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Alright Sports Gods, You Can Let Cincinnati Win A Title Now

June 20, 2016
Article by Jacob Geiser

All sports fans in Cincinnati should be feeling pretty awful right now. If your a Cavs fan, well continue to party on and enjoy it. However, the rest of the city is confused as to why the sports gods let Cleveland actually win a title.

Cleveland had to deal with the agony of not winning a major sports title since 1964. Cincinnati sports teams can't complain as much because of the Cincinnati Reds winning in 1990. The city hasn't felt the joy of winning much since then. The amount of pain Cincinnati Reds/Bengals fans have had to go through since 1990 is rough. The Bengals haven't won a playoff game since 1991, and have gone 0-6 the past 6 seasons. The curse that is looming over the city is a big, and it doesn't seem to be going away anytime soon. The worst blow came this year when the Bengals lost in the final seconds of the AFC Wild Card game against the Steelers. I remember that feeling; it wasn't a good one. All of those playoff losses were jumbled into one big punch and the sports gods let the city of Cincinnati feel their wrath. The 18-16 loss may have been the worst loss in franchise history. The Curse almost was destroyed, it was 1:23 seconds away from dying. But the city is all to familiar with what followed, and the curse lives on.

The Bengals are the city's best chance at ending the curse, and maybe this year is the year. It is hard to get your hopes up as a fan every year to only lose every single time it matters most. I can't imagine what the city of Cleveland had to deal with for 52 years. The city had to let go one huge sigh of relief with that win, but then partied on which is acceptable.

Along with the curse of the Queen City, any team or prominent athlete sponsored by Under Armour is cursed. What do Cam Newton, Jordan Spieth, Steph Curry and the Cincinnati Bearcats have in common? Under Armour. Cam Newton lost in the Super Bowl, Jordan Spieth fell apart at the Master's, and now Curry and GS lost a 3-1 series lead. In no way am I trying to compare UC to any of those MVP players, but the are feeling from the curse. With Golden State's loss, the curse of Under Armour continued to live on. That curse effected UC in their first season being sponsored by UA, and hopefully doesn't continue into the 2016-2017 sports season.

All I want is to feel what Cleveland is feeling right now: the joy of your city winning a title. Hopefully that feeling will come soon enough. As my good friend Adam Gardner said, we would enjoy a title too.