Paul Brown: The Man Who Invented Modern Football

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The first full-length biography of the legendary head coach of the Cleveland Browns, this book explores how Paul Brown worked his way from high school coach to pro football Hall of Famer, while setting forth a blueprint for the modern game. As the first coach to scout opponents through game films, call plays from the sideline, and systemize the college draft, Brown finessed the sport into a more precise science. His teams rarely disappointed, and he created a winning dynasty in Cleveland, coaching the Browns to ...

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Overview

The first full-length biography of the legendary head coach of the Cleveland Browns, this book explores how Paul Brown worked his way from high school coach to pro football Hall of Famer, while setting forth a blueprint for the modern game. As the first coach to scout opponents through game films, call plays from the sideline, and systemize the college draft, Brown finessed the sport into a more precise science. His teams rarely disappointed, and he created a winning dynasty in Cleveland, coaching the Browns to three NFL championships and four AAFC titles. Based on extensive research and original interviews with former player and others, this book examines in absorbing detail Paul Brown's profound influence on the game.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572437258
  • Publisher: Triumph Books
  • Publication date: 9/1/2008
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 685,939
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

George Cantor spent 40 years with the Detroit Free Press and Detroit News, most of them as an editor, news columnist, and sportswriter. His daily commentary, “Looking at Detroit” was heard for seven years on Detroit radio, and he also contributed to a twice-weekly television feature, “Slice of Life.”

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Table of Contents


Foreword   Bill Walsh     v
Down the Memory Hole     1
Carry On for Massillon     7
1935: Massillon Washington 6, Canton McKinley 0     19
1940: Massillon Washington 28, Toledo Waite 0     29
1941: Ohio State University 20, University of Michigan 20     39
1942: Ohio State University 21, University of Michigan 7     51
1943-1945: Interregnum     59
1946: Cleveland Browns 14, New York Yankees 9     75
1950: Cleveland Browns 35, Philadelphia Eagles 10     93
1950: Cleveland Browns 30, Los Angeles Rams 28     109
1954: Cleveland Browns 56, Detroit Lions 10     123
1955: Cleveland Browns 38, Los Angeles Rams 14     145
Decline and Fall     153
1970: Clincinnati Bengals 30, Cleveland Browns 27     177
The Long Good-bye     193
Complete Coaching Record     205
Index     211
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