Our mission began with a promise to console you after the latest Cleveland sports disaster. Eight years later, we've evolved into one of the most diverse blogs in town. While the Browns, Indians, Cavaliers and Buckeyes remain our creme de la creme, no topic is off-limits. Music, movies, media, politics, plus up-to-the-minute takes on local and national developments in the sporting world-- it's all fair game, here at CST.
Brian (bri....@clevelandsportstorture.com or @Pucky22 on Twitter) founded CST in October of 2005 and serves as CEO and Co-Chairman. Hailing from the east side of Cleveland, he's a lifelong fan of the Browns, Cavs, Indians and Buckeyes. Disbelief and shock are familiar themes for him, ever since The Drive, The Fumble, and The Shot. He wishes he still had his Webster Slaughter-inspired spray-painted orange shoes from his childhood, and is glad he didn't get clocked in the dome during BottleGate at Browns Stadium in 2001. In early '08, Brian's career took him to Chicago-- where he still obsesses over his beloved Ohio teams on the "El" train daily. Sundays you'll find him at Red Ivy on Clark Street alongside the Red Ivy Browns Backers, with hope in their hearts and pain in their souls. He is a proud graduate of The Ohio State University.
Definitive CST Moment: (three-way tie) Having to drive back to Columbus for an 8am class the morning after the Indians blew the '97 World Series, and Shawn Springs' slippage during the Wolverines' upset of the Buckeyes are his most painful sports memories. Brian was in the Horseshoe on that heartbreaking afternoon in '96. Three years later, he was at the Jake when Pedro Martinez came out of the bullpen to shutout the Tribe and win the series for Boston in Game 5 of the '99 ALDS.
Favorite Brown: Bernie Kosar
Favorite Indians: (tie) Bill Selby, Pat Tabler, Sandy Alomar Jr.
Favorite Cavalier: Brad Daugherty
Favorite Force: Kai Haaskivi