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City of light, city of whining

Posted by Charles P. Pierce  December 2, 2010 11:22 AM

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This Blog would like to state for the record how tired it has become of the city of Cleveland, and its basketball team, and its basketball fans, and anything to do with how all of the above had their poor widdle hearts broken last summer when a player decided that seven years was long enough for anyone to play basketball in Cleveland. (And no more bellyaching about The Decision, either. Had The Decision gone the other way, and had he announced that he was staying, nobody in Cleveland would have been clutching their pearly about the good taste of it all.) This also goes for everyone else in every other city -- including this one -- who has been wailing the Ich bin ein Clevelander blues all season. Not one of you really cares about Cleveland or its basketball fans. Do not assume everyone in your audience is as dumb as a rock.

Seriously, get over yourselves, all of you.

And as for your owner, and his penny-ante spotlight-grabbing litigation, well, listening to lectures on business ethics from someone who made a pile in the chop-shop mortgage services industry over the last decade is pretty danged hilarious, I'll tell you.

As for tonight's game, we can only hope that several months worth of ginning up the rubes doesn't produce anything more serious than some inventive cat-calls. I hope the Cavs win because that's a much better story. But, if they do win, it won't have anything to do with justice. It would be about money. Because, after all, this is still America.


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