ESPN making a "30 for 30" about Cleveland sports misery
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Hello, Cleveland! ESPN making a "30 for 30" about Cleveland sports misery

5/10/13 in Locker Room   |   JoeKukura   |   492 respect

Blog Photo - ESPN making a "30 for 30" about Cleveland sports miseryThe city of Cleveland may not have won a championship in any major sport in about 50 years, but the city with the nickname "Mistake by the Lake" is getting something which no other city has. Cleveland is getting an ESPN "30 for 30" documentary about its constant and horrible misfortune in sports. Since the Cleveland Browns won the city's last championship in the pre-Super Bowl era, Cleveland has seen such memorable sports-related atrocities as the Ten Cent Beer Night riot, two consecutive collapses in the final minute of AFC Championship games, countless playoff pummellings from Michael Jordan, losing a World Series in extra innings of a Game 7, an embarrassing "throwing bottles at referees" incident,  the whole LeBron thing, and seeing their NFL team carpetbag off to Baltimore and win two titles.

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

Blog Photo - ESPN making a "30 for 30" about Cleveland sports miseryAll 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.
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5/11/13   |   NittanyJon   |   247 respect

Cleveland makes the City of Philadelphia look like the "City of Champions". BTW, I'm still pissed that we lost out on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. So Cleveland coined the term 'Rock n' Roll.' Who gives a flying fig ? We had American Bandstand, TSOP, Mario Lanza, Hall and Oates, Frankie Avalon, Dion, Bobby Rydell, etc. Utterly ridiculous.