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Browns to make minor change to uniforms for 2013

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The Cleveland Browns are looking into possible major changes to their uniform for the 2015 season but they are making one adjustment for this year.

According to Tony Grossi of, the “AL” patch worn by the Cleveland Browns since 2002 will no longer be a part of the team’s uniforms, beginning this season.

The patch on their sleeve was to honor former team owner Al Lerner after his death in October 2002.

Lerner was responsible for bringing the Browns back to Cleveland as an expansion franchise in 1999. With Jimmy Haslam purchasing the team from the Lerner family last season, he had agreed to keep the patch on the uniforms for the remainder of the year.

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25 Responses to “Browns to make minor change to uniforms for 2013”
  1. raiderinva says: Jul 1, 2013 11:29 PM

    That right there is the difference between organizations like the Bears and the Browns.

    I hope the Raiders keep the AL sticker on the helmet.

  2. arrogantnation says: Jul 1, 2013 11:51 PM


  3. natelan69 says: Jul 2, 2013 12:08 AM

    He’s replacing it with FU.

  4. brownsfanincali says: Jul 2, 2013 12:16 AM

    Good… The Ravens should have worn it instead of the Browns anyway.Slow news day.

  5. steelhammer92 says: Jul 2, 2013 1:13 AM

    They’re going to replace it with a new patch, “IRS.” In memory of Jimmy Haslam.

  6. pinion8ted says: Jul 2, 2013 1:41 AM

    Can they make just one more “adjustment” this year:

    stop sucking in their uniforms?

  7. dempsey63 says: Jul 2, 2013 1:43 AM

    The team will wear “JH” instead in memory of the departing Jimmy Haslam.

  8. dumbpollack says: Jul 2, 2013 3:06 AM

    Jimmy, save the little $ you have left and do the right thing. Leave our freakin’ uniforms alone.

  9. vincentbojackson says: Jul 2, 2013 3:39 AM

    I was told the AL on the Browns jersey stood for “always losing”.

  10. beelicker says: Jul 2, 2013 3:59 AM

    So they’ll be going with some kind of “Flying J” patch to be honoring Haslam now?

  11. joetoronto says: Jul 2, 2013 4:30 AM

    They’ll always look better than the pyjamas the Bungals wear.

  12. driftw00d says: Jul 2, 2013 5:40 AM

    To honor the new owner the letters will be changed to “IOU”.

  13. relggigeht says: Jul 2, 2013 5:51 AM


  14. judd2333 says: Jul 2, 2013 6:38 AM

    WHO CARES – this worthless team, in a filthy rat hole like Cleveland stinks

  15. whitdog23 says: Jul 2, 2013 6:39 AM

    pretty obvious…don’t you think?

  16. sdegennaro1 says: Jul 2, 2013 7:11 AM

    Wait. The ‘AL’ stands for Al Lerner?

    As a long suffering Browns fan, I had thought that the ‘AL’ stood for ‘Always Losing’.

  17. brainslicer says: Jul 2, 2013 7:17 AM

    And in a proactive move, the Browns announced it would be replaced by a JH patch.

  18. elmaxoh says: Jul 2, 2013 7:26 AM

    Don’t change them , they are perfect !

  19. clownsfan says: Jul 2, 2013 7:30 AM

    And with that simple, minuscule change the curse will be lifted!!!

  20. ColtsWinColtsWin!! says: Jul 2, 2013 7:42 AM

    More Brown, cause its just a beautiful color.
    Oh Yea, changing the uniforms is what this team needs to be successful.

  21. greenmeattruck says: Jul 2, 2013 7:43 AM

    I was all excited, I thought they were going to put another stripe on the sleeve or something HUGE like that.

  22. dws123 says: Jul 2, 2013 8:34 AM

    Are they going to replace it with Jimmy’s inmate number?

  23. crownofthehelmet says: Jul 2, 2013 9:39 AM

    Cleveland and Baltimore should just swap uni’s every few seasons. Make it a regular gimick.

  24. mkarzt714 says: Jul 2, 2013 12:51 PM

    They should rock the Canton Bulldogs look

  25. oldcracker says: Jul 5, 2013 3:31 PM

    Super Bowl!

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