Hello, Cleveland! ESPN making a "30 for 30" about Cleveland sports misery
My only question is -- How are they going to fit all of that into just one hour?
The ESPN "30 for 30" documentary about Cleveland's sports misery has just started shooting, and will air in 2014. ESPN is apparently confident that Cleveland will not win any championships before then. The doc will be directed by Kris Belman, who directed the LeBron James high school team documentary "More than a Game" (available in it's entirety at WatchDocumentary.org).
All you need to know about the Cleveland Sports mentality can be summed up by the name of the city's most popular sports blogs -- Waiting For Next Year, Cleveland Sports Torture, The Factory of Sadness, Cleveland Frowns, and Red Right 88 (the name of the playcall that lost the Browns a playoff game to the Raiders in 1981. These people remember their losses forever.)
"It's not just not having won a championship. It's being almost there and not getting it done. Being left at the altar," Delman told the Cleveland Plain Dealer. "To me it works best in this city."
We can only hope Delman includes the work of Cleveland viral video comedian Mike Polk, he of the "Hastily Made Cleveland Tourism Video", "Hastily Made Cleveland Tourism Video: 2nd Attempt", "Tribute to TNT's 'Inside the NBA'",and the original Factory of Sadness.