Stephen Hazan Arnoff's Blog on Music, Art, Religion, Myth and Reality
Sunday, December 11, 2011
The Epic Tale of the Kardiac Kids
We have learned that Don Cockroft, one of the last of the straight-toe kickers in the NFL, has crafted the epic tale of the Kardiac Kids, the 1980 Cleveland Browns whose wild season of last-second victories led by Brian Sipe, Ozzie Newsome, the Pruitts and crew ended in heartbreak on the fluttering flight of a frozen pigskin intercepted by the Oakland Raiders at the open end of long-dead Cleveland Municipal Stadium.
How a team from thirty years ago that did not even make it past the first round of the playoffs can still mark a peak moment in the history of the city of Cleveland over the past half century suggests something dreadful about my old home town. But there it is: 672 pages at http://thekardiackids.com/.