Jun 13, 2011, 1:33 PM EDT
If it’s possible for an entire state to experience simultaneous schadenfruede, Ohio may just have done it. Today Governor John Kasich actually drafted a proclamation making the Dallas Mavericks ‘Honorary Ohioans,’ a thrilling honor unless you’re a member of a union, or live near the Perry Nuclear Plant. For those who say this was a waste of time and a mean-spirited move by Kascich, well, come on, he’s a politician. It’s pretty much in the job description to be childish and vindictive.
Has there ever been an instance where one city has emotionally adopted another due to hatred toward one athlete? If it has, it probably involved Boston or New York. Or Manchester, England.
Anyway, it was an all-night party in Cleveland following Game 6, as you’ll observe here.
By now you’ve probably seen the Twitter love note by Cavaliers’ owner Dan Gilbert: “Congrats to Mark C.&entire Mavs org. Mavs NEVER stopped & now entire franchise gets rings. Old Lesson for all:There are NO SHORTCUTS. NONE.”
Then there was this quote:
“Just be careful when shipping the Miami Heat champs T-shirts to the poor in Guatemala,” NBA.com quoted Avon, Ohio’s, Nathan Obral as saying. “They could be a choking hazard.”
Cavs fans go wild as the “Mavaliers” beat the Heat [19 Action News]
Governor Kasich: Mavericks are ‘Honorary Ohioans’ [CBS Sports]
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