I grew up 5 minutes down the road from the old Richfield Coliseum. I'm 44, so was a bit young for Austin, Bingo and Co and the miracle of Richfield. But saw World B many times and lived and died with the Price-Ehlo-Daugherty-Nance-Williams crew along with Red Right 88, The Drive, The Fumble, The Move and of course The Shot. Thank goodness I've always had the Buckeyes....
Living abroad for 16 years now, LeBron's entire career. Have watched him from afar, lived and died and loved and cursed this kid from Akron, my mother's home town, and the birthplace of my daughter.
I'm an educator at an international school in Germany (at school as I type this), but of course stayed up to watch. How could I not? Last game 7 for Cleveland, the 97 World Series.....and I was still in school at tOSU.
Anyone not from Cleveland would never understand how much this means to NE Ohio. My grandfather, from Warren, just passed away this February, but I know he's smiling knowing the kid from Akron did it.
We all win.
No. Sleep. Till Cleveland!