Yesterday was a good day to be a Cleveland sports fan.
In fact, yesterday was just plain a good day.
If your social media hasn’t been blowing up like mine has about it… the Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA finals in game seven last night at Oracle Arena. Not only winning their first ever championship, but also becoming the first team to come back from a 3-1 deficit in the finals and breaking some other league records.
The energy in downtown Cleveland was incredible. We managed to score tickets to the inside watch part at Quicken Loans Arena, which sold out in seconds. So Brad and I came downtown early and were in time to hear the the Cleveland Indians win their game.
The city was covered in wine and gold and everyone was excited.
The lines of ticket holders waiting to watch the game started early and were long. Fewer than 15 minutes after the doors opened, the arena was almost full. What’s more, they interrupted the “round-the-clock” prep for the Republican National Convention to host this watch party. The floor was gone, seats moved and stage already assembled for the the RNC that will be taking place just a few blocks from my office in a couple of weeks.
It was the kind of game that keeps you on the edge of your seat, but it was an incredible thing to watch your home team win a championship surrounded by your hometown.
Cleveland fans really are the best fans.
Following the victory were more high fives with strangers than I’ve ever had in my life, dancing in the streets, honking and cheers.
I may be tired today. My voice may be scratchy. But I’m sure glad that I live here.
Want to know what it was like inside the Q when the Cavs won? Check it out.