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Browns unveiling “cutting-edge” uniforms next year

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It’s been known for a year that the Browns will unveil new uniforms next year.  Beyond owner Jimmy Haslam explaining that the helmets won’t change, details have been scant.

On Tuesday, Browns president Alec Scheiner provided an update on the process, which will culminate on the sheet being pulled off the new uniforms right before the 2015 draft.

“We’ll have cutting-edge uniforms that link back to our history,” Scheiner told Bull & Fox of 92.3 The Fan in Cleveland on Tuesday.  “I’m really excited about our direction.  We’ve been working with the NFL and Nike for almost a year now.  We have another year until we roll out our uniforms.  I’d be very surprised if our fans don’t love our new-look uniforms.”

The Browns will become at least the sixth team to undergo a significant redesign since the NFL partnered with Nike in 2012.  Two of the new uniforms (Jaguars and Buccaneers) are not attractive.  The Seahawks’ uniforms looked iffy at first; stellar play since the helmets, jerseys, and pants were unveiled has caused most to warm up to the duds.  The Vikings’ new uniforms amounted to an upgrade, notwithstanding the too-trendy matte finish on the helmet and the unconventional numbers.  The Dolphins’ had a dramatic logo overhaul as part of a more subtle shift in the overall uniform.

If the Browns plan to link back to their history, there’s not much of a uniform history to link back to.  When the team was initially founded, the numbers had a shadowing effect, which was trendy about 20 years ago — and which could mean it’s time for it to become trendy again.  The uniform hasn’t changed that much since then, with periodic orange pants and brown pants and at one point an ill-advised orange jersey.

In the interim, Browns fans who have set aside the funds to buy a new jersey in 2014 may want to wait to make the purchase until next year.

For Browns fans, waiting until next year has pretty much become a way of life.

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183 Responses to “Browns unveiling “cutting-edge” uniforms next year”
  1. hehateme2 says: Mar 4, 2014 3:33 PM

    Good. these have been the ugliest uniforms in the NFL.

    Better yet, put some good players inside them first.

  2. somethingsmellsrotten says: Mar 4, 2014 3:34 PM

    Can you just imagine what Nike can do with Brown & Orange? :O

  3. misterfuji1982 says: Mar 4, 2014 3:34 PM

    Nothing says “cutting edge” quite like the Cleveland Browns.

  4. selldannysell says: Mar 4, 2014 3:35 PM

    They need to go back to the orange pants with the brown jersey.

  5. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Mar 4, 2014 3:35 PM

    “… I’d be very surprised if our fans don’t love our new-look uniforms.”

    Sounds a lot like what Tampa Bay was pitching before coming out with their gawdawful abominations.

    Miami said similar things too, and their new unis also totally blow.

  6. thepftpoet says: Mar 4, 2014 3:35 PM

    The Factory of Sadness continues to dissapoint.

  7. bucrightoff says: Mar 4, 2014 3:35 PM

    I’m trying to think how Nike can make this horrible….make the helmets brown and the jerseys orange?

  8. darkneptune73 says: Mar 4, 2014 3:35 PM

    So I’m guessing 2014 is going to be another sucky year for the Brownies, eh?

  9. ✦ Pittsburgh is the City of Champions ✦ says: Mar 4, 2014 3:36 PM

    Oh, no…

  10. kernzo says: Mar 4, 2014 3:37 PM

    Looking forward to the unveiling. Go Browns! Bring Teddy Bridgewater to town this year.

  11. pdmjr says: Mar 4, 2014 3:37 PM

    I’ve seen them, they’re white with a big brown stain down the middle

  12. meatcarroll says: Mar 4, 2014 3:37 PM

    The Vikings uniforms were an upgrade? They were horrible, just like the Vikings themselves.

    And no surprise a dumpster fire like the Browns are pathetically looking back to their long gone history, because they have nothing to look forward to in the present and future. Just like the 49ers.

  13. ballboy48 says: Mar 4, 2014 3:38 PM

    As a Browns fan, I’m scared to see what they are going to look like, after seeing Tampa’s! Ugh!

  14. tavisteelersfan says: Mar 4, 2014 3:38 PM

    It’s still the Brown’s.

  15. 1heatedtoombrayduh says: Mar 4, 2014 3:38 PM

    no one can talk about continuity like the raiders can..same jersey since our inception, and i wouldnt change a thing..

  16. djcologne says: Mar 4, 2014 3:39 PM

    50 Shades of Brown….the sporting world can hardly wait…..

  17. getyourownname says: Mar 4, 2014 3:39 PM

    “We’ll have cutting-edge uniforms that link back to our history”

    Considering Haslem’s background, does this mean brown and orange bumblee bee outfits?

  18. athwartships says: Mar 4, 2014 3:39 PM

    Someone needs to stop Nike.

    Do the brown’s uniforms lack in hte excitement department? sure, but giving over more of the NFL uniforms to Nike’s division of 13 year olds with magic markers needs to be stopped.

  19. ishallcomment says: Mar 4, 2014 3:40 PM

    I think only the Seahawks and Vikings actually came away with decent unis.

    Jags and Bucs are AWFUL, I don’t see Browns being much better.

  20. mangycougar says: Mar 4, 2014 3:40 PM

    Their primary colors are brown and orange. Whatever design they choose, its going to look ugly!

  21. andreboy1 says: Mar 4, 2014 3:41 PM

    The Browns should try to erase all links to their past history. Including that woman beater Jim Brown who ran against DT that weighed 250 pounds.

    They should have Tim Couch and Courtney Brown unveil the new uni’s. They are the Browns version of 49ers greats Aldon Smith and Colin Kaepernick.

  22. nwfisch says: Mar 4, 2014 3:41 PM

    Am I the only one fed up with teams changing uniforms so quickly after getting a new provider?

  23. thetruthcampaign says: Mar 4, 2014 3:41 PM

    What the heck is a “Brown” anyway??

  24. thegreatgabbert says: Mar 4, 2014 3:41 PM

    In the old days stylish new uniforms were called “sharp”. Now they’re “cutting edge”. Whatever.

  25. whiteknightblackheart says: Mar 4, 2014 3:43 PM

    This will end in tears.

  26. doe22us says: Mar 4, 2014 3:43 PM

    Not sure what new uniforms are suppossed to bring to the table but if its the same crappy product then by all means. I guess it is meant to create a buzz.

  27. FinFan68 says: Mar 4, 2014 3:43 PM

    Why are the Browns’ helmets painted orange in the first place?

  28. thatstinks says: Mar 4, 2014 3:46 PM

    When I think cutting edge uniforms I think of those gross Nike pro combat uniforms which were so cutting edge Flock of Seagulls could have wore them .

  29. joemammy says: Mar 4, 2014 3:49 PM

    As long as it looks good in the end zone, I’m all for it.

  30. janvanflac says: Mar 4, 2014 3:50 PM

    I actually think the Browns current unis with the white jerseys are OK…awful with the brown jerseys though.

    Based on the pile of barf that Nike just unveiled in Tampa Bay I’m not optimistic.

  31. andreboy1 says: Mar 4, 2014 3:52 PM

    Future H.O.F. Aldon Smith almost had more sacks in one year (18.5) than Courtney Brown had his whole career (19.5).

  32. brettfavresmidget says: Mar 4, 2014 3:53 PM

    100% cotton, because it breathes better and is more flexible.

  33. ariani1985 says: Mar 4, 2014 3:54 PM

    The seaturds uniforms of neon green, and we wonder why everyone is on drugs over there.

  34. hehateme1 says: Mar 4, 2014 3:54 PM

    I’m not sure how you can make the color brown look better. Holler if ya’ll hear me.

  35. motown81 says: Mar 4, 2014 3:55 PM

    I heard that it is going to be orange jump suits that have the initials “DOC” on them. Haslam will be modeling the first one.

  36. sdsmooth says: Mar 4, 2014 3:55 PM

    Lipstick on a pig.

    Speaking of pigs. The Vikings have never won a Super Bowl.

  37. mrsh1978 says: Mar 4, 2014 3:55 PM

    And by “cutting edge” he means, the uniforms will feature a different team’s logo.

  38. rocketcrab says: Mar 4, 2014 3:55 PM

    Just as long as they don’t do something gawdawful like what Tampa Bay did.

  39. holla2626 says: Mar 4, 2014 3:56 PM

    The Panther unis look good – don’t know if it counts as an overhaul but we got a new logo too.

  40. 3yardsndust says: Mar 4, 2014 3:56 PM

    10/10 they muck this up badly.

  41. titansbro says: Mar 4, 2014 3:56 PM

    I like the Bucs new unis. Time for the Titans to move in from the old unis.

  42. crownofthehelmet says: Mar 4, 2014 3:56 PM

    They’ll look identical to the ravens uniforms, and vica-versa.

  43. stevent92 says: Mar 4, 2014 3:57 PM

    Because there are so many creative ways to enhance brown and orange.

  44. f1restarter says: Mar 4, 2014 3:57 PM

    Oh no. Another XFL-type monstrosity with an ugly “futuristic” number font, multicolored jersey, day-glo helmet, and a few other gimmicks to try to cover up the fact that the team inside the uniform is bad at football.

    Just like the Tampa Bay Bucs, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Minnesota Vikings.

  45. crownofthehelmet says: Mar 4, 2014 3:58 PM

    if only they could rock the bumblebee unis like the steelers do.

  46. heymister24 says: Mar 4, 2014 4:00 PM

    1] THREE sets of jerseys and pants [white /orange/brown…[put some stripes on the brown pants for jimmysakes]
    2]Mix & Match !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  47. phillyphan420 says: Mar 4, 2014 4:01 PM

    Eagles fan here.

    This is really a shame; the Browns uniform is one of my favorite in sports. Now, they are guaranteed to be an abomination. This is exactly what I knew would happen when Nike came aboard. Get used to this trend of crap.

    Old School look > Puketastic Nike uniforms
    (and no, I’m not an old crank. In my 20s)

  48. weepingjebus says: Mar 4, 2014 4:02 PM

    The Browns already got new uniforms, they have ravens all over them.

  49. granadafan says: Mar 4, 2014 4:02 PM

    Nike: Destroying fashion one sport at a time.

  50. beavertonsteve says: Mar 4, 2014 4:02 PM

    I’ve got $5 on metallic bronze uniforms with a cross hatched metal plate look on the shoulders.

  51. heymister24 says: Mar 4, 2014 4:02 PM

    Paul Brown painted the helmets orange so the QB could find his receivers.

  52. r8rsfan says: Mar 4, 2014 4:03 PM

    While the rest of the league struggles to find a good look, the Raiders continue to wear the classic uni’s that transcend time.

  53. jackbassett says: Mar 4, 2014 4:04 PM

    The last time they made a major uniform change, they ended up with purple, black and gold colors and a Raven on their helmet.

  54. @Cereal_22 says: Mar 4, 2014 4:04 PM

    Brown is the new lame

  55. godofwine330 says: Mar 4, 2014 4:05 PM

    I don’t know why the attachment to the orange helmets in the first place. I am a lifelong Browns fan, but the need for more than just a subtle chance has long since been necessary. I am tired of plain Jane, I want Krazy Karen. The Bucks jerseys are horrendous, they just are. “Digital numbers”? The “history” of Browns uniforms are boring, lazy and so 1960’s or older. To those who oppose, a rose by any other name…so there. I want something that I can be proud of. Remember when the Broncos changed? The SECOND Buccaneer change? Let’s do it.

  56. cowpiesnotcowboys says: Mar 4, 2014 4:05 PM

    They will still be the ugliest in the NFL, I guarantee it.

  57. steelerben says: Mar 4, 2014 4:09 PM

    If they decide to go for brown and orange together on the jersey, hopefully the use the design that Jim Drake came up with, only with a less Bengals-ish logo.

    You could do a lot with keeping the color scheme simple and making the design really clean. After seeing what Nike has gotten up to with everyone else, though…

  58. angelogiaquinto18 says: Mar 4, 2014 4:09 PM

    If they design uniforms half as good as they select head coaches…then yes, I’d be very worried Cleveland!

  59. noeffinway says: Mar 4, 2014 4:10 PM

    They just HAVE TO incorporate a cleveland steamer in that design……it’s only fitting.

  60. realskipbayless says: Mar 4, 2014 4:10 PM

    Theyre named after Paul Brown not the color brown. Who cares if they’re helmets are orange.

  61. fwippel says: Mar 4, 2014 4:10 PM

    I’m sorry, but you can’t do this. Those uniforms ARE the Browns.

    What’s next, removing the star from the Dallas Cowboy’s helmets? Removing the horseshoe from the Colt’s helmets? Replacing the ‘C’ on the Bear’s helmets?

  62. theclink12 says: Mar 4, 2014 4:11 PM


    I can’t wait to see this. We all know the Browns will screw this up and it will end badly.

  63. Robert says: Mar 4, 2014 4:12 PM

    Get rid of the Sewer Brown period.

    Bring in any shade of blue, and please drop the name “Browns” it’s generic and it’s history is even worse. And- please don’t point out the 1940’s.

    Football wasn’t even as big or the same as it was back in the non TV days.

    Cleveland “Dogs” or “Dawgs” in Orange and
    Midnight Blue.

    Put a Fierce Dog logo on the helmet.

    Cincinnati Bengals vs Cleveland Dogs 2015

    Sounds strong.

  64. clbrwns says: Mar 4, 2014 4:13 PM

    Just bring back the orange pants from the late 70’s / early 80’s and leave the rest alone.

  65. raider8er says: Mar 4, 2014 4:16 PM

    I would not trust NIKE after the Bucs debacle of the unveiling of the alarm clock uniforms.

  66. snookau says: Mar 4, 2014 4:17 PM

    Tampa’s jerseys are sweet.

    You people need to get a clue.

  67. antalicus says: Mar 4, 2014 4:17 PM

    The helmets are the thing that sucks about the uniform. I actually like the dark brown/black uniforms. What really more can you do to it?

    What are they going to make them look like Brownie the Elf with the buckle belt and stripped socks?

  68. hrmlss says: Mar 4, 2014 4:17 PM

    Are they just the cheerleaders uniforms with shoulder pads?

  69. azarkhan says: Mar 4, 2014 4:17 PM

    Please don’t.

  70. dsoapes says: Mar 4, 2014 4:20 PM

    They should wait another year or two. There are more losing seasons ahead. A new uniform is better when a team is on the rise.

  71. babygaga19 says: Mar 4, 2014 4:20 PM

    I guess if you cant play average football, you play the “new uni card” to keep fan interest.


  72. tindeaux says: Mar 4, 2014 4:23 PM

    haha… the browns should focus on making the team play better, not the uniform. This is funny.

  73. txfinfan says: Mar 4, 2014 4:23 PM

    What is the motivation here? If you can’t play good, at least look good sucking?

  74. thestrategyexpert says: Mar 4, 2014 4:23 PM

    How about an ugly textured mud brown that looks like they were already rolling around in the mud. Shiny clean chrome numbers amidst a mess of mud. And at least update the texture of the helmet so the orange has either some kind of a chrome or matte effect. The way it is now it’s a pastellic eyesore.

  75. dirtydrynn27 says: Mar 4, 2014 4:24 PM

    They should`ve done this like 50 years ago! Whatever you do please put something on those plain helmets!

  76. guachosporlife says: Mar 4, 2014 4:26 PM

    Freaking Nike should stick to designing ugly running shoes instead of ugly unis.

  77. gmsalpha says: Mar 4, 2014 4:27 PM

    Please stop writing “Brown’s”. You’re smarter than that.

    I don’t think Cleveland can really do anything at all to improve how their uniforms look. If the Buccaneers’ uniforms are any indication, I’m preparing to laugh my ass off when I see these next year.

    I’m surprised at how bad a lot of these new uniforms look, considering that generally I think their college stuff looks pretty sweet. Generally. They’re striking out on the NFL, though I do think the Dolphins uniforms look pretty good.

  78. keltictim says: Mar 4, 2014 4:27 PM

    Man I hate the offseason

  79. waterfalldungeon says: Mar 4, 2014 4:27 PM

    Nike just made Tampa Bay the ugliest uniforms in the NFL.

    Be afraid Cleveland. Be very afraid.

  80. steelerdeathstar says: Mar 4, 2014 4:29 PM

    I believe they are called the ‘Browns’ after their legendary coach, Paul Brown.
    And the one thing they could have changed that people would likely notice most is the helmets…and Haslam said that won’t change! Puzzling…

  81. coloneldukelacross says: Mar 4, 2014 4:31 PM

    If they want to win, just dress like their opposition every week.

  82. returntoexcellence says: Mar 4, 2014 4:33 PM

    I have to admit, I’m disappointed with this news. I love the classic teams that hold on to their look… and I always felt the Browns were one of them. Raiders, Packers, Bears, Steelers, etc. all have classic uniforms that I don’t think ever need to be changed. No team nowadays would ever go with the color and uniforms that the Browns have but that’s exactly why I like them. They are unique. They are old school and they need to stay that way. Some teams change their uni’s and it’s fine… but the Brown’s should not be one of them. Too much history in a great football city to “change it up” for the sake of attracting a little attention. Hold on to your history Browns!

  83. sfsugator says: Mar 4, 2014 4:33 PM

    And they will still only win 2-4 games

  84. bigdawg24 says: Mar 4, 2014 4:35 PM

    Buccaneers new jerseys are AWESOME!

  85. bigdawg24 says: Mar 4, 2014 4:35 PM

    Denver has the ugliest uniforms in the NFL by far.

    Maybe Nike can put some whip cream on that turd!

  86. waterfalldungeon says: Mar 4, 2014 4:36 PM

    The jerseys will have orange shoulders and a brown body.

    Wait and see.

  87. andreboy1 says: Mar 4, 2014 4:38 PM

    LBJ scored 61 pts last night and now this?

  88. catfanatic1979v1 says: Mar 4, 2014 4:39 PM

    I love the orange jersey and I’m not even a Browns fan.

  89. bobwsc says: Mar 4, 2014 4:41 PM

    I’m picturing the old Vancouver Canucks shirts with the orange and yellow diagonal lines over a brown/black/putrid jersey. can’t wait.

  90. virgilcole says: Mar 4, 2014 4:43 PM

    Quit worrying about what the uniforms look like and field a decent team.

  91. myfriendbobsacamanosays says: Mar 4, 2014 4:48 PM

    Still like the SD Charger throwback powder blue… don’t let Nike near them.

  92. queeflatifah says: Mar 4, 2014 4:50 PM

    Better bring that little elf from a long time ago

  93. myworldurjuslivinit says: Mar 4, 2014 4:57 PM

    “I’m really excited about our direction. We’ve been working with the NFL and Nike for almost a year now….I’d be very surprised if our fans don’t love our new-look uniforms.” WOW…how about putting that same effort and excitement into fielding a TEAM…sigh.

  94. brettfavresmidget says: Mar 4, 2014 4:59 PM

    They’re going to look like Tron…only brown.

  95. bencoates57 says: Mar 4, 2014 5:00 PM

    I can design a uni for the jets a silver and white uni with light blue trim and aeronautical angles.

  96. hrmlss says: Mar 4, 2014 5:02 PM

    With where Haslam will probably be next year are they going with orange Jumpsuits and brown helmets?

  97. granadafan says: Mar 4, 2014 5:07 PM

    The Browns’ president has his priorities all wrong if he’s excited about some uniform change NEXT year instead of putting a competitive team on field or dealing with an incompetent owner.

  98. wtfchiefs says: Mar 4, 2014 5:08 PM

    Haven’t browns fans suffered enough? Now they are going to have to stare at Nike designed unis.

  99. pftbro says: Mar 4, 2014 5:09 PM

    I liked the Steelers Prison gear they wore a few times last year, especially on Ben…

  100. billytodd2013blbaad says: Mar 4, 2014 5:11 PM

    every team needs to keep nike away from their uniforms, the jerseys have been decent but the new pants for all 32 teams not only suck but become transparent when they get wet..seriously.

  101. shaggytoodle says: Mar 4, 2014 5:13 PM

    Orange helmets, with the outline of the Dawg. in white, only to enlarge to stupid proportions.

    If they did something with that football logo with the B on the side of the helmet, I think that would be reasonable start.

    This whole Nike thing is going to be like the league and EA sports. Might seem like a good idea, but the fans are going to hate it in a few seasons.

  102. randomcommenter says: Mar 4, 2014 5:15 PM

    The pants will feature a footprint on the butt to reflect their history.

  103. justintuckrule says: Mar 4, 2014 5:17 PM

    They’re putting a Mr. Hanky on the helmet.

  104. brimab says: Mar 4, 2014 5:20 PM

    For the love of god, is there anything that can be done to stop Nike from ruining every uniform it touches? Please make is stop.

    Oh and you kids get the hell off my lawn!

  105. thegreatjimbrown says: Mar 4, 2014 5:22 PM

    Nike is ruining the look of the NFL teams. The Super Bowl was the ugly bowl. The Bucs numbers look like a clock radio. Yuck.

    Give me the classic looks: SF, Steelers, GB

  106. glac1 says: Mar 4, 2014 5:30 PM

    Did you notice its the teams with no tradition that are always “tinkering” with their clothes? I’m happy my team strives to get into the playoffs and win championships.

  107. thetooloftools says: Mar 4, 2014 5:32 PM

    Like putting a silk hat on a pig.

  108. mrfrostyj says: Mar 4, 2014 5:39 PM

    We already saw them. Look at Josh Gordon in the pro bowl. That game was just “nikefied” Browns vs Steelers.

  109. ztm54 says: Mar 4, 2014 5:42 PM

    Cutting edge for the Browns would be 6 wins a year!

  110. pampabear says: Mar 4, 2014 5:50 PM

    The Chicago Bears have always had and always will have the best looking uniforms in the NFL!

  111. shuttaman1990 says: Mar 4, 2014 5:50 PM

    Browns are like the Meg of the NFL.
    Like seriously lmao.

    Raiders all day, we shall rise. Sooner than you think.

  112. thefiesty1 says: Mar 4, 2014 5:52 PM

    New uniforms won’t help in Cleveland. They need players — lots of them.

  113. der6495 says: Mar 4, 2014 5:53 PM

    I’m prepared to see the worst uniforms possible if they’ve been working with Nike for over a year now.

  114. maritime85 says: Mar 4, 2014 6:10 PM

    Maybe theyll use new technology to make them smell as bad as they look. Making defenders not want to go near them

  115. thefiesty1 says: Mar 4, 2014 6:12 PM

    Put a big brown turd on each side of an orange helmet. That exemplifies the Cleveland Browns.

  116. ramit1 says: Mar 4, 2014 6:12 PM

    For me, less equals more, as in number of colors and schemes. Give me all the old team uniforms from the 1970’s over all team uniforms from today.

  117. tmkelley1 says: Mar 4, 2014 6:12 PM

    The ONLY male that ever wore a brown suit successfully was Ronald Reagan. And, other than UPS and law enforcement, who actually wears brown uniforms on purpose? The early Nazis did, but that didn’t work out, did it?

    To put it another way: Cleveland, as a city, do you really want brown as your signature color? I mean, wasn’t that river bad enough?

  118. boobsmcgoo says: Mar 4, 2014 6:18 PM

    Phil Knight is The Devil.

  119. fikemlorio says: Mar 4, 2014 6:22 PM

    the browns should change their mascot to a big turd, then they could truly be the cleveland browns and their new uniforms could be skid marks… now that would be great.

  120. mitybuc says: Mar 4, 2014 6:33 PM

    Take heart Browns fans!

    Whatever nike comes up with this time can’t possibly be any worse than what the Bucs settled for.

    My gawd they’re awful.

    Keep trying to put a positive spin on em…just can’t.

    2014’s gonna be a long season.

  121. thelastpieceofcheese says: Mar 4, 2014 6:47 PM

    Faced with the prospect of another 5 wins season faux browns owner Jimmy Haslam devises a new scheme to separate them from their hard earned dollars.

  122. raiderrob21 says: Mar 4, 2014 6:47 PM

    I’ve always liked the Browns uniforms. I hope they don’t change them too much. I don’t like the Nike College look for the most part. I do like the Seahawks Unis, before they started beating up on the 49ers.

  123. harrycanyon says: Mar 4, 2014 6:52 PM

    So what color will they randomly add to the Browns uniform to make them “cutting edge”. Please quit allowing Nike to design these uniforms, they are so out of touch on what looks good.

  124. kane337 says: Mar 4, 2014 7:01 PM

    I’m sure they will be getting some chrome to add some bling.

  125. ronfai says: Mar 4, 2014 7:14 PM

    Nike is terrible at uni design. They are like Mike Brady from the Brady Bunch movies: 1 ugly design fits all.

  126. erikinhell says: Mar 4, 2014 7:15 PM

    All I have to say, is that I’ll be really depressed about the new uniforms if people buy them for fashion purposes, like the steelers, raiders, jags, coyboys, etc. They’re the color of fall leaves and mud, just as football should be.

  127. burymeagx2 says: Mar 4, 2014 7:23 PM

    All of you old farts need to go back to the 70s where your fashion sense has stayed behind. Grow up with the times.

  128. keylimelight says: Mar 4, 2014 7:27 PM

    Let me guess, Haslam has bought the Bucs’s old Dreamsicle Orange unies at a discount?…

    The Bucs’s new design looks like something the Brown’s would wear. (BTW, I like the new Bucs outfits, numerals and all.)

  129. theravenlives2 says: Mar 4, 2014 7:49 PM

    Read between the lines. “Cutting edge” means “screwed up just enough to make you pry your wallet open and spend $100 on a new replica jersey.”

  130. chargrz says: Mar 4, 2014 7:51 PM

    Did they ask Jim Brown?

  131. dumbpollack says: Mar 4, 2014 7:52 PM

    Chicken bleep!!!!!!!why don’t the Yankees, Celtics, Packers, etc change theirs too. Our uniforms kick ass the way they are!! That southern carpetbagger needs to worry about winning rather than jerking with tradition. Maybe us “Yankees” should go and change the Tennessee uniforms for him. See if he likes it. I hate Jimmy Haslam!!! Big talk, no walk!!!

  132. der6495 says: Mar 4, 2014 7:55 PM

    The last time they unveiled cutting edge uniforms was when they moved to Baltimore and called themselves the Ravens.

  133. thelastwordyaheard says: Mar 4, 2014 7:58 PM

    Oregon was Phil Knight’s Manhattan Project & the NFL is his Hiroshima.. duck & cover

  134. seattlelibtard says: Mar 4, 2014 7:58 PM

    I hope they use Tampa Bay’s digital font. Perhaps put a turd on the helmet as well.

  135. redskinsroost says: Mar 4, 2014 7:59 PM

    And by “cutting edge” they mean XFL.

  136. urbusted2 says: Mar 4, 2014 8:00 PM

    The NFL and Nike should part ways.

  137. mapedog1 says: Mar 4, 2014 8:02 PM

    Put a paw on the helmet already, get some identity. Rekindle the Top Dawg D and the Dawg Pound.

  138. eagles022 says: Mar 4, 2014 8:03 PM

    Year after year I want these harmless Browns to do well

  139. thebigwhitecat says: Mar 4, 2014 8:07 PM

    You’ve been Nikeified, Browns.

    Who’s next?

  140. brintfatre says: Mar 4, 2014 8:42 PM

    White pants with a brown spot on the back.

  141. goyzzo says: Mar 4, 2014 8:42 PM

    I don’t care what the change. I would just like to keep the no logo on the helmet.

  142. mabromowitz says: Mar 4, 2014 8:43 PM

    Telling your fans that you will have new uniforms in a year really kills jersey sales this year. Ask the Bobcats. How many jerseys have the Bobcats sold since they announced they were becoming the Hornets? Probably not many.

  143. hockeyfan91 says: Mar 4, 2014 8:54 PM

    Take heart Browns’ fans. The last time the Browns changed their uniforms, a few years later they won the Super Bowl. Of course they had to change their colors to black & purple and change cities, but at least the franchise won the Super Bowl.

  144. jeanoroid says: Mar 4, 2014 8:56 PM

    One more opportunity for Nike to show that they have no business designing NFL uniforms…
    MLB fixed this mistake in the 70’s and 80’s with sorry looking Indians, Astros and White Sox duds but has looked pretty classy as a whole ever since.
    The NFL should pay attention…

  145. hawkforlife says: Mar 4, 2014 9:03 PM

    Our history? Really?

    So anything prior to 1964.

  146. learysdisciples says: Mar 4, 2014 9:15 PM

    So Browns fans now have a year not to buy the current/going to be old jersey? Great marketing plan.

  147. uglydingo says: Mar 4, 2014 9:18 PM

    Well it sounds like we have to clear the slow moving inventory of Browns current uniforms, but thanks for the really exciting news for a year’s time. Maybe Jimmy will be in jail by then (and there will be probably be further changes in coaching and GM roles). Cleveland fans have a helluva lot to look forward to.

  148. janessa31888 says: Mar 4, 2014 9:19 PM

    Its so embarrassing. I wish the Browns had never come back. Its so hard to be beaten down every year and be the object of national ridicule. New uniforms wont change a thing. Lets rearrange the chairs on the Titanic.

  149. greysolon says: Mar 4, 2014 9:42 PM

    Some things in football should never change. The Browns have always had the worst unis in the league and they should always have the worst unis in the league.

  150. bensstinkyfingers says: Mar 4, 2014 9:43 PM

    Ok so why not change the pumpkin head helmets? Those are the worst part of their uni’s anyways! At least try a dark metallic burnt orange helmet with a bulldog logo would be a nice upgrade!

  151. junglegrowler says: Mar 4, 2014 9:44 PM

    I’m not a Browns fan, I’m a Bengals fan, But I gotta speak up, I like the old school Browns uniforms. I wish our teams were in different conferances so I could support both Ohio teams.

  152. coachbeck says: Mar 4, 2014 9:56 PM

    Lol they should let nike do whatever try want. Helmets and all. Their helmets are aweful.

  153. bcdamc says: Mar 4, 2014 9:58 PM

    They should change uniforms. The product they have put on the field since ’99 doesn’t deserve our colors. Let them wear used Penn State uniform’s until we see something that is worthy of the Brown & Orange. New uniform’s and scoreboards … great. How about some talent on the field?

  154. swagger52 says: Mar 4, 2014 10:08 PM

    I have been to that stadium. The crowd cheers for the Brownies. Obviously, something has to change.

  155. ravensbob says: Mar 4, 2014 10:14 PM

    How do you put a river on fire on a helmet??? They will change the team colors to purple. They are, anyway, the Ravens b@tch!

  156. camdenyard says: Mar 4, 2014 10:24 PM

    “Browns” and “cutting edge uniforms” are seen together about as frequently as Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster.

  157. hkdaddyo says: Mar 4, 2014 10:40 PM

    Yeah, they might want to spend more time worrying about playing good on the field and less time worrying about looking good.

  158. hkdaddyo says: Mar 4, 2014 10:41 PM

    But the quarterback will always have a mixture of brown and green on the back of his jersey

  159. ajgreenhof says: Mar 4, 2014 10:44 PM

    Ohhhhhh you know this is gonna be sweet.

  160. tncheese says: Mar 4, 2014 11:06 PM

    Just glad it’s not the Packers. I’m still ticked about going from 5 sleeve stripes to 3 after they won Superbowl XXXI.

  161. keifer1751 says: Mar 4, 2014 11:09 PM

    As a long-time Bucs fan, Cleveland has nothing to worry about. Nike has insured that the Bucs new gear is the most disturbing in NFL history and will never be topped.

  162. penndawg says: Mar 4, 2014 11:09 PM

    This article epitomizes being a Browns fan. The third paragraph begins with how ownership wants the uniforms to be a link to the past while the very last sentence is a dig on how us Browns fans are waiting for next year. It’s funny because it’s true.

    If they want to change the uniforms go ahead but I ask that they not be an ode to years past. This team has stunk it up so much in recent history that I’m tired of reminding myself that at one time they were good and I’m tired of “waiting until next year”.

    I’d rather see them go with a new and current look altogether and get some W’s in the win column. They can keep the helmets the same for the sake of tradition.

    That’s just my 2 cents,
    Go Browns!

  163. oldcracker says: Mar 4, 2014 11:34 PM

    Put a winning team on the field and keep the classic look.

    Personally, I have always liked the traditional 49’ers, Bears, Giants, Packers, and Redskins uniforms. Traditional uniforms unique to the sport of American Football.

    Even the MLB woke up and went back to their traditional baseball uniforms.

  164. jeffesky says: Mar 4, 2014 11:54 PM

    ….helmet needs a logo
    ….incorporate a lot of black and relegate the brown to trim
    ….go a brighter orange

  165. usdcoyotesfan says: Mar 5, 2014 1:01 AM

    What the heck is a “Brown” anyway??
    They’re named after their first head coach.

  166. campcouch says: Mar 5, 2014 1:15 AM

    LOL,lots of comments from non-Browns Backers. Doesn’t matter how bad we are,we still dwell in your mind!

    PS some of you “football historians” may want to actually read up on the team’s history.

  167. jjfootball says: Mar 5, 2014 1:36 AM

    Here comes another ugly nike uniform!

  168. jjfootball says: Mar 5, 2014 1:41 AM

    The real NFL teams don’t have to change their uniforms

  169. Savage Lizard says: Mar 5, 2014 2:34 AM

    “Cutting edge” is code for ugly. First the Seahawks monstrosities, then the Jags helmets, then whatever the hell that mess in Tampa is. I had a feeling the move to Nike was going to give us a bunch of crap, and I guess it’s just going to get worse.

    Oh, and the dude who claimed the Raiders have only had one jersey, guess again. Minor changes, yes, but changes nonetheless.

  170. brownsmakemecrazy says: Mar 5, 2014 3:35 AM

    Lmao, it takes 2 years to work on these uniforms. You have got to be kidding me. If it takes Nike 2 years to redesign the Browns uniforms, then they should be fired.

    First, please go back to the white facemasks. Slapping that horrible gray facemask on a orange helmet looks hideous. And in typical Browns fashion, Haslem says the Helmet isnt changing. Can this guy do anything right?

    Second, theres not much that can be done with orange and brown. I liked the orange pants with the white jersey look, though. Minimize the brown at all costs.

    Third, i’m so sick of the Browns going to the history card. I dont care how good they were in the 1940s, 50s, and 60s. The history ive seen includes, no Super Bowls, 86 games under .500 since 1999, inept front offices, horrible players, horrible front office hirings, horrible drafting, 2 heartbreaking losses to Denver in the AFC Championship games.

    My guess is the uniforms will be jacked up just like they will find some way to screw up the 2014 Draft.

  171. vicvinegar00 says: Mar 5, 2014 5:17 AM

    And the lesson for fans is to buy a throwback jersey and leave it at that.

    No one will point out you are wearing an “old” jersey, and you won’t have the problem of spending $120 on a shirt, to have him sign with your rival next year.

    That is if you feel the need to own a jersey at all.

  172. coachbeck says: Mar 5, 2014 5:30 AM

    Browns are named after the founder of the Bengals. Paul Brown. So it’s named after the Brown family. The and and city of Cleveland chose it.

  173. patbetw says: Mar 5, 2014 8:27 AM

    Oh yeah, that’s the problem in Cleveland. what they need to change is management.

  174. bobnelsonjr says: Mar 5, 2014 11:11 AM

    Regarding the history comment, the Browns are not the Ravens so they only have a short history as an expansion team.

    Nevertheless, the history of the old Browns, as some remember, was to always wear white uniforms with that helmet.

    I don’t know why the Browns, Rams, and Cowboys abandoned wearing their whites at home. It looked good.

    The old Browns used to win more when they wore white. Go with tradition and not a bad habit.

  175. denverdude7 says: Mar 5, 2014 1:00 PM

    What was wrong with the all brown uniforms that made the players look like fudge brownies with legs?… or a steaming pile of dog-turd with legs?

    Either way, the all brown uniforms fit the teams on-field performance didn’t they?

  176. Ed Bandell says: Mar 7, 2014 8:58 AM

    “somethingsmellsrotten says: Mar 4, 2014 3:34 PM

    Can you just imagine what Nike can do with Brown & Orange? :O”

    Well if the Buccaneers new uniform is anything to go by….

    The Brown will be replaced by a color that is essentially black. The trade mark orange will be relegated to piping, stitching, and outlines…meaning it will hardly be there. White will be used as color for a shirt. Then for no apparent reason turquoise will be the new secondary color. Just because.

    WAY back when the Browns actually had a logo on their helmet, it was a Brownie, an elf-like creature. Look for that logo to come back and take up almost the entire helmet now. They will also change it to something more like a Jabberwocky kind of monster.

    The numbers will be written in Roman Numerals, but with a caligraphy-type font.

  177. bkg63 says: Mar 7, 2014 8:21 PM

    Those geniuses at Nike could mess up a Picasso if given the opportunity; change for chance sake isn’t necessarily a great thing; especially in the NFL.

    Note to Nike: DO NOT “UPDATE” the Eagles’ uniforms…no thanks!

  178. robgilman says: Mar 9, 2014 10:42 PM

    I think that along with modern movements like no more hitting heads and the coming out of Michael Sam, a team should embrace pink and purple as accent colors to a new look.

    I think brown and orange, with touches of pink and purple would be new age and trendy. It gives an attitude that says, “Who cares? It’s only fashion.”

  179. Frazier28/7 says: Mar 10, 2014 10:29 PM

    Lets not forget the ‘probowl’ uniforms. Yea, spell the players last name in neon colors, thats smart. When the camera zooms more than 10 feet away you have no idea what the name is, it just looks like a green blur no matter how HD your tv is.

  180. rabiddawg19 says: Mar 11, 2014 2:03 PM

    nike, please be careful with giving us Browns fans something “cutting edge”. generally we’re supposed to stay away from sharp objects…

  181. gfan8611 says: Mar 11, 2014 8:13 PM

    The Browns uniform isn’t “broken” so naturally Nike is going to “fix” it.

  182. carloswlassiter says: Nov 13, 2014 8:54 PM

    The current uni’s look like crap, and they team hasn’t won anything in them in about 50 years. And people want to maintain the “tradition”? I so blow the whole thing up and start over, first by getting rid of the horrible team name, then the for-crap colors, finally by adding a logo (like every other sports team in every league in every country).

  183. thedewman says: Feb 18, 2015 3:43 PM

    I was just wondering what the comments would look like if trolls were not allowed to troll.

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