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We, The Fans, Must Believe.

Unread postby BelieveinClev » Tue Jun 12, 2007 11:02 am

I am going to the game tonight and I wrote this to get everyone pumped for action. We Must Believe, no matter what the odds, no matter what the score, we can make "The Diff." Hope you enjoy it...

And so it begins Cleveland. The moment in sports history where victory
does not seem possible. Hardships pile one on top of the other and
every voice whisper heard around your listening atmosphere spews the
conventional wisdom that you aren't good enough. You just can't cut
it. Again.

Believe it or not Cleveland was once a bustling city, donning the
nickname "City of Champions" after a string of titles made possible by
the dominance of a man named Brown, on a franchise of the same
moniker. We were thriving and our population teetered on the verge of
1 million inhabitants, the seventh largest city in the nation. We were
a blue collar people with a civic pride and community spirit that
would not falter. This was a time I never knew, nor did many of you I
suspect. But those are the images of our town I can envision deep in
my heart, past the crumbling facade of today's reality. These tales,
the kind with seemingly impossible pictures painted by my grandfather
in such crisp hopeful detail, you can't help but long for them to be
true. And the best part is... they were.

A half century later we stand on the brink of another sports dynasty
in the making. This one's hopes land squarely on the shoulders of a
King. Born of meager means and unfathomable odds in our very own
backyard, Lebron James can never be taken from us. He is our
Deliverer. Through this 22 year old young man we, the citizens of a
town which had so long ago forgotten what hope tasted like, are
learning how to believe again. We are not just witness to greatness,
we are active participants in a new reign in our city's history.
Fortified we watch as he graces our wine-colored floor with dynamic
creativity and unselfishness, both qualities of a great ruler. We
protect his throne at all costs, bearing his burdens and shortcomings
because through his proven loyalty and honor he has bore our own;
Exemplifying our battle cry "All for One. One for All."

Now, In a series that has nearly every national media outlet
proclaiming the Cavaliers the worst team to ever make it to an NBA
Finals; With no chance of toppling the proven Spurs after being
beaten handily in our first two Finals appearances ever; With doubters
denouncing even the talent of our very own King as just another good
player without the heart of a Champion; I ask you, the people of
Cleveland, would you have it any other way?

Over the last 50 years we have known nothing but pessimism, defeat,
civic shame, and despair. Cleveland is the underdog, not only in
sports, but in life. We have been in this position before, so much so
that we feel an uneasy calm. But for some reason this calm feels
different, more like the calm before the storm. The storm in which the
fans and citizens of a once proud city realize that we are tired of
being held down. The storm in which Cleveland will rip through the
chains that bind us in mediocrity and emerge as warriors behind the
charging sword of a King. The storm that will come with haste and
speed and will leave our opponents breathless and lifeless in our
enduring path. We will RISE UP in unison with our Cavaliers at our
battlefield called The Q, releasing all our pent up frustrations from
times passed. Game 3 is just the beginning, but through it we will
deliver the blow which turns our fortunes once and for all.

We will show the world the time has come for Cleveland to come back
home. A home that was once and will be called again "City of
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Unread postby leadpipe » Tue Jun 12, 2007 11:32 am

I'm not sure about this post getting me pumped up. It's makin' me kinda nervous.
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Unread postby BelieveinClev » Tue Jun 12, 2007 1:48 pm

That's fine, you stay home and be nervous. I'll be at the Q with 20,000 more screaming heads cheering on LBJ with ice in our veins.
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Unread postby BadBecks » Tue Jun 12, 2007 2:02 pm

Now I feel better about spening 350 bucks for my pair of tix tonight. This makes me wanna hit Panini's early...
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Unread postby jb » Tue Jun 12, 2007 10:30 pm

U go buoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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