Just when you think it couldn’t get any worse, Art Modell was on a Cleveland TV station telling us all to “deal with it quickly and move on.” So before I go to bed, here are my random thoughts.
1. I now know another human being that I am morally superior to. So there’s that.
2. My irrefutable proof for God’s existence just became iron clad, for the Traitor said that “the man upstairs” had helped him with his decision. And gave him a peace that passes understanding. Well of course.
3. That makes two basketball players in two days who took less money not to live in Cleveland. How does a city come back from that? By the way, I took less money to live in Grand Rapids. Meadors teaches for the mid-level exception, so I got stuck with the minimum.
4. My childhood officially ended tonight.
5. On the bright side, I have no reason to watch another NBA or MLB game ever (thanks Indians). So I have lots more time for the people who love me.
6. Hey Cubs fans, you have nothing on Cleveland. Any sports fan who even suggests that they have suffered like a Cleveland fan is too emotionally stunted to feel the depths of human emotion. We have lived through The Drive, The Fumble, The Shot, The Move, The Closer, The Elbow, and now The Decision/Betrayal.
7. When I go to bed tonight, I will thank God that I am not Dan Gilbert. Gilbert said that “The patience of Cleveland fans will be rewarded,” which can only mean that the team will pass out free chalupas when the Cavs score 60 rather than 100 points.
8. LeBron had the right to leave, but I think he had a responsibility to stay in his hometown and do something for them that has never been done. This is a good case study for whether we are social beings who have responsibilities to others (loyalty is one of his tattoos) or if we may do whatever we have the right to do.
9. LeBron strangely said that winning a championship for Miami would be as significant as winning one for Cleveland. I couldn’t understand how our native son could say such a thing, but then I realized that the key term is “for.” LeBron is never going to win a championship for anyone but himself (notice how he repeatedly said that he made the decision for himself and whatever would make him happy). This makes me think that we are all fools for thinking that we matter at all to these athletes, but they keep up the charade to keep us interested and the money flowing in.
10. Which would be worse, to have a job in marketing for the Indians or Cavaliers? The Browns didn’t win a game until late last season, and they are by far our best team now.