Sunday, May 24, 2009
So much of Cleveland sports culture is encapsulated in this video from Friday night's local news broacast: the mournful faces when they think the Cavs have lost; the passive-aggressive responses to that loss ("I would not blame you if you changed the channel"; "I'm canceling my Sports Illustrated subscription!"); the over-the-top elation when they realize the Cavs won (complete with dancing guy in the background). As a Browns fan, I know Ohio sports can be summed up by that line from They Might Be Giants: "If it wasn't for disappointment, I wouldn't have any appointments." But I do like the arc of this video, as hope screams its way in at the buzzer.