The Indians last won a World Series in 1948. In 1954, they set the AL record for wins with 111, in a 154 game season, and got swept in the World Series. They didn't get to another one until 1995, where they won 100 games in a strike shortened season, but were up against the Braves who won their only World Series in their glory years against us, all but one were one run games. In 1997, Jose Mesa got paid off to blow the Game 7 save situation and they lost in the 12th inning. In 2005 they came back from 16 games down in August and got beat on the last day to get eliminated. In 2007, they were up 3 games to 1 on Boston in the ALCS, then got blown out three straight games.
The Browns last won a championship in 1964, before there was a Super Bowl. That was right after the story of the Express happened, and Jim Brown retired to become a movie star. In 1980, they were driving in the last minute "Red Right 88", and they intercepted a pass and returned it for a touchdown to lose the game in the playoffs. "The Drive"... John Elway drives from the 2 yard line with less than two minutes to go in 1985 to tie the game and send it to overtime and win to go to the Super Bowl. "The Fumble" the next year against the same team to go to the Super Bowl, the Browns are on a comeback, and Earnest Byner fumbles on the 3-yard line as he's about to run it in for a gamewinning touchdown. A few years later, they move the team to Baltimore, give us an inferior replacement, and they finally don't suck in 2007, where they go 10-6, the same record as the team that won the Super Bowl, but weren't in the playoffs because of a tiebreaker.
The Cavs have never won a championship. They've been close twice. The Shot, which Michael Jordan shot over Craig Ehlo in the most famous basketball clip of all time to go to the Finals. They made their first Finals in, ironically, 2007, and they got swept by the Spurs.
Ohio State football is the only team for which I've cheered that has won anything. In 2002, they won the national championship on a controversial but correct call. In 2006 they went undefeated and were beaten 41-14 in the NC. In 2007 they went 11-1 and were beaten 38-24 in the NC game. This past year they had a chance to not embarrass themselves and scored a touchdown to go ahead 21-17 with less than a minute to go, and Texas drives to score a touchdown in 45 seconds to win 24-21.
Ohio State basketball sucked until the late 90's, where they got to the Final Four as an 8 seed, lost by two points to the number one seed in the semi-final. In, ironically again, 2007, they were the number 1 team, went like 33-2 or something, got the whole way to the championship, and lost to Florida, the same team that had beaten them for the national championship two months earlier in football.
I swear, if the Cavs don't win at all, I don't know if I can take more of this. They're 66-15, got home court advantage throughout the playoffs, and if they win tomorrow, tie the record for all time greatest home record of 40-1. If that team can't bring a title to Cleveland, no one can.
Since I live in central Pennsylvania, all I could do was laugh when all the Phillies fans were ecstatic because their city hadn't won a title "since 1980".
Please, LeBron... Please? One professional title for a team I watch? Please? Is it really that much to ask? Please? The Indians just gave up a grand slam in the 8th inning and are well on their way to outdoing their sucktitude of last year. It's gonna be a long summer until the Browns and Buckeyes depress me in the fall and you come back... One title, just one. Just one, please LeBron?