Cleveland fans often have it tough. We seem to live for that elusive "next year," when the rebuilding pays off and our teams give us a reason to celebrate.
We feel their triumph and, more often, their heartbreak. We pack sold-out stadiums, ball parks and arenas with the same zeal and hope as if we were supporting a dynasty.
This lifelong Cleveland fan, currently living in LA, has endured endless mockery at the hands of Championship-drunk Lakers fans and deliriously hopeful Clippers fans. This fan stormed out of a restaurant amid jeers when her 2007 Cleveland Indians blew a 3-1 lead in the American League Championship Series. This fan was once dumped for crying hysterically after watching the Amway Arena erupt in celebration in 2009.
Historically, there have been many moments when it sucks to be a Cleveland fan. Not now. Here are the top seven reasons it's awesome to be a Cavaliers fan in 2012.