Cleveland Fans Are Crazy
I use Twitter for one main reason: to gather micro and macro information immediately. I haven’t found a better way to synthesize news about the things I’m interested in any quicker than with Twitter. Of course, I’ve got my *guilty pleasure* follows. If any of you are fans of 70’s sports I implore you to follow @Super70sSports. But most of my follows are carefully coordinated towards immediate, accurate fantasy sports news (weather, line ups, injuries, etc….). I’d say 70% of the (non-friend) people I follow are for this reason. And I don’t try to get followers, in fact I block anyone who follows me who I don’t know.
But last Winter I stumbled across this guy: @VernThompsonNBA. He made some idiotic predictions about Cleveland beating the Warriors by 10+ in the game the Warriors beat them by 40. Instead of passing him by as I do most twit-idiots I decided to follow him since he had 5000 followers and I was actually interested in getting a pulse on the Cleveland fan base sports scene. I figured we’d see them again in the finals and wanted to know their mindset since we handed them their ass last Summer.
Here is what I’ve learned about Cleveland fans over the last 6 months from following Vern: they are passionate. They are desperate for a championship. They are pretty dumb. They hate the Warriors and specifically Steph Curry. The reasons they hate him are not rational. If you want to see what I mean give this guy a follow, you’ll pick up on the vibe quite quickly.
To my paranoid point this morning: I believe this town is riddled with “Jeff Gillooly”wannabees. I truly and honestly hope security is tight for the Warriors when they’re in Cleveland for games 3 and 4. These fans are capable of anything……
Now, back to baseball. You wanna point to underwhelming games this year? I bet we look back on the season and point to this one. Peavy. Atlanta. Gonna have trouble gearing up for this one…….