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Cleveland’s Fun: Believe It or Not!

“The Win” is where Cleveland is at now, but “The Decision” is where the city was not too long ago.

How did Cleveland’s faithful make the transition?

Basketball aside, the healing peacemaker was surprisingly not an intermediary at all. Instead, the conciliatory trigger was a state of mind. Specifically, the Ohio state (small “s”) of mind. More specifically, the “OH-” state of mind. Outsiders may laugh and roll their eyes at the passionately proud nature of Ohioans, but there’s a lot to be happy about.

That list can wait for another day.

For instance, when The Ohio State Buckeyes play that team up north or in a national championship, a win is not the only thing on the line. The entire identity and emotional well-being of its citizens are at stake.

People from Cleveland and beyond read the LeBron James re-dedication letter from July of 2014 to his hometown in northeast Ohio, but movie watchers saw an entertaining abridged version of his sentiment in the movie Trainwreck. Granted, LeBron’s scenes are about the only appropriate moments in the film (true story) and are also the most clever and endearing.

Destination Cleveland: Why haven’t there been a collection of creative tourism videos in the following video clip’s spirit featuring northeast Ohio’s favorite son and a skeptical traveler?

A Ted Mosby cameo could be cool too…

Right. Right!

A Super Identity

Today is a special occasion for Jimmy’s Daily Planet: The Superman of Blogs.

This afternoon, I will order my new license plate and it will stand for “Truth, Justice and the American Way.”

I am proud to announce that my home state of Ohio, where Superman was created eighty years ago in a community outside Cleveland by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, has officially released a Superman-themed license plate to the public!

(Gus Chan / The Plain Dealer)

(Gus Chan / The Plain Dealer)

This is an absolutely amazing achievement and it reveals what a treasured and iconic superhero Superman remains to this day. This legislative success cements that Superman has flown not only into our hearts and imaginations, but also into our daily lives outside of the glistening city of Metropolis.

This outstanding accomplishment was the result of bipartisan work by State Representative Bill Patmon (D-Cleveland) and Ohio Senator Tom Patton (R-Strongsville).

This bipartisan partnership is definitive proof of the greatness that can transpire when Democrats and Republicans work together.

Talk about a super job we can all celebrate.

Thank You!