Jersey, Sure?

Dukie Lang's Blog

Published On: Oct 25 2011 01:28:09 PM EDT   Updated On: Jul 30 2010 02:17:09 AM EDT

An intrepid Heat fan (not pictured) decided it'd be a good idea to wear a LeBron James jersey in Cleveland.

That's right.

He decided to flaunt the Heat's big acqusition and rub it right in the face of Cleveland fans.

How did you think it would end?

Fortunately, he was able to make it out of the stadium alive and well.

Not Leaving Without A Fight

I saw the video of him walking out of the stadium.

His girlfriend decided to start brawling with one of the Indians' faithful.

Marriage material?

What suprised me the most was that it was during the sixth inning.

How did this dude survive five innings?

Enemy Territory

Look, it's fun to be the enemy at a sporting venue.

Go to any Jets-Dolphins game, and you realize rivarly and taunting are part of the game.

But this really wasn't a fair fight.

It's just too soon.

Plus, factor in the town you're talking about.

The Indians are more than 15 games out of first place.

The Browns are coming off of a bad season and are putting their franchise in the shaky hands of Jake Delhomme.

The Cavs, well, we all know about the Cavs.

And worst of all, they live in Cleveland.

Quick To Judge

I have found the reaction to LeBron's decision to be a little exaggerated.

People have been a little too angry about it.

There's sour grapes all around.

People are trashing a guy's legacy when he's 25.

That'd be like writing a movie review after the opening credits.

Poor Cleveland

Still, there's one place where I do feel their pain.

It's Cleveland.

The fans have JUST been through a trauma.

Let them process it.

And most importantly, when the Heat actually do have to play at the Cavs, make sure there's extra security.

In 1697's "The Mourning Bride" William Congreve wrote "Heav'n has no Rage, like Love to Hatred turn'd, Nor Hell a Fury, like a Woman scorn'd."

He obviously had never been to Cleveland.