by Dan Graziano
Having spent a little bit of time in Cleveland, I'm kind of with Chris Cooley on this one. What he wrote (apart from the unnecessarily salty language) wasn't that bad, and the fact that he got profane responses from Clevelanders speaks more to a collective inferiority complex on their part. Maybe it has something to do with losing their team to Baltimore a decade or so ago. Or replacing it with one that kind of stinks.
Still, it's not a fantastic move on the part of a player who might end up in a city to go to war with the fans in that city. And it makes you wonder how many more incidents like this we can expect with all of these athletes blogging and tweeting and doing all of this direct-fan-communication stuff that's all the rage these days.
Chris Cooley vs. Cleveland, or 'Things That Go Wrong When Athletes Type' originally appeared on NFL FanHouse on Wed, 25 Mar 2009 10:47:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.