The Cleveland Browns will be getting "cutting edge" uniforms for 2015

Frank Schwab
March 5, 2014
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CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 29: Tackle Joe Thomas #73 of the Cleveland Browns talks to his teammates prior to the start against the Cincinnati Bengals at FirstEnergy Stadium on September 29, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Is nothing sacred when it comes to sports uniforms anymore?

The Cleveland Browns, whose brown-and-orange look you could set your clock to for decades, are getting new uniforms sometime before the 2015 draft. And not just new uniforms, but "cutting edge" uniforms, and I defy you to find the last time that turned out well.

“We’ll have cutting-edge uniforms that link back to our history,” team president Alec Scheiner said on 92.3 The Fan, via the website of the CBS affiliate in Cleveland. “I don’t want to speak about the Bucs uniforms, but I’m really excited about our direction. We’ve been working with the NFL and Nike for almost a year now.”

Ah yes, the Buccaneers' new uniforms. I don't even want to talk about it.

Maybe this is just a ploy to change the Browns' luck or image after so many losing seasons, but otherwise is there really a point? Other than messing with history and tradition, of course. 

I'll be honest about it, I like the Browns' uniforms. The plain helmet has a certain coolness to it, and the jerseys aren't the splashiest but there's something to that too. Heck, I didn't even mind when they went with the brown jersey-brown pants look last year.

Oh, but wait. Changing the Browns look is in the name of being "cutting edge." Yep, I'm sure of it. I hate 'em.

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