“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…