Since YouTube has come around I have been able to start a new tradition over the last few years for the beginning of football season. Now each year before the season starts I watch Masters of the Gridiron. And if you don't remember this classic film, allow me to enlighten you.
in 1986 Browns center Mike Baab had the idea to create a short movie featuring the Browns that would be a parody of Conan the Barbarian. With many of his teammates on board they created Masters of the Gridiron, a movie that represented the 80's in Cleveland so much I can't believe the WMMS Buzzard didn't make a cameo at the end.
The script was something that would make today's NFL brass cringe. It starts at a Browns game when Baab is knocked out cold, and due to an obvious concussion becomes Baabarian. Baabarian is joined by a band of Masters of the Gridiron, given equally cheesy names. They go through a training montage, fight through a Michael Stanley performance at the stadium, and ultimately Baabarian has his showdown with Tiny Tim (No I'm not kidding, watch it and see).
So I present to you MASTERS OF THE GRIDIRON: