This year’s Cleveland Browns, in all likelihood, will not be very good. They might make a few plays on either side of the ball, and have some decent moments, but they probably won’t be doing much winning. It’s been that way for a while.
But it wasn’t always. Back in the 1950s and 1960s, the Browns were awesome. During the latter part of that stretch, they had a running back by the name of Jim Brown. Assuming you haven’t been living under a rock, you know that Jim Brown was awesome.
In nine seasons with the Browns, Jim Brown led the NFL in rushing yards eight times. He ran for over 1,000 yards seven times and scored 10-plus touchdowns in five seasons. And he did all this in seasons that only last 12 (1957-60) or 14 (1961-65) games, as opposed to the 16-game seasons that teams play today.
In honor of Brown’s excellence, Cleveland unveiled a statue of his likeness in front of FirstEnergy Stadium on Sunday. Check it out:
That thing looks pretty sweet, and it was awful nice of Browns coach Hue Jackson to take some time to make it out to the unveiling ceremony before his team takes on the Ravens (who, come to think of it, used to be the Browns) this afternoon.
Source: CBS Sports Headlines / LOOK: Browns unveil statue of legendary Jim Brown in front of stadium