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Re: The Official *I Love Cleveland* Thread
« Reply #2850 on: February 27, 2018, 04:05:15 AM »
Formally or colloquially?

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« Reply #2853 on: February 27, 2018, 02:30:52 PM »
I like the concept of this t-shirt--but they shouldn't show water---look at the strange inclusions of Lakewood and Bratenahl.....

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Re: The Official *I Love Cleveland* Thread
« Reply #2854 on: February 27, 2018, 02:30:57 PM »
I know what the formal name is. Durrr... I've been to an Indians game (for the loaded Nachos and burritos.) Unfortunately they had like 8 runs while I got up to get them. I was so p!ssed.

I was just curious what you guys casually call it. Some people say it'll always be The Jake, to them.

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Re: The Official *I Love Cleveland* Thread
« Reply #2855 on: February 27, 2018, 02:32:56 PM »
I hate corporate names for stadiums so if it really is that common to call it The Jake, I feel that.

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Re: The Official *I Love Cleveland* Thread
« Reply #2856 on: April 02, 2018, 11:36:26 AM »
So I'm on a jam-packed 14-car train right now, from Cleveland to Boston (with the bigger section going to New York City). Lady gets on at Rochester, NY and sits next to me. She asks where I'm from. After I answer, she says "I wish we had all the things going on in Rochester that's going on in Cleveland. All the revitalization. Buffalo has some but not like Cleveland."

So everything is relative. And maybe that's why I'm seeing so many New York license plates in the Cleveland area these days? If that's the perception of Cleveland in Western NY, maybe that's why they're coming here?
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« Reply #2857 on: April 02, 2018, 12:37:27 PM »
So I'm on a jam-packed 14-car train right now, from Cleveland to Boston (with the bigger section going to New York City). Lady gets on at Rochester, NY and sits next to me. She asks where I'm from. After I answer, she says "I wish we had all the things going on in Rochester that's going on in Cleveland. All the revitalization. Buffalo has some but not like Cleveland."

So everything is relative. And maybe that's why I'm seeing so many New York license plates in the Cleveland area these days? If that's Cleveland's perception in Western NY, maybe that's why they're coming here?

I've always said that Cleveland is to WNY what Chicago is to Cleveland, just on a smaller scale. Cleveland looks at Chicago and notes the population difference, whereas WNY looks at Cleveland and sees a metro area only slightly larger than theirs.

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Re: The Official *I Love Cleveland* Thread
« Reply #2858 on: April 02, 2018, 12:41:48 PM »
Definitely true, not only based on size... I've heard Detroiters remarking the Cleveland is "ten years ahead" of their city in recovering from the rust belt collapse. And of course as a Clevelander it's hard not to think that Pittsburgh is still "ten years ahead" of us.

Buffalo, however, has some pretty dense, east coast style neighborhoods that we don't have in Cleveland and I'm jealous of them for that. They probably can't match us for economic activity though which is obviously more important to most people.

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Re: The Official *I Love Cleveland* Thread
« Reply #2859 on: April 08, 2018, 12:01:39 AM »
Nice music and scenery...


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« Reply #2860 on: April 08, 2018, 07:56:21 AM »
Definitely true, not only based on size... I've heard Detroiters remarking the Cleveland is "ten years ahead" of their city in recovering from the rust belt collapse. And of course as a Clevelander it's hard not to think that Pittsburgh is still "ten years ahead" of us.

Buffalo, however, has some pretty dense, east coast style neighborhoods that we don't have in Cleveland and I'm jealous of them for that. They probably can't match us for economic activity though which is obviously more important to most people.

I would concur with most of this from my travels to Buffalo. The city has an insular feel to it overall. Buffalo had its traumatic event in the 1950s with the opening of the St Lawrence Seaway. It is amazing the amount of warehouses that were taken down over the last 50+ years on their canal front as they were no longer needed. There are still the silos and those will be around a while longer. The state helps with urban projects and their mass transit programs. The city is probably 5-10 years behind in beer and food in where Cleveland is. Resurgence brewing is my favorite brewery in Buffalo for their location, the quality of beer, and re-use of an old factory. The people that I seem to notice coming to Ohio are not the Buffalonians, but the people that live in the hinterlands. That is where the wealth has evaporated the most. So people from Jamestown, Olean, and points around there that can drive 2-3 hours and are shocked when they see the express lanes of 271 and the Progressive, Cleveland Clinic, and UH buildings lining it and it dawns on them maybe there is something going on here to pick up a job not far from home.  It always shocked my senses in my commute coming back from Buffalo.

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Re: The Official *I Love Cleveland* Thread
« Reply #2861 on: April 08, 2018, 08:58:48 AM »
Definitely true, not only based on size... I've heard Detroiters remarking the Cleveland is "ten years ahead" of their city in recovering from the rust belt collapse. And of course as a Clevelander it's hard not to think that Pittsburgh is still "ten years ahead" of us.

Buffalo, however, has some pretty dense, east coast style neighborhoods that we don't have in Cleveland and I'm jealous of them for that. They probably can't match us for economic activity though which is obviously more important to most people.

When comparing Buffalo to Cleveland, there is a vast size difference.  Buffalo did not suffer nearly as much from white flight either.   There is some sprawl, but it's fairly limited.  You can go from downtown Buffalo to exurban countryside to the east and south in basically 10 minutes. 

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Re: The Official *I Love Cleveland* Thread
« Reply #2862 on: April 08, 2018, 10:34:09 AM »
So people from Jamestown, Olean, and points around there that can drive 2-3 hours and are shocked when they see the express lanes of 271 and the Progressive, Cleveland Clinic, and UH buildings lining it and it dawns on them maybe there is something going on here to pick up a job not far from home.  It always shocked my senses in my commute coming back from Buffalo.

It's funny you should mention that. When I drive from Western New York or Northwest Pennsylvania into Greater Cleveland, I get a similar "back to civilization" sensation seeing the express lanes, hotels and office campuses as I do driving I-70 from Breezewood  and the panhandle hills of Maryland into Washington DC.
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Re: The Official *I Love Cleveland* Thread
« Reply #2863 on: May 04, 2018, 12:21:46 PM »
This was a nice surprise when I was watching the CBS morning show (while horribly late for work)

Priceline notes that there is a surge of leisure travel to Cleveland and Detroit, they discuss it about the 3 minute mark


https://www.msn.com/en-us/video/news/priceline-ceo-talks-top-destinations-how-booking-travel-has-evolved/vp-AAwJUPo



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Re: The Official *I Love Cleveland* Thread
« Reply #2864 on: May 04, 2018, 02:58:49 PM »
^ well, i am in already with plane tix for both detroit and cle for this summer ---- i did my part lol!

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Re: The Official *I Love Cleveland* Thread
« Reply #2865 on: May 04, 2018, 03:13:49 PM »
All I took from this is I need to get to Hot Springs asap

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Re: The Official *I Love Cleveland* Thread
« Reply #2866 on: May 04, 2018, 03:21:42 PM »
They new volunteers:

‘Encyclopedia of Cleveland’ Seeks New Voices to Share City’s History

AUTHOR Dan Polletta
PUBLISHED May 2, 2018

“We’re looking at somebody who knows the literature and knows the topic. If we get somebody, for example, in women’s history, they need to be able to look at those things we have in the ‘Encyclopedia’ and who can tell us the scholarship or interest has changed in this subject that we might have missed the first time.”

When it comes to writing history, Grabowski says that community contributors bring something different to the table than academics.

“They offer a knowledge set, especially of some of the details, that scholars may have to dig out to write about,” he said. “That shows us that a lot of people love Cleveland deeply and know a lot of things about it,” Grabowski said.

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Re: The Official *I Love Cleveland* Thread
« Reply #2867 on: May 24, 2018, 04:42:29 PM »
Neat history lesson.

The Cleveland Barons' NHL Existence Was A Short And Spectacular Disaster

Vince Guerrieri

Bob Whidden got the bad news first. On June 14, 1978, Whidden was in Montreal representing the Cleveland Barons at the NHL owners’ meetings.

Whidden had come to Cleveland to play for the Crusaders, a World Hockey Association team, and after they left, took a job in media relations with the Barons, the NHL franchise that had moved from the Bay Area just two years earlier. It had been tempestuous, with changes in ownership, missed payroll, and losing—lots of losing—but Whidden was still unprepared for the news.

“They wanted me outside the door to send news back to Cleveland,” he told me in a 2016 interview. “I figured there was going to be a trade. I sat there for a couple hours and they came out and said they’d engineered a merger.”

The Barons were being folded into the Minnesota North Stars, and a dispersal draft was scheduled the following day. It remains the last time a team in any of the big four North American leagues was blinked out of existence.

“You could have knocked me over with a feather,” Whidden said. “I think I went to the bathroom and threw up.”

https://deadspin.com/the-cleveland-barons-nhl-existence-was-a-short-and-spec-1826047278

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Re: The Official *I Love Cleveland* Thread
« Reply #2868 on: May 29, 2018, 10:22:38 PM »
I hate corporate names for stadiums so if it really is that common to call it The Jake, I feel that.

Gund Arena isn't commonly used anymore (though I use it), Jake/Jacobs probably a little more so than Progressive, and almost everyone seems to still say "Cleveland Browns Stadium".

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Re: The Official *I Love Cleveland* Thread
« Reply #2869 on: June 13, 2018, 05:39:28 PM »
If you can't laugh at your self......

The comic tragedy of Balloonfest ‘86

In September 1986, as part of a United Way fundraiser, the city of Cleveland released 1.5 million balloons simultaneously in a bid to get into the Guinness Book of World Records. As this short documentary by Nathan Truesdell shows, things didn’t really go according to plan.

Nathan Truesdell’s short documentary, Balloonfest, depicts the helium-filled spectacle using archival news footage from local television stations. When the balloons are first released, they form a mass of colorful orbs that wraps around Cleveland’s Terminal Tower, by turns resembling a meteorological phenomenon, a mushroom cloud, or a locust infestation. The image is both awe-inspiring and haunting.

The local news footage is kind of amazing. One of the news reporters inexplicably kisses a woman goodbye he’d just interviewed on-air. When the balloons are released, another commentator screams that America doesn’t have crappy ol’ Cleveland to kick around anymore because baaaallllllloooooooooooons!!

https://kottke.org/18/06/the-comic-tragedy-of-balloonfest-86

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Re: The Official *I Love Cleveland* Thread
« Reply #2870 on: June 13, 2018, 08:08:03 PM »
^why didn't it get recorded by Guiness, if that was the goal of the organizers?

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« Reply #2871 on: June 13, 2018, 09:21:01 PM »
It looks like the video was wrong and that the Guinness Book of World Records does recognize it as a world record.

https://www.cleveland.com/tipoff/index.ssf/2011/10/claim_to_world_record_for_ball.html

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Re: The Official *I Love Cleveland* Thread
« Reply #2872 on: June 13, 2018, 10:30:23 PM »
Releasing ballons with letters attached to them was still a thing in 1990. I sent one out in elementary school and someone from Holmes county actually replied.

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Re: The Official *I Love Cleveland* Thread
« Reply #2873 on: June 18, 2018, 01:33:40 PM »
If you can't laugh at your self......

The comic tragedy of Balloonfest ‘86

In September 1986, as part of a United Way fundraiser, the city of Cleveland released 1.5 million balloons simultaneously in a bid to get into the Guinness Book of World Records. As this short documentary by Nathan Truesdell shows, things didn’t really go according to plan.

Nathan Truesdell’s short documentary, Balloonfest, depicts the helium-filled spectacle using archival news footage from local television stations. When the balloons are first released, they form a mass of colorful orbs that wraps around Cleveland’s Terminal Tower, by turns resembling a meteorological phenomenon, a mushroom cloud, or a locust infestation. The image is both awe-inspiring and haunting.

The local news footage is kind of amazing. One of the news reporters inexplicably kisses a woman goodbye he’d just interviewed on-air. When the balloons are released, another commentator screams that America doesn’t have crappy ol’ Cleveland to kick around anymore because baaaallllllloooooooooooons!!

https://kottke.org/18/06/the-comic-tragedy-of-balloonfest-86


oh geez i just saw this on line somewhere last night --- i had forgotten all about it.

the cle is back, its not a joke, whatever etc. remarks were more embarrassing than the balloon debacle itself lol.

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Re: The Official *I Love Cleveland* Thread
« Reply #2874 on: June 18, 2018, 01:54:02 PM »
^ Omg, that balloon video was hilarious! Did Cleveland have a midget reporter in the 80s!? That guy was funniest part.

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Re: The Official *I Love Cleveland* Thread
« Reply #2875 on: June 18, 2018, 03:03:38 PM »
Little John Rinaldi, the small half of the WJW-TV8 duo Big Chuck and Little John.
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« Reply #2876 on: June 18, 2018, 03:06:57 PM »
I don't remember "Little John," (probably after my time) only Hoolihan

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« Reply #2877 on: June 18, 2018, 08:58:44 PM »
Little John Rinaldi, the small half of the WJW-TV8 duo Big Chuck and Little John.

Big Chuck and Little John are Cleveland icons.  I'm surprised not everyone on this board knows who they are.  I wonder if I could find a Big Chuck and Little John t-shirt somewhere.

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« Reply #2878 on: June 18, 2018, 10:53:25 PM »
Little John Rinaldi, the small half of the WJW-TV8 duo Big Chuck and Little John.

Big Chuck and Little John are Cleveland icons.  I'm surprised not everyone on this board knows who they are.  I wonder if I could find a Big Chuck and Little John t-shirt somewhere.

We're not all Clevelanders.   I'd be surprised if people without roots in this area do know who they are.

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« Reply #2879 on: June 18, 2018, 10:56:59 PM »
I grew up after their heyday, but I was definitely aware of them, and now that YouTube is a thing, my Dad likes to show me all their old sketches from the 70s  ;D