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Monday, February 17, 2014

Help Fund a Sad Cleveland Sports Fan's Coloring Book

Posted By on Mon, Feb 17, 2014 at 11:37 AM

This week in sad Cleveland sports fan news, you can help fund a coloring book project depicting disappointing moments in Cleveland sports history. 

via Scott O'Brien's Kickstarter page:

If you are looking at this Kickstarter project you are probably a fan of Cleveland sports, just like me. My condolences.

You know the history. You've been to the games. You've watched them on TV. You know that when it seems like the game can not be lost, it will be. That when the most is at stake, they will play their worst. And when it seems like it can't get any worse, it definitely will. I am speaking specifically about the Browns, the Indians, and the Cavaliers.

When I was growing up in Cleveland, the Browns had opportunities to make the Super Bowl behind Bernie Kosar. We all know how that ended. The Cavs also seemed poised to make some deep post-season runs. Nope. And the Indians came one inning away from a World Series Title. Then it just kept getting worse...

This project is not about reopening old Cleveland wounds. I'll leave that to the national sports media. This is about having a laugh at the sheer lunacy of what we have "witnessed" over the years. We know we have to laugh sometimes to avoid losing our minds.

It's also about sharing the history with our children so they can appreciate why we cheer the way do, and more often, hang our heads in disbelief. At the very least, it is a great way for them to learn about Murphy's Law.

The coloring book will be roughly 55 pages long, with 25 black & white illustrations depicting scenes of notable Cleveland sports failures, such as: The Shot, The Fumble, The Drive and The Decision. My profile pic is an example of what the coloring pages will look like (a larger version is now posted in the updates section). The pages opposite of the illustrations will feature the story behind these iconic moments. There will be a "Thank You" page, Table Of Contents, and other standard pages.

The money being raised for this book will be going toward the legal and publishing costs, getting an ISBN, the first printing costs, and other various costs related to publishing the book.

Thank you for your support and I hope this book can warm a frozen Cleveland sports fan's heart!

Go Browns! Go Indians! Go Cavs!

The deadline for interested investors is March 17.

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