Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Bandwagon, Wait for Me

Colin Cowherd, ESPN radio guy, says that it is ok to be a bandwagon fan. His reasoning goes something like this - Successful people are busy, with a lot going on in their lives, way too much, in fact, to devote hours a day to the interminably long basketball and baseball seasons. If something exciting happens in those sports or when the playoffs and championships roll around, busy people want to get interested, it's ok and nothing to be ashamed of. They can even root with passion and desire without guilt for not being a diehard fan.

Well, as is well documented, I am a diehard fan of the Cleveland Browns. I always have been and always will be. When (not if) the Browns play in a Super Bowl, it will not be a bandwagon experience for me.

But, I am not nearly as diehard about the rest of Cleveland sports. Even so, I am climbing on the Cavs/Lebron James bandwagon right now. He is freaking amazing, certainly the most compelling NBA player since Michael Jordan (who made me a bandwagon Bulls fan in the 90s), even though he reminds me more of Magic Johnson (who made me a bandwagon Lakers fan in the 80s).

So, as a sports fan from Cleveland - documented today on NPR and MSN as being a miserable place to be a fan - all I can say is "GO CAVS." Let's end that 43 year championship draught in our very own Mistake by the Lake.

1 comment:

tammi said...

LeBron IS freaking amazing, although I have to wonder when I hear him compared to MJ....skillz-wise he certainly seems to be on the same track, but does he have MJ's killer instinct and fearless-ness?? I think the jury's still out on that one.

Hubby is VERY happy that we just got about 5 bazillion channels of cable yesterday so he'll be able to watch the finals.