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After years of pain, Cleveland is four wins from being America’s sports town

We’ve seen teams go from worst-to-first in a single year before, but never an entire city. The success of both the Indians and Cavaliers is unprecedented

“You know, these guys ain’t so fuckin’ bad.” 

It’s one of the greatest lines in American cinema (or at least one of the more memorable lines from the American sports comedy genre of the late 20th century). In 1989’s Major League, a Cleveland construction worker played by a young Neil Flynn declares that the local team is a lot better than he expected they would be. It’s a sentiment many are starting to feel about the real Indians – and Cleveland sports as a whole – 27 years since Rick Vaughn, Willie Hayes, Jake Taylor and Pedro Cerrano carried Cleveland to the fictional playoffs. 

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