For Our Consideration: #Sportsball sucks: On the Cleveland Cavaliers and why sports matter
On June 19, the Cleveland Cavaliers won their first NBA Championship, marking the first time a Cleveland sports team has won a professional sports title in 52 years. Though it was a bitter pill to swallow for Golden State Warriors fans, who’d been prepped for a title repeat all season long, many sports fans and even casual observers seemed to think it was a good thing. Clevelanders, after all, had spent generations feeling like losers, and this win felt good. It felt right. It felt, to quote LeBron James, “earned.”
That is, of course, unless you’re one of those people who just doesn’t care about sports. Anyone who’s on social media has heard from those people at one point or another over the course of year, be it on Super Bowl Sunday or during Game 7 of the NBA Finals. You know the tweets.