When the Colts left Baltimore and we were traumitized, Art Modell is the man who helped the healing.
Before The Colts left, sports fans were not use to teams packing up and leaving. But a team like The Colts ,who were a part of this City’s DNA, left a scar.
We got a huge shot of pain medicine when The Ravens won The Super Bowl in 2000. Thats where Art Modell’s history with this city starts. He will be remembered kindly here. Not so in Cleveland, who also had a personel attachment to the team we got, The Browns.
Now it’s par for the course for owners to take teams to another city, if the city they are in doesn’t cough up a new stadium and tax relief.
So long Art. Thanks for the new memories.