Friday, May 14, 2010

Three words for all the Cleveland fans distraught over not only the Cavs losing to the Celtics but the possibility (likelihood) that LeBron James will leave Cleveland to play in Chicago or New York: GET OVER IT!

What kind of sad sacks are you that you get upset because one group of millionaire basketball players beat another group of millionaire basketball players? Are you all really so pathetic that your emotional well-being is influenced by whether the guys who wear 'Cleveland' on their jerseys win the championship?

The Cavs losing doesn't mean that Boston is a better city than Cleveland. Actually, Boston is a better city than Cleveland but that has precious little to do with the quality of the sports teams that play in the two cities, it has much more to do with the quality of life, employment, education level of residents, crime and so on. And that would have remained the case had Cleveland won, Cleveland still would be way, way, way down on the list of cities that people want to live in.

Yes, I know that for many of you, your lives aren't going so well so you're looking for positives anywhere you can find them... but this ain't the place to look. Unless you're playing for the team (or had a role to play in putting the team together), their success and your emotional and financial health should have absolutely no correlation. They win, you're still the same person, with the same going for you or not going for you that you have if they lose. Your boss isn't going to give you a raise if they win, he's not going to fire you if they lose. Your credit card debts weren't going to disappear if the Cavs had won, nor would the value of your house have jumped thousands of dollars.

Basketball, like a lot of other sports, is fun to watch. But that is all it is. Stop acting like it means anything more than that.