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Brownscast: The Official Podcast of the Cleveland Browns

Get beyond the X's and O's and listen in on candid, behind-the-scenes conversations with Browns players, legends, coaches, and front office personnel about way more than just the game. Hosted by Max Linsky.
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Oct 21, 2015
“I don’t miss playing. I don’t miss anything. My personality is not based upon trying to remember things back in the past. I have the future to look forward to and things to accomplish.”

Four-time MVP. First-ballot Hall of Famer. NFL champion. Jim Brown is the greatest player in the history of football. And yet he almost never thinks about his playing days — there is no place in his life for nostalgia. 

In this week's episode, Brown tells Max about how he felt when LeBron James bowed to him during the NBA Finals, how his work for civil rights has changed in the last 50 years, and who he thinks is the greatest athlete of all time. 

Oct 7, 2015
“Our goal is to get the player feeling the best that he can. If they don’t feel good, if they don’t feel like they look good, it has an effect on them on game day. And I don’t want that.”

The Browns facility in Berea has a pretty open feel. The offices are all glass, the locker room is right in the middle of things, everyone eats in the same cafeteria. But down at the end of a hallway on the first floor, there's a door that is almost always closed. It has no sign. Just a doorbell.

For this week's episode, Max rang the doorbell. And what he found was Brad Melland, the Browns equipment manager, and his byzantine world of helmets, shoulder pads, jerseys, and everything else it takes to outfit an NFL team every week.

Listen to learn about how Brad and his crew get 17,000 pounds of gear to road games, the special requests players make about their uniforms, and what an equipment manager thought of Deflategate.

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