Item: LeBron played a bad series, especially in Game 5.
Item: Mike Brown might not be able to coach his way out of a paper bag.
Item: Cleveland sports pressure -- and defeatism -- is like it was for Red Sox fans pre-2004, but multiplied across three major sports. And the Cavaliers succumbed to it (again, especially in Game 5).
Unanswered questions for you to address in the comments: Just how good is this Celtics team? And do they have a chance to hang with Orlando?
Monday, May 03, 2010
So when is it too early to give up? Have the Sox done that already? Who do you think is going to insert that shot of adrenaline that the Sox appear to so desparately need? It does not seem that the team is clicking either offensively or defensively. In any other division, this start would just be troubling or worrisome, but with the Yankees and Rays in front, it will be difficult to catch up, since both teams are so strong. (I can see one or the other stumbling, but not both, barring significant injuries of course).