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Re: Kyrie Irving: Boston Feels More Like A "Sports City" Than Cleveland
« Reply #15 on: October 12, 2017, 01:44:14 AM »

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Kyrie is going to regret that quote opening night in Cleveland. It may be true but still.

It's not really true. Living in Cleveland, they have a pretty good fanbase here. Being downtown and in University Circle everyday, you always see a ton of Browns, Indians, and especially Cavs shirts, and I regularly get people randomly talking to me about the teams.

It is certainly much poorer and much more of a "Midwestern" city than a bigger Northeastern city like Boston, though. Hell, Cleveland and Pittsburgh are very related culturally and historically, yet Pittsburgh seems much nicer and newer than Cleveland, though Cleveland is on the upswing right now.

Yeah Browns fans definitely are a loyal bunch, I'll give them that.

Indians are definitely the hype in Cleveland now but it looks like they may be eliminated after tonight (and Yankees advance... YUCK)

Can't fathom how horrible it is to be a Browns fan (emotionally speaking). I've been a Celtics fan though, so I can relate to some of the experience (during the garbage periods) they are sort of facing.

Fortunate (and to some degree, entitled) to be a Patriots fan, but I do sense that time is running out. Especially if the oline and defense keep failing Brady...but that's a different sport.

Re: Kyrie Irving: Boston Feels More Like A "Sports City" Than Cleveland
« Reply #16 on: October 12, 2017, 07:29:45 AM »

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Nice, that didn't take long.  We've already got a comfy cupcake. 

I think Kyrie may be the biggest beneficiary of the hand-check rules in the NBA.  I guess you could make a case for Steph Curry, but since he's the best shooter of all time, he should get a pass. 


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Re: Kyrie Irving: Boston Feels More Like A "Sports City" Than Cleveland
« Reply #17 on: October 12, 2017, 07:43:45 AM »

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Nice, that didn't take long.  We've already got a comfy cupcake. 

I think Kyrie may be the biggest beneficiary of the hand-check rules in the NBA.  I guess you could make a case for Steph Curry, but since he's the best shooter of all time, he should get a pass.

Woah woah woah, flag on the play, time out, personal foul. You are forgetting Lebron James. Granted people foul him all the time to try and stop his physical build, but my god his game would be different if he played with hand checking.
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Re: Kyrie Irving: Boston Feels More Like A "Sports City" Than Cleveland
« Reply #18 on: October 12, 2017, 07:58:19 AM »

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pfft I'm not interested in humble pie. Kyrie is 1337% right Celtic sports fans are wicked awesome! Even you 20 stars, tin foil hat wearing ones!
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Re: Kyrie Irving: Boston Feels More Like A "Sports City" Than Cleveland
« Reply #19 on: October 12, 2017, 08:08:44 AM »

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He wasn't really talking about the sports fandom in that quote, more about the city itself.  Boston has 673k in the city and 4.7M in the metropolitan area.  Cleveland has 385k in the city and 2M in the metropolitan area.  Of course Boston is more alive at night, it has a lot more people.   
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« Reply #20 on: October 12, 2017, 08:22:17 AM »

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Can't wait to hear the booing in Cleveland next Tuesday night!

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« Reply #21 on: October 12, 2017, 08:56:17 AM »

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Can't wait to hear the booing in Cleveland next Tuesday night!
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Re: Kyrie Irving: Boston Feels More Like A "Sports City" Than Cleveland
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Wouldn't want to be in CLE this morning.  What a choke job.

It's tough to describe but there is definitely a difference when it comes to midwest v. northeast.  There just is.   It's a different "feel". 


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Re: Kyrie Irving: Boston Feels More Like A "Sports City" Than Cleveland
« Reply #23 on: October 12, 2017, 10:24:22 AM »

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shots fired to CLE lol

Re: Kyrie Irving: Boston Feels More Like A "Sports City" Than Cleveland
« Reply #24 on: October 12, 2017, 10:51:57 AM »

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Wouldn't want to be in CLE this morning.  What a choke job.

It's tough to describe but there is definitely a difference when it comes to midwest v. northeast.  There just is.   It's a different "feel".

The part that sucks most about it is, the freakin' Yankees beat them and advanced  :(

Hate to say it though but the Yanks are playing like they want it, unlike the Red Sox. Wish the Sox came back though because a NYY-BOS ALCS would have been awesome...
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