The HBS: The Heel Brings The Fans To The Yard!
By: Mike Asti and George Gerbo
There have been many sports curses. None have sniffed Cleveland’s. The Curse of the Bambino, the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Buffalo Bills, the Plight of Canuck Nation, & the lovable, yet always losing Chicago Cubs (just to name a few), none has compared to the Cursed City. Jim Brown ain’t walking through that door. Since he walked out, no Cleveland sports franchise has won a major championship (1964). The Browns got close & then fumbled. John Elway drove by. The Indians went from laughing stock to, “these guys ain’t so stinking bad” to the brink of glory. One of the most dominant squads in baseball for a decade was left ringless. Then came the chosen one! Sent to save his cursed city. He carried the weight of the cursed world on his back for 8 swag filled seasons. Like Judas’ betrayal of Jesus, this savior swiftly smacked his people with a DECISION that will live in infamy. From then on, the FACE of the NBA, & more importantly a nation, turned HEEL, becoming the greatest villain in sports history. LeBron Raymone “King” James is now preparing to be fitted for his crown.
Mike “the Buzz-saw” Asti & Cleveland sports supporter, George “the Howitzer” Gerbo square off in a battle of good vs evil. In one corner, Mike: 6 ft, 165 to 175 lbs (depending on food intake that week), rocking a shaved head, an angry scowl, an unbearable ego, & a powdered keg of multiple personalities. In the other corner, George: 6 ft, 180 lbs (formerly fat), owning glasses, a beaming smile, & an unreasonable amount of compassion. Let’s end an era with a radio HELL IN A CELL! How will basketball’s landscape change with a champion LeBron? Will Cleveland make Vancouver blush with their reaction? Will anything else be discussed? Yes! The NHL awards & a couple trials are also on tap. LeBron James conquers the hardwood, Cleveland conquers NOTHING, & the HBS conquers sports radio, one day, at a time….