As the Celtics prepare to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA playoffs Saturday, MetroDesk wanted to call your attention to a Cleveland Plain Dealer column that throws down the gauntlet, with humorous comparisons between the two big cities. Here's a taste:
"Cleveland versus Boston? Well. Um. Hey, How about that LeBron.
"OK, Boston, throw your stones, if it makes you feel better. We concede. We can't argue that overall, Cleveland is the superior city to Boston, which is one of the world's premier cities.
"Cleveland can't match the history of Boston, where this nation was partially forged. Boston has clam chowder. We have walleye. Our universities don't match Boston's. Nor does our waterfront, football and baseball teams.
"But Boston, we do have it over you in areas besides basketball. Like traffic.''
Yeah. We're packing to move already.
Rock on, Cleveland. While you're at it, have a look at our Eight Things You Should Know About Cleveland
We couldn't think of nine.
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