For ten years the Cleveland Browns compiled a better record and won more championships than any team in pro football history. They dominated an upstart league and then silenced their detractors by doing the same to the NFL. The Browns were led by Paul Brown, a football visionary who changed pro football-most important among his invations was the leading role the franchise played in the integration of pro sports.
Andy Piascik is a long-time activist for peace and social justice. He has written articles about labor history, African-Americans in sports, and other subjects for a variety of publications. In addition to The Best Show in Football, he is the author of Gridiron Gauntlet. He lives in Bridgeport, Connecticut.