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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Cleveland_Browns

The history of the Cleveland Browns American football team began in 1944 when taxi-cab ... Under Sipe, however, the Browns did not make it past the first round of the ... Negotiations and legal battles led to an agreement where Modell was allowed to move the team, but Cleveland kept the Browns' name, colors and history.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleveland_Browns

All-America Football Conference (1946–1949). Western Division (1946–1948) ... The Browns' intellectual property, including team name, logos, training facility, ..... Garrett, Graham's presumed successor, did not play a single game for Cleveland, ..... Policy and general manager Dwight Clark, both of whom had come from the ...

mentalfloss.com/article/25650/whats-nickname-origins-all-32-nfl-team-names

Sep 8, 2016 ... Brown ultimately agreed to the use of his name and Browns stuck. ... The Rams, who originated in Cleveland in 1936 and spent 1946 through ...

articles.baltimoresun.com/1995-11-07/sports/1995311124_1_cleveland-browns-joe-louis-paul-brown

Nov 7, 1995 ... Some versions say a man who owned the rights to the name Cleveland Panthers demanded money from McBride. Others say Brown did not ...

foreshock.wordpress.com/origin-of-nfl-teams-1922-present/origin-of-nfl-team-nicknames

Cleveland Browns-The Cleveland All-America Football Conference franchise conducted a fan contest in 1945 to name the team. The most popular submission  ...

www.profootballhof.com/teams/cleveland-browns/team-history

The Cleveland Browns were born in 1944 when Cleveland businessman Arthur ... McBride's first act after acquiring the team was to hire Paul Brown, who had been ... Additionally, Art Modell agreed to relinquish the "Browns" name, colors and ...

www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2013/06/how-each-nfl-team-got-its-name-afc

Jun 3, 2013 ... Read on for the origin of the nickname of your favorite AFC team. ... Terrell Suggs , the Ravens are one tough team, although it did lose Ray Lewis to ... Cleveland was allowed to keep the “Browns” name, so a poll was taken of ...

latimesblogs.latimes.com/sports_blog/2011/12/were-the-cleveland-browns-named-after-boxer-joe-louis.html

Dec 7, 2011 ... FOOTBALL URBAN LEGEND: The Cleveland Browns were named after boxer ... The name later was shortened to the Browns. ... with being such a successful coach, he did not care as much for the hoopla that surrounded it.

www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/14946293/tangled-history-cleveland-browns-baltimore-ravens-now-dates-back-20-years

Mar 11, 2016 ... The Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns never have a shortage of ... The origin of the rivalry, of course, dates back two decades to when the .... his former team, but he did top the 1,000-yard mark twice with the Browns.

bleacherreport.com/articles/733872-how-all-32-nfl-teams-got-their-names

Jun 14, 2011 ... So, how did each NFL team get its name? ... Origin Facts: .... Cleveland was granted the franchise based upon the fact that the other NFL ...