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Saturday, April 28, 2018

Be Cleveland

As I told WVFeed readers, my son and I went to the Cavaliers playoff game on Wednesday night.

The game was terrific and not just because our seats gave us a near ringside view of LeBron James's three-pointer to win the game at the buzzer.

The ambiance, the camaraderie, and the constant roar of the crowd made it a great night regardless of the outcome. During the TV timeouts, the Cavs kept the audience entertained with various acts and promotions. My son said he did not realize there was this much dancing in basketball. It was like a West Virginia Power game between innings on steroids.

The takeaway for West Virginia is to notice the marketing. The three major professional sports teams have banded together. All for one, and one for all.

While all the Pittsburgh teams wear black and gold, the Cleveland sports teams wear their lack of championships.

It is uncanny. Fifty years of losing transformed into a positive. Losing makes fans only root that much harder to win.

Cleveland became Believeland, and it is now The Land. The teams root for one another with Browns draftees showing up at Indians games and Jim Brown showing up at the Cavs game.

A sow's ear can become a silk purse if everyone pulls together.

8 comments:

  1. Boycott the NBA:

    It is largely filled with black racists who hate whites and openly, brazenly spew their racism as if there is nothing wrong with racism that involves hating whites.
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    I boycott the demonrats for the exact same reason

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    1. Aw, come on. Big D paid major dollahs for those tix and had a good time. What’s the problem?

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    2. I dont support millionaire racists frothing at the mouth with their slurs against America.
      No problemo

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    3. Pants up, dont loot

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    4. Anon #2, that's OUTSTANDING. Funny, too.

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  2. Teams working together in a city is a good thing. Now it looks like the Browns may be on the rise and the Cavaliers will drop like a rock when James dumps them.

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  3. Don ,you could have stayed home and watched on TV,saved a whole bunch of money.Support your local high school or college team.

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  4. When tbe Boston Bruins played the Leafs in Toronto during thd Stanley Cup playkffs, Red Sox were in town to play Blue Jays. A number of Sox attended the game (not that it belped the Bruins for that game)

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