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Curses! Why Cleveland Sports Fans Deserve to Be Miserable: A Lifetime of Tough Luck, Bad Breaks, Goofs, Gaffes, and Blunders Paperback – November 14, 2005
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Funny and intelligent . . . In just a few pages, Long captures the mood of Browns fans and even non-fans when Modell turned his back on Cleveland . . . a well-written book with Cleveland sports history thrown in with a bit of humor . . . It’s all there, and more, in this gem of a book. No kidding, it’s interesting and fun reading even if you don’t know a football from a basketball. (Sandra Fahning Medina County Gazette 20060114)
[This book] can serve as an athletic exorcism for a city in dire need of banishing sports demons . . . [it’s] really about bonehead front office moves, strokes of tragedy and just sheer bad luck . . . Long presents the subject matter in a breezy, fun way. (Jim Vickers Cleveland Magazine 20051205)
Covers the gamut of Cleveland sports woes, from bad trades, bad draft picks, bad timing and just plain bad luck that seems to have plagued this area for decades. (April Helms Maple Heights Press 20051215)
Recalls to readers’ minds 114 seasons of less-than-stellar sports incidents . . . Fun to read in this book format . . . much more enjoyable than when they first hit our consciousness in the newspaper or via the airwaves. (Lynette Filips Old Brooklyn News 20051201)
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(Also, the title is a bit misleading, in my opinion. It doesn't explain "Why Cleveland Sports Fans Deserve to Be Miserable." It explains why they are miserable, but the way it's worded makes it sound like the book will be a narrative that attmepts to justify the statement that Cleveland did something to bring this on itself. Nothing in here about that, just unrelated anecdotes that start and stop as if Long had just clipped them from newspaper columns.)
Nothing particularly wrong with Curses. It's just unspectacular all around.
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Kenny Roda is a Steeler fan. Don't let him fool you in his review. He is a crummy Steeler fan who doesn't know one thing about sports suffering. Read morePublished on April 12, 2006 by Brez