If the Cavaliers dont contend for a playoff spot, Im worried they might disappear from Cleveland.
No, not from the city itself -- but from the psyche of Northeast Ohio sports fans.
In the sports pecking order, the Cavs are already fourth in the minds of Clevelanders, trailing the Browns, Buckeyes and Indians. At best, the Cavs are tied for third with the Indians. But the Tribe just hired two-time World Series winner Terry Francona as manager. A move like that is sure to create some buzz.
Now, I should say that as an (allegedly) impartial observer, I have faith in the strategy of Cavs general manager Chris Grant and coach Byron Scott. The Cavs are extremely young (with an average age of 24.9), loaded with assets and willing to take some lumps now for the sake of the future.
I get that. Honest. So do the die-hards who passionately follow every shot, dribble and three-second violation.
But the majority of sports fans arent like us. The majority care considerably more about what th...