Getting too used to a good thing

With the Reds a near-guarantee for the playoffs, and the Bengals a Cincinnati hype-machine, I feel like I’ve gotten too used to rooting for good sports teams.

Which means it’s gonna hurt all the more when NBA season comes around.

After the summer’s media circus revolving around Lebron’s decision to “take his talents down to South Beach,” it is going to be a harsh reality for me and my fellow Cleveland Cavaliers fans.

Without number 23 6 gracing the Cavs’ roster this year, the best we can hope for is mediocrity. But as NBA columnist Sekou Smith has pointed out, stuck in the limbo of mediocrity is worse than having an outright bad season; a 42-42 record means no top notch draft picks, and little bargaining room for trading free agents.

Mo Williams and Antawn Jamison, both distinguished shooters that can make a solid frontcourt, fell apart in the playoffs last year as the Boston Celtics took advantage of their poor defense. Anderson Varajao, arguably the second0best player on the Cavaliers when Lebron was around, has nobody to revolve his hustle-style play around.

Let’s just hope the Reds or Bengals will give me something to look back and smile on when the Cavaliers will get manhandled by the Miami Heat on December 2nd.

2 Responses to “Getting too used to a good thing”

  1. 1 geo05 October 4, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    You could always just jump on the Heat bandwagon like everyone else. Remember, Cincinnati > Cleveland at everything

  2. 2 Dr. Renner October 7, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    It could be worse Joey. You could be a long suffering Pacers fan like me.

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