So I’m sitting in my home office browsing the Internet and drinking a Grapefruit Shandy and eating Doritos. It’s 12:30 on a Saturday night/Sunday morning and I just finished watching the last installment of the OJ 30 For 30. I didn’t go out tonight because I want to make sure I’m as well rested as I can be for Sunday.
Today is the biggest game of our lives.
I know we speak in hyperbole probably around 75% of the time on this site but I don’t think this is even debatable. This is the biggest sporting event in Cleveland history and arguably one of the biggest games in NBA history. The game to send a team to immortality or the game to break a city’s 52 year old curse.
Game 7. The back to back MVP. The best regular season team of all time. Cleveland. The best player in the world. Steph. LeBron. The curse. The on court drama. The off court drama. Ayesha. Throwing mouthpieces. Undertaker shirts. Conspiracy theories. Man’s league. Suspensions. Kyrie. Game 7.
In all honesty I have no idea what to expect tonight. No team has ever came back in a Finals series being down 3-1. I won’t know what to do if that one thing happens but before that I’m going to enjoy every second of this day. Every God damn second. No one knows when we’ll get this opportunity again. I was 9 when the Indians played the Marlins in the World Series in 97 and thought that getting that far was the norm. Whoops! Well, 19 years later we’ve got the:
Biggest game in Cavs franchise history
Biggest game of LeBron’s life
Biggest game in Cleveland’s history
So enjoy spending tonight watching the game with the people who mean the most to you. I’ll be downtown bar hopping for a few hours until we decide which establishment to watch the entire game at. I’ll be with my best friends and my girlfriend of 5 years. We’ll see immortality (puke) or we’ll see a 52 year old curse end. We’ll see a team complete arguably the greatest season ever or we’ll see a team complete the biggest Finals comeback and bring home a trophy to the most championship starved city in America. We’ll get Crying Jordan’d or we’ll start planning the parade. We’ll party in the streets till 3 am or we’ll go home and wait till next season.
Everything that’s happened since July 8, 2010 has led to this moment. To tonight.
The Cavs already got one Finals trophy this season, how about we go get her sister now?