Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Cleveland Surpasses Cleveland, Eyes Tampa Bay Next

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The Cleveland Cavaliers have outdone, well, the Cleveland Cavaliers. And to keep it local they also outdid, well, the Cleveland Spiders.

What in the world am I talking about?

As we all know, the Cavaliers set a new NBA record with their 25-game losing streak. They broke the record of (24 consecutive losses) held by the 1981-1982 Cleveland Cavaliers, which was set over a two-season span.

The Cavs' losing streak in also the second longest of all the major American professional team sports. The Cavs also surpassed the professional major league baseball all-time losing streak of 24, which is held by the now-defunct Cleveland Spiders of the American Association, which was then a major league. The Spiders losing streak occurred during the 1899 season.

So what's next for the Cavs? If they lose tonight (at home) against the Detroit Pistons, they will tie the all-time American professional sports record of 26 consecutive losses which is held by the then-expansion Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL.
AP Photo

However, tonight's game against the Pistons is a very winnable one for the Cavs. The Pistons aren't even a shadow of what they used to be and are 6-21 on the road. So hopefully the Cavs' misery can end tonight. But if it doesn't, their next two games are also at home against the Los Angeles Clippers (3-18 on the road) and the Washington Wizards (0-25 on the road). C'mon, they gotta win at least one of those three!

I don't want to beat this LeBron thing to death, but it's amazing what can happen to a nation when they lose their king. Hey Dan Gilbert, have you torn up that manifesto yet?


  1. The last two paragraphs of this post summarize my thoughts. I hope the Cavaliers keep losing!

  2. I can see you are not a fan of the Cavaliers. LOL