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When the franchise debuted under its namesake coach Paul Brown in 1946, it won the All-America Football Conference championship.
Crew, who debuts jerseys representing the American Football League New York Yankees, 1926 Rock Island Independents and the All-America Football Conference Brooklyn Dodgers in its Tribeca-based men's shop The Liquor Store beginning Nov.
The Brown's won four All-America Football Conference titles in the 1940s, 11 conference championships and 13 division championships - the last in 1989.
* The three pre-merger NFL teams that landed in the AFC are the Steelers; the Indianapolis (formerly Baltimore) Colts; and the Cleveland Browns (who were themselves refugees from a now-defunct league, the All-America Football Conference).
After graduation, the former Marine played professionally in the All-America Football Conference, and played in the Pro Bowl twice, before retiring in 1953.
It was not until a pair of upstart competitors, the Pacific Coast Professional Football League and the All-America Football Conference, began signing Blacks (and winning fans) that the NFL recognized the folly of its ban on Black athletes.