False Start: How the New Browns Were Set up to Fail

False Start: How the New Browns Were Set up to Fail

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by Terry Pluto
     
 

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A hard look at the unhappy beginnings of the new Cleveland Browns franchise, this book chronicles the backroom deals, big-money power plays, poor decisions, and plain bad luck that dogged the venerable franchise after Art Modell skipped town in 1995. How long should fans have to wait for a winner? A book the NFL does not want you to read.See more details below

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A hard look at the unhappy beginnings of the new Cleveland Browns franchise, this book chronicles the backroom deals, big-money power plays, poor decisions, and plain bad luck that dogged the venerable franchise after Art Modell skipped town in 1995. How long should fans have to wait for a winner? A book the NFL does not want you to read.

Editorial Reviews

Houston Chronicle
[A book] NFL fans in general and Browns’ fans in particular will definitely want to read . . . a fascinating, behind-the-scenes look at how the new Browns were created and what’s kept them from making the progress everyone expected.
— John McClain
Cleveland Magazine
While many of [the Browns’] hurdles have been debated at length, Pluto tells the tale from the mouths of former coach Chris Palmer, former team president Carmen Policy and even [newly departed coach Butch Davis]. The result is an intriguing, if not at times, unbelievable, explanation of how and why the Browns have struggled since the team’s 1999 reincarnation.
— Jim Vickers
ESPN.com
One of the best football books I’ve ever laid my eyes on . . . a terrific, easy read and extremely insightful, not only about the true heart of a Browns fan but also on the collapse of an expansion franchise.
— Chris Mortensen

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781886228887
Publisher:
Gray & Company, Publishers
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Pages:
161
Sales rank:
718,622
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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