Richey Piiparinen is a Clevelander, as well as a die-hard Cleveland sports fan with an emphasis on the “die-hard” considering. He writes for the blog Rust Wire. He tweets @RicheyPipes.
This is the flipside to sports, and to fandom’s projection of a million wants into one body at one moment in time. As heroes go up, so must many come down. Call it the Mike Tyson effect.