Eva Marie Saint is best known for her role in Elia Kazan’s On the Waterfront, as well as Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest. She is one of the last-surviving stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Saint took more than a decade off from acting but eventually returned in 1986 to play Tom Hanks’ character’s mother in Nothing in Common. More recently, she voiced the elderly Katara in Nickelodeon’s The Legend of Korra.
For the next decade, his team would govern the game of professional football while his coaching methods would redesign the game.
In 1950, the Browns were one of three teams which merged into the NFL. Cleveland promptly won their division and then defeated the Rams 30-28 to win the NFL Championship in their first year in the league. After the game, NFL commissioner Bert Bell told Coach Brown, “You are the greatest team to ever play football.”
Cleveland would go on to win a total of four NFL titles to go along with their four AAFC crowns. The Browns would later draft one of the greatest players to ever suit up for pro football—Jim Brown.
The team got its name from a “name-the-team” contest prior to its first season. Navy sailor John Hartnett won the contest with the name "Panthers." However, local businessman C. X. Zimmerman contacted management and informed them that he owned the rights to the name “Cleveland Panthers.” The Panthers were members of the very first American Football League in 1926 (commonly called AFL I). Midway through their first season, the Panthers folded.
So it turned out, the new Panthers needed a new nickname. Paul Brown was already entrenched as one of the most famous individuals in the State of Ohio.
While as head coach at Massillon (Ohio) High School, his teams accumulated an 80-8-2 record over nine seasons with four state titles. Today, the school’s address is 1 Paul E. Brown Drive S.E. while their stadium is named “Paul Brown Tiger Stadium.”
From there Coach Brown took the helm at Ohio State where he won a national championship. World War II shoved the coach into the Navy where as an enlisted officer he coached the Great Lakes Naval Academy football team which defeated several national college powers.
With all the recognition and notoriety, while searching for a new nickname, the press and fans would routinely refer to the club as “Brown’s team.” A second contest was held with "Browns" being the most submitted. William Thompson was randomly selected as the winner.
At first, Brown objected to the team being named after him but later rescinded his opposition and agreed.
The team is known as “The Team of the 1950s” due to their three NFL Championships and eight division titles. During this time, they would also lose in the championship game four times.
Original Owner: Mickey McBride
Original Colors: Orange, brown & white
First Stadium: Cleveland Municipal Stadium, seating 81,000
Retired Jerseys: No. 14 Otto Graham, No. 76 Lou Groza, No. 32 Jim Brown, No. 46 Don Fleming, No. 45 Ernie Davis
Looking for a new way to use up those leftover hard-boiled eggs? Use 'em to make our BLT Egg Salad. This easy egg salad recipe combines one of our favorite flavor combinations, BLT, to make for a tasty new way to enjoy an old-fashioned favorite!
- 8 hard-boiled eggs, peeled
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 2 teaspoons prepared yellow mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 5 slices crisp cooked bacon, crumbled
- 1 head Bibb lettuce, leaves separated
- 2 tomatoes, sliced