Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Injuries caused by Browns' switch to brown pants?

Is this the curse of the brown pants? For the first time in their history, the Cleveland Browns wore brown pants in a game. What happened? Well, they were pretty much embarrassed by the New York Giants on national TV. Their starting quarterback (Derek Anderson) was knocked out of the game with a concussion. Safety Brodney Poole suffered a concussion. The best return man (Josh Cribbs) in the business, this side of Devon Hester, suffered a high-ankle sprain. He may miss the season opener against the Dallas Cowboys. The Medina Gazette reports the following on the brown pants:
    A decision hasn’t been made on whether the team will wear the brown pants again this year. The Browns wore mostly white pants from 1946 through ‘74, then went to orange pants from ‘75-’83. The white pants returned in 1984 and have stayed the norm, except for orange on a few special occasions.

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