LeBron Debates Aside, Cleveland Fans Can Help Change Their Sports Culture, Too

May 14th, 2010 by Daniel Wolf Leave a reply »
The Cleveland Cavaliers lost, LeBron James may have played his last game for the city, The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Shaquille O'Neal wants to stay, and all I hear is negativity from fans, friends, various online sources, and parts of the news media.

To start off, honestly I am not a big basketball fan due to various reasons, and I will willingly admit that I do jump on the bandwagon when the playoffs roll around.

My heart lies within football and especially the Cleveland Browns, but I am still a fan of Cleveland sports in general.

But I digress.

Whether James stays or goes, I've noticed that Cleveland sports fans in general are some of the most passionate fans, win or lose, than perhaps any other fan base in the country.

As a lifelong Clevelander, I've seen many of the heartbreaking sports moments going all the way back to when I was a young boy in the early 1980s, and through all those moments I have noticed that a dark cloud has grown over that time and now hovers over Cleveland sports.

Every time a Cleveland sports team gets to the playoffs, or gets close to having a chance to win the big one, all ...

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