A Cleveland sports fan gives thanks
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.
World B. Free
Roy Harper for Brad Daugherty
Trading for Mark Price
The Coliseum for Cavs games in the late ’80s
Brian Sipe to Dave Logan
Bernie Kosar to Webster Slaughter
Clay Matthews chasing quarterbacks
Run William Run
Gerald McNeil returning kicks at Three Rivers Stadium
Eric Metcalf returning punts at Municipal Stadium
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
Kenny Lofton scoring from second on a wild pitch
Jim Thome deep to right
Tony Fernandez batting against Baltimore
That we don’t worship at the altar of a college football coach
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.