Did Cleveland win the Super Bowl?

Michael Moses

Michael Moses

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Like 111 million other people, I watched the Super Bowl this past Sunday. I saw my team, the Pittsburgh Steelers, completely blow the biggest game on the biggest stage.

I slumped down in my chair as the Green Bay Packers, the team portrayed by Lil’ Wayne in “Green n Yellow,” hoist the Lombardi Trophy. But this column is not about how Pittsburgh lost or why they lost; the scoreboard shows it, no excuses needed. It’s about something deeper.

Why is Cleveland acting like they won the Super Bowl?

If I recall, they weren’t in the Super Bowl, let alone they didn’t make the playoffs. Green Bay was in the big game, and Green Bay won.

But Cleveland is the definition of “salty” and forgot about something called sportsmanship.

I’ll never understand why the city of Cleveland is so against the city of Pittsburgh, other than pure jealousy because the Steelers are winning and the Browns are losing.

These are two cities, geographically similar, built by hard work and stained by ashes from steel mills. These are blue-collar towns with passionate fans that base their social lives around their sports teams.

Pittsburgh and Cleveland are more similar than they are different. The difference lies in the word “sportsmanship.”

I’m not making fun of the whole Cleveland Cavaliers situation and how they broke their own previous NBA record of 24 straight losses. I’m not throwing up Facebook statuses like Cleveland fans did after their rival team fell in the Super Bowl.

I’m actually planning on going to Cavaliers games and rooting for them because I have respect for the team and the city.

Honestly, I feel bad for Cleveland fans. They’re loyal to their teams, and they deserve a winner, a championship.

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I root for Cleveland when they’re not playing a Pittsburgh team and will always do so.

Am I upset because Cleveland fans make fun of the Steelers for losing the Super Bowl? No. Am I losing sleep over it? No. Was I surprised by your words against Steeler Nation? Hell no.

Ever since LeBron left, the city is suffering from severe sportsmanship issues. It’s not the curse of Cleveland, it’s the curse of conduct.

I really don’t care if you forget to show us respect. You’ve passed that point.

But Cleveland fans better give the winners their rightful props.

It was the Green Bay Packers who beat the Pittsburgh Steelers, not the Cleveland Browns.