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Paul Brown

Postby Benzoo » May 25th, 2017, 7:38 am

Found this link going around facebook. Apologies if it's already been posted.
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I'm guessing maybe these were prototype helmets around the time Cincinnati was awarded the Bengals franchise.
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Re: Paul Brown

Postby Deadcat » May 25th, 2017, 11:44 am

Looks like PB picked our helmets out. Based on the options, he made the right choice!
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Re: Paul Brown

Postby 4256 Hits » May 25th, 2017, 12:22 pm

Deadcat wrote:Looks like PB picked our helmets out. Based on the options, he made the right choice!


What you mean you don't like the C with teeth inside of the B. :o
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Re: Paul Brown

Postby Bengals1 » May 25th, 2017, 1:49 pm

I've seen that photo many times before as I'm sure others here have too. I recall reading that Paul Brown knew any expansion club would be bad for a few years before they became competitive and he didn't want a loud uniform making them look worse. So he choose the blandest uniform and helmet combo presented to him.

That's how we ended up with the plain orange helmets and block lettering. He always wanted the stripes on the helmet which is why you see it as one of the original choices presented to him but he opted to wait till the team became established before making the switch.

If you've ever seen the NFL Networks "A Football Life" on Brown they claim he deliberately tried to recreate the Cleveland Browns look to spite Art Model for firing him and that's their explanation for why we were plain orange & black for so many years....
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Re: Paul Brown

Postby skycruiser » May 26th, 2017, 11:27 am

20 bucks says a young mikey boy designed the C with the teeth
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Re: Paul Brown

Postby orange_black » June 1st, 2017, 1:36 pm

skycruiser wrote:20 bucks says a young mikey boy designed the C with the teeth


hahahahahaha

thats funny.

and somehow.... probably true lol
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