History UsefulNotes / Cleveland

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'').
20th Jun '16 12:01:18 AM zero5889
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Possibly the biggest reason why this goes unchallenged is because all but the most anal-retentive of locals have a sense of humor about it -- they'll tell you ''themselves'' how Cleveland is America's down-pat ButtMonkey. With the brutal winters, massive [[DyingTown urban decay]], a river that was once [[FreakierThanFiction so polluted that it caught fire]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuyahoga_River#Environmental_concerns thirteen times]], several political scandals leading to multiple FBI raids, and the fact that road construction is ''never'' finished (also a staple of Ohio in general), most residents have no illusions of being in paradise, and often speak with GallowsHumor. Some choose to stay, however, as the city has a low cost of living, a growing healthcare industry (the world-renown Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals), and decent nightlife. It can even be called a mini-UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}}, due to its patchwork of ethnic neighborhoods, Midwest atmosphere, public rail that's both elevated and underground, division by a major river (east and west in this case, with people on either side almost never going further than downtown), and massive crime rates.

The term "RockAndRoll" was coined in Cleveland by local DJ Alan Freed, and the city has a proud musical heritage and is home to both the RockAndRoll Hall of Fame and the Cleveland Orchestra, one of America's "Big Five" symphonies. However, Cleveland also houses the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polka_Hall_of_Fame Polka Hall of Fame]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slovenian-style_polka Cleveland Style Polka]] is a sub-gernra of music named after the [[PolkaDork Polka Dorks]] of the city due mostly in part to the success of Frankie Yankovic but also to a large number of people of Polish, German, and other eastern-european descent in Cleveland. Jazz musicians, including scat jazz, also have been and continue to be popular. The Playhouse Square in downtown is the second-largest theatre complex in the United States, behind UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity's Lincoln Center. The city is also sometimes used as a stand-in for NYC or Chicago in film, due to lower filming costs, since it has similar architecture[[note]]Many a local has {{squee}}d upon seeing the Trust Company Rotunda in ''SpiderMan 3''[[/note]]. It possesses a surprising number of truly beautiful churches, more museums than a city thrice its size generally has, and two of the best library systems in the country. Cleveland's the home of Case Western Reserve University, one of the more bizarrely named colleges in the country[[note]]The Case Institute of Technology and Western Reserve University used to be two separate institutions until 1967. "Western Reserve" itself refers to an old name for northeast Ohio, the Connecticut Western Reserve, claimed by the state of Connecticut for its veterans to settle in following the American Revolution until the state agreed to give it up to the newly-formed state of Ohio.[[/note]], and Cleveland State University. An hour southeast is Kent State University, a [[StrawmanU Berzerkley]] known for an infamous shootout in 1970.

Cleveland sports teams general 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 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, and then went on to achieve 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]]. In 2010, the Cavs lost star player [=LeBron=] James (from nearby Akron) to the UsefulNotes/{{Miami}} Heat for four years, where he won two titles. He choose to return to Cleveland in 2014 and finally repaid his metropolis two years later when, though down 1-3 after the first 4 games, [[Awesome/{{Sports}} he led to Cavs to Victory in the 2016 NBA Finals]], ending the 52 year title drought.[[note]]The '64 Browns held the next-recent title. As in ''two years before the Super Bowl''![[/note]]

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Possibly the biggest reason why this goes unchallenged is because all but the most anal-retentive of locals have a sense of humor about it -- they'll tell you ''themselves'' how Cleveland is America's down-pat ButtMonkey. With the brutal winters, massive [[DyingTown urban decay]], a river that was once [[PollutedWasteland so polluted that]] [[FreakierThanFiction so polluted that it caught fire]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuyahoga_River#Environmental_concerns thirteen times]], several political scandals leading to multiple FBI raids, and the fact that road construction is ''never'' finished (also a staple of Ohio in general), most residents have no illusions of being in paradise, and often speak with GallowsHumor. Some choose to stay, however, as the city has a low cost of living, a growing healthcare industry (the world-renown world-renowned Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals), and decent nightlife. It can even be called a mini-UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}}, due to its patchwork of ethnic neighborhoods, Midwest atmosphere, public rail that's both elevated and underground, division by a major river (east and west in this case, with people on either side almost never going further than downtown), and massive crime rates.

The term "RockAndRoll" was coined in Cleveland by local DJ Alan Freed, and the city has a proud musical heritage and is home to both the RockAndRoll Hall of Fame and the Cleveland Orchestra, one the youngest of America's "Big Five" symphonies.symphonies (the others are New York, Boston, Chicago and Philadelphia). However, Cleveland also houses the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polka_Hall_of_Fame Polka Hall of Fame]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slovenian-style_polka Cleveland Style Polka]] is a sub-gernra sub-genre of music named after the [[PolkaDork Polka Dorks]] of the city due mostly in part to the success of Frankie Yankovic but also to a large number of people of Polish, German, German and other eastern-european Eastern European (especially Polish) descent in Cleveland. Jazz musicians, including scat jazz, also have been and continue to be popular. The Playhouse Square in downtown is the second-largest theatre complex in the United States, behind UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity's Lincoln Center. The city is also sometimes used as a stand-in for NYC or Chicago in film, due to lower filming costs, since it has similar architecture[[note]]Many a local has {{squee}}d upon seeing the Trust Company Rotunda in ''SpiderMan 3''[[/note]]. It possesses a surprising number of truly beautiful churches, more museums than a city thrice its size generally has, and two of the best library systems in the country. Cleveland's the home of Case Western Reserve University, one of the more bizarrely named colleges in the country[[note]]The Case Institute of Technology and Western Reserve University used to be two separate institutions until 1967. "Western Reserve" itself refers to an old name for northeast Ohio, the Connecticut Western Reserve, claimed by the state of Connecticut for its veterans to settle in following the American Revolution until the state agreed to give it up to the newly-formed state of Ohio.[[/note]], and Cleveland State University. An hour southeast is Kent State University, a [[StrawmanU Berzerkley]] Berzerkeley]] known for an infamous shootout in 1970.

Cleveland Cleveland's professional sports teams general 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 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, and then went on to achieve SuperBowl 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]]. In 2010, bartender]], while in 2010 the Cavs lost star player [=LeBron=] James (from nearby Akron) Akron, some 40 miles [64 kilometers] to the south) to the UsefulNotes/{{Miami}} Heat for four years, Heat, where he won two titles. He choose titles... before he chose to return to Cleveland come home in 2014 and finally repaid his metropolis and, two years later when, though down later, lead the Cavs from a 1-3 after the hole to winning its very first 4 games, [[Awesome/{{Sports}} he led to Cavs to Victory in the 2016 NBA Finals]], title, ending a 52-year pro sports drought since the 52 year title drought.[[note]]The '64 1964 Browns held the next-recent title. As in ''two (two years before the Super Bowl''![[/note]]
Bowl).
19th Jun '16 10:28:20 PM lefton4ya
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The term "RockAndRoll" was coined in Cleveland by local DJ Alan Freed, and the city has a proud musical heritage and is home to both the RockAndRoll Hall of Fame and the Cleveland Orchestra, one of America's "Big Five" symphonies. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slovenian-style_polka Cleveland Style polka]] is named after the [[PolkaDork Polka Dorks]] of the city due mostly in part to the success of Frankie Yankovic but also to a large number of people of Polish, German, and other eastern-european descent in Cleveland. Jazz umusicians, including scat jazz, also have been and continue to be popular. The Playhouse Square in downtown is the second-largest theatre complex in the United States, behind UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity's Lincoln Center. The city is also sometimes used as a stand-in for NYC or Chicago in film, due to lower filming costs, since it has similar architecture[[note]]Many a local has {{squee}}d upon seeing the Trust Company Rotunda in ''SpiderMan 3''[[/note]]. It possesses a surprising number of truly beautiful churches, more museums than a city thrice its size generally has, and two of the best library systems in the country. Cleveland's the home of Case Western Reserve University, one of the more bizarrely named colleges in the country[[note]]The Case Institute of Technology and Western Reserve University used to be two separate institutions until 1967. "Western Reserve" itself refers to an old name for northeast Ohio, the Connecticut Western Reserve, claimed by the state of Connecticut for its veterans to settle in following the American Revolution until the state agreed to give it up to the newly-formed state of Ohio.[[/note]], and Cleveland State University. An hour southeast is Kent State University, a [[StrawmanU Berzerkley]] known for an infamous shootout in 1970.

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The term "RockAndRoll" was coined in Cleveland by local DJ Alan Freed, and the city has a proud musical heritage and is home to both the RockAndRoll Hall of Fame and the Cleveland Orchestra, one of America's "Big Five" symphonies. However, Cleveland also houses the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polka_Hall_of_Fame Polka Hall of Fame]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slovenian-style_polka Cleveland Style polka]] Polka]] is a sub-gernra of music named after the [[PolkaDork Polka Dorks]] of the city due mostly in part to the success of Frankie Yankovic but also to a large number of people of Polish, German, and other eastern-european descent in Cleveland. Jazz umusicians, musicians, including scat jazz, also have been and continue to be popular. The Playhouse Square in downtown is the second-largest theatre complex in the United States, behind UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity's Lincoln Center. The city is also sometimes used as a stand-in for NYC or Chicago in film, due to lower filming costs, since it has similar architecture[[note]]Many a local has {{squee}}d upon seeing the Trust Company Rotunda in ''SpiderMan 3''[[/note]]. It possesses a surprising number of truly beautiful churches, more museums than a city thrice its size generally has, and two of the best library systems in the country. Cleveland's the home of Case Western Reserve University, one of the more bizarrely named colleges in the country[[note]]The Case Institute of Technology and Western Reserve University used to be two separate institutions until 1967. "Western Reserve" itself refers to an old name for northeast Ohio, the Connecticut Western Reserve, claimed by the state of Connecticut for its veterans to settle in following the American Revolution until the state agreed to give it up to the newly-formed state of Ohio.[[/note]], and Cleveland State University. An hour southeast is Kent State University, a [[StrawmanU Berzerkley]] known for an infamous shootout in 1970.
19th Jun '16 10:23:54 PM lefton4ya
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The term "RockAndRoll" was coined in Cleveland by local DJ Alan Freed, and the city has a proud musical heritage and is home to both the RockAndRoll Hall of Fame and the Cleveland Orchestra, one of America's "Big Five" symphonies, and scat jazz, oddly enough. Also, Playhouse Square in downtown is the second-largest theatre complex in the United States, behind UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity's Lincoln Center. The city is also sometimes used as a stand-in for NYC or Chicago in film, due to lower filming costs, since it has similar architecture[[note]]Many a local has {{squee}}d upon seeing the Trust Company Rotunda in ''SpiderMan 3''[[/note]]. It possesses a surprising number of truly beautiful churches, more museums than a city thrice its size generally has, and two of the best library systems in the country. Cleveland's the home of Case Western Reserve University, one of the more bizarrely named colleges in the country[[note]]The Case Institute of Technology and Western Reserve University used to be two separate institutions until 1967. "Western Reserve" itself refers to an old name for northeast Ohio, the Connecticut Western Reserve, claimed by the state of Connecticut for its veterans to settle in following the American Revolution until the state agreed to give it up to the newly-formed state of Ohio.[[/note]], and Cleveland State University. An hour southeast is Kent State University, a [[StrawmanU Berzerkley]] known for an infamous shootout in 1970.

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The term "RockAndRoll" was coined in Cleveland by local DJ Alan Freed, and the city has a proud musical heritage and is home to both the RockAndRoll Hall of Fame and the Cleveland Orchestra, one of America's "Big Five" symphonies, symphonies. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slovenian-style_polka Cleveland Style polka]] is named after the [[PolkaDork Polka Dorks]] of the city due mostly in part to the success of Frankie Yankovic but also to a large number of people of Polish, German, and other eastern-european descent in Cleveland. Jazz umusicians, including scat jazz, oddly enough. Also, also have been and continue to be popular. The Playhouse Square in downtown is the second-largest theatre complex in the United States, behind UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity's Lincoln Center. The city is also sometimes used as a stand-in for NYC or Chicago in film, due to lower filming costs, since it has similar architecture[[note]]Many a local has {{squee}}d upon seeing the Trust Company Rotunda in ''SpiderMan 3''[[/note]]. It possesses a surprising number of truly beautiful churches, more museums than a city thrice its size generally has, and two of the best library systems in the country. Cleveland's the home of Case Western Reserve University, one of the more bizarrely named colleges in the country[[note]]The Case Institute of Technology and Western Reserve University used to be two separate institutions until 1967. "Western Reserve" itself refers to an old name for northeast Ohio, the Connecticut Western Reserve, claimed by the state of Connecticut for its veterans to settle in following the American Revolution until the state agreed to give it up to the newly-formed state of Ohio.[[/note]], and Cleveland State University. An hour southeast is Kent State University, a [[StrawmanU Berzerkley]] known for an infamous shootout in 1970.
19th Jun '16 8:04:51 PM DonaldthePotholer
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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 the Cavs lost star player [=LeBron=] James (from nearby Akron) to the UsefulNotes/{{Miami}} Heat for four years, where he finally won two titles, before choosing to return in 2014. And 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 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, and then went on to achieve SuperBowl success that Clevelanders believe should be theirs. The new Browns debuted in 1999 and have not fared nearly as well.[[/note]]. Cleveland sports teams general go through periods of crappy performance, streaks of several games on end, interrupted with periods where they steamroll through everyone in their way.

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Its baseball and basketball Cleveland sports 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 the Cavs lost star player [=LeBron=] James (from nearby Akron) to the UsefulNotes/{{Miami}} Heat for four years, general go through periods of crappy performance, streaks of several games on end, interrupted with periods where he finally won two titles, before choosing to return they steamroll through everyone in 2014. And supporting 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 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, and then went on to achieve 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]]. In 2010, the Cavs lost star player [=LeBron=] James (from nearby Akron) to the UsefulNotes/{{Miami}} Heat for four years, where he won two titles. He choose to return to Cleveland sports teams general go through periods of crappy performance, streaks of several games on end, interrupted with periods where they steamroll through everyone in their way.
2014 and finally repaid his metropolis two years later when, though down 1-3 after the first 4 games, [[Awesome/{{Sports}} he led to Cavs to Victory in the 2016 NBA Finals]], ending the 52 year title drought.[[note]]The '64 Browns held the next-recent title. As in ''two years before the Super Bowl''![[/note]]
14th Jun '16 3:29:17 PM AnonymousUser
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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 pennant, 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 the Cavs lost star player [=LeBron=] James (from nearby Akron) to the UsefulNotes/{{Miami}} Heat for four years, where he finally won two titles, before choosing to return in 2014. And 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 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, and then went on to achieve SuperBowl success that Clevelanders believe should be theirs. The new Browns debuted in 1999 and have not fared nearly as well.[[/note]]. Cleveland sports teams general go through periods of crappy performance, streaks of several games on end, interrupted with periods where they steamroll through everyone in their way.

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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 pennant, 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 the Cavs lost star player [=LeBron=] James (from nearby Akron) to the UsefulNotes/{{Miami}} Heat for four years, where he finally won two titles, before choosing to return in 2014. And 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 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, and then went on to achieve SuperBowl success that Clevelanders believe should be theirs. The new Browns debuted in 1999 and have not fared nearly as well.[[/note]]. Cleveland sports teams general go through periods of crappy performance, streaks of several games on end, interrupted with periods where they steamroll through everyone in their way.
4th Jun '16 4:52:54 AM DeepRed
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* ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'' (whose one-time theme song is the former TropeNamer, used in full irony here)

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* ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'' (whose one-time theme song is the former TropeNamer, used in full irony here)here. The original version of the song was recorded by IanHunter in the late 1970s, who got tired of Cleveland being America's national ButtMonkey.)
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