Dan Chaon, Sportswriter
Gina just shared with me this article from the Post by local author, Dan Chaon.
Beautifully written as always. It ran on the 10th -- back when it still looked as if the Cavs had a chance.
But then I see my son and his friends, avidly reading stats and comparing notes on players, all of them wearing that T-shirt with the Cav's Psalm-like motto: "Rise Up!" All of them waiting ardently, eagerly -- as if their hearts can never be broken.
But Dan, we are in Cleveland. And while, I, like you, live here because I choose to live here, not because I have to -- I will tell you -- that heartbreak over sports is just part of growing up in Cleveland. Having our hopes dashed, our hearts swollen with passion, only to have them torn out and stomped on. Whether it be by a toothy quarterback from a mountain state, or the player that inspired LeBron to wear the number 23, or be it by one of our own -- throwing it all away at the goal line or in the ninth inning of game seven.
Indeed, I was your son's age when John Elway orchestrated The Drive. Till the day I die I will never forget that. And know that whatever happens in this series, for the rest of his life, your son will remember this moment. Amazing, isn't it?