Woe is Buffalo: America’s Most Miserable Sports City

Friday, July 11th, 2014

LeBron James' decision to return to Cleveland has had an unintended consequence: sealing Buffalo, New York's fate as the most mind-numbingly depressing city in which one can be a sports fan. For years, the competition on the opposite ends of Lake Erie was fierce and unrelenting. The resumes are remarkably similar: ...

Browns beat out Bills for Costner comedy

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

For as long as I have written for this blog, I have chronicled the Battle of Lake Erie between Cleveland and Buffalo for the right to be called America's most tortured sports city. It turns out I wasn't the only one paying attention. "Draft Day" is a soon-to-be filmed sports comedy ...

Woe Is Miami

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Patrick Dorsey, presumably no relation to Ken, penned an excellent ESPN Page 2 column on Monday which detailed the sheer hell that comes with being a Miami sports fan. But Patrick didn't quite go far enough when he said that Miami is on its way to becoming America's Most Miserable Sports ...

Cleveland’s Tide Turning? Ehh…

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Based on the happenings of the past few weeks, it would appear that woebegone Cleveland is starting to experience something typically associated with fictional former Indians closer Rick Vaughn... winning. First, Peyton Hillis shocked the world by becoming the most average football player since, well, John Madden to be named to ...

Whatchu Talkin Bout…Hillis?

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

The battle for Madden '12 cover boy (Motto: The only place you'll see the NFL in 2011-12!) has been narrowed down to Eagles quarterback Michael Vick and Cleveland Browns running back Jim Brown. Wait, what's that? (Looks at screen again) Browns running back PEYTON HILLIS? What the... On the surface, this appears to ...

Cleveland Finally Gets One To Go Its Way

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

It's been a long time coming for the city of Cleveland. After years, hell, decades of repeated setbacks, the city finally got the big win it has been waiting for. Last night the Cavaliers ripped the visiting Miami Heat and LeBron James 102-90 in what had to be the most ...

Tale of the Tape: Cleveland Cavs vs. Cleveland Spiders

Friday, February 11th, 2011

Good news, Cleveland fans! This year's Cavaliers aren't even the worst team in your city's glorious history. Or are they? The distinction of worst team in the history of Cleveland -- if not all of sports -- has long been the domain of the 1899 Cleveland Spiders, who finished a putrid 20-134 ...

Weekend Not Bernie’s

Monday, December 20th, 2010

On Sunday night, former Browns quarterback/American legend Bernie Kosar saw his name ripped out of the record books by Johnny-come-lately Tom Brady. Brady established a new NFL record for most consecutive passes without an interception in a single season, making it to his 292nd straight pass without getting picked off, breaking ...