History UsefulNotes / Cleveland

5th Nov '16 5:36:29 PM Jdawg1015
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Cleveland's professional sports teams generally go through extended periods of crappy performance with losing streaks of several games on end, interrupted with periods where they steamroll through everyone in their way. Supporting its football team, the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRBDMMVctu8 Browns]] [[note]]Before you ask what a "Brown" is, the team was named after its first owner, Paul Brown, former Ohio State University coach and a highly respected figure in Ohio athletics. It wasn't even his idea and he was against it at first, but later went along with it. For an animal mascot, dogs have long been popular due to the city's first pro football team, the Bulldogs.[[/note]], tends to be [[ButtMonkey/{{Sports}} a lesson in masochism]]. The city has had a rivalry with UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}} for decades. Also, never, ''ever'' say anything nice about the UsefulNotes/{{Baltimore}} [[BerserkButton Ravens]][[note]]The original Browns team moved to Baltimore through some shady dealing on owner Art Modell's part, then went on to achieve UsefulNotes/SuperBowl success that Clevelanders believe should be theirs. The new Browns debuted in 1999 and have not fared nearly as well.[[/note]]. Its baseball and basketball teams -- the Indians and Cavaliers, respectively -- are fairly solid, although the Indians have currently gone for over sixty years without a World Series title, longer than any other Major League Baseball team that hasn't been [[UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} cursed by a goat-owning bartender]]... at least until 2016, when they inherited the title of longest drought ''by losing to the Cubs!" Meanwhile the Cavs (founded in 1970) never even made it to the NBA Finals until 2007. When it looked like the latter were poised to finally win a championship in the late [=2000s=], they ended up losing star player [=LeBron=] James (from nearby Akron, some 40 miles [64 kilometers] to the south) to the UsefulNotes/{{Miami}} Heat in 2010, with whom he won two titles... before he chose to return to the Cavs in 2014, leading them to their very first NBA title in 2016 (in which they became the first team ever to rally from a 1-3 hole in the Finals) and ending a 52-year championship drought which had affected ''all'' of Cleveland's pro sports teams ever since the Browns won a title in 1964 (two years ''before'' the Super Bowl even ''existed''). On the other sports, hockey is only represented through the second-tier American Hockey League (the NHL only had a Cleveland team for two years), where ten Cleveland teams won the Calder Cup, most recently the Lake Erie Monsters in 2016 - just 8 days before the Cavs' title;[[note]]The Monsters, farm team of the NHL's Columbus Blue Jackets, are owned by the same guy as the Cavaliers and the teams share an arena![[/note]] and while Cleveland won some indoor soccer tournaments, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AFC_Cleveland the town's only team]] is in the fourth tier (Usefulnotes/MajorLeagueSoccer is in Ohio, but in capital Columbus).

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Cleveland's professional sports teams generally go through extended periods of crappy performance with losing streaks of several games on end, interrupted with periods where they steamroll through everyone in their way. Supporting its football team, the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRBDMMVctu8 Browns]] [[note]]Before you ask what a "Brown" is, the team was named after its first owner, Paul Brown, former Ohio State University coach and a highly respected figure in Ohio athletics. It wasn't even his idea and he was against it at first, but later went along with it. For an animal mascot, dogs have long been popular due to the city's first pro football team, the Bulldogs.[[/note]], tends to be [[ButtMonkey/{{Sports}} a lesson in masochism]]. The city has had a rivalry with UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}} for decades. Also, never, ''ever'' say anything nice about the UsefulNotes/{{Baltimore}} [[BerserkButton Ravens]][[note]]The original Browns team moved to Baltimore through some shady dealing on owner Art Modell's part, then went on to achieve UsefulNotes/SuperBowl success that Clevelanders believe should be theirs. The new Browns debuted in 1999 and have not fared nearly as well.[[/note]]. Its baseball and basketball teams -- the Indians and Cavaliers, respectively -- are fairly solid, although the Indians have currently gone for over sixty years without a World Series title, longer than any other Major League Baseball team that hasn't been [[UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} cursed by a goat-owning bartender]]... at least until 2016, when they inherited the title of longest drought ''by losing to the Cubs!" Cubs!'' Meanwhile the Cavs (founded in 1970) never even made it to the NBA Finals until 2007. When it looked like the latter were poised to finally win a championship in the late [=2000s=], they ended up losing star player [=LeBron=] James (from nearby Akron, some 40 miles [64 kilometers] to the south) to the UsefulNotes/{{Miami}} Heat in 2010, with whom he won two titles... before he chose to return to the Cavs in 2014, leading them to their very first NBA title in 2016 (in which they became the first team ever to rally from a 1-3 hole in the Finals) and ending a 52-year championship drought which had affected ''all'' of Cleveland's pro sports teams ever since the Browns won a title in 1964 (two years ''before'' the Super Bowl even ''existed''). On the other sports, hockey is only represented through the second-tier American Hockey League (the NHL only had a Cleveland team for two years), where ten Cleveland teams won the Calder Cup, most recently the Lake Erie Monsters in 2016 - just 8 days before the Cavs' title;[[note]]The Monsters, farm team of the NHL's Columbus Blue Jackets, are owned by the same guy as the Cavaliers and the teams share an arena![[/note]] and while Cleveland won some indoor soccer tournaments, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AFC_Cleveland the town's only team]] is in the fourth tier (Usefulnotes/MajorLeagueSoccer is in Ohio, but in capital Columbus).
5th Nov '16 5:35:44 PM Jdawg1015
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Cleveland's professional sports teams generally go through extended periods of crappy performance with losing streaks of several games on end, interrupted with periods where they steamroll through everyone in their way. Supporting its football team, the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRBDMMVctu8 Browns]] [[note]]Before you ask what a "Brown" is, the team was named after its first owner, Paul Brown, former Ohio State University coach and a highly respected figure in Ohio athletics. It wasn't even his idea and he was against it at first, but later went along with it. For an animal mascot, dogs have long been popular due to the city's first pro football team, the Bulldogs.[[/note]], tends to be [[ButtMonkey/{{Sports}} a lesson in masochism]]. The city has had a rivalry with UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}} for decades. Also, never, ''ever'' say anything nice about the UsefulNotes/{{Baltimore}} [[BerserkButton Ravens]][[note]]The original Browns team moved to Baltimore through some shady dealing on owner Art Modell's part, then went on to achieve UsefulNotes/SuperBowl success that Clevelanders believe should be theirs. The new Browns debuted in 1999 and have not fared nearly as well.[[/note]]. Its baseball and basketball teams -- the Indians and Cavaliers, respectively -- are fairly solid, although the Indians have currently gone for over sixty years without a World Series title, longer than any other Major League Baseball team that hasn't been [[UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} cursed by a goat-owning bartender]], while the Cavs (founded in 1970) never even made it to the NBA Finals until 2007. When it looked like the latter were poised to finally win a championship in the late [=2000s=], they ended up losing star player [=LeBron=] James (from nearby Akron, some 40 miles [64 kilometers] to the south) to the UsefulNotes/{{Miami}} Heat in 2010, with whom he won two titles... before he chose to return to the Cavs in 2014, leading them to their very first NBA title in 2016 (in which they became the first team ever to rally from a 1-3 hole in the Finals) and ending a 52-year championship drought which had affected ''all'' of Cleveland's pro sports teams ever since the Browns won a title in 1964 (two years ''before'' the Super Bowl even ''existed''). On the other sports, hockey is only represented through the second-tier American Hockey League (the NHL only had a Cleveland team for two years), where ten Cleveland teams won the Calder Cup, most recently the Lake Erie Monsters in 2016 - just 8 days before the Cavs' title;[[note]]The Monsters, farm team of the NHL's Columbus Blue Jackets, are owned by the same guy as the Cavaliers and the teams share an arena![[/note]] and while Cleveland won some indoor soccer tournaments, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AFC_Cleveland the town's only team]] is in the fourth tier (Usefulnotes/MajorLeagueSoccer is in Ohio, but in capital Columbus).

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Cleveland's professional sports teams generally go through extended periods of crappy performance with losing streaks of several games on end, interrupted with periods where they steamroll through everyone in their way. Supporting its football team, the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRBDMMVctu8 Browns]] [[note]]Before you ask what a "Brown" is, the team was named after its first owner, Paul Brown, former Ohio State University coach and a highly respected figure in Ohio athletics. It wasn't even his idea and he was against it at first, but later went along with it. For an animal mascot, dogs have long been popular due to the city's first pro football team, the Bulldogs.[[/note]], tends to be [[ButtMonkey/{{Sports}} a lesson in masochism]]. The city has had a rivalry with UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}} for decades. Also, never, ''ever'' say anything nice about the UsefulNotes/{{Baltimore}} [[BerserkButton Ravens]][[note]]The original Browns team moved to Baltimore through some shady dealing on owner Art Modell's part, then went on to achieve UsefulNotes/SuperBowl success that Clevelanders believe should be theirs. The new Browns debuted in 1999 and have not fared nearly as well.[[/note]]. Its baseball and basketball teams -- the Indians and Cavaliers, respectively -- are fairly solid, although the Indians have currently gone for over sixty years without a World Series title, longer than any other Major League Baseball team that hasn't been [[UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} cursed by a goat-owning bartender]], while bartender]]... at least until 2016, when they inherited the title of longest drought ''by losing to the Cubs!" Meanwhile the Cavs (founded in 1970) never even made it to the NBA Finals until 2007. When it looked like the latter were poised to finally win a championship in the late [=2000s=], they ended up losing star player [=LeBron=] James (from nearby Akron, some 40 miles [64 kilometers] to the south) to the UsefulNotes/{{Miami}} Heat in 2010, with whom he won two titles... before he chose to return to the Cavs in 2014, leading them to their very first NBA title in 2016 (in which they became the first team ever to rally from a 1-3 hole in the Finals) and ending a 52-year championship drought which had affected ''all'' of Cleveland's pro sports teams ever since the Browns won a title in 1964 (two years ''before'' the Super Bowl even ''existed''). On the other sports, hockey is only represented through the second-tier American Hockey League (the NHL only had a Cleveland team for two years), where ten Cleveland teams won the Calder Cup, most recently the Lake Erie Monsters in 2016 - just 8 days before the Cavs' title;[[note]]The Monsters, farm team of the NHL's Columbus Blue Jackets, are owned by the same guy as the Cavaliers and the teams share an arena![[/note]] and while Cleveland won some indoor soccer tournaments, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AFC_Cleveland the town's only team]] is in the fourth tier (Usefulnotes/MajorLeagueSoccer is in Ohio, but in capital Columbus).
25th Oct '16 8:28:55 PM DesertDragon
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->''"In Russia, we used to make fun of Cleveland."''

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->''"In ->''"Every country has that one city they make fun of. In Russia, we used to make fun of Cleveland."''
8th Sep '16 4:34:40 PM MarkLungo
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* In ''FindingDory'', the Marine Life Institute is in the process of shipping fish permanently to a sister aquarium in Cleveland, where Hank desires to go.

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* In ''FindingDory'', ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory'', the Marine Life Institute is in the process of shipping fish permanently to a sister aquarium in Cleveland, where Hank desires to go.



* Integrity (originally based out of here, now based out of Belgium, as Dwid Hellion emigrated there)

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* Integrity (originally based out of here, now based out of Belgium, UsefulNotes/{{Belgium}}, as Dwid Hellion emigrated there)



* [[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague Bernie Kosar]] (Who famously played the NFL Draft system so he could end up with his hometown team.)

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* [[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague Bernie Kosar]] (Who (who famously played the NFL Draft system so he could end up with his hometown team.)team)



** Siegel and Schuster originally wanted Franchise/{{Superman}}'s adventures to be set in Cleveland before ExecutiveMeddling vetoed that idea. We can only speculate how this would have affected Cleveland's image in the public consciousness]]

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** Siegel and Schuster originally wanted Franchise/{{Superman}}'s Superman's adventures to be set in Cleveland before ExecutiveMeddling vetoed that idea. We can only speculate how this would have affected Cleveland's image in the public consciousness]]
8th Sep '16 10:06:38 AM TribeFan695
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* In ''FindingDory'', the Marine Life Institute is in the process of shipping fish permanently to a sister aquarium in Cleveland, where Hank desires to go.
20th Jun '16 9:25:50 AM igordebraga
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Cleveland's professional sports teams generally go through extended periods of crappy performance with losing streaks of several games on end, interrupted with periods where they steamroll through everyone in their way. Supporting its football team, the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRBDMMVctu8 Browns]] [[note]]Before you ask what a "Brown" is, the team was named after its first owner, Paul Brown, former Ohio State University coach and a highly respected figure in Ohio athletics. It wasn't even his idea and he was against it at first, but later went along with it. For an animal mascot, dogs have long been popular due to the city's first pro football team, the Bulldogs.[[/note]], tends to be [[ButtMonkey/{{Sports}} a lesson in masochism]]. The city has had a rivalry with UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}} for decades. Also, never, ''ever'' say anything nice about the UsefulNotes/{{Baltimore}} [[BerserkButton Ravens]][[note]]The original Browns team moved to Baltimore through some shady dealing on owner Art Modell's part, then went on to achieve UsefulNotes/SuperBowl success that Clevelanders believe should be theirs. The new Browns debuted in 1999 and have not fared nearly as well.[[/note]]. Its baseball and basketball teams -- the Indians and Cavaliers, respectively -- are fairly solid, although the Indians have currently gone for over sixty years without a World Series title, longer than any other Major League Baseball team that hasn't been [[UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} cursed by a goat-owning bartender]], while the Cavs (founded in 1970) never even made it to the NBA Finals until 2007. When it looked like the latter were poised to finally win a championship in the late [=2000s=], they ended up losing star player [=LeBron=] James (from nearby Akron, some 40 miles [64 kilometers] to the south) to the UsefulNotes/{{Miami}} Heat in 2010, with whom he won two titles... before he chose to return to the Cavs in 2014, leading them to their very first NBA title in 2016 (in which they became the first team ever to rally from a 1-3 hole in the Finals) and ending a 52-year championship drought which had affected ''all'' of Cleveland's pro sports teams ever since the Browns won a title in 1964 (two years ''before'' the Super Bowl even ''existed'').

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Cleveland's professional sports teams generally go through extended periods of crappy performance with losing streaks of several games on end, interrupted with periods where they steamroll through everyone in their way. Supporting its football team, the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRBDMMVctu8 Browns]] [[note]]Before you ask what a "Brown" is, the team was named after its first owner, Paul Brown, former Ohio State University coach and a highly respected figure in Ohio athletics. It wasn't even his idea and he was against it at first, but later went along with it. For an animal mascot, dogs have long been popular due to the city's first pro football team, the Bulldogs.[[/note]], tends to be [[ButtMonkey/{{Sports}} a lesson in masochism]]. The city has had a rivalry with UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}} for decades. Also, never, ''ever'' say anything nice about the UsefulNotes/{{Baltimore}} [[BerserkButton Ravens]][[note]]The original Browns team moved to Baltimore through some shady dealing on owner Art Modell's part, then went on to achieve UsefulNotes/SuperBowl success that Clevelanders believe should be theirs. The new Browns debuted in 1999 and have not fared nearly as well.[[/note]]. Its baseball and basketball teams -- the Indians and Cavaliers, respectively -- are fairly solid, although the Indians have currently gone for over sixty years without a World Series title, longer than any other Major League Baseball team that hasn't been [[UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} cursed by a goat-owning bartender]], while the Cavs (founded in 1970) never even made it to the NBA Finals until 2007. When it looked like the latter were poised to finally win a championship in the late [=2000s=], they ended up losing star player [=LeBron=] James (from nearby Akron, some 40 miles [64 kilometers] to the south) to the UsefulNotes/{{Miami}} Heat in 2010, with whom he won two titles... before he chose to return to the Cavs in 2014, leading them to their very first NBA title in 2016 (in which they became the first team ever to rally from a 1-3 hole in the Finals) and ending a 52-year championship drought which had affected ''all'' of Cleveland's pro sports teams ever since the Browns won a title in 1964 (two years ''before'' the Super Bowl even ''existed'').
''existed''). On the other sports, hockey is only represented through the second-tier American Hockey League (the NHL only had a Cleveland team for two years), where ten Cleveland teams won the Calder Cup, most recently the Lake Erie Monsters in 2016 - just 8 days before the Cavs' title;[[note]]The Monsters, farm team of the NHL's Columbus Blue Jackets, are owned by the same guy as the Cavaliers and the teams share an arena![[/note]] and while Cleveland won some indoor soccer tournaments, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AFC_Cleveland the town's only team]] is in the fourth tier (Usefulnotes/MajorLeagueSoccer is in Ohio, but in capital Columbus).


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** ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' was also filmed in Cleveland, leading one of the screenwriters to joke how he never thought one American metropolis would be willing to shut down part of the city for Marvel to film the SceneryGorn.
20th Jun '16 8:50:53 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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Cleveland's professional sports teams generally go through extended periods of crappy performance with losing streaks of several games on end, interrupted with periods where they steamroll through everyone in their way. Supporting its football team, the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRBDMMVctu8 Browns]] [[note]]Before you ask what a "Brown" is, the team was named after its first owner, Paul Brown, former Ohio State University coach and a highly respected figure in Ohio athletics. It wasn't even his idea and he was against it at first, but later went along with it. For an animal mascot, dogs have long been popular due to the city's first pro football team, the Bulldogs.[[/note]], tends to be [[ButtMonkey/{{Sports}} a lesson in masochism]]. The city has had a rivalry with UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}} for decades. Also, never, ''ever'' say anything nice about the UsefulNotes/{{Baltimore}} [[BerserkButton Ravens]][[note]]The original Browns team moved to Baltimore through some shady dealing on owner Art Modell's part, then went on to achieve UsefulNotes/SuperBowl success that Clevelanders believe should be theirs. The new Browns debuted in 1999 and have not fared nearly as well.[[/note]]. Its baseball and basketball teams -- the Indians and Cavaliers, respectively -- are fairly solid, although the Indians have currently gone for over sixty years without a World Series title, longer than any other Major League Baseball team that hasn't been [[UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} cursed by a goat-owning bartender]], while the Cavs (founded in 1970) never even made it to the NBA finals until 2007; when it looked like the latter were poised to finally win a championship in the late [=2000s=], they ended up losing star player [=LeBron=] James (from nearby Akron, some 40 miles [64 kilometers] to the south) to the UsefulNotes/{{Miami}} Heat in 2010, with whom he won two titles... before he chose to return to the Cavs in 2014, leading them to their very first NBA title in 2016 (in which they became the first team ever to rally from a 1-3 hole in the Finals) and ending a 52-year championship drought which had affected ''all'' of Cleveland's pro sports teams since the Browns won a title in 1964 (two years ''before'' the Super Bowl even ''existed'').

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Cleveland's professional sports teams generally go through extended periods of crappy performance with losing streaks of several games on end, interrupted with periods where they steamroll through everyone in their way. Supporting its football team, the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRBDMMVctu8 Browns]] [[note]]Before you ask what a "Brown" is, the team was named after its first owner, Paul Brown, former Ohio State University coach and a highly respected figure in Ohio athletics. It wasn't even his idea and he was against it at first, but later went along with it. For an animal mascot, dogs have long been popular due to the city's first pro football team, the Bulldogs.[[/note]], tends to be [[ButtMonkey/{{Sports}} a lesson in masochism]]. The city has had a rivalry with UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}} for decades. Also, never, ''ever'' say anything nice about the UsefulNotes/{{Baltimore}} [[BerserkButton Ravens]][[note]]The original Browns team moved to Baltimore through some shady dealing on owner Art Modell's part, then went on to achieve UsefulNotes/SuperBowl success that Clevelanders believe should be theirs. The new Browns debuted in 1999 and have not fared nearly as well.[[/note]]. Its baseball and basketball teams -- the Indians and Cavaliers, respectively -- are fairly solid, although the Indians have currently gone for over sixty years without a World Series title, longer than any other Major League Baseball team that hasn't been [[UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} cursed by a goat-owning bartender]], while the Cavs (founded in 1970) never even made it to the NBA finals Finals until 2007; when 2007. When it looked like the latter were poised to finally win a championship in the late [=2000s=], they ended up losing star player [=LeBron=] James (from nearby Akron, some 40 miles [64 kilometers] to the south) to the UsefulNotes/{{Miami}} Heat in 2010, with whom he won two titles... before he chose to return to the Cavs in 2014, leading them to their very first NBA title in 2016 (in which they became the first team ever to rally from a 1-3 hole in the Finals) and ending a 52-year championship drought which had affected ''all'' of Cleveland's pro sports teams ever since the Browns won a title in 1964 (two years ''before'' the Super Bowl even ''existed'').
20th Jun '16 8:48:37 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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Cleveland's professional sports teams generally go through extended periods of crappy performance with losing streaks of several games on end, interrupted with periods where they steamroll through everyone in their way. Supporting its football team, the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRBDMMVctu8 Browns]] [[note]]Before you ask what a "Brown" is, the team was named after its first owner, Paul Brown, former Ohio State University coach and a highly respected figure in Ohio athletics. It wasn't even his idea and he was against it at first, but later went along with it. For an animal mascot, dogs have long been popular due to the city's first pro football team, the Bulldogs.[[/note]], tends to be [[ButtMonkey/{{Sports}} a lesson in masochism]]. The city has had a rivalry with UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}} for decades. Also, never, ''ever'' say anything nice about the UsefulNotes/{{Baltimore}} [[BerserkButton Ravens]][[note]]The original Browns team moved to Baltimore through some shady dealing on owner Art Modell's part, then went on to achieve UsefulNotes/SuperBowl success that Clevelanders believe should be theirs. The new Browns debuted in 1999 and have not fared nearly as well.[[/note]]. Its baseball and basketball teams -- the Indians and Cavaliers, respectively -- are fairly solid, although the Indians have currently gone for over sixty years without a World Series title, longer than any other Major League Baseball team that hasn't been [[UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} cursed by a goat-owning bartender]], while the Cavs (founded in 1970) never even made it to the NBA finals until 2007; when it looked like the latter were poised to finally win a championship in the late [=2000s=], they ended up losing star player [=LeBron=] James (from nearby Akron, some 40 miles [64 kilometers] to the south) to the UsefulNotes/{{Miami}} Heat in 2010, with whom he won two titles... before he chose to return to the Cavs in 2014, leading them to their very first NBA title in 2016 (in which they became the first team ever to rally from a 1-3 hole in the Finals) and ending a 52-year championship drought which had affected ''all'' of Cleveland's pro sports teams (until the 2016 Cavs, the city's last championship team was the 1964 Browns, who won their title two years ''before'' the Super Bowl even ''existed'').

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Cleveland's professional sports teams generally go through extended periods of crappy performance with losing streaks of several games on end, interrupted with periods where they steamroll through everyone in their way. Supporting its football team, the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRBDMMVctu8 Browns]] [[note]]Before you ask what a "Brown" is, the team was named after its first owner, Paul Brown, former Ohio State University coach and a highly respected figure in Ohio athletics. It wasn't even his idea and he was against it at first, but later went along with it. For an animal mascot, dogs have long been popular due to the city's first pro football team, the Bulldogs.[[/note]], tends to be [[ButtMonkey/{{Sports}} a lesson in masochism]]. The city has had a rivalry with UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}} for decades. Also, never, ''ever'' say anything nice about the UsefulNotes/{{Baltimore}} [[BerserkButton Ravens]][[note]]The original Browns team moved to Baltimore through some shady dealing on owner Art Modell's part, then went on to achieve UsefulNotes/SuperBowl success that Clevelanders believe should be theirs. The new Browns debuted in 1999 and have not fared nearly as well.[[/note]]. Its baseball and basketball teams -- the Indians and Cavaliers, respectively -- are fairly solid, although the Indians have currently gone for over sixty years without a World Series title, longer than any other Major League Baseball team that hasn't been [[UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} cursed by a goat-owning bartender]], while the Cavs (founded in 1970) never even made it to the NBA finals until 2007; when it looked like the latter were poised to finally win a championship in the late [=2000s=], they ended up losing star player [=LeBron=] James (from nearby Akron, some 40 miles [64 kilometers] to the south) to the UsefulNotes/{{Miami}} Heat in 2010, with whom he won two titles... before he chose to return to the Cavs in 2014, leading them to their very first NBA title in 2016 (in which they became the first team ever to rally from a 1-3 hole in the Finals) and ending a 52-year championship drought which had affected ''all'' of Cleveland's pro sports teams (until since the 2016 Cavs, the city's last championship team was the 1964 Browns, who Browns won their a title two in 1964 (two years ''before'' the Super Bowl even ''existed'').
20th Jun '16 8:46:23 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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Cleveland's professional sports teams generally go through periods of crappy performance, streaks of several games on end, interrupted with periods where they steamroll through everyone in their way. Supporting its football team, the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRBDMMVctu8 Browns]] [[note]]Before you ask what a "Brown" is, the team was named after its first owner, Paul Brown, former Ohio State University coach and a highly respected figure in Ohio athletics. It wasn't even his idea and he was against it at first, but later went along with it. For an animal mascot, dogs have long been popular due to the city's first pro football team, the Bulldogs.[[/note]], tends to be [[ButtMonkey/{{Sports}} a lesson in masochism]]. The city has had a rivalry with UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}} for decades. Also, never, ''ever'' say anything nice about the UsefulNotes/{{Baltimore}} [[BerserkButton Ravens]][[note]]The original Browns team moved to Baltimore through some shady dealing on owner Art Modell's part, then went on to achieve UsefulNotes/SuperBowl success that Clevelanders believe should be theirs. The new Browns debuted in 1999 and have not fared nearly as well.[[/note]]. Its baseball and basketball teams -- the Indians and Cavaliers, respectively -- are fairly solid, although the Indians have currently gone for over sixty years without a World Series title, longer than any other team in the American League and longer than any Major League Baseball team that hasn't been [[UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} cursed by a goat-owning bartender]], while in 2010 the Cavs lost star player [=LeBron=] James (from nearby Akron, some 40 miles [64 kilometers] to the south) to the UsefulNotes/{{Miami}} Heat, where he won two titles... before he chose to come home in 2014 and, two years later, lead the Cavs from a 1-3 hole to winning its very first NBA title, ending a 52-year pro sports drought since the 1964 Browns (two years before the Super Bowl).

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Cleveland's professional sports teams generally go through extended periods of crappy performance, performance with losing streaks of several games on end, interrupted with periods where they steamroll through everyone in their way. Supporting its football team, the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRBDMMVctu8 Browns]] [[note]]Before you ask what a "Brown" is, the team was named after its first owner, Paul Brown, former Ohio State University coach and a highly respected figure in Ohio athletics. It wasn't even his idea and he was against it at first, but later went along with it. For an animal mascot, dogs have long been popular due to the city's first pro football team, the Bulldogs.[[/note]], tends to be [[ButtMonkey/{{Sports}} a lesson in masochism]]. The city has had a rivalry with UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}} for decades. Also, never, ''ever'' say anything nice about the UsefulNotes/{{Baltimore}} [[BerserkButton Ravens]][[note]]The original Browns team moved to Baltimore through some shady dealing on owner Art Modell's part, then went on to achieve UsefulNotes/SuperBowl success that Clevelanders believe should be theirs. The new Browns debuted in 1999 and have not fared nearly as well.[[/note]]. Its baseball and basketball teams -- the Indians and Cavaliers, respectively -- are fairly solid, although the Indians have currently gone for over sixty years without a World Series title, longer than any other team in the American League and longer than any Major League Baseball team that hasn't been [[UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} cursed by a goat-owning bartender]], while in 2010 the Cavs lost (founded in 1970) never even made it to the NBA finals until 2007; when it looked like the latter were poised to finally win a championship in the late [=2000s=], they ended up losing star player [=LeBron=] James (from nearby Akron, some 40 miles [64 kilometers] to the south) to the UsefulNotes/{{Miami}} Heat, where Heat in 2010, with whom he won two titles... before he chose to come home in 2014 and, two years later, lead return to the Cavs in 2014, leading them to their very first NBA title in 2016 (in which they became the first team ever to rally from a 1-3 hole to winning its very first NBA title, in the Finals) and ending a 52-year championship drought which had affected ''all'' of Cleveland's pro sports drought since teams (until the 2016 Cavs, the city's last championship team was the 1964 Browns (two Browns, who won their title two years before ''before'' the Super Bowl).
Bowl even ''existed'').
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