For the past several years, the Cleveland Browns have not had a midfield logo on their gridiron. But in late July they let fans vote on a new field design, including new end zones and choice of midfield logos — two of which featured the old “Brownie the Elf” character.
The Browns haven’t yet announced the winning design — in fact, they’ve kept it literally under wraps — and their home opener isn’t until this Sunday (their first game was on the road in Carolina), but it appears that Brownie will be making his triumphant return to the field. That news comes via Cleveland traffic reporter Patty Harken, whose helicopter spotted the new midfield logo this morning:
— Patty Harken (@HarkenPatty) September 13, 2022
Personally, I’m super-pleased with this outcome. In fact, I’d go so far as to say the Browns now have the best midfield logo in the league. From zero to hero!
We’ll get our first look at a game on the Brownie-emblazoned field this Sunday, when the Browns host the Jets.
Update: The Browns have now officially announced the new field design in a tweet of their own:
(Big thanks to Nate Rathjen for making me aware of Patty Harken’s tweet.)