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Patton Presents Commendation to Cleveland Browns

The commendation marks the Browns' 75th anniversary
August 11, 2021
Thomas F. Patton News

State Rep. Tom Patton (R-Strongsville) presented the NFL Cleveland Browns with a commendation from the Ohio House of Representatives that acknowledges their 75th anniversary. Patton joined House Speaker Bob Cupp and applauded the team’s achievements.

“The Cleveland Browns have created such a nationwide brand that has fans from across the country, but that has also impacted so many lives throughout Ohio,” said Patton. “It’s my honor to dedicate this commendation to them for all of their accomplishments as a sports institution for over the last 75 years – go Browns!”

Patton and Speaker Cupp presented the commendation to Dee Haslam earlier today, one of the owners of the Cleveland Browns.

The Cleveland Browns were born in 1944 when Cleveland businessman Arthur B. McBride acquired a franchise in the new All-America Football Conference that would begin play in 1946. McBride's first act after acquiring the team was to hire Paul Brown, who had been a very successful high school, college and service coach, as coach and general manager.

The franchise won four consecutive championships before joining the National Football League in 1950, where the team continued its success and won four more championships between then and 1964. 

“I’m proud to have the Browns practice facility in my district and all the work they’ve done here in Berea,” said Patton. “To many, the team is synonymous with its home city, and the players’ efforts, not just on the field but in numerous community partnerships and charitable endeavors, have brought hope and joy throughout the region. We look forward to seeing what the future holds for this storied franchise, for there is, after all, always next year.”