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Cleveland Fans Cannot Find A Winning Team

29. June 2013 | Kategorie Uncategorized

There is nothing tougher than being a sports fan in Cleveland. The city of Cleveland and its fans have not seen a championship team since 1964, and this drought does not seem to be ending any time soon. This suffering would be a lot easier to take if the city only had one major sports team instead of three.

The Cleveland Indians were able to advance to the World Series in 1995 and 1997, but they were defeated by the Atlanta weiter lesen …

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Does Any City Have Worst Teams Than Cleveland

11. May 2013 | Kategorie Uncategorized

It takes a lot of love to be a diehard Cleveland sports fan. No city has ever had its teams consistently disappoint its fans as the poor city of Cleveland has. Here is a look at some of the ways that Cleveland has the worst sports teams in the country.

First of all, just look at the Cleveland Indians. They are a baseball franchise that is so perpetually bad that they were picked to be the feature team in the movie Major League. The point of choosing them weiter lesen …

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Why Cleveland Fans Are Always In For A Let Down

25. March 2013 | Kategorie Uncategorized

Cleveland sports fans never seem to be able to catch a break. Their beloved Browns haven’t made the playoffs in over 10 years. The Indians haven’t been good for quite a while, either. LeBron James might go down as the greatest player ever to play basketball, but he left before bringing a championship to the Cleveland Cavaliers. John Elway engineered an amazing comeback referred to as “The Drive” against the Cleveland Browns in the 1987 AFC Championship game. Without that unbelievable display weiter lesen …

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Fans In Cleveland Are Used To Losing Teams

10. June 2012 | Kategorie Uncategorized

When you google the phrase “Cleveland Sports Championships,” the first word that you see is “drought.” This is certainly a sad fact for fans of the Cleveland teams and the nightmare has yet to end. One of the best chances for the city to ever break the longstanding drought was when LeBron James seemed to be destined to finally bring a championship home. He grew up near Cleveland and was marked to be the savior that will finally bring home the hardware.

The city’s hearts were broken once again when James made “the decision” and decided that he would take weiter lesen …

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Why Cleveland Sports Are Terrible All The Time

26. April 2011 | Kategorie Uncategorized

Those who look at Cleveland sports have a tendency to think that every team in the Cleveland area is terrible all the time. The thing is, though, people relate not winning championships, which they have been good at since 1964, with being “terrible all the time”. The thing is, though, since the Browns hoisted the NFL Championship in 1964, Cleveland sports teams have not been as terrible as you may think.

Starting with the Browns, while they have never been to the Super Bowl (all their championships came before the Super Bowl was born), they did make weiter lesen …

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Cleveland Cannot Field A Winning Team Anymore

13. April 2011 | Kategorie Uncategorized

Let’s face it: if you are a sports fan in Cleveland you know nothing but pain. You know it’s bad when your city is on the wrong side of almost every major sports “The” in the last fifty years. Remember “The Drive” when Elway led his Broncos to the Super Bowl on the games final drive? The Browns were on the tail end of that. And of course the less talk of “The Decision” the better. The fact is, everyone who talks about Cleveland being a sports town that is cursed, weiter lesen …

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Cleveland Sports Why They Are A Let Down

1. April 2011 | Kategorie Uncategorized

With all the heartbreak that Cleveland teams inflict on their fans, it’s amazing that Cleveland fans are still so supportive.

LeBron James defection was just the latest in a long line of Cavs disappointments. From Jordan’s game winning shot over Craig Ehlo, to the miserable seasons that finally brought James to the Cavs, Cleveland basketball fans have endured a lot of pain. This season saw the Cavs set the record for most consecutive losses.

The Browns of the mid eighties were poised to go to the Super Bowl three weiter lesen …

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LeBron Thoughts at Long Last

25. January 2011 | Kategorie Cleveland Cavs, LeBron James

Having mulled it over a bit more, it’s time to weigh in on the “King James” ordeal, yes, a full 6+ months after his “heartfelt” departure.  After all, it seems his face appears incessantly on all 150+ of my Here stations, not that Nike really has any business running commercials on the Travel Channel other than to ruin my afternoon, so I might as well get it off my chest.  To quote the original King James, the book not the basketball player, the departure sounds eerily similar to the following scripture, Ezekiel 16:17, “Thou hast also taken thy fair jewels of my gold and my silver, which I had given thee, and madest to thyself images of men, and didst commit whoredom with them.”

He took from Cleveland, took our hope, took our pride, took advantage of our naivety, all profiting towards his ballooned head and sense of self entitlement.  Perhaps the “Witness” shirts finally went to his head; he worships at his own throne.  Then again, maybe it’s our fault for worshipping a false idol, to stick with the whole biblical analogy.   Not in the sense of the word as those in the clergy might mean in, but LeBron was a false idol to the city of Cleveland in the way we perceived him, as the city’s savior.  Looking back now through a unbiased lenses, having been clouded with delusions of loyalty and optimism, LeBron played for Cleveland, but he was never a Cleveland fan.  Did he support the Browns or Indians, like so many other superstars who built bridges across the local sporting world?  No.  LeBron is a fan of the Cowboys and Yankees, just like most immature little kids who opt for bandwagon winning as a means to look cool. weiter lesen …

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A Can’t-Win Winter

In case you’ve been wondering about the lack of coverage regarding Cleveland‘s biggest sports story since Summer 2010, and no it isn’t related to the Browns, Indians, or any current Cleveland athlete, the silence may be broken an some point. However, considering the uninspired play of the Cavaliers and depressing ineptitude of the roster combined with the collective heartbreak still unmended across the entire state of Ohio, there’s simply nothing worth saying. Citing every bitter ex-girlfriend with whom I’ve shared less-than-pleasantries, there are two options at this point: 1) Cut of all contact and pretend as if said person was never born; or 2) Board a deeply dark and disturbing emotional roller coaster, to play out in fits, tantrums and regrettable mornings over the course of the next half decade. For me, option 1 is in progress so without further ado, how ’bout those Indians?Mired somewhere between a 5-11 Browns showing and the Cavs reassignment to the NBDL, Spring Training offers a slim glimmer of hope. It’s Cleveland, it’s winter, it’s freezing, and yes, Spring Training is still over a month away (February 27 opener, but no one’s counting), but alas, it’s the last straw to grab at as a Cleveland sports fan. It’s probably too soon to venture forth with any projections at such an early juncture, but forgive me for approaching the 2011 Indians with tempered optimism. weiter lesen …

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How Mangini’s Hot Seat Will Cool McCoy’s Playing Time

9. September 2010 | Kategorie Cleveland Browns, Colt McCoy, Eric Mangini, Jake Delhomme, Rookies

Granted, head coach Eric Mangini was opposed to Colt McCoy‘s selection in the 2010 NFL Draft, both in the second round and the third round, when he was overruled by general manager Mike Holmgren, McCoy is perhaps already the qualified field general the Browns could place under center to start the 2010 season. For starters, McCoy is a winner every single way you slice it. The only quarterback to win at least 10 games while starting all 4 years of eligibility, his success is unparalleled on the college level and would be a welcome, albeit decidedly different, mindset in the Browns huddle. In his last two preseason games combined, McCoy went 23 for 27 on his way to completing 85 of his passes. While this astronomical number is unlikely to hold up, over the course of his collegiate career, McCoy established himself as arguably the most accurate passer in the country, setting the NCAA record for Highest Career Completion Percentage with a remarkable 70.9. Accuracy is by far the best case for McCoy to start as the Browns will likely run a conservative, ball-control offense, not relying on numerous shots downfield. After all, it’s not like Delhomme’s cannon has been firing long range in recent memory. In the 5 games the Browns won down the stretch, they relied heavily on the running game, passing less than 40 times in total. To win this way consistently, the team will need who hits his spots and doesn’t make mistakes, a tailor made situation for McCoy. And with such little demand for complex formations, it’s not as if the role is too tall for a rookie quarterback. weiter lesen …

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