“The most comprehensive documentation of the Browns’ 1980 team…Jonathan Knight, who was 4 at the time, relives the season in delicious detail.”
-Tony Grossi, Cleveland Plain Dealer
“…thoroughly researched…taking the reader through the bone-chilling winter when Cleveland football fans fell in love with their team.”
-Akron Beacon Journal
Every longtime Cleveland sports fan knows about “Red Right 88,” the play that ended the Browns’ 1980 season. Quarterback Brian Sipe’s ill-fated throw, intended for tight end Ozzie Newsome, was intercepted by Oakland in the end zone, bringing to a halt Cleveland’s “kardiac” campaign.
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.
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.