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Tales from the Browns Sideline Tony Grossi 1582617139 9781582617138 Ohio coaching legend Paul Brown said he wanted to create the New York Yankees of pro football when he assembled the Cleveland Browns from scratch in 1946. Not eve
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Tales from the Browns Sideline by Tony Grossi

Ohio coaching legend Paul Brown said he wanted to create the New York Yankees of pro football when he assembled the Cleveland Browns from scratch in 1946. Not even the future Hall of Fame coach, however, could have foreseen 10 league championship appearances and seven titles in the teams first 10 years. That excellence and professional dominance cultivated a national fan base that has since crossed international boundaries. Elvis Presley, President John F. Kennedy, and Hank Aaron counted themselves as Browns fans. More than 50 years later, Browns Backers Worldwide is the largest organized fan club in professional sports, with over 265 chapters and 27,000 members worldwide. In Tales from the Cleveland Browns Sideline, Cleveland native and veteran football writer Tony Grossi recalls the personalities that sowed one of the NFLs proudest traditions and the characters who have continued to grow it. Grossi discloses the unlikely origin of the Marion Motley trap play and the talents that Otto Graham never used on the football field. Fans can read the scouts inside story behind the mad dog in the meat market and the general managers insult that launched Brian Sipes rise from a 13th-round draft pick to the leagues Most Valuable Player. Tales from the Cleveland Browns Sideline reveals who first called his defensive teammates Dawgs and why teammates stayed as far away as possible from Steve Everitts locker. From Jim Brown to Ben Gay, from Glue Fingers Lavelli to Turkey Jones, the colorful characters who wore the plain white uniforms and blank orange helmets are captured like never before.

Author: Tony Grossi

Language: English

Edition: 1st ed

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 221

Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC

Publication Date: 2004-07-15

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ISBN: 1582617139


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