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By Drake Witham | November 7, 1995
The Cleveland Browns are the only team in the NFL named after a person, but there's some confusion as to who that person is.Call the Cleveland Plain Dealer sports department and you'll be told Paul Brown. The Official NFL Encyclopedia of Pro Football also credits the legendary first coach and general manager of the team. But according to the media relations office of the Browns, the team is named after the "Brown Bomber," boxer Joe Louis.About the only thing that seems certain is that there was a contest to name Arthur McBride's professional football team in 1946.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun and By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | April 19, 2014
OXFORD, Ohio - With a blinding sun and a mostly empty Yager Stadium at his back, Ravens coach John Harbaugh peered into a crowd that contained so many people he wanted to thank. To his right were his parents, wife and daughter, along with other members of his extended family. To his left were about 30 of his former teammates at Miami University (Ohio). Straight ahead were a couple of rows of football fans, many either wearing Miami red or Ravens purple. It was exactly how Harbaugh wanted to commemorate a memorable and rewarding weekend.
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By Drake Witham and Drake Witham,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | November 10, 1995
The Cleveland Browns won the first All-America Football Conference title Dec. 22, 1946, but an incident the day before had a bigger impact on the team that would dominate professional football for the next 10 years.Coach Paul Brown found out that team captain Ed Daniell and two other players had been arrested and charged with disorderly conduct at 2:30 Saturday morning. Receiver Dante Lavelli still remembers what happened as the Browns gathered for their Saturday practice."He canned [Daniell]
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By Mike Klingaman and The Baltimore Sun | October 31, 2013
Big Mo moves a little slow these days. But then, he's almost 85. "I've got a hip problem, so I'm walking with a cane," Ed Modzelewski said. "That's OK, because I'm still above ground. " Once, the ground shook when Modzelewski thundered by, football in hand. The star fullback on Maryland's undefeated 1951 team, Big Mo led the No. 3 Terps to an upset of top-ranked Tennessee in the Sugar Bowl, where he was named the game's outstanding player. Four years later, Modzelewski helped the Cleveland Browns win their second straight NFL championship over the Los Angeles Rams.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun and By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | April 19, 2014
OXFORD, Ohio - With a blinding sun and a mostly empty Yager Stadium at his back, Ravens coach John Harbaugh peered into a crowd that contained so many people he wanted to thank. To his right were his parents, wife and daughter, along with other members of his extended family. To his left were about 30 of his former teammates at Miami University (Ohio). Straight ahead were a couple of rows of football fans, many either wearing Miami red or Ravens purple. It was exactly how Harbaugh wanted to commemorate a memorable and rewarding weekend.
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By Drake Witham and Drake Witham,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | November 10, 1995
Jim Brown went on to become the most devastating runner in NFL history, but in 1957 the Cleveland Browns didn't even want him.After the team suffered its first losing season, coach Paul Brown wanted to draft Purdue quarterback Len Dawson to upgrade his offense. But two coin flips dropped Cleveland to sixth in the draft, and the Browns had to "settle" for the Syracuse halfback.It didn't take long for Paul Brown to realize he had a special player. He changed his pass-oriented offense to suit the powerful running back and, one year after finishing 5-7, Cleveland went 9-2-1.
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November 21, 1995
Due to a composing room error, a letter to the editor in the Nov. 19 Sunday Sun failed to fully identify Severn School's athletic director, Robert H. Woods, when Paul Brown was an assistant football coach in 1930.The Sun regrets the error.
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By Mark Purdy and Mark Purdy,Knight-Ridder | August 6, 1991
HAVANA -- What a world. When I heard that Paul Brown had died, I was staring at a 40-foot-tall painting of Che Guevara. The huge mural, honoring the late Cuban revolutionary hero, hangs over the basketball floor at the main Pan American Games sports arena. Monday afternoon, someone broke the news to me. Paul Brown was dead of pneumonia, at age 82."You knew him, didn't you?" the guy asked."Sort of," I answered, because I believe very few people really knew Paul Brown. But every football person I ever met respected him. This sounds irreverent, I realize, but if pro football were a revolutionary country like Cuba, an immense mural of Paul Brown would be hanging over every NFL field in every NFL stadium.
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April 11, 2006
On April 7, 2006, PAUL D. KEMP, beloved husband of Eloise G. Kemp (nee Goodard) devoted father of Kathy Dobe and the late Donald Kemp, dear brother of Nola Dent, step-father of Linda Brown and James Haughey, grand-father of Kristen and Raymond Dobe; step-grandfather of Paul Brown, Janine Granados and Megan Haughey, also survived by 3 step-great-grandchildren. A Memorial service will be held in the Hope Presbyterian Church, Arbutus, on Saturday May 13 at 10 A.M. If desired contributions may be made to Baltimore Cancer Support Group, 7910 Belair Rd, Baltimore, MD 21236 or Hope Presbyterian Church, 4748 Shelbourne Rd, Baltimore, MD 21227.
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By Vito Stellino | August 6, 1991
"My methods had brought us unmatched success, both on the field and at the bank, so there was no reason to question anything I did."Paul Brown in "PB: The Paul Brown Story" There are very few men who could make such a bold statement in any profession.Paul Brown, the man who modernized pro football and became the central figure in a bitter feud that lasted the past three decades, earned the right to say his methods couldn't be questioned.Brown, who died at his home in Cincinnati yesterday at age 82 from complications caused by pneumonia, left a legacy that will be remembered as long as pro football is played.
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By Bill Livingston, The Plain Dealer | January 25, 2013
Art Modell has again arrived, this time posthumously, at the doorstep of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He rose to fame and fortune as the owner of the Cleveland Browns, later relocated for no good reason except Modell's poor business sense, to Baltimore and renamed the Ravens. Modell perhaps benefits from sympathy votes after his death in September. He was also a finalist in 2001, a year after the Ravens, the AFC champions this season, won their only Super Bowl. He was a semifinalist seven times between 2004 and 2011.
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September 11, 2012
Art Modell was a hero in Baltimore, and for good reason. But Baltimore has known him mostly as an elderly man. I was fortunate enough to be in the company of the young Art Modell , when he first became owner of the Browns. I was a football writer for the Pensacola, Fla. News-Journal 50 or so years ago. I covered the Senior Bowl each year back then when it was a struggling enterprise trying to get national recognition. In the course of that, I came to know the two guys who used to do the broadcast for the Senior Bowl - Red Grange and Steve Owen, who had been coach of the New York Giants.
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By Ken Murray and Mike Klingaman | September 6, 2012
March 21, 1961: Modell bought the Browns for just under $4 million. Aug. 18, 1962: Modell proposed and staged pro football's first preseason doubleheader at Cleveland Stadium. The Browns played the Steelers in one game and the Lions faced the Cowboys in the other. The preseason doubleheader concept lasted 11 years. 1962: With a television background, Modell was appointed chairman of the league's TV committee. He negotiated TV contracts for 31 years. Jan. 9, 1963: Modell fired coach Paul Brown (163-53-8 with seven championships)
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April 13, 2008
On April 9, 2008, JESSE T. BROWN ; beloved husband of Carrie P. Brown (nee Peters); devoted father of Jesse T. Brown, Jr.; loving brother of Jim Brown, June Brown, Helen Lewis and the late Joe and Paul Brown; grandfather of Dylan C. and Andrea L. Brown; brother in-law of Sue Kogut, Artella and Bill West, Alvin and Sue Peters and Pete Peters. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Schimunek Funeral Home of Bel Air Inc., 610 W. MacPhail Road, (at Rt 24)
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April 11, 2006
On April 7, 2006, PAUL D. KEMP, beloved husband of Eloise G. Kemp (nee Goodard) devoted father of Kathy Dobe and the late Donald Kemp, dear brother of Nola Dent, step-father of Linda Brown and James Haughey, grand-father of Kristen and Raymond Dobe; step-grandfather of Paul Brown, Janine Granados and Megan Haughey, also survived by 3 step-great-grandchildren. A Memorial service will be held in the Hope Presbyterian Church, Arbutus, on Saturday May 13 at 10 A.M. If desired contributions may be made to Baltimore Cancer Support Group, 7910 Belair Rd, Baltimore, MD 21236 or Hope Presbyterian Church, 4748 Shelbourne Rd, Baltimore, MD 21227.
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By JAMISON HENSLEY | September 26, 2004
SCOUTING REPORT Ravens run offense vs. Bengals run defense: How due is Jamal Lewis? The All-Pro running back has averaged 59.5 yards a game, nearly 70 yards off his per-game pace from last season. But Lewis has been a lock for 100 yards against the Bengals, eclipsing that mark the six times he has faced them. His per-game average against them is 127 yards. Cincinnati is extremely suspect against the run, especially against physical offensive lines. The Bengals gave up 196 rushing yards to 31-year-old Jets running back Curtis Martin.
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July 30, 2003
On July 26, 2003, WALTER JOSEPH beloved husband of 57 years of Angie Brown (nee Gugliano) loving father of Michael A. Brown, Susan P. Anderson and her husband Raymond, devoted grandfather of Anthony, Nicholas, Ryan, Michael and Jason Anderson, son of the late Catherine and Walter Brown, brother of Catherine Turner, Loretta Hudson, Paul Brown and William Lehr, good friend of Tom Moffett, Marsha, Madelyn and Debbie Lutman and Peg Tyler. Friends may call at the Johnson Funeral Home, P.A., 8521 Loch Raven Boulevard (beltway exit 29B)
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April 13, 2008
On April 9, 2008, JESSE T. BROWN ; beloved husband of Carrie P. Brown (nee Peters); devoted father of Jesse T. Brown, Jr.; loving brother of Jim Brown, June Brown, Helen Lewis and the late Joe and Paul Brown; grandfather of Dylan C. and Andrea L. Brown; brother in-law of Sue Kogut, Artella and Bill West, Alvin and Sue Peters and Pete Peters. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Schimunek Funeral Home of Bel Air Inc., 610 W. MacPhail Road, (at Rt 24)
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July 30, 2003
On July 26, 2003, WALTER JOSEPH beloved husband of 57 years of Angie Brown (nee Gugliano) loving father of Michael A. Brown, Susan P. Anderson and her husband Raymond, devoted grandfather of Anthony, Nicholas, Ryan, Michael and Jason Anderson, son of the late Catherine and Walter Brown, brother of Catherine Turner, Loretta Hudson, Paul Brown and William Lehr, good friend of Tom Moffett, Marsha, Madelyn and Debbie Lutman and Peg Tyler. Friends may call at the Johnson Funeral Home, P.A., 8521 Loch Raven Boulevard (beltway exit 29B)
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