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In Kardiac Kids Jonathan ...
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. It was the year long-suffering Cleveland sports fans finally had something to be proud of. Tickets were at a premium, players were pursued like rock stars, and songs were written about their on-field heroics. This was a team made up of individuals who weren't expected to be headline grabbers. It had a personable, often humorous head coach and a starting quarterback who was supposed to be too short, too slow, and whose arm was far too weak (and who, by the way, became the National Football League's Most Valuable Player in 1980). A group of football journeymen came together to form the best offensive line in the NFL, and a beleaguered defense improved just enough to help the team realize its destiny. 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.
|Preface and Acknowledgments|
|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|
Posted July 20, 2003
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!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.