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Cleveland Browns

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The Resume

    (1946- )
    Located in Cleveland, Ohio
    Four AAFC championships (1946, 1947, 1948, 1949)
    Four NFL championships (1950, 1954, 1955, 1964)
    No Super Bowl championships
    Five retired numbers: Otto Graham's #14, Jim Brown's #32, Ernie Davis's #45, Don Fleming's #46 and Lou Groza's #76

Why they might be annoying:

    Although the team moved to Baltimore in 1995, Cleveland retained their colors, name and historical records.
    They were the 31st franchise making the league uneven.
    Cleveland fans want to believe that their current version is linked to the pre-1995 Cleveland team which just adds to the confusion.
    They have never been in a Super Bowl.
    During the 1986 playoffs, they were victims of a Denver Broncos' drive, commonly referred to as 'The Drive,' that would cost them a chance to be in a Super Bowl.
    Five years after Art Modell moved the teams personnel to Baltimore, they won the Super Bowl.
    They went 2-14 in their first season back in the NFL (1999).
    They allowed Baltimore Ravens running back Jamal Lewis to rush for over 500 combined yards in two games against them (2003).
    Their fans absolutely hate their starting quarterback, Tim Couch.
    Butch Davis’ reign as head coach has so far been less than stellar.

Why they might not be annoying:

    By taking the name and colors of their former NFL team, they were given instant credibility..
    They won every league championship during their tenure in the AAFC.
    Jim Brown spent his entire career with them.
    Their fans were devastated when Art Modell moved the teams personnel to Baltimore.
    The NFL was quick to give the city of Cleveland a team, spending only 3 months to make the announcement.
    In addition to giving Cleveland a team, they also gave them the rights to the Browns’ name, colors, historical stats and memorabilia.
    There was no question as to what their expansion team would be called.
    They have great rivalries with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Denver Broncos and, of course, the Baltimore Ravens.

Credit: Eric Smith, Poeboy and His Name is Robert

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Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 9 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 396 Votes: 64.90% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 81 Votes: 48.15% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 83 Votes: 53.01% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 300 Votes: 49.33% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 2 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 5 Votes: 80.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 28 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 20 Votes: 55.00% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 103 Votes: 65.05% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 29 Votes: 55.17% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 23 Votes: 65.22% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 51 Votes: 62.75% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 84 Votes: 65.48% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 310 Votes: 79.03% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 270 Votes: 74.07% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 198 Votes: 63.64% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 469 Votes: 63.33% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 391 Votes: 61.64% Annoying