Thursday, October 05, 2006

Rockin' the World

If you're a Cavaliers fan who thinks World B. Free is getting the shaft each day the rafters at The Q are left devoid of his jersey number, you're in luck.

Why let his old jersey gather dust in the rafters when you can slap it on the backs of the current team?

The Akron Beacon Journal's Brian Windhorst made a reference to the Cavs' forthcoming "orange" alternate uniforms in a column earlier this week. In a follow-up e-mail, I asked if that meant the Cavs were breaking out the World B. Free traffic-cone orange threads.

His response: "I believe that to be true."

Sweet. the World rocks once again, and we get to wonder what it would have been like with LeBron slashing to the hoop, drawing the double team and kicking it out to World for the three-point bomb. All the while, the Cavs get to prop up a highly-underappreciated era and player in their history, a guy who might very well have saved basketball in Cleveland.

Good karma pays forward. I can smell a championship from here.

6 comments:

Ben said...

whoa... I'll have some of what you're smoking.

I'm all about honoring World B. Free, that guy was way cool. Honestly, if Joe Tait (and Terry Pluto AND Ben Cox) thinks his number should be retired, well, it should probably be retired.

But the good karma and championship smell... no my friend that's not a championship you smell. That's Akron. Apparently, championships smells like burning tires.

POJO_Risin said...

Chripes, World B. Free COULD suit up and play better than any of the off guards suiting up for the Cavs. I absolutely CAN'T wait to see the orange...

I think...

Erik said...

Why not? Let what's going to happen happen. I'm sick of expecting Cleveland teams to fail. I can anticipate and receive all the failure I want with the Browns and Indians.

I'm not saying the Cavs definitely are going to be hoisting the Larry O'Brien Trophy next June. But I'm not going to be the one to say they aren't.

Forty-two years is long enough. It's time to win a title. Next year or in the coming few years.

Mark said...

+10,000,000 points for entire blog post about World B. Free

Zach said...

So wait, does that mean the blue-wine-gold outfits are gone? They were the only thing the Cavs wore in the playoffs.

POJO_Risin said...

Absolutely. I've been a Cleveland fan for my 35 years of existence, and waiting for a damn title has been excruciating. The Cavs are knocking on the door, and I can't wait to see MULTIPLE titles...

That right, I SAID IT!