Classic Browns: The 50 Greatest Games in Cleveland Browns History, 2/E

Classic Browns: The 50 Greatest Games in Cleveland Browns History, 2/E

by Jonathan Knight

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Overview

An up-to-date countdown of the Browns' greatest games through the 2014 season

This revised and updated edition of Classic Browns counts down the fifty greatest Cleveland Browns games, from unexpected upsets to incredible comebacks to titanic championship battles. Knight ranks heartbreakers like The Fumble and The Drive alongside championship duels and epic confrontations with heated rivals. Included in these pages are the heroics of Browns legends like Otto Graham, Lou Groza, Jim Brown, Brian Sipe, and Bernie Kosar, to name just a few. Whether it was because of the score, the weather, or an amazing individual performance, each game included in Classic Browns is worth remembering and revisiting. Sure to spark interest and debate, Classic Browns will appeal to Browns fans everywhere.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781606352632
Publisher: Kent State University Press
Publication date: 08/15/2015
Pages: 232
Sales rank: 1,190,686
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

A lifelong follower of Cleveland athletics,Jonathan Knighthas written five books on Cleveland sports history, numerous articles, and a biweekly Cleveland Browns newsletter for eight years. He has a degree from Ohio University's E. W. Scripps School of Journalism and worked as a sportswriter in Columbus, Ohio, for seven years. Knight is currently a staff writer/editor at Franklin University.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii

#50 Champs for a Day: Browns vs. New York Giants, December 9, 1956 1

#49 They Found Their Hearts in San Francisco: Browns vs. San Francisco 49ers, November 15, 1981 5

#48 Yanking Back the Yankees: Browns vs. New York Yankees, November 23, 1947 9

#47 A Five-Alarm Blaze: Browns vs. New York Giants, October 13, 1963 13

#46 Football's Greatest Attraction: Browns vs. San Francisco 49ers, October 30, 1949 17

#45 Run, William, Run!: Browns vs. Atlanta Falcons, December 29, 2002 21

#44 Puncturing the Umbrella: Browns vs. New York Giants, October 28, 1951 25

#43 Something Special: Browns vs. Baltimore Colts, September 26, 1971 29

#42 Son of the Kardiac Kids: Browns vs. Tennessee Titans, October 5, 2014 33

#41 Something hike Awe: Browns vs. San Francisco 49ers, November 28, 1948 39

#40 A Little More on the Line: Browns vs. New England Patriots, November 7, 2010 43

#39 Meet Brian Sipe: Browns vs. Denver Broncos, October 27, 1974 47

#38 From Joke to Smoke: Browns vs. Cincinnati Bengals, September 16, 2007 51

#37 Metcalf to the Rescue: Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, October 24, 1993 55

#36 The Start of the Whole Thing: Browns vs. Green Bay Packers, October 19, 1980 59

#35 What Might Have Been: Browns vs. New York Giants, October 13, 2008 63

#34 Strock Around the Clock: Browns vs. Houston Oilers, December 18, 1988 67

#33 Intrastate Warfare: Browns vs. Cincinnati Bengals, October 11, 1970 71

#32 The One-Inch Upset: Browns vs. Dallas Cowboys, December 10, 1994 75

#31 Changing Their Stripes: Browns vs. Cincinnati Bengals, November 23, 1975 79

#30 A Game That Soothed the Soul: Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens, October 21, 2001 83

#29 Regaining Their Pride: Browns vs. Baltimore Colts, October 20, 1968 87

#28 Pulling Back the Steel Curtain: Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, October 26, 1980 91

#27 Revenge, Batteries, and Two Coats of Paint: Browns vs. Denver Broncos, October 1, 1989 95

#26 Head Over Heels: Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, October 10, 1976 #25 Shootout in the Sand 99

Browns vs. Buffalo Bills, January 6, 1990 103

#24 Burning the Midnight Oil: Browns vs. New York Jets, September 21, 1970 107

#23 The End: Browns vs. Cincinnati Bengals, December 17, 1995 111

#22 Central Showdown: Browns vs. Cincinnati Bengals, December 5, 1971 115

#21 The Bud Bowl: Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, September 10, 1989 119

#20 Full of Grace: Browns vs. New Orleans Saints, October 31, 1999 123

#19 Frozen Moment: Browns vs. Oakland Raiders, January 4, 1981 127

#18 WhoDey?: Browns vs. Cincinnati Bengals, December 14, 1986 131

#17 Salvation in the House of Pain: Browns vs. Houston Oilers, December 23, 1989 135

#16 Another Doomsday for Dallas: Browns vs. Dallas Cowboys, December 28, 1969 139

#15 The King of Football: Browns vs. Baltimore Colts, November 1, 1959 143

#14 What a Night!: Browns vs. Dallas Cowboys, September 24, 1979 147

#13 Death of The Jinx: Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, October 5, 1986 151

#12 Proud to Be a Brown: Browns vs. Dallas Cowboys, December 21, 1968 155

#11 Cockroft's Redemption: Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, November 19, 1972 159

#10 A Slow Death: Browns vs. Denver Broncos, January 11, 1987 163

#9 Birth of a Rivalry: Browns vs. New York Giants, December 17, 1950 167

#8 Dynasty's Dusk: Browns vs. Los Angeles Rams, December 26, 1955 171

#7 Straight from the Heart: Browns vs. Denver Broncos, January 17, 1988 175

#6 Taking Back Lake Erie: Browns vs. Detroit Lions, December 26, 1954 179

#5 Heaven or Hollywood: Browns vs. Cincinnati Bengals, December 21, 1980 183

#4 The World Series of Football: Browns vs. Philadelphia Eagles, September 16, 1950 187

#3 Back from the Dead: Browns vs. New York jets, January 3, 1987 191

#2 Out of the Blue: Browns vs. Baltimore Colts, December 27, 1964 195

#1 Everything Old Is New Again: Browns vs. Los Angeles Rams, December 24, 1950 199

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