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Is It Something We Said?

The folks at Waiting For Next Year posed a question to Cavs fans:  will you be rooting for the Celtics… the team that just beat you?  Or will you be rooting for Detroit… your hated rival?

Kevin Says:
ANYONE but Boston… I don’t hate the Pistons or Detroit nearly as much!

I don't think they like us.

RockKing Says

I’m 1000000% rooting for Detroit. Frankly, I’ve seen Detroit win a title recently, and so I could handle them winning another. The last thing I want to see it Boston celebrating another Championship. Call me a sore loser or whatever, I don’t care. That city has won 5 championships in the last 10 years, so they don’t need another one.

Yeah… but it would be nice.

mendy Says:
when it comes down to 2 teams i hate i go with the fans. as in, “who’s fans do i hate the most?” this is an easy one.

i can’t watch boston win again. i just can’t do it. and i don’t even mind bill simmons. just look at this picture ( and tell me you want those people to be happy…again.

"Those people." 

I could go on… but you get the point.  Cleveland hates Boston… probably because we do things like constantly crush their dreams of emerging from mediocrity.  Or maybe its because we say things like that last sentence.

By the way… thanks to Waiting For Next Year for working with us in that series.  I really have no animosity towards Cleveland.  I actually like LeBron James.  I think his constant bitching is an NBA problem… not just his.  If whining got me to the line 20 times a game… I'd do it too. 

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  • PxFunk

    Right, I think the Sox/Tribe series has as much to do with Cavs fans rooting for detroit as the Celtics/Cavs series…I’d be pissed too!

  • William

    They’re just bandwagon jumpers, don’t you know we’re the underdogs because the #8 and #4 seeds took us to 7 games each? It’s easy to pick Detroit now.
    /((Bibby + CHB)/2)

  • Dre

    I love Celtics fans… always have. I’d rather be boo’d than cheered.

  • It’s pretty much for the sheer fact that your sports teams have been pissing on ours in the playoffs recently. I’m sure the trend will continue with the Pats beat the Browns in the AFC title game this year as well.

  • papairish

    what the hell was wrong with that pic that the link gave, the clever sign, saying champaign tastes better at home? yeah we should prolly immediately take everyone who roots for a boston sports team out of the gene pool, seriously like right away that was just plain rude

  • Hey Mike… we gave you guys one of our coaches. I think that’s a hell of a gesture.

  • ssshady35

    Hey whats the chance we could get d west back.

  • Yea, coupling the whole Cleveland losing with Boston’s sudden sense of entitlement over the past few seasons, and you can’t help but understand…
    Plus, it’s not like we’re the only ones that hate you guys 🙂

  • Seeing as how I’m quoted in this piece, I figured I’d expound my point of view. I’ve actually enjoyed Cleveland’s rivalries with Boston’s teams. Going back into the 90s in baseball, Cleveland and Boston met for quite a few memorable playoff series. Then, there was last year’s ALCS. Now this. Plus, as I said, it’s not like Boston has been short on Championships lately. So yeah, push come to shove, lesser of 2 evils, or whatever, I want Detroit to beat Boston in this series.
    But honestly, if it was JUST that, I might actually still want Boston to win because I don’t hate the players on the Celtics team like I hate the players on the Pistons team. But what pushes me over the edge is comments like this, that were left on our site:
    “I’m not saying this to be a jerk, I’m really not, but I’m sorry your franchise doesn’t have the history and mystique behind it like ours does. You have Larry Nance hanging from your rafters. We have Bill Russell. Not a knock on you guys, but let’s not be too jealous you don’t have a Red in your past.”
    I know, you can’t judge an entire fan base because of one post, but comments like that are hardly an isolated occurance. If you’ve ever read the comments on an story involving a Boston team, you’d know what I’m talking about. Fans of all opposing teams tend to be overbearing, but Boston fans are, stereotypically, the most arrogant and grinding to deal with.
    But in all honesty, I’ve enjoyed reading this site throughout the series. You guys have a good thing going here. Not near as abrasive as Boston fans that you encounter at places like Best of luck in the next series.

  • Matt

    ESPN message boards are horrendous. You cant have a normal conversation with a fan. I personally hate every fan base who posts on that site. I dont even read the comments now. People have no clue about any facts and just post to stupid shit to get people (or boston fans) riled up. We have gotten very defensive since th eworld turned against us with spygate.
    p.s. loved Braylon Edwards comment to Peter King –
    I think the most interesting angle on the explosion of Spygate news came from Braylon Edwards, the Cleveland wide receiver. “If this wasn’t New England, it wouldn’t be that big of a deal,” Edwards said. “If this had happened in Cleveland, it’d be a story, but not a big one.”
    That about sums up how defensive weve gotten over our teams lately.

  • Perhaps it is simply because you were arrogant enough to title this post “Is it something WE said”.

  • mendy

    just to clarify, all i meant by “those people” were literally those people in the picture, i.e. boston sports fans.
    to be honest, i’ve noticed that celtics and pats fans aren’t as bad as sox ones. red sox fans seem to believe, much like celtics fans, that its their “destiny” to win. i think that’s what irritates me the most. this idea that somehow boston teams are more important than other cities and therefore deserve to win more than, oh let’s say cleveland.

  • perkisabeast

    I’d be pissed too if I lived in Cleveland and watched the Red Sox and Celtics take a giant shit on their sports dreams. Cheer up fellas you still got Harvey Pikar. We don’t have anybody that cool.
    What I can’t understand is why these people think we haven’t earned the right to celebrate when the worm finally turned for us. It’s not like we didn’t have a two decade absence from the national discourse. What a bunch of jealous fuckwads.