Saturday, April 17, 2010


I think it was 3 years ago, Game One vs the Wizards, when I was handed a black t-shirt, along with the 20,000 other fans filing into the Q. At the time nobody had any idea what the stark white letters spelling "Witness" meant. The little white Nike logo did supply a clue, however. And within days a giant billboard, and soon an iconic slow-motion tv ad, showed everyone what Witness meant.

And Clevelanders felt it deeper than anyone.

Fast forward to today, as I wear the same, slightly worn black Witness shirt, I run into another, undoubtedly hopeful Clevelander, on a street corner 350 miles from The Q, wearing the same shirt.

I don't know whether this year's slogan is "Rise Up," or "One Goal," or what, but whatever it is, it's a day of hope and unprecedented anticipation in Cleveland, and among us everywhere.

Hard workin' town, hard workin' team.

Whoa-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh! C'mon Cavs!