Jim Brown To Cleveland: Get Over Move To Baltimore

Jim Brown was a legend on the field. Unfortunately, he’s been a legend when it comes to making headlines post-career with what he’s had to say about the organization at times. Today, Marc Sessler of NFL.com informs us that Brown had this to say about Cleveland fans and the lingering hatred of Baltimore last night at NFL Honors:

“That’s old news now. Baltimore has proven themselves on the football field. We can’t take that away. Art did not make the correct move in my opinion, at the time. It hurt the people, but now it’s time to get over it.”

Brown played for the Browns from 1957-1965 and became one of the NFL’s all-time greats before retiring at the age of 29. Brown’s statement comes on the heels of deceased former Browns and Ravens owner Art Modell failing to make the Hall of Fame cut from 15 to 10 on Saturday, capping what may have been his best shot at getting recognized in Canton.

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  • https://twitter.com/jimkanicki jimkanicki

    is this a controversial statement?

  • Harv 21

    and every word Jim Brown says on any subject when any reporter calls him up is newsworthy because …?

  • Natedawg86

    Browns should make him head of PR/ fan relations

  • Matt underwood

    Pot calling kettle black – is there an angrier grudge holder than Jim brown?

  • bossman09

    Don’t think anyone really care’s about the Raven’s so much – It was Modell. Since he sold the team, I consider them no worse than either of the other two division rivals… Of course, I have a lot of hate for Pittsburg and Cinci so I guess you could say I hate them all.

  • historycat

    The major difference here is: Ozzie wants us to get over it because Model wasn’t wrong in his opinion. Brown wants us to get over it because it’s not good for us to carry it around anymore, and keeps us from enjoying what we have.

    It would be easy to forgive if we were more successful.

  • MrCleaveland

    Hey, Jim, a lot of us love ya, big guy. But you get over what you want to get over, and we’ll get over what we want to get over, okay?


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  • http://www.facebook.com/Kylebrannan Kyle Brannan

    Coming from the loud mouth who said Richardson wasn’t an elite RB. He only beat Jim Browns rookie rushing TD record with an injury, sitting out a game or two and game 14 or 15 had a touchdown taken away that should have given him 3 in one game. He should keep his mouth shut. Hes like Cleveland’s Jose Conseco.

  • Steve

    If everyone got over crap like that, there would be no rivalries and the NFL would be like the NBA is now. Everyone would be friends and join up for superteams instead of competing.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    I agree with your last statement 1000% and have said the nearly 13 years of futility have just made the loss of the original team that much worse. Add in a second Super Bowl championship tonight by Baltimore and it’s like salt in a wound that is still open.

  • cmm13

    Cleveland to Jim Brown: Get over yourself.

  • Fitz

    There is no getting over a betrayal like that, ever. I don’t care if the Browns win the next five Super Bowls, Art Modell should rot in hell.

  • skeesh

    yeah, he runs his mouth too much. we all know that.

    but shouldn’t we get over it? and Lebron? and all of the other failures Cleveland fans cling to? Look at all three of our sports teams: the Indians are starting to make moves after hiring a very good manager, the Cavs have an amazing point guard and some possibly good young players with a ton of capspace and an owner willing to spend, and the Browns have a new owner who actually cares.

    Look towards the future for once.

  • geomac1301

    Everytime I read or hear Jim Brown make a comment I make a little fart sound with my mouth. He is a grouchy d-bag.

  • BuckeyeDawg

    I’ll get over it when the Cleveland Browns are standing on that stage, holding the Lombardi Trophy over their collective heads…and not a second sooner. Because in addition to our team, that’s what he ended up taking from us. When we get a championship, then I can “let it go”.

  • zonk

    I think that one just landed in “souvenir city”.

  • http://twitter.com/GreatestHurley Jason Hurley

    This feels like a YouTube video waiting to be made…

  • BenRM

    Brad McCoy says Cleveland whines too much.

  • http://twitter.com/dimoko dimoko

    before i read the whole quote i was getting slightly angry…but he is right…it is time to move on…for US not for them.

  • Vindictive_Pat

    Jim Brown thinks all cats are girls and all dogs are boys.

  • EyesAbove

    I was thinking the same thing.

  • Steve

    Of course, the season was only 12 games long back in Brown’s rookie year.

  • JK

    Me to Jim Brown: Kiss my ass old man