Sundays in the Pound
The Heroics and Heartbreak of the 1985-89 Cleveland Browns
By (author) Jonathan Knight
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Sundays in the Pound by Jonathan Knight
Book DescriptionBefore Art Modell moved the team to Baltimore, and before the frustrating expansion years and countless front office mistakes of the twenty-first century, there were the Browns of the late 1980s. The years 1985 to 1989 saw the Cleveland Browns explode out of a decade and a half of inconsistency and mediocrity to win four American Football Conference Central Division titles and make the playoffs five straight years. Twice they came within inches of a Super Bowl appearance, led by an unforgettable cast of characters Cleveland embraced and still cherishes. These teams are perhaps the most memorable in the history of Cleveland professional sports. "Sundays in the Pound" traces quarterback Bernie Kosar's winding path from Youngstown to Florida to Cleveland, explains why there was so much more to running back Earnest Byner than one unforgotten fumble, and reveals how cornerback Hanford Dixon created a canine phenomenon in the end-zone stands that has persevered to this day. Author Jonathan Knight delves into "the Drive" and "the Fumble"; examines the fairy-tale performance of an aging veteran quarterback who directed the Browns through the snow and into the playoffs in his final game at the old, cavernous Cleveland Stadium on Lake Erie's shoreline; and recounts an epic playoff saga in which the Browns staged one of the greatest comebacks in the history of Cleveland sports. Cleveland Browns fans throughout the country fondly remember the "Dawg Days," and they will welcome "Sundays in the Pound".
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780873388665
(235mm x 156mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Kent State University Press
Publisher: Kent State University Press
Publish Date: 15-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United States
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Making of Major League, Paperback / softback (May 2015)
A behind-the-scenes look at one of the greatest baseball movies ever. Based on interviews with all the major actors, plus crew and producers, it tells how writer/director David S. Ward battled the Hollywood system to turn his love of the underdog Cleveland Indians into a classic screwball comedy. Full of little-known facts and personal stories.
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Author Biography - Jonathan Knight
Jonathan Knight is a sportswriter from Columbus, Ohio, who has always been an avid fan of Cleveland's sports teams. He has also written Kardiac Kids: The Story of the 1980 Cleveland Browns (Kent State University Press, 2003) and Opening Day: Cleveland, the Indians, and a New Beginning (Kent State University Press, 2004).
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