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Cleveland sports fans recall the distant past like it was yesterday. There was so much to celebrate; there were so many reasons to be proud.
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In the 1940s and Æ50s, Cleveland was home to champions. The Browns and Indians were winners, and the mood of the city reflected it.
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Neighborhoods were close-knit. Shopkeepers waved at customers and called them by name. Factories were humming. Schools were teeming with students. Streets were busy. Homes and highways were springing up everywhere.
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America had won a war. A can-do spirit permeated every walk of life.
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The Browns were a big reason why. In the Forties they won four consecutive championships in the upstart All-America Football Conference, then trumped it by winning the NFL title in 1950, their first yea ...

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