A heart-pounding journey through the most exciting season in Cleveland Browns’ history
Every longtime Cleveland sports fan knows about “Red Right 88,” the play that ended the Browns’ 1980 season. Quarterback Brian Sipe’s ill-fated throw, intended for tight end Ozzie Newsome, was intercepted by Oakland in the end zone, bringing to a halt Cleveland’s “kardiac” campaign.
In Kardiac Kids Jonathan Knight paints a portrait of the Browns’ storybook 1980 season and its impact on the city of Cleveland. Knight takes us through that unforgettable year from beginning to end, describing in great detail how the city simply fell in love with this team.
Though the Cleveland Browns boast four world championships and possess a rich and respected past, the magical 1980 season was clearly the most memorable in team history. Kardiac Kids is a tribute to that team.
|Publisher:||Kent State University Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)|
About the Author
A lifelong follower of Cleveland athletics, Jonathan Knight has written three 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 and Acknowledgments||xiii|
|Prologue: The End of the Beginning||1|
|The Boston Massacre and the Monday-Night Snooze||33|
|Silent Movie Days||47|
|The Old Magic||71|
|Sam's Glo-Coat Boys||104|
|Part of the Journey||121|
|In the Driver's Seat||145|
|It's Worth Living Here||159|
|The Maximum of Excitement||186|
|The Thirteen Days of a Cleveland Browns Christmas||217|
|One Last Kiss||234|
|Epilogue: The Dynasty That Wasn't||262|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
In the days of multimillion dollar contracts and spoiled atheletes, this book reminds us of what football is all about. This brings back a lot of memories! Enjoy!