Congrats Cleveland

Good for you Cleveland. I don’t think there is another city in the U.S. that deserves a good sports thing to happen to them more than Cleveland. While Cubs fans have often been held up as the paragon of patient suffering, it is worth remembering that most of them are also Bulls, Blackhawks and Bears fans. They have had championships to soothe them beyond baseball.

Contrast that with the Cleveland fan. 1964 was the last time they won a title. Surprisingly, that is only the third-longest streak in North America behind Ottawa and San Diego, but Ottawa has only one team and San Diego two. Cleveland has three and they have been fairly miserable most of the time. Sports fans everywhere should feel happy for them today.

And good for LeBron. “The Decision” was a boneheaded move and it obscured what an admirable decision it was otherwise. Here was an athlete who could have demanded a huge deal taking much less because he wanted to win a championship. (If only Carmelo had been paying attention) And, he delivered the goods with two titles and four-straight appearances in the Finals. Now he rectifies that and short of the Knicks playing the Cavs, I will be rooting for him and for Cleveland. I hope he delivers a title to his hometown fans.

 

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  • blmeanie  On July 12, 2014 at 6:38 am

    I admit I have found myself instantly liking him more now. Maybe it is because he essentially stuck it to Wade 🙂

    I agree, he has become root-able now, other than against teams I don’t hate.

    I thought Bosh was going to Houston which would have left Miami with lots of cap room and nobody to spend it on. Too bad.

    Explain to me how “admirable”. The Decision was? You confused me on that one.

    • nysportsfanatic  On July 12, 2014 at 9:09 am

      Ok, strip away the TV show and just focus on what happened. The best athlete in a sport took much less money in order to build a team that could win championships.

      That’s pretty rare in this day and age.

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