Like their city as a whole, the Browns have a host of experience of being underestimated and misunderstood. Being perceived this way is practically a birthright for Clevelanders, so it only makes sense that our team would follow suit.
Over the years, there have been hundreds of misconceptions and misunderstood situations involving the Browns. Some of them were only righted 20 or 30 years after they happened. Some of them may never be righted at all.
But we die-hard Browns fans often know the truth, even if we have a horrible time convincing others of it. That's OK; we're used to it by now.
Still, there are many notable misconceptions about the Browns throughout their history that are worth at least attempting to correct.
I've chosen here to take an in-depth look at just a few of them rather than give you a whole laundry list of every time the Browns have been misunderstood since their establishment in 1946. But I look forward to seeing other Browns misconceptions you all would like to see corrected in the comments below!