What if the Cleveland Browns' Ernest Byner hadn't fumbled on his way into the end zone in the 1987 AFC championship game? THE BEST OF TIMES doesn't examine that possibility, but it does give Williams a chance to make up for the pass he dropped 13 years previously, costing his high school
team a victory against its archrival. Ever since then his life has been mired in failure, while his friend Russell, the legendary quarterback of that team, has been equally plagued by apathy, bad luck, and a shaky marriage. Struck by inspiration, Williams decides to restage the game, but no one in
town--including Reno--wants any part of the scheme until Jack goes on a rampage dress...