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In Cleveland, hope dies last

A Cleveland sports fan gives thanks

It’s hard sometimes as a Cleveland fan to find things to be thankful for.

With no championships since 1964 and a collective 135-year drought among the Browns, Indians and Cavaliers, things have definitely been tough through the years.

But there are still moments that have us feeling thankful …

Dick Snyder on the dribble drive.

Nate Thurmond

World B. Free

Roy Harper for Brad Daugherty

Trading for Mark Price

The Coliseum for Cavs games in the late ’80s

Lenny Wilkens

Brian Sipe to Dave Logan

Bernie Kosar to Webster Slaughter

Mark Gastineau

Clay Matthews chasing quarterbacks

Run William Run

Gerald McNeil returning kicks at Three Rivers Stadium

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Phil Dawson

Eric Metcalf returning punts at Municipal Stadium

Josh Cribbs

Mark Mosley

Joe Carter for Sandy Alomar and Carlos Baerga

Omar Vizquel and Roberto Alomar turning a double play

Albert Belle’s grand slam against Baltimore

CC Sabathia in 2007

Cliff Lee in 2008

Orel Hershiser in Game 5

Fausto Carmona in Game 2

Manny being Manny

Dick Jacobs

Midges

Kenny Lofton scoring from second on a wild pitch

Jim Thome deep to right

Tony Fernandez batting against Baltimore

Chuck Knoblauch

That we don’t worship at the altar of a college football coach

Joe Tait

Nev Chandler

Tom Hamilton

That there was once a gleam along the shores of Lake Erie

Finally, we’re thankful for a vibrant, thoughtful, opinionated and far-reaching online Cleveland sports community. The collective IQ of the average Cleveland sports fan fell in the fall of 1995, when the combination of the Indians making the World Series for the first time since 1954 and the news that the Browns were moving to Baltimore short-circuited the brains of most fans.

Those links prove that there is still some brain power out there among the fan base.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

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