bob Gain* 28 LDT 12 12 256 6-3 Kentucky 6/21/1929 5 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 5th pick / 1951
76 Lou Groza* 33 LT 12 12 240 6-3 Ohio St. 1/25/1924 11
44 Chet Hanulak 24 RH 12 8 185 5-10 Maryland 3/28/1933 3 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 24th pick / 1954
56 Art Hunter 24 C 12 10 245 6-4 Notre Dame 4/24/1933 3 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 3rd pick / 1954
72 Henry Jordan 22 12 0 248 6-2 Virginia 1/26/1935 Rook Cleveland Browns / 5th / 52nd pick / 1957
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
22 Ken Konz 29 LS 12 12 184 5-10 LSU 9/25/1928 4 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 14th pick / 1951
24 Warren Lahr 34 LDH 10 10 189 5-11 Case Western Reserve 9/5/1923 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 32nd / 294th pick / 1947
74 Mike McCormack* 27 RT 12 12 246 6-4 Kansas 6/21/1930 6 New York Yanks / 3rd / 34th pick / 1951
34 Walt Michaels* 28 RLB 12 11 231 6-0 Washington & Lee 10/16/1929 6 Cleveland Browns / 7th / 86th pick / 1951
36 Ed Modzelewski 28 12 217 6-0 Maryland 1/13/1929 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 6th pick / 1952
65 Chuck Noll 25 5 3 220 6-1 Dayton 1/5/1932 4 Cleveland Browns / 20th / 240th pick / 1953
15 Tommy O'Connell* 27 QB 11 9 187 5-11 Notre Dame,Illinois 9/26/1930 4 Chicago Bears / 18th / 212th pick / 1952
20 Don Paul* 31 RDH 12 12 187 6-0 Washington St. 7/23/1926 7 Chicago Cardinals / 4th / 47th pick / 1950
16 Milt Plum 22 qb 9 3 205 6-1 Penn St. 1/20/1935 Rook Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 17th pick / 1957
84 Bill Quinlan 25 LDE 12 10 248 6-3 Michigan St. 6/19/1932 Rook Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 37th pick / 1956
26 Ray Renfro* 28 LH 12 12 190 6-1 North Texas 11/7/1929 5 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 48th pick / 1952
46 Billy Reynolds 26 12 195 5-11 Pittsburgh 7/20/1931 4 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1953
63 Fred Robinson 27 RG 12 7 242 6-1 Washington 9/2/1930 Rook Cleveland Browns / 14th / 169th pick / 1955
65 Stan Sheriff 25 3 0 224 6-1 Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo 4/24/1932 3 Los Angeles Rams / 18th / 214th pick / 1954
64 Jim Ray Smith 25 12 6 241 6-3 Baylor 2/27/1932 1 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 64th pick / 1954
86 Paul Wiggin 23 12 3 242 6-3 Stanford 11/18/1934 Rook Cleveland Browns / 6th / 73rd pick / 1956
42 Junior Wren 28 RS 12 12 192 6-0 Missouri
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#1649523 - 08/13/19 01:12 PM Re: Browns Team When You Were Born [Re: PastorMarc]
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I take it you were born into the Browns as well as opposed to being initiated later. I like reading those short little anecdotes/memories.

Know next to nothing about O'Connell, Modzelewski or Don Paul.

It's a good learning thing for me.

But then you've got Groza, Lavelli, Noll and Len Ford.

Thanks.

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#1649524 - 08/13/19 01:15 PM Re: Browns Team When You Were Born [Re: TTTDawg]
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Close to the Pastor's.

I should know more about Bob Gain and Walt Michaels.

Any memories of your first experiences as a Browns fan?

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#1649556 - 08/13/19 02:59 PM Re: Browns Team When You Were Born [Re: Dawgs4Life]
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Originally Posted By: Dawgs4Life
I believe they made the AFC championship the first year I was on the earth ... thats pretty cool! And I hope it happens again



Any favorite players from those great late 80s teams as you started to learn more about them as a kid?

(Assuming you meant 86 or 87)

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#1649567 - 08/13/19 03:53 PM Re: Browns Team When You Were Born [Re: AZBrown]
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1968 Cleveland Browns season
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The 1968 Cleveland Browns season was the team's 19th season with the National Football League. The Browns made it to the playoffs for the 2nd straight year thanks to an 8-game winning streak and the brilliant play of quarterback Bill Nelsen who replaced Frank Ryan as the starting quarterback prior to week 4 of their season.

1968 Cleveland Browns season
Head coach
Blanton Collier
Home field
Cleveland Stadium
Local radio
WHK
Results
Record
10–4
Division place
1st NFL Century
Playoff finish
Won Eastern Conference Championship Game (Cowboys) 31-20
Lost NFL Championship Game (Colts) 34-0

1968 Cleveland Browns roster
Quarterbacks
16 Bill Nelsen
13 Frank Ryan
Running Backs

48 Ernie Green FB
31 Charley Harraway
44 Leroy Kelly KR/PR
25 Charlie Leigh
26 Reece Morrison
Wide Receivers

87 Eppie Barney
86 Gary Collins P
43 Ron Green
29 Tommy McDonald
42 Paul Warfield
Tight Ends

89 Milt Morin
41 Ralph Smith
Offensive Linemen
73 Monte Clark T
64 Jim Copeland C/G
55 John Demarie G
66 Gene Hickerson G
54 Fred Hoaglin C
77 Dick Schafrath T
62 Joe Taffoni T
Defensive Linemen

69 Jim Kanicki DT
80 Bill Glass DE
81 Jack Gregory DE
71 Walter Johnson DT
88 Ron Snidow DE
84 Marvin Upshaw
Linebackers
52 Billy Andrews OLB
50 John Garlington OLB
82 Jim Houston OLB
51 Dale Lindsey MLB
56 Bob Matheson MLB
59 Wayne Meylan
Defensive Backs

40 Erich Barnes CB
28 Ben Davis CB/KR/PR
34 Mike Howell CB
24 Ernie Kellerman S
49 Alvin Mitchell
27 Carl Ward CB/KR
Special Teams

12 Don Cockroft K
Rookies in italics

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Staff/Coaches
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1968 Cleveland Browns staff
Front Office
Majority Owner/CEO & President - Art Modell
Minority Owner/Vice President - Al Lerner
Coaching Staff

Head Coach – Blanton Collier
Offensive Coaches

Offensive Coordinator – Nick Skorich
Offensive Line – Fritz Heisler
Receivers - Bob Nussbaumer
Defensive Coaches
Defensive Coordinator - Howard Brinker
Defensive Line – Dick Modzelewski
Linebackers – Ed Ulinski
Strength & Coditioning

Athletic Trainer - Leo Murphy
Equipment Manager - Morris Kono
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#1649585 - 08/13/19 04:43 PM Re: Browns Team When You Were Born [Re: Pdawg]
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Colts got their revenge from the drubbing we gave them a few years before.

Ironically got Nelsen from Steelers and the guy played lights out the 2nd half of the season.

Dad used to talk up Schafrath and Collins all the time.

I'd forgotten Kelly was returning kicks.

A bit of a brief rebirth after the '65-'67 drought.

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#1649592 - 08/13/19 06:36 PM Re: Browns Team When You Were Born [Re: AZBrown]
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I don't know, maybe Tony Dorsett; I don't remember much before that.

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#1649593 - 08/13/19 07:10 PM Re: Browns Team When You Were Born [Re: THROW LONG]
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Originally Posted By: THROW LONG
I don't know, maybe Tony Dorsett; I don't remember much before that.


Drafted same year we drafted Robert Jackson. Unfortunate turn of events for Jackson.

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#1649639 - 08/13/19 11:28 PM Re: Browns Team When You Were Born [Re: AZBrown]
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Well, I was born in 1971. I kinda wish I was born in 1974, because:

1) I'd be younger
2) I'd be born the same year as this epicness: https://deadspin.com/the-greatest-letter-ever-printed-on-nfl-team-letterhead-5716038


LMAO
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#1649657 - 08/14/19 06:58 AM Re: Browns Team When You Were Born [Re: EveDawg]
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Originally Posted By: EveDawg

Well, I was born in 1971. I kinda wish I was born in 1974, because:

1) I'd be younger
2) I'd be born the same year as this epicness: https://deadspin.com/the-greatest-letter-ever-printed-on-nfl-team-letterhead-5716038


LMAO



Bailey's response is hilarious, though the picture I can't get out of my head is the original letter's complaint that the airplanes might go in the ear.

Thanks for posting.

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#1649670 - 08/14/19 08:16 AM Re: Browns Team When You Were Born [Re: AZBrown]
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Solid thread, AZ! Knocking the rust off my memory pipes with these names. My little story is a tribute I guess. Dad coached, was my coach eventually, but when I was way too young, way too small, he entered me in PP&K one morning. I tried, lost horribly, but at the end of it, I got voted a prize for youngest there. It was a kid's Browns helmet that was so big I couldn't snap the thing. He gave it to me, told me to wear it for mom. I was one proud kid. Born AND baptized into it , I guess. Still a precious memory. Football matters.
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#1649683 - 08/14/19 09:34 AM Re: Browns Team When You Were Born [Re: Bard Dawg]
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Thanks for posting that.

The first game my Dad took me to at Municipal Stadium was fall '79 against the Steelers. Sort of the first year of the Kardiac Kids. I was born into a Browns family, but Dad held off taking me to a game until I was 7.

Bradshaw was doing whatever he wanted that day, and we were sitting behind one of those huge stanchions (listening to a transistor radio at the same time), but it was the most exciting thing ever.

Just hearing the names and reading about them in a program: Sipe,Logan, Rucker, Newsome, Hall, Alzado, the Pruitts, that Oline, etc......

Didn't make the playoffs eventually. Important season for me, though.

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#1649688 - 08/14/19 10:08 AM Re: Browns Team When You Were Born [Re: AZBrown]
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My first attended game: 1993 vs the Broncos ... they beat us easily and it was cold.

I don’t remember the game much, but do remember finding dozens of football cards on the ground at muni .. and kept them all smile
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#1649692 - 08/14/19 10:23 AM Re: Browns Team When You Were Born [Re: Dawgs4Life]
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Originally Posted By: Dawgs4Life
My first attended game: 1993 vs the Broncos ... they beat us easily and it was cold.

I don’t remember the game much, but do remember finding dozens of football cards on the ground at muni .. and kept them all smile



Touchdown Tommy!!

Oh, and Bernie being replaced.

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#1649696 - 08/14/19 10:43 AM Re: Browns Team When You Were Born [Re: AZBrown]
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Yep .. I think the game was a week before or after Metcalf’s 2 TD game
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#1649703 - 08/14/19 11:26 AM Re: Browns Team When You Were Born [Re: AZBrown]
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I distinctly remember the day I was conceived.

The day after Christmas 1955.

Browns won the NFL Championship.

Way to go dad!

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#1649704 - 08/14/19 11:27 AM Re: Browns Team When You Were Born [Re: AZBrown]
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Originally Posted By: AZBrown
Close to the Pastor's.

I should know more about Bob Gain and Walt Michaels.

Any memories of your first experiences as a Browns fan?


My first game was in 1974 or 1975 can't quite remember which year but we played Buffalo and OJ, we lost 15-10 on 50 yard TD run by OJ ...
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#1649785 - 08/14/19 04:25 PM Re: Browns Team When You Were Born [Re: rockyhilldawg]
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Quite a day for him
Originally Posted By: rockyhilldawg
I distinctly remember the day I was conceived.

The day after Christmas 1955.

Browns won the NFL Championship.

Way to go dad!

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#1649830 - 08/14/19 05:43 PM Re: Browns Team When You Were Born [Re: rockyhilldawg]
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Originally Posted By: rockyhilldawg
I distinctly remember the day I was conceived.

The day after Christmas 1955.

Browns won the NFL Championship.

Way to go dad!




I know, I know......I could've named the thread a little better. Heart was in the right place (I think). But it was very late, very early or something.

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#1649838 - 08/14/19 06:15 PM Re: Browns Team When You Were Born [Re: AZBrown]
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Originally Posted By: AZBrown
Close to the Pastor's.

I should know more about Bob Gain and Walt Michaels.

Any memories of your first experiences as a Browns fan?


In the early 60's when I was 4? 5?ish every Sunday our family went over grandma and grandpas house for busketti dinner. Italian sausage, salad, etc.

When the game came on my dad always asked me what jersey I wanted to win. I always picked the dark jerseys(b&w TV back then). I always pick the dark jerseys as I thought they looked "tougher". I generally lost as the Browns generally wore white.

Hooked since.

There's 2 things can't go without/absolutely need.

1. Cleveland Browns football.

2. More cowbell.


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#1649839 - 08/14/19 06:24 PM Re: Browns Team When You Were Born [Re: TTTDawg]
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That's the common thing overall I think - the Browns are a family deal - for the most part.

I was born into it growing up there, but living in the great wild West the last 35 years, I found that family connection to a specific team isn't as common out here.

In regards to the cowbell: "I got a fever......"

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#1649871 - 08/14/19 09:14 PM Re: Browns Team When You Were Born [Re: TTTDawg]
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I love Christopher walken in that skit haha
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#1649872 - 08/14/19 09:15 PM Re: Browns Team When You Were Born [Re: AZBrown]
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It seems like the midwestern cities/states are definitely some of the most loyal/family oriented fan bases (browns, bears, packers, Vikings, Steelers, etc)
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#1649877 - 08/14/19 09:18 PM Re: Browns Team When You Were Born [Re: Dawgs4Life]
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It seems like the midwestern cities/states are definitely some of the most loyal/family oriented fan bases (browns, bears, packers, Vikings, Steelers, etc)


Definitely.

Plus there are a lot of transplants out here.

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#1649893 - 08/14/19 10:39 PM Re: Browns Team When You Were Born [Re: AZBrown]
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I don't remember Robert Jackson.

Who remembers Danny Peables? I think that was his name if I recall right.

That and I remember, even way back then Al Michael's ugly face was in close up all over the T.V. screen needlessly, way needlessly as always.

whew, ( if I recall right, Danny Peables was a player in pre-season, WR, a backup player who got carted off and may have been paralyised, some year between the "drive", and Bellichic's playoff win;

In a preseason game.

I don't remember Robert Jackson.
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#1649897 - 08/14/19 10:59 PM Re: Browns Team When You Were Born [Re: THROW LONG]
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Originally Posted By: THROW LONG
I don't remember Robert Jackson.

Who remembers Danny Peables? I think that was his name if I recall right.

That and I remember, even way back then Al Michael's ugly face was in close up all over the T.V. screen needlessly, way needlessly as always.

whew, ( if I recall right, Danny Peables was a player in pre-season, WR, a backup player who got carted off and may have been paralyised, some year between the "drive", and Bellichic's playoff win;

In a preseason game.

I don't remember Robert Jackson.



I remember Danny Peebles, got hurt in Houston in a SNF game.

I was born in 67, Browns made the playoffs that year.
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#1649898 - 08/14/19 11:11 PM Re: Browns Team When You Were Born [Re: THROW LONG]
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Originally Posted By: THROW LONG
I don't remember Robert Jackson.

Who remembers Danny Peables? I think that was his name if I recall right.

That and I remember, even way back then Al Michael's ugly face was in close up all over the T.V. screen needlessly, way needlessly as always.

whew, ( if I recall right, Danny Peables was a player in pre-season, WR, a backup player who got carted off and may have been paralyised, some year between the "drive", and Bellichic's playoff win;

In a preseason game.

I don't remember Robert Jackson.




The Robert Jackson I was referring to was a LB too often injured for us and had a bit of a bad rap (whatever that means) from opponents. Subjective stuff. Drafted same year as Dorsett in Dallas.

There was a Robert E. Jackson - part of some of the greatest Olines we've ever had until the early to mid 80's.

Danny Peebles......had to look him up. Seems he retired about a month after the helmet to helmet hit in '91.

As far as Al Michael's face: wondering if they shot play by play and color commentators differently back then. Don't know. Ugly? Maybe.

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#1649968 - 08/15/19 01:15 PM Re: Browns Team When You Were Born [Re: AZBrown]
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We drafted Doug Dieken & Clarence Scott, went 9-5, and won our first AFC Central title en route to being eliminated from the playoffs by Indy in the Divisional round. Fair Hooker led the team in receptions with 45 and Leroy Kelly rushed for 865 yards and 10 touchdowns.
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#1650007 - 08/15/19 02:33 PM Re: Browns Team When You Were Born [Re: PrplPplEater]
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Originally Posted By: PrplPplEater
We drafted Doug Dieken & Clarence Scott, went 9-5, and won our first AFC Central title en route to being eliminated from the playoffs by Indy in the Divisional round. Fair Hooker led the team in receptions with 45 and Leroy Kelly rushed for 865 yards and 10 touchdowns.



We're from the same basic space in time.

Had to refresh on the Clarence Scott particulars. I can't think of too many Safeties anymore that would offer stability to one team for so many years.

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#1650017 - 08/15/19 03:02 PM Re: Browns Team When You Were Born [Re: AZBrown]
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Originally Posted By: AZBrown
Originally Posted By: PrplPplEater
We drafted Doug Dieken & Clarence Scott, went 9-5, and won our first AFC Central title en route to being eliminated from the playoffs by Indy in the Divisional round. Fair Hooker led the team in receptions with 45 and Leroy Kelly rushed for 865 yards and 10 touchdowns.



We're from the same basic space in time.

Had to refresh on the Clarence Scott particulars. I can't think of too many Safeties anymore that would offer stability to one team for so many years.

I'll never forget Clarence Scott's game clinching INT against the Oilers during the Kardiac Kids playoff run... And the simple, two word headline in the Plain Dealer Monday morning...

Great Scott!
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#1650018 - 08/15/19 03:03 PM Re: Browns Team When You Were Born [Re: AZBrown]
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Cool thread. 1969 was the year I was born, but I fell in love with them and the game in the 70s w/Brian Sipe.

Here's the team in '69. We went 10-3-1

Quarterbacks
16 Bill Nelsen
17 Jerry Rhome

Running backs
44 Leroy Kelly
30 Ron Johnson
35 Bo Scott

Wide receivers
86 Gary Collins
43 Fair Hooker
41 Dave Jones
42 Paul Warfield

Tight ends
83 Chip Glass
89 Milt Morin

Offensive linemen
73 Monte Clark T
64 Jim Copeland G
65 John Demarie G
66 Gene Hickerson G
54 Fred Hoaglin C
77 Dick Schafrath T

Defensive linemen
71 Walter Johnson DT
81 Jack Gregory DE
88 Ron Snidow DE
70 Joe Righetti DT
84 Marvin Upshaw DE

Linebackers
52 Billy Andrews
50 John Garlington
51 Dale Lindsey
56 Bob Matheson

Defensive backs
40 Erich Barnes CB
21 Dean Brown
28 Ben Davis CB
34 Mike Howell S
24 Ernie Kellerman S
29 Walt Sumner CB
20 Freddie Summers CB/S

Special teams
12 Don Cockroft K/P

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#1650021 - 08/15/19 03:32 PM Re: Browns Team When You Were Born [Re: PDXBrownsFan]
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Nelson gave us the spark to pull us out of the doldrums we found ourselves in.

Hefty WR group / likewise RB.

A couple pieces in place to become a fantastic O-line in the years to come.

Then the pre-Ozzie TE Chip Glass (had to look him up). Modest receptions, more of a blocker I guess. First name Ferdinand.

Regarding Sipe era: I think quite a few posters on this board look at those teams and years as their first up close and personal, vested interest in the Browns. I might be wrong.

When I was recovering from surgery a few years back, I watched 11 different Sipe games I had forgotten about on YouTube. Man, what a time.

Thanks for posting.

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