1. No stripes on the color rush
United by Stripes? Not any more, at least on the Color Rush uniforms.
Surely, you remember this phrase, which was pushed by the Browns’ marketing department on radio, television and Internet ads. The classic white and brown uniforms kept the stripes, fortunately, but leaving them off the alternates is a glaring omission.
The brown color rush uniforms were something the organization got right, and you can count the number of times you said that about this organization since 1999 on one hand.
Those uniforms were so popular, ownership lobbied the league for permission to wear the combination more than the two dates normally allowed.
The Browns ended up wearing the uniforms six times last season, and while the on-field results still weren’t there, that brown jersey with those orange striples stir up something previously unknown by a generation of Browns fans: The thrill of victory.
The color rush symbolized the Browns turnaround from 0-16 doormat to a new era with Baker Mayfield. Granted, they took a step back last season, the hope is they’ll be back on the right path in 2020.