Jim Brown says it’s time for Cleveland to get over “the move”

Former Cleveland Browns great Jim Brown says it’s time for Browns’ fans to get over their team moving to Baltimore to become the Ravens back in 1995.

“That’s old news now,” said Browns, per NFL.com. “Baltimore has proven themselves on the football field. We can’t take that away. Art did not make the correct move in my opinion, at the time. It hurt the people, but now it’s time to get over it.”

I can';t agree with Brown anymore than I already do.  Browns’ fans are only going to make themselves more miserable as time goes on if they don’t let go of the fact that their team moved in 1995 and then came back in 1999.  Just be grateful you got a team back.   Los Angeles lost the Raiders and are still waiting for an NFL team.

 

  • John

    Jim, I’m over the move. I bear no more ill will towars Art. Let him rest in peace.

    But not in the HoF. He lost that opportunity when he moved, because he forgot that the game is about the fans. He traded a large chunk of his legacy for money – as he had every right to do. But everything in life comes with a price – and this is the price Art is paying.

    Season ticke tholder since ’99.

  • Jrmc21

    Never—it only makes us angrier that this could be our Browns. And to compare the passion of LA fans to Browns fans is insulting to us Browns fans.

  • Joel McClurg

    As far as I’m concerned, it was the Baltimore BROWNS who just won the superbowl. It takes a long time of consistent management, picking the right players year after year to get a team that can play in the bowl; Baltimore was handed a playoff caliber team on which to build in 1995. If you have an expansion team, you have to start from scratch, build little by little, trying to draft better than other team’s better; if you don’t beat every other team every year, you didn’t better than their better, so you went nowhere. That’s the difference in being an expansion team (oh, yes we got another team) and being handed someone’s playoff type team. They transferred a good management group and a bunch of very good players; they only had to get better, they didn’t have to better everyone’s better every year for 15 years. So, to me, the Baltimore Browns won the bowl, because that was the foundation they took to build on. I forgive until they win and then I remember how they got there and I’m back to do not forgive. Maybe next year.