But the star of the NBC telecast was Red’s dad, Conrad Gerard, who was filmed on multiple occasions during and after Red’s runs wearing a Cleveland Browns winter hat and hoisting beers with friends and family (picture above).
Yahoo Sports columnist Jeff Passan Tweeted Sunday that Conrad was “ecstatic” that his son won a gold medal, but was possibly even more delighted by the endorsement of a Cleveland sports legend.
Red Gerard grew up in Cleveland. His dad, Conrad, was wearing a Browns stocking cap today. And while he was ecstatic his son won a gold medal, the happiest I saw him was when someone showed him that Bernie Kosar had tweeted about Red. "BERNIE KOSAR!?" he said. "Holy shit!" https://t.co/ouMY9KA7gD— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) February 11, 2018