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The haunting legacy of Art Modell

TweetArt Modell wasn’t the first owner to relocate a storied professional sports team, and he won’t be the last.
When he packed up the Cleveland Browns for Baltimore in 1995, he was moving them to a city that had had its Colts dispatched to Indianapolis in the middle of the night 11 years before.
But many in [...]

All for the love of a forlorn team

TweetJohn Campanelli of The Cleveland Plain Dealer writes about John Barr, a Connecticut warehouse worker with no ties to the northeast Ohio city but who moved there recently after quitting his job, so he could more easily cheer for the Browns:
“In East Hartford, the 33-year-old had a job, with full benefits. He had family. He had [...]