Overtime Website Look Inside Want to play professional football? You might need to change your name to something special. Mac Speedie, Pio Sagapolutele, and Ebenezer Ekuban are just some suggestions- the Cleveland Browns have had players with some of the most unique names, including these 3! The Cleveland Browns by Mark Stewart offers young fans a look into one of the most fun teams in the NFL while including fun facts, team spotlights such as Otto Graham and Jim Brown, and pictures of Browns memorabilia. Have a young fan who likes to argue sports? Dont miss the Great Debates section where readers get insight into some of the greatest debates surrounding the Browns and professional football! Team spirit is that deep passion shared by the players and fans when they wear the same colors, watch the same scoreboard, and cheer the same triumphs. This popular series has been completely revised and updated for the Fall 2012 release. Book updates include new team information, records, photos, and timelines as well as new features like GREAT DEBATES and GLORY DAYS. Once you finish the book, you can go to the OVERTIME WEBSITE where each football team has its very own webpage to accompany the reading material. This site will be updated throughout the season and postseason with kid-friendly news about their favorite football teams - the perfect source for up-to-date statistics and player information for young sports fans.
In 1949 the Cleveland Browns, champions of the AAFL, joined the National Football League (NFL). Fifty years later the Browns left Cleveland for another city. Shocked that such an historical fixture in the NFL could leave, former players and fans fought hard and in 1999 Cleveland got another team. The team, of course, was called the Browns. Author Mark Stewart shows young and reluctant readers a tremendous amount of historical information and facts about the Browns. As in other "Team Spirit" books, Stewart refrains from focusing entirely on the major stars of the teams, choosing to write about many different players. The different sections of the book provide readers with more than just information about the team. There are sections about the game of football, including the equipment and field. Football rules are covered, as well as many other interesting bits of information. As with other books in the "Team Spirit" series, Stewart uses the Browns to illustrate the good teamwork and preparation it takes to become champions. Colorful photographs, detailed information on players and games, and other interesting sections make this an excellent addition to any school or public library nonfiction collection.