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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 ... to move the team, but Cleveland kept the Browns' name, colors and history. ..... Gregg's first win did not come until November 23 against Paul Brown's ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleveland_Browns

All-America Football Conference (1946–1949). Western Division (1946–1948) ... From 1965 to 1995, they made the playoffs 14 times, but did not win another ... The Browns' intellectual property, including team name, logos, training facility, and ..... The Browns kept rolling in 1955 after Brown convinced Graham to come back ...

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

Sep 8, 2016 ... There's some debate about whether Cleveland's professional football ... Brown ultimately agreed to the use of his name and Browns stuck.

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 ... to the name Cleveland Panthers, from an earlier failed football team, Brown rescinded his ... Sailors say bad luck will come to anyone who harms one of them .”.

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 ...

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

Jun 13, 2011 ... So, how did each NFL team get its name? .... Cleveland was granted the franchise based upon the fact that the other NFL owners preferred to ..... It would take another year before those conversations would finally come to fruition. ..... In 1950, the Browns were one of three teams which merged into the NFL.

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 Joe "The ... The name later was shortened to the Browns. ... Coach Brown did not like the idea of the team being named after him, so either way, ...

www.cleveland.com/browns/index.ssf/2012/09/when_art_modell_moved_his_clev.html

Sep 13, 2012 ... But one choice by Art Modell -- to pull the Cleveland Browns out of town -- cemented ... I did not come here to go through the motions. ..... There he stood, smiling and waving at the adoring crowds that loudly chanted his name.

sportsteamhistory.com/cleveland-browns

The Cleveland Browns are a professional American football team based in ... from a businessman who owned the rights to the name Cleveland Panthers, ...