A random blog about anime, sports, and other items I feel like talking about. The above image is an amalgamation of Hanamaru Kindergarten and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, which was displayed in the Hanamaru Kindergarten Fan Club at MyAnimeList.net (the club I'm a member in).
26 and Counting...
Posted 02-10-2011 at 07:05 AM by bci110
Even though I don't follow NBA basketball anymore (thanks to a certain event that happen on July 9, 2010), I can't ignore what's been going on with the Cleveland Cavaliers lately. With their 103-94 loss to the Detroit Pistons last night, the Cavs lost their 26th straight game. Not only is this a new NBA record for futility, it also tied the record for most consecutive losses in professional sports, which was set by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1976-77. The Bucs lost their first 26 games in the franchise's history before breaking into the win column for the first time in Week 13 of the 1977 season. But at least the Bucs have something the Cavs don't have - a World Championship title (Super Bowl XXXVII over the Raiders).
I know that the 2010-2011 season was going to be bad when that certain individual departed. But I didn't believe that it was going to hit rock bottom for the Cavs. A combination of injuries, lackluster play, and a roster with marginal talent at best pretty much contributed to the recent slide. The Cavs haven't won a game in 2011 yet and haven't tasted victory since December 18, 2010. They own the NBA's worst record at 8-45, which pretty much guarantees that they will receive the best chance at winning the NBA Draft Lottery and the #1 overall pick. They mentioned on numerous occasions that should they win the #1 overall pick, they will draft Jared Sullinger of Ohio State should he decide to leave school early (and definitely if the Buckeyes win the national championship this season). So at least for Cavs fans there's some light at the end of the tunnel - Sullinger is a nice raw talent to build a team around, and thus far he's tearing up the college ranks for the #1-ranked and undefeated Buckeyes.
But for now the 2010-2011 Cavaliers are another chapter in Cleveland's long tradition of sports futility and failure - and the Indians and Browns are nowhere close to contending for a title. 47 years and counting for the championship drought in Cleveland.