Cavaliers victory sparks memories of a ‘Super’ NY Giants upset
Yogi Berra said it best when he uttered the immortal phrase “It ain’t over until it’s over.” That’s the words Golden State Warrior fans have to live with after a 73-9 season went down in flames last night at the Oracle Arena.
Just how improbable was Cleveland's win? In case you weren't keeping score at home, it's been a long time since we put the words ‘world champion” in front of anything from the city of Cleveland. The last time a champion was crowned in Cleveland, the year was 1964 when the Beatles' song “I Feel Fine" topped the charts and gas was 30 cents a gallon. That’s when the Cleveland Browns beat the Baltimore Colts 27-0.
The Jersey comparison for me is when the New York Giants came out of nowhere in 2007 to win all of their road games on their way to a 10-6 season and beat an undefeated New England Patriots team that had already beaten them in the last game of the season.
The Giants wore black on the flight to Arizona because in their words they were going to a funeral. The team started the game with an 11-minute drive that ended in a field goal and ended the game with a 2-minute-plus drive that would result in an Eli Manning to Plaxico Burress touchdown.
That final drive also included an improbable catch by wide receiver David Tyree.
When NBA finals MVP Lebron James blocked a possible late basket in the final minutes of Game 7, it was like a savvy veteran telling a younger superstar, “I'm not ready to fade away just yet.” If Curry, needs any consolation, he can always reach out to another world champion who can totally relate to being almost perfect. His name would be Tom Brady.