Shit Could be Worse... This Could be Cleveland.

Shit Could be Worse... This Could be Cleveland.If you're lucky enough to be my Facebook friend, you'll know my cover image is Oscar the Grouch proclaiming "shit could be worse." Oscar's right. This could be Cleveland.


Before you label me a Cleveland hater, I need to explain myself. I frequently look at the professional sports landscape in Toronto and shake my head. Excluding the CFL and Rock, and you'll understand why I'm excluding them, we haven't had a championship here since 1993. Hell, the Leafs, Raptors and Jays haven't won a playoff series between them since 2004. We're in quite the drought.

But we're not Cleveland. Cleveland has an MLB, NBA and NFL team, and they used to have an NHL team. Cleveland hasn't had a championship since 1964 when the Browns won the NFL title. That was before there was a Super Bowl. Furthermore, the Indians have the second longest drought in MLB and the Cavs have never won the NBA championship.

But wait, there's more. There was Red Right 88, The Drive, The Fumble, Jordan over Ehlo, the Move, Mesa's Choke in Game 7, LeBron Quitting, The Decision, etc.

So without a doubt, things are bad in Toronto, but shit could be worse.

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4x4 Time

I bet the Cavs when an NBA championship (with the two Canadian Kids) before the Raptors ever do. Has Toronto ever had a pro team that has become more irrelevant to the mass sporting base?

July 2, 2013 @ 5:04 PM

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@4x4 Time

When Bosh left, they tried to spin the Raps as Bargnani's team. How stupid did they think we were? With Bargnani as our number one scoring option, we were fucked.

There's still a fervent basketball loving minority in this city, but it's nothing like it was when Vince Carter was in his prime.

As for Cleveland winning before the Raps, you might be right. They have a better young base and if I were Lebron, I'd go back home to lead them to the promised land as soon as this 5-year deal is complete.

July 2, 2013 @ 5:31 PM


I know TFC wasn't included in this discussion (I get why) but the Columbus Crew (about 2.5 hours from Cleveland) won the MLS Cup in 2008.

I would suggest TFC is more irrelevant than the Raptors in this city. They made two trades over the past day or so...does anyone know/care?

I'm a SSH and I hate them!

July 2, 2013 @ 5:36 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike


MLS cup doesn't count... and Columbus isn't Cleveland.

Speaking of TFC, when we go on July 27 do I still have to buy you a $20 beer?

July 2, 2013 @ 5:48 PM


Just trying to make conversation of an otherwise boring topic - everything is better than Cleveland.

Yes you do.

July 2, 2013 @ 6:53 PM

519 Rob

Yeah...but Cleveland Rocks

July 3, 2013 @ 9:01 AM

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