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Curses! Why Cleveland Sports Fans Deserve to Be Miserable : A Lifetime of Tough Luck, Bad Breaks, Goofs, Gaffes, and Blunders - Tim Long

Curses! Why Cleveland Sports Fans Deserve to Be Miserable

A Lifetime of Tough Luck, Bad Breaks, Goofs, Gaffes, and Blunders

By: Tim Long

Paperback

Published: 1st November 2005
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Here's one championship title we Cleveland fans can grasp and proudly hold aloft: Most Miserable.

Boston fans no longer have their Curse to bemoan-and anyway, they've got those Patriots Super Bowl trophies. (Aargh!-Bill Belichick!) Chicago fans? Don't start. The Cubs, yes-but what about all those unbeatable Bulls teams? (Ugh!-The Shot!) No, Cleveland owns bragging rights when it comes to the worst drought in professional sports championships. And it's not just The Fumble, The Drive, The Catch, Game Seven, and all our other big-game losses. We've endured enough bad luck, dumb trades, dud draft picks, and just plain goofy moments to keep us crying in our beers for decades. And they're all collected here.

Could this little book end the worst championship drought in major league sports? Honestly, no. But it will give you something fun to read while you're waiting for the Browns, the Tribe, the Cavs, or someone in Cleveland to finally win the Big One!

It may not take away the misery, but at least it offers a little humor to go with the groans!

A light-hearted approach to the heartbreak sports brings true fans. -- Book Reviewer "The Morning Journal" Sure to produce lots of screams (or at least groans) by recalling the funny, frustrating and downright weird trades, injuries, collapses and other misfortunes that have stalked Cleveland's pro sports franchises for what feels like ages. -- Book Reviewer "The Chronicle-Telegram" [This book] can serve as an athletic exorcism for a city in dire need of banishing sports demons . . . [it's] really about bonehead front office moves, strokes of tragedy and just sheer bad luck . . . Long presents the subject matter in a breezy, fun way. -- Book Reviewer "Cleveland Magazine" A well-written book with Cleveland sports history thrown in with a bit of humor . . . It's all there, and more, in this gem of a book. No kidding, it's interesting and fun reading even if you don't know a football from a basketball. -- Book Reviewer "Medina County Gazette" Sure to produce lots of screams (or at least groans) by recalling the funny, frustrating and downright weird trades, injuries, collapses and other misfortunes that have stalked Cleveland's pro sports franchises for what feels like ages.--Steve Fogarty"The Chronicle-Telegram" (12/06/2005) Funny and intelligent . . . In just a few pages, Long captures the mood of Browns fans and even non-fans when Modell turned his back on Cleveland . . . a well-written book with Cleveland sports history thrown in with a bit of humor . . . It's all there, and more, in this gem of a book. No kidding, it's interesting and fun reading even if you don't know a football from a basketball.--Sandra Fahning"Medina County Gazette" (01/14/2006) [This book] can serve as an athletic exorcism for a city in dire need of banishing sports demons . . . [it's] really about bonehead front office moves, strokes of tragedy and just sheer bad luck . . . Long presents the subject matter in a breezy, fun way.--Jim Vickers"Cleveland Magazine" (12/05/2005) Covers the gamut of Cleveland sports woes, from bad trades, bad draft picks, bad timing and just plain bad luck that seems to have plagued this area for decades.--April Helms"Maple Heights Press" (12/15/2005) Recalls to readers' minds 114 seasons of less-than-stellar sports incidents . . . Fun to read in this book format . . . much more enjoyable than when they first hit our consciousness in the newspaper or via the airwaves.--Lynette Filips"Old Brooklyn News" (12/01/2005)

ISBN: 9781598510188
ISBN-10: 1598510185
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 141
Published: 1st November 2005
Publisher: Gray & Company Publishers
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.5 x 12.9  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.12