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I am a regular Cleveland homer, and die hard Cleveland Browns fan. Growing up with them in the 80's, I couldn't get enough of Dawg Pound barking, dog biscuits, and those orange spikes. I remember cutting out the picture of Webster Slaughter and Reggie Langhorne's high-5, and hanging it on my wall. Nothing got me more excited than a heated game between the Houston Oilers, Denver Broncos, or Pittsburgh Steelers. Nowadays, the orange hats still bring a smile to my face, but those victories have been way too far a few in between. I still love my Browns.
The Cavaliers had occupied a good deal of my time, especially leading up to the NFL season. LeBron's return and Kyrie Irving give the Cleveland fans hope. They are exciting to watch again, and I truly think Kyrie is one of the best young PG's in the league. Championship? Say what you will about owner Dan Gilbert, but at least he is active and passionate.
Also an Indians fan, but not to the same level as football. They play so many games, luckily they have been pretty competitive over the past 15 years or so. Baseball in September and October is the best. I was fortunate enough to attend Game 5 of the 1997 World Series in Cleveland vs. the Florida Marlins. Soo close!
And last, what better time of year is there, than March madness! A graduate of Kent State University, watching the Golden Flashes run in the tourny, all the way to the Elite 8 in 2002 was amazing! I'm also a big Cincinatti Bearcats fan, following Bob Huggins from his time at Akron U. I attended games occasionally with my great uncle, grandfather, and dad. I actually saw Jason Taylor hoop it up before he hit the NFL!
I currently live in Uniontown, OH with my beautiful wife of 10 years and 3 beautiful kids. I enjoy spending as much time as I can with family. I like to cookout, enjoy comedy, writing, and Fantasy Football. If that makes me a nerd, then so be it.
This will be my 4th year volunteering on the Pro Football Hall of Fame-Security & Logistics committee. I saw a lot of athletes past & present, hall of famers, and other famous sports personalities. Being part of the event was amazing and I can't wait to do it again next year. I was fortunate enough to meet Arthur Blank.
Professional athletes are just people too, really athletic, and talented people, with lots of money.
Thanks for reading!
Anytime Rich. Keep up the good articles as well.