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Browns to wear “classic” look vs. Chargers

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Last week it was brown on brown on brown, and the week before that, it was white from head to toe. If you were holding out hope for a Cleveland Browns team clad in all orange, you’re going to have to wait at least one more week.

Thursday afternoon, the team announced its plans to don brown jerseys, white pants, and brown socks on the road against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday.

https://twitter.com/Browns/status/649693811921125377

This particular jersey and pant combination, widely considered to be the “classic” Cleveland Browns look, was first introduced by the team in 1947:

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via Cleveland Browns

Since then, the brown-on-white kit has been worn in many iterations over the years, though not with brown socks until the modern era:

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At this point, it seems the only piece of the team’s new uniform kit that has yet to see any playing time is the elusive orange jersey. Maybe next week, Cleveland.

A reminder of Browns’ uniforms so far this season — and their respective success rates:

Week 1
Brown Jerseys
Orange Pants
Orange Socks
L @ New York Jets (31-10)

Week 2
White Jerseys
White Pants
White Socks
W vs. Tennessee Titans (28-14)

Week 3
Brown Jerseys
Brown Pants
Brown Socks
L vs. Oakland Raiders (27-20)

  • TomWFNY

    The internet is saying we only get to wear our oranges twice per season, since they’re our alternates; in that case, they’d be used for our two prime time games.

  • Garry_Owen

    Confused. That first photo is clearly white on white. And I thought that was the “classic” look.

  • RGB

    Prime time…when we can embarrass, errrrr promote, ourselves the most.
    Makes sense.

  • Garry_Owen

    Oh, come on now. The Browns have been embarrassing themselves for years, and it has never had anything whatsoever to do with the uniforms. If they sport all orange and win, there will be no embarrassment. And if they’re somehow embarrassed by the clothes they wear, then they never graduated junior high school (which the defense kind of looked like on Sunday, amiright?). And if WE’RE somehow embarrassed by the clothes a football team wears, then, well, I, I’m, well, gosh.

  • nj0

    Am I the only one who is annoyed that the Browns have made unveiling their uniforms a thing?

  • BenRM

    As a heathen, these are my least favorite!

  • RGB

    I shall resume embracing he suck.

  • Garry_Owen

    Hey, why start now?

  • RGB

    “And if they’re somehow embarrassed by the clothes they wear, then they never graduated junior high school…”

    http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/enhanced/webdr06/2013/8/25/18/anigif_enhanced-buzz-25416-1377469764-0.gif

  • Garry_Owen

    Perfect.

    See, I’d be fine with the Browns wearing that, as long as they freaking win!

  • Garry_Owen

    And isn’t this the month that the obligatory, pandering pink shows up on all of the uniforms, anyway?

  • RGB

    Yyyyep.

  • Garry_Owen

    It’s even hard for me to embrace that suck; I hate it so, so very much.

  • MrCleaveland

    18 flavors, and they all taste like %#@*%.

  • Garry_Owen

    I consider myself to fairly well-versed in profanity, but I cannot for the life of me figure out what 5-letter naughty word they taste like.

    Perhaps I’m reading too much into it?

    Poopy?

  • MrCleaveland

    Oh, sorry, that was a typo. I meant %#@%.

    Good catch.

  • Garry_Owen

    Whew. Now a whole world of possibilities is opened!

  • RGB

    I thought it was a new naughty word invented just for the Browns.

  • CB Everett

    We may beat, violate and not pay you child support–but we’ll wear pink to support you broads! -NFL

    I kind of wish the breast cancer groups would say to the NFL, “Actually we’re good. We won’t need your help with awareness. Thankyouverymuch.”

  • JM85

    At least they aren’t going with the hideous all brown uniform.

  • Garry_Owen

    I always catch loads of flak for this, but you left off, “while we exploit the image of women on the sidelines for no real purpose other than base lechery.”

    And the worst part of it is that those groups really get very little benefit from the NFL’s exhibition of fauxminism.

  • MrCleaveland

    Fauxminism . . . nice!

    The other irritating part is the way they overdo it (imagine that). You want to wear pink shoes? Fine. But you don’t need to also wear pink wrist bands, pink towels, pink elbow pads, pink mouthguards, pink tape, pink socks, pink chinstraps . . . We get it, already!

  • Garry_Owen

    I’m not sure if I invented that word, but it came about in a frenzy of rage typing. I’m proud of it, even it it’s not mine.

    I agree on the overdoing. And the funny thing is that it’s really overdoing through underdoing. Wrist bands, towels, mouth guards, etc.? Really? That’s all you’re willing to commit? How about a nice set of pink home jerseys on the field? You know, the same, team-indistinguishable ones you market on your website to get women to give you money? How about making the visiting team wear pink helmets? If you’re going to commit to this thing, throw in.

    I love the Browns, but I really do hate the NFL.

  • mgbode

    Go Iowa style. Paint everything on the visiting side pink.

  • CB Everett

    So the Dallas cowgirls’ new pink bikinis aren’t good enough for you? Man, there’s just no pleasing you sensitive types out there!

    Edit: Also, I’m stealing “fauxminism”

  • Garry_Owen

    [Head swimming; various thoughts, few worth typing; all revealing a deep, deep hypocrisy within myself; better not type anything. Good call, brain.]

  • Garry_Owen

    Paint everything! Visitor side, home side, turf, seats, balls, goalposts. Everything!

  • chuckry

    I hope they never go with the turd look (brown on brown) again!

  • chrisdottcomm

    Still better than Orange and Orange.

  • chrisdottcomm

    “HEY THAT’S OUR SCHTICK”

    Signed,
    Oregon

  • paulbip

    wear all orange and look like clowns

  • mgbode

    all monochrome looks bad and I would have agreed with you until actually seeing the brown/brown. but, at least with all-orange you can at least claim to be looking ugly on purpose (i.e. appealing to the kids).

  • jamierules

    I disagree…sort of… The new uniforms are horrific. However, the brown on brown ones were dope. I think I liked them when they didn’t have the stripe, too.

  • I’m not the only one who remembers pink penalty flags, right?

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