2010 NBA Playoffs: Has Order Been Restored in the Cavalier Kingdom?

May 8th, 2010 by Eric Felkey Leave a reply »
When it comes to the playoffs, Cleveland fans are bipolar—after a loss, it's like the world is coming to an end and there's no hope for the future.

After a win, the sun shines bright, sugar is sweet, puppies are cute, and all is right (credit to Eric Knappenberger, who used this line on his Twitter feed after last night's win).

It's tough to hold this against them. When a fanbase as loyal as Cleveland goes 46 years without a championship, it messes with them psychologically in ways that are beyond comprehension to a normal person.

ESPN.com columnist Bill Simmons wrote about the baggage that comes with tormented franchises in Thursday's column. You always expect things to turn out negatively—when it does, it's a "self-fulfilling prophecy. You claim that you have your guard up, only deep down, that guard is lowered just enough that you're hoping against hope that THIS [time] will be different."

I'm willing to bet that this summed up the opinions of many Cavalier fans after Monday night's debacle against the Celtics. At the Q, it was quiet as a morgue. Around these parts in central Ohio, it was just as quiet.

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