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.