Pic of the Day: When the Browns Had Cheerleaders

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The Cleveland Browns don't have cheerleaders. But they did once.

The Plain Dealer has an excellent little piece detailing the one year that the storied franchise had cheerleaders on the sidelines.

Favorite line:

"We had them one year. They looked crazy. It was ridiculous," Pat Modell, wife of the former Browns owner, said recently. "It was so cold in Cleveland that it almost looked like they were wearing wooly pajamas."

Other fun facts: They weren't allowed to cheer. (No, really — no cheering.) And they couldn't wear coats unless they all matched, but the Browns wouldn't buy coats for them, so some of the women quit because it got too freaking cold.

Read the whole thing. It's well worth your time.

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