Teams around the NFL have been opting for their throwback uniforms throughout the early part of the season. The Jets seem to have become superstitiously obsessed with their old school 1960-1962 blue and gold Titans uniforms, wearing them two games back-to-back. As a native Clevelander I am a life long Browns fan. What the Browns lack in Super Bowl appearances and victories (1964 was the last time the francise won the league championship – pre Super Bowl) they make up in classic cool. Since its founding, the Browns’ uniforms have remained largely unchanged. In fact, the Browns are the only NFL team without a logo on their helmets. The franchise’s uniforms rival only a few MLB teams for consistency, simplicity and recognition.
Last night on Monday Night Football, the team donned their throwback uniforms, which consisted of a helmet with a number on it. That is all the club has in its arsenal to go retro. It doesn’t get more classic than that, and I hope they never change a thing. Well, except for that Super Bowl record.
Browns’ founder and namesake Paul Brown.