Fabulous Vintage Browns Photos

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The Cleveland Memory Project, one of the coolest and most useful archives of Cleveland photos, recently uploaded a new batch of Browns shots. And there are some great ones.

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Caption: "The Cleveland Browns champs of the Eastern Division will have to wait until 12/26 to learn who they will play for NFL title. But taking no chances are Jim Kanicki (69) with sign 'Beat Baltimore' and Jim Houston (82) with 'Beat Green Bay', while Bill Glass (80) holds sign 'Jim Brown for President.' These defensive men watch the offense workout. UPI TELEPHOTO" — photo verso. The Browns would ultimately play the Green Bay Packers for the 1965 NFL Championship. The Packers won 23-12. "

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Caption: "Referees going to man with microphone on field to tell fans to stop throwing snowballs or be penalized. Tommy Dowd (with hand in air) got hit by snowball. Penalty against Browns 15 yards." — photo verso. "3rd Qtr: Eagles' HB Ken Keller breaks through defensive line and goes 20 yards for TD that tied game at 14-14." — photo verso. "WEEK 10 - The Browns edge the Eagles, 17-14, on a 37-yard Lou Groza field goal with 29 seconds remaining. But the game becomes memorable because of a small, but vocal crowd (20,654) that pelts the officials with snowballs when no pass interference is called on a controversial final-quarter play. The assault continues despite pleas from coach Paul Brown to stop." — from Cleveland Browns: The Official Illustrated History by Ron Smith."

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Caption: "The Cleveland Browns prepare for their first-ever team flight on October 11, 1946. Paul Brown innovated travel in professional sports as the Browns became the first pro team that flew to all road games. On this day, the Browns are heading to New York for a Saturday night contest against the Yankees. The Browns won an ugly 7-0 game on the strength of a late New York turnover" — from Cleveland Browns History by F.M. Henkel."

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Caption: "LA Dons fullback Walt Clay huddles over the goal line in a 31-14 loss against the Browns as John Yonaker runs into the goal post attempting to make the tackle. The game was played on Thanksgiving Day 1948, in a week that saw the Browns play three road games in eight days. The Browns won the first game in New York against the Yankees, beat the Dons in the second, and nipped the 49ers in the third game on just two days of rest. The Browns became the only team in history to win three games in eight days" — from Cleveland Browns History by F.M. Henkel."

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