You Want a Break from Your Misery, Cleveland Sports Fans? Try Cleveland State Basketball

OK, the following is probably going to sound massively biased and more like a propaganda piece, but what else do you expect from a guy who got two degrees from there?

It’s been a rough few months for Cleveland sports fans. The Browns have no direction, and, as it turns out, neither do the Cavaliers. Plus, the Indians aren’t doing anything of consequence until at least April, though we are actually looking forward to spring training for the first time in a long time.

So, with all that misery raining down on Cleveland, what’s a fan to do?

Here’s your answer: What about Cleveland State basketball?

I can hear the rebuttals now. Actually, I don’t need to hear the rebuttals. I see them during every home game that more closely resembles a sparsely-populated library than a basketball arena. But at this point, why not?

Think about it logically. You’ve probably dropped tons of money into watching losing and dysfunction. Wouldn’t you like a break from that? The Vikings are 17-9 and have been, for the most part, quite entertaining to watch. Keep in mind, too, that the most expensive seat in the house is, what, $15? You can’t even get a hot dog and a beer at the Q for that much!

I also recognize that you probably didn’t attend Cleveland State. Well, you likely didn’t go to Ohio State, either, and you’ve been all over them for years. At least the Wolstein Center is much closer than Columbus.

Also, I’ll venture to guess that you listen to sports radio stations that basically ignore CSU’s existence and read a newspaper/Web site that lumps Cleveland State in with Akron and Kent State. You should break yourselves of those venues. If you want to read something, try the Cleveland Leader or The Cleveland Fan, and listen to The Sports Fix. These guys get it. Always have.

Finally, and I know this is pretty buried, but still worth a mention, I have some words for CSU students and alumni. Have some pride in your school and show up or watch on television or listen on the radio. There’s thousands of you out there. A fraction of you could pack the Wolstein Center.

Cleveland clearly has this reputation for wallowing in its misery. Don’t you want to be a part of something that smacks in the face of that notion? Now’s the time.

Give it a chance. They’ve got four home games left. You can get tickets here, or, if you can’t make it to the area, watch them on the Horizon League Network or listen to them on WHK.


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