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Coach Chuck Klausing: Football in the Shadow of Paul Brown

Striking Gridiron

by Greg Nichols Chapter 1: In the Shadow of Paul Brown From a distance, the corrugated overhang outside the hotel lobby looked like the folds of a paper fan, or like the charted performance of a volatile stock. On the

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The Final Outcome: Braddock Tigers Football and the Strike of 1959

Braddock-Pennsylvania

by Greg Nichols For reasons that had nothing to do with Eisenhower, Taft-Hartley, or the Supreme Court, the air above Braddock was electric on November 6, 1959. It was game day, and the Tigers were playing their biggest rivals, neighboring

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The Legend of the Braddock Tigers

Braddock-Pennsylvania

by Greg Nichols Big Bertha, a massive driving sled, haunted the Tigers’ dreams. It was rare for high school football teams to use sleds in the late 1950s, and rarer to see anything larger than a two-man version. Big Bertha

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