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The Cleveland Football Team

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Most people born and raised in North East Ohio were born into a long standing tradition of being a Cleveland sports fan. Cleveland, Ohio has three major sports teams, while each one participates in a different sport. The fans in this region have had a choice of football, baseball, and basketball, some fans, are fans of each and every one of these teams, while others may only prefer one or two of these particular sports. Two out of the three teams has been around for a long time, the football team was founded in the late 1940s, and the baseball team was founded in the early 1900s. The newcomer to the city of Cleveland is the basketball team, as they were not established until the early 1970s. No one will ever say that's it's been easy…show more content…
Like the Browns, the fan base for this team has continued, even through some miserable seasons. During the 1980s and early 1990s the Indians were such a bad team that Hollywood even made a movie about it, Major League. Then finally in the mid 90s the Indians started to have some success, their 1995 season would lead them to the World Series, the Indians would be swept in this series against the Braves. Even so, the fans would stay very excited about the future of the Indians. Two years later in 1997 the Indians return to the World Series. As the fan thought that maybe this was the year “the curse” would finally be broken. Well unfortunately fate would step in. The Indians were playing in game 7 of the World Series against the Florida Marlins, in the bottom of the 9th with the Indians winning
3-2, the coach made a decision that many have questioned though out the years. He made the switch over to the closing pitcher, Josa Masa, even though the starting pitcher Charlie Nagy was having a incredible game. Josa Masa ended up blowing the game, the Indians lost the World
Series, 4-3. Being a Cleveland Indian fan, it was unbelievable to think that we were that close
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Of the three major sports teams in Cleveland, Ohio, the Cleveland Cavalier, for they joined the National Basketball Association (NBA) in the early 1970. The Cavaliers had a very rocky start with the first 15 years being a losing season, after losing season. While some fans blamed the owner at the time, as he had no clue what he wanted to do with the team. But in 1988 the Cavaliers put together a rather good team, that made it to the playoff. During the first round of the playoff the Cavaliers played the Chicago Bulls in the best of five series. In the 5th game the Cavaliers were leading with only second to go in the game, but as with other teams in Cleveland, it would happen again, Michael Jordon would hit a basket with only 2 seconds left on the clock, this basket would be known as the “shot”, as this is a common theme for Cleveland fans, that all heartbreaking plays are given a name. Again, after the 1988 season the Cavaliers would only have mediocre seasons until after the 2003 draft, as a hometown boy from Akron, Ohio, named LeBron James, was graduating from high school, although the Cavaliers were not guaranteed that they would have the first draft pick to sign James, but as fate would have it, the Cavs, ended up winning the draft lottery and signed this young man to play for the Cavaliers. From the beginning of James career as a basketball player
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