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Jim Brown: Best Football Player Ever?

Jim Brown is considered by many as the best football player ever and one of the greatest professional athletes in history.  How's that for hype??? 

 

During his nine years (1957-1965) as running back for the Cleveland Browns, Brown led the NFL in rushing eight times.  He was an All-Pro every season and set  records for single-season rushing (1,863), career rushing (12,312 yards), total touchdowns (126), and all-purpose yards (15,549).  

 
Brown was also the first player ever to rush for 100 touchdowns.
 
That's called living up to the hype. 
 
Jim Brown was so good that when he started, the team was called the Cleveland Oranges and they changed the name to the Browns because Jim was so awesome (ok we're just kidding on that one!).
 

Jim Brown was elected to the NFL Hall of Fame in 1971.

 
 

Fun Facts about the 1965

 

The Green Back Packers defeated the Cleveland Browns 23-12 in the NFL Championship game.

 

The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King led civil rights demonstrations in Selma, Alabama.

 

The average income in was $6,469.

 

A movie ticket cost $1.25 (whoa!).

 

A candy bar costs $0.05.

 
 

What were the kids listening to and watching in the 1965?

 

Music: The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Diana Ross and the Supremes, The Temptations, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, The Beach Boys and Bob Dylan.

 

TV: The Dick Van Dyke Show, Bonanza and Batman (yeah!)

 

MOVIES: Dr. Zhivago and The Sound of Music

 

What is the most amazing fact about Jim Brown?

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  • Cleveland Browns

    May 5, 2015

    brownstruefan · practice squad

    cool or naw#JimBrownvsErineDavis.The greatest plaer of alltime

  • Cleveland Browns

    October 5, 2014

    reedboys7182 · practice squad

    HE IS MY FAVORITE PLAYER OF ALL TIME SO YAAAAAAA!!!!!!!

  • Cleveland Browns

    August 3, 2014

    maddennfl32 · draftee

    He is my favorite player so yaaaa!

  • New England Patriots

    July 9, 2014

    huntersteal · practice squad

    dmac what you say

  • Cleveland Browns

    July 9, 2014

    dmac4ulife · draftee

    Jim Brown wasn't the best football player ever i't was Ernie Davis look it up.

  • Cleveland Browns

    June 26, 2014

    cooljordan324 · draftee

    oh yeha

  • Philadelphia Eagles

    June 21, 2014

    jaze84randymoss · draftee

    Jim brown definitely the best HB but NFL player don't think so.

  • Cleveland Browns

    May 29, 2014

    allstarbrowns · draftee

    walter payton was the best till jim brown could of beat his record but he retired early

  • Cleveland Browns

    May 14, 2014

    browns33s · draftee

    they got jonney manzile

  • Cleveland Browns

    May 8, 2014

    23haden · draftee

    Of couse no doubt about it Jim Brown

  • Cleveland Browns

    April 20, 2014

    ffbrock · rookie

    Jim Brown??????? DUHHHHH

  • Cleveland Browns

    April 18, 2014

    lvbrowns2836 · draftee

    YES

  • Green Bay Packers

    April 16, 2014

    senseipeng2 · practice squad

    Over walter Payton are you kidding me what am I dreaming

  • Cleveland Browns

    April 14, 2014

    blazefirestar · practice squad

    YYYYEEEESSSSS!!!!!!!

  • Carolina Panthers

    March 30, 2014

    03pantherboy · rookie

    Nice old fashioned pound e'm up the middle guy

  • Chicago Bears

    March 24, 2014

    mshepard13 · draftee

    Walter Payton all day! No questions asked. He was the hardest working player ever and possesed a deadly blend of speed and strength.

  • Miami Dolphins

    March 24, 2014

    m1fins · draftee

    5 cent CANDY???????

  • Miami Dolphins

    March 20, 2014

    jayspin32 · starter

    Happy Throwback Thursday!! Go Jim Brown!!

  • New England Patriots

    March 20, 2014

    shorty2002 · draftee

    maybe

  • New England Patriots

    March 20, 2014

    shorty2002 · draftee

    heak no

  • New England Patriots

    March 20, 2014

    shorty2002 · draftee

    heak no

  • Green Bay Packers

    March 17, 2014

    awesomenubnub · 2nd string

    Of course Jerry Rice was good. FYI he had the best QB ever.

  • Kansas City Chiefs

    March 17, 2014

    jakecoolguy11 · draftee

    Jerry Rice was the best ever

  • Denver Broncos

    March 16, 2014

    jojo123465 · draftee

    jim no way

  • Seattle Seahawks

    March 16, 2014

    kohl18 · draftee

    JIM??????? NO way!!!!!!!

  • New England Patriots

    March 15, 2014

    brady390 · practice squad

    jim brown was the best rb ever, rice= best wr

  • Arizona Cardinals

    March 15, 2014

    gav1235 · practice squad

    I have a Jim Brown football card from 2009

  • San Francisco 49ers

    March 15, 2014

    49ers499 · draftee

    NO JERRY RICE IS THE BEST PLAYER EVER

  • Miami Dolphins

    March 14, 2014

    PHINPHAN00 · draftee

    He's Batman.

  • Green Bay Packers

    March 14, 2014

    awesomenubnub · 2nd string

    Jim Brown was good but I think Walter Peyton was a little better.

  • Dallas Cowboys

    March 13, 2014

    romoruls9 · draftee

    I like batman(ya)

  • Seattle Seahawks

    March 13, 2014

    polynise · practice squad

    hey guys

  • Minnesota Vikings

    March 13, 2014

    ca50 · 2nd string

    OMG (I'm a boy ok)

  • New England Patriots

    March 13, 2014

    thunders03 · 2nd string

    wow, first to 100

  • Pittsburgh Steelers

    March 13, 2014

    troy123ben · draftee

    jim is sweet

  • Seattle Seahawks

    March 13, 2014

    littleamp948 · draftee

    po

  • Seattle Seahawks

    March 13, 2014

    littleamp948 · draftee

    hey

  • Seattle Seahawks

    March 13, 2014

    littleamp948 · draftee

    hey

  • Baltimore Ravens

    March 13, 2014

    akaal · veteran

    he was untackleable!!! also this is the second brown that they have done. otto graham, too

  • New England Patriots

    March 13, 2014

    swaggyllama25 · rookie

    everything

  • Philadelphia Eagles

    March 13, 2014

    TEBOWFAN02 · veteran

    best ever

  • Green Bay Packers

    March 13, 2014

    rogersthrow11 · draftee

    jim brown is awesome!