A celebration of the greatest moments in recent history for the Cleveland Browns
Cleveland is a blue-collar city with hardworking people that support their hardworking teams. No matter the previous seasons’ records, Cleveland’s loyal fan base always returns. And no matter the amount of losses, dysfunction, or controversy, the Cleveland Browns remain one of the most popular franchises in professional football.
In First and Ten: A Fresh Look at the Cleveland Browns, Vince McKee covers the new history of the Browns after their return to the NFL in 1999, including several winning seasons and numerous runs toward the playoffs. From a Hail Mary touchdown pass by Tim Couch to secure the first victory of the new era to a playoff victory led by Baker Mayfield over the Pittsburgh Steelers, this book captures it all. And while McKee focuses on the positive moments and impactful players, he doesn’t shy away from reflecting on the negatives when necessary, providing a fresh look at this storied franchise.
First and Ten covers all the fun—and sometimes the chaos—of this beloved team. It’s a tale for every Browns fan who wears their orange and brown proudly, every week, no matter the team’s record.
Vince McKee is the owner of KEE On Sports Media Group, a company built on the very best in sports coverage and broadcasts of pro, college, and high school sports. McKee is an experienced play-by-play man and sideline reporter in the Cleveland area and was a freelance beat reporter for the Cleveland Plain Dealer. McKee is the author of eleven books, including All In: The Story of LeBron James and the 2016 NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers and Bernie, Bill, and the Browns: The Last Great Era of Football in Cleveland.
Note from the Author
PART ONE: Moving On: The Browns After Art Modell
Chapter One – A New Era
Chapter Two – Trusting Coach Butch
Chapter Three: A Wolverine, Soldier, and Camp Romeo
Chapter Four: Baker Brings Back Relevancy
Chapter Five: Playoffs
PART TWO: The Stars and the Rivalries
Chapter Six: Primetime Browns
Chapter Seven: Shining Stars During Dark Times
Chapter Eight: Defeating The Enemy
Bonus Chapter: The Goat
About the Author
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