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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:03 am    Post subject: Former Browns/Ravens owner Art Modell passes away Reply with quote

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Former Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell has died. He was 87.

The team said Modell died of natural causes early Thursday at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he had been admitted Wednesday.

Modell was among the most important figures in the NFL as owner of the Cleveland Browns, which became the Ravens after he took the team to Baltimore in 1996 in a move that tarnished his reputation as one of the league's most innovative and influential owners.




One of the pioneers of the NFL, and one of the main drivers of growing the National Football League's exposure on national television, the former Cleveland Browns owner was heavily villified in 1996, when he moved the Browns from Cleveland, OH to Baltimore, MD. Modell sold his ownership stake in the Ravens in 2004 to current Ravens majority shareholder, Steve Bisciotti.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:09 am    Post subject: Re: Former Browns/Ravens owner Art Modell passes away Reply with quote

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http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireStory/ravens-owner-art-modell-dies-87-17169142


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:53 am    Post subject: Re: Former Browns/Ravens owner Art Modell passes away Reply with quote

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EliteTexan80 wrote:
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another Pioneer passes away. RIP Mr. Modell.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RIP Art. Thank you for bringing the team that I love to Baltimore.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Art Modell bought the legendary Cleveland Browns in 1962. He was an ad man like Pete Rozelle.

His early moves were interesting. Legendary HC Paul Brown had become complacent. Modell fired him in '63 and hired his asst. Blanton Collier. He also fired Jim Brown who was on a movie set in Europe filming The Dirty Dozen, and wouldn't return home to practice.

Collier and Modell obtained LA Rams QB Frank Ryan, a math PhD. The Browns played in four NFL championships winning one.

Modell was Rozelle's man on TV contracts and the AFL-NFL merger and realignment.

Modell helped move the NFL into a modern business model. High stakes SB's and revenue streams followed.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flaccomania wrote:
RIP Art. Thank you for bringing the team that I love to Baltimore.


RIP Art. Damn you for taking the team that I love to Baltimore. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nugpimpen wrote:
Flaccomania wrote:
RIP Art. Thank you for bringing the team that I love to Baltimore.


RIP Art. Damn you for taking the team that I love to Baltimore. Crying or Very sad


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder how long it will now take the city of Cleveland to truly forgive him, if ever.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

INbengalfan wrote:
I wonder how long it will now take the city of Cleveland to truly forgive him, if ever.

RIP


Probably won't happen. People here are still salty about Irsay.

But as I said this morning in my own post, Rest in Peace Mr. Modell. May you find comfort in the presence of the Lord. And thank you for bringing football back to Baltimore.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RIP. He was a huge pioneer for the league, and hopefully he makes it to the Hall of Fame soon.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

*awkward silence*

I don't think I'm going to say anything.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why are reporters asking if the Browns will have a moment of silence for this man? What type of nonsense is that?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RIP.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Malik wrote:
Why are reporters asking if the Browns will have a moment of silence for this man? What type of nonsense is that?


To create a story. That ticked me off when I read it.
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