Cleveland Browns: Top 30 moments of all-time

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Sep 21, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns fans with a
Sep 21, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns fans with a /

The Cleveland Browns have given their fans plenty of great memories to go along with the heartbreak over the years. Here are the 30 top moments in franchise history.

Once upon a time, the Cleveland Browns were a model NFL franchise.

While that may sound like a fairy tale to fans who have only know the despair and dysfunction that has enveloped the team since 1999, it is true.

The Browns are the holders of eight professional championships, have 16 members in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and count some of the NFL’s greatest players among their alumni, from the greatest of all-time in Jim Brown, to the winningest quarterback of all-time in Otto Graham.

They were also founded and coached for 17 years by the legendary Paul Brown, whose innovations on game days and the practice field helped to shape the NFL as we know it today.

During the past 69 years the Browns have provided plenty of extreme highs to go along with the extreme lows, unbelievable playoff wins and equally shocking losses, and numerous unforgettable moments.

The Dawg Pound Daily staff has worked over the past few weeks to cut down all those moments to the 30 biggest in franchise history. Are some of these moments debatable? Probably, but what’s the fun of sports without some healthy debate?

So Hi-O-Hi-O for Cleveland, for the greatest team in the land, as we present our selections for the Top 30 moments in franchise history.

Next: No. 30: Browns draft Ozzie Newsome and Clay Matthews