6.05.2007

The Whole City's Behind Him



If you want to read me wax sociological about the significance of Bron's baby, click here. Otherwise, watch this video of some tru Cleveland fans. Let me save you some typing here: no, I don't personally use the "n-word," no, this isn't only funny because it's three black dudes hanging out on a stoop, and no, I won't provide a transcript.

EDIT: Yes, I took this down because one person hated it. Now it's back up because another reader loved it just as much:

"i grew up in the 216 in the 80's, when government cheese sandwiches were the lunch of necessity for many a classmate and the auto/steel/tire industries were hemorrhaging jobs. and things have just gotten worse from there. and if you don't understand that fact, you don't understand that this series, this team, and this man mean a hell of a lot more to an entire region than most people in this country can possibly understand.

cleveland hasn't done goliath in an entire biblical generation. we haven't had a conquering hero - like we haven't had a viable economy - since jim brown in the mid-sixties. instead, we've been beaten, time and time again, by those with more power and skill and cunning. be they quarterbacks from denver or steel companies from japan. and that's the legacy currently riding on lebron james' shoulders, and it's why – as the title of that post stated so elegantly – everyone loves him. lebron is one of us, and he understands (or, we are certain he does, which is the same damn thing) how important this is. and the idea that a player would will himself, and his team, to victory in impossible circumstances for nothing more than his love for patria - as opposed to a new contract or shoe deal - has got us all delirious.

deep down, we all know lebron and a championship isn't going to do anything for northeastern ohio, save unite its residents and permit them to feel pride in where they live for the first time in forever. it ain't much, we know, but right now it's everything."


EDIT #2: Seriously people, wait till they start talking about basketball. I know that the first minute or so is nothingness, but it picks up.

19 Comments:

At 6/05/2007 2:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

if there was a way to make a highlight clip of that would have been better.... was about 8 minutes too long. Way to post a video of random black people talking on the street. I'm hoping that's not FD.

 
At 6/05/2007 7:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's your site. Post whatever you want. You don't have to take things down cause people complain. But yeah that is a stupid video.

 
At 6/05/2007 9:17 PM, Anonymous MaxwellDemon said...

Interesting, but I lost the plot a few minutes in. Do they ever explain the Yankees hat? Because, damn. Also, I'm not saying these gentlemen should pay a short, sharp visit to Bowen's knee before game 1, but I'm not NOT saying that either.

 
At 6/05/2007 10:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah the video is bullshit. I waited until they mentioned basketball and they weren't really saying anything much. Besides the fact that they're the holy trinity of black stereotypes i don't really see anything to this video.

 
At 6/06/2007 1:42 AM, Anonymous Antid Ofo said...

Yeah, the Yankees cap is throwing me off. You'd never see an Indians cap in the Bronx.

 
At 6/06/2007 9:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why not post one of the dozens of videos floating around YouTube right now showing thousands of Clevelanders partying in the streets, basking in (what I think) is a very FD glow after Game 6? Much more representative of the city's mood, of the LBJ narrative's significance, and, well, more entertaining.

 
At 6/06/2007 4:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

perfect. for now and eternity, we all know that what you call jazz is really just bad disco. uh, know what'm sayin'?

 
At 6/06/2007 4:29 PM, Blogger Bethlehem Shoals said...

i will never cease to be amazed by people's unwillingness to make a name up. and how it always goes hand-in-hand with criticism.

 
At 6/06/2007 4:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the fact that you CHOSE to post this as something of significance says everything about the shallowness of your whole FD thesis. you are strictly epidermis. oh yeah...know what'm sayin'?

 
At 6/06/2007 4:31 PM, Anonymous RedAuerbachsForeskin said...

WOW! You're absolutely right! I made up a name and now I don't feel critical at all. You are the man, Shoals. Know what'm sayin'?

 
At 6/06/2007 4:32 PM, Blogger Bethlehem Shoals said...

dude, it's some guys making bad akon jokes and talking shit about the pistons. there's nothing significant about it except that people in cleveland are excited to have a team winning for once.

 
At 6/06/2007 4:46 PM, Blogger Awful Announcing- said...

This is a crime against humanity! How could you do something like this BS?!?!?!

Just terrible.

P.S.- I almost pissed myself when the one dude said, "DEEEE TROOOOIT SUCK MY BALLLLLLS." That my friends is Com-Ah-Dee.

 
At 6/06/2007 5:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

way to dodge the fact that the video is bs by attacking annonymus posts. What does it matter if i pick some cute name. the video is bs... and no FD bs bs argument is going to make it good. you were right to take it down but you decided to put it back up. this isn't funny and i'm not even sure who would want to watch something like this for 10 minutes.

 
At 6/06/2007 6:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not a racist video. It's fucking sad how uneducated these men are, and then it is nice to see them happy about something. Thats it. I thought it was an amazing post. I also think that people who are so enraged by this post need eat a d. The fact that bs posted this would be questionable if he were making fun of them, but when goes he do that to people. I stay anon because i always forget my screen name and get tired of creating new ones.

 
At 6/06/2007 6:35 PM, Anonymous RedAuerbachsForeskin said...

That last anonymous post was not by me. Know what'm sayin'?

Hey, if Lebron is Coolidge and you (Shoals) are Goldstein, then who is Salami?

 
At 6/06/2007 7:19 PM, Anonymous Jerky Jerkoff said...

I am just kinda depressed from watching this. I was all excited about the cavs (I live in Akron), but now...I think I will go read a book, know wh I'm sayin?

And I think I heard them say nigger more times than a DMX album. It is funny, they can sit there and not notice they are saying the word nigger, yet if a white person said nigger around them, not even to them, they would be like, "wait, here's our chance to beat honkey/cracker ass...and uh, we can get away with it." Whatever. I don't understand blacks.

 
At 6/06/2007 11:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like it, shows how meaningful the Cavs really are to this city. You should click on the video and go to the youtube page, and then click on the author (shofuze) and they have more videos. In one, he shows his house and garage (completely collapsed in) to show how bad his neighborhood is, yet all they can talk about is how excited they are for the Cavs and the ECF.

 
At 6/07/2007 12:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The video is perfect. As always, fuck the haters.

 
At 6/12/2007 2:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jerry Jerkoff seems to be extremely racist, and everyone who posted here is obviously a bit ignorant, and/or humorless. I wouldn't have posted anything myself, seeing as this is just a slightly comical video on the internet and nothing more, but Jerry Jerkoff's comment about "blacks" and the n-word left me stunned. Knowing there are people that ignorant is just depressing. Sorry, had to get that off my chest...

 

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