Wolverine 73

November 19th, 2015 at 10:13 AM ^

Broke his right hand one year at Michigan, and learned to snap with his left so he could continue playing.  Wore a Browns' head scarf under his helmet after Modell took the team to Baltimore in a nice "F you, Art" move.  Always liked the guy.  Four year starter at C at Michigan too, IIRC.

UMAmaizinBlue

November 19th, 2015 at 10:34 AM ^

I've clearly lost it today, because I just envisioned SE as a time traveling Viking who assists M coaches throughout the years. And instead of a TARDIS, he uses a giant Viking oar ship. I bet if you look closely at pics of Yost's teams, you'll see a dapper looking Viking in a fedora and suit looking on in the background.

Felix.M.Blue

November 19th, 2015 at 10:52 AM ^

They were turning the corner. Alexander set the Browns rookie WR yardage mark I belive in 95. All-Star coaching staff. I think they all are or were head coaches somewhere.

Belichick, Saban, Ferentz etc..

SoDak Blues

November 19th, 2015 at 11:08 AM ^

What a great fricking article. Best line was a quote from Bo:

"Coach went back home telling people, 'You gotta go to Everitt's house. You can play pinball sitting on his crapper.' "

I would have given a lot to be a fly on the wall that day...damn cool.

ScruffyTheJanitor

November 19th, 2015 at 11:10 AM ^

Amy Everitt runs an orthopedic surgeon's office. Steve fishes and takes care of his daughter.

So, he's a kept man?

"That," he says with a laugh, "is what they taught me at Michigan."

Also:

"[Bo] went back home telling people, 'You gotta go to Everitt's house. You can play pinball sitting on his crapper.' "

APBlue

November 19th, 2015 at 1:04 PM ^

My thought exactly.  

People want to know what the "Michigan Difference" really is.  They don't teach you this anywhere else, folks. . 

Amy Everitt runs an orthopedic surgeon's office. Steve fishes and takes care of his daughter.

So, he's a kept man?

"That," he says with a laugh, "is what they taught me at Michigan."

Poster Nutbag

November 19th, 2015 at 11:13 AM ^

One of my favorite players in both college and in pros!  Those were the good 'ol days as a Browns fan....well till '95.  He was one mean SOB.   How I yearn for those days.   Maybe one day the Browns will get back to relevance, but doubtful.

LSAClassOf2000

November 19th, 2015 at 12:05 PM ^

Everitt was instantly popular. His attitude and back story were a tailored fit for an otherwise gritty football town. While playing center at Michigan, he broke two teeth, his thumb, a foot, his jaw and hand. After breaking the thumb on his right hand, he snapped left-handed and played on.

I still don't think to this day that you could completely destory Steve Everitt. On the field, he was toughness in human form and definitely a favorite player of mine as well. I still remember my father commenting on how he only took one game off after breaking his jaw and I could only say, "Everitt, man." I don't think further explanation was required.

Willis

November 19th, 2015 at 1:03 PM ^

Couldn't agree more. I was in 8th grade when he broke his jaw against ND. Still remember the replay and wondering if he puked or if it was blood coming out of his mouth. Him only missing one game with that injury is still one of the toughest incidents I can remember as a football fan.

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M-Dog

November 19th, 2015 at 3:53 PM ^

Fun fact No. 2: He literally has a screw loose. Surgeons inserted a metal plate in his jaw after he broke it in college. Somehow, one of the screws holding the plate in place fell out - whereabouts unknown.

 

PopeLando

November 19th, 2015 at 4:01 PM ^

Dude looks like he's ready to pillage eastern europe, sail across the atlantic ocean, and be hired as a guard for the Hagia Sophia*

*(Yes, vikings were indeed hired as bodyguards and guards - it was undoubtedly better than having bored, unemployed Vikings wandering around your city..)

DrewGOBLUE

November 20th, 2015 at 7:32 AM ^

If he had lived during the Viking age, "Everitt the Badass" would've definitely rowed across the Atlantic and beaten Leif Erikson to North America.

Speaking of which, I'll never understand why Christopher Columbus is still lauded as the "discoverer" of the Americas. Dude lost that race by 500 years. Plus he was a genocide committing, slave-trading dick.