The Browns are Once Again the Kings of Cleveland


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It’s finally over.

The farce and fiasco that was the entire LeBron James process ended with him signing in Miami. James’ time in Cleveland has come to an end.

I say good riddance. LeBron led the Cavaliers to the best record in the NBA the last two years but each time both the Cavs, and James himself, fell short in the playoffs when it counted the most.

Now LeBron can lean on Dwyane Wade, a guy who has not only won a title but was named NBA Finals MVP, to help him win his own championship ring.

It’s back to normal in Cleveland. With the Indians atrocious and the Cavs soon to fall off the NBA map, the Browns once again take center stage.

It’s not as if the Browns haven’t always been No. 1 in the hearts of Cleveland fans. Regardless of how popular LeBron had become, it’s still the dream of most people in Cleveland to see their beloved Browns win a Super Bowl some time in their lifetime.

That probably won’t happen in 2010. On paper, the Browns are improved but still a long way from being Super Bowl contenders. However, that doesn’t matter anymore.

With Cleveland’s biggest sports star headed to South Beach, the Browns are once again the biggest thing in town. And in some respects, the only thing in town.

That’s just how I like it. Have fun in Miami King James. Just remember one thing: Money doesn’t always buy championships. At some point you will need to make big shots in the fourth quarter of a playoff game.

The again, maybe the Heat will just leave that job up to Wade. At least he’s done it before.

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  • http://www.clevelandbrownsweblog.com Clayton

    They are burning LJ’s jerseys in the streets of Cleveland tonight, folks.

    I cannot believe that a primetime tv special was created for that decision. It was a done deal as soon as Bosh left the Raptors for Rileytown.

    I see no point in being bitter over LeBron’s departure. And although I agree wholeheartedly in rallying around our beloved Brownies, I also think that professional sports in Cleveland, in general, needs our support. I really hope that the Q can still rock; that the Indians can claw their way out of obscurity; and who knows, maybe the NHL will realize that having Ohio’s hockey team in Columbus makes absolutely no sense.

  • Thomas Casale

    I’m not bitter but I will also take the Celtice or Kobe Bryant and the Lakers any day of the week. Money and fame only gets you so far. You need heart and guts to win a championship too. I have not seen that from James during crunch time yet and I have never seen Bosh play in a big game. People think the Heat winning an NBA title is a foregone conclusion. I think differently. We’ll see how it plays out.

  • Steve Haberman

    I agree but what I can’t stand is why people will just turn their back on the player that gave the team his all the past seven years. No one would have said anything like “At some point you will need to make big shots in the fourth quarter of a playoff game” if he stayed in Cleveland. It’s just Cavs fans being bitter.