Throwback – Cleveland Browns

Team Colors

Note: Names not official

When the All-America Football Conference (AAFC) merged with the NFL, one of the teams that lived on in the updated NFL was the Cleveland Browns.  For about 15 years (1950-1965), the Browns dominated football.  They had deep playoff runs and multiple NFL Championships in their name.   You can thank head coach and namesake Paul Brown for that.   He is credited as the first for using game film, as in actual celluloid film, to improve his players and scout opponents.  His reputation as a dictator was warranted.  No one brought it up because he crafted a winning team.  When things started going sour in the 1960s Brown’s stubborn pride became prominent. He seemed more concerned with his status as Greatest Coach Forever Amen than how his team was performing on the field. Wait, film your dudes and opponents? An insulated coaching process? Tons of head coaching success and national fame? Someone sweeps the bad stuff under the carpet? This pattern sounds familiar. Makes me wonder if current Patriots coach Bill Belichick looks to Paul Brown the way Napoleon idolized Alexander the Great.

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Colors Used
Note: Names not official
Brown – On eyelids is theBalm Cosmetics Meet Matte Nude eye shadow palette in Matt Wood. Eyeliner is Sephora Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner in 10 Matte Brown Black.
Orange – Make Up For Ever Blush Powder in 18 (discontinued).
White – theBalm Cosmetics Meet Matte Nude eye shadow palette in Matt Malloy.

The last time you saw the Browns in orange uniforms was in 2004, as home alternate uniforms.  The previous occurrence of orange jersey used as a Browns jersey is in 1955, as a preseason jersey.  I can understand why this color is rarely dominates the Browns uniform design.  Their divisional rivals, the Cincinnati Bengals, understandably use a lot of orange.  When your team is named the Browns, people expect your jersey to reflect the color that describes you.

Puppy eyeliner is when your eyeliner points down from your natural eye shape. (Yes, cat eyeliner points up from your natural eye shape.) The effect rounds out your eyes and gives an innocent, pitiful look.  Browns fans often identify themselves with hounds, and collectively call themselves the Dawg Pound. I thought it was appropriate to use puppy liner.  It makes me look like a newly minted member of the Factory of Sadness.

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