The Ultimate Sports Curse: The City of Cleveland

May 14th, 2010 by Jim Folsom Leave a reply »
If you are an native of Cleveland, or just a big Cleveland sports fan, you may want to stop reading now. If you choose to keep reading, make sure there are no sharp objects within reach. OK. You've been warned.

We all know about the famous "cursed" teams. We've heard the heart breaking stories. The Billy Goat. 1969 and the Black Cat. The ball between Leon Durham's legs. The 8 run 8th. Steven Bartman. Mark Prior throws his arm out early in his career. So does Kerry Wood. You already know the team I'm talking about.

Or how about 1946 Game 7, Pesky holds the ball. 1975 the Armbrister play. 1978, the Collapse and Bucky Bleeping Dent. 1986 Game 6, two outs nobody on and a two-run lead, then the ball goes through Buckner's legs. The Curse of the Bambino. Pedro gets left in too long in '03. Aaron Boone. You know who this is.

I've lived through one of these curses myself. The Florida Gators have been a dominant program in both football and basketball in recent years, but go back before 1990. We would've given anything just to see an SEC Title ONE TIME before we died.

There was 1967 Georgia. There was 1976 "Fourth and Dumb." There were countle ...

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