Thursday, July 17, 2008

Abe Abraham - The Man in the Brown Suit - Loved his Cleveland Browns of the NFL

After writing about Ronnie Woo Woo Wickers from the Chicago Cubs, it got me thinking about another fanatic who used to be at Cleveland Browns games...the younger generation will not remember Abe Abraham, The Man in the Brown Suit...the blog, Indian Fever had a nice little write up about The Man in the Brown Suit and his devotion to the Cleveland Browns...

Not an Indian oddity but certainly worth mentioning, Abe Abraham was perhaps the most popular non-player in Browns history, until Big Dawg John Thompson came along. Abraham was affectionately known as "The Man in the Brown Suit" during his days with the team. Abe's main duty was retrieving extra point and field goal tries behind the goalposts in the closed end of the stadium. On September 20, 1964, Abe missed the start of the Browns-Cardinals game, the first and only time he was ever late for a game. When he finally arrived at the stadium, he received a louder ovation than many of the Browns players themselves. Later, Abe claimed that he was late because he couldn't find those famous Brown pants.

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Anonymous said...

I always inspired by you, your thoughts and attitude, again, appreciate for this nice post.

- Norman

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Cat Dandelion said...

Lou Abraham is my husbands grandfather :-) I am in the process of going through old family photographs of his and found some great ones of Lou! If there's any interest I would love to share them.