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Moondog Wears Steelers Jersey

Discussion in 'Cavs Talk' started by ohbarrett, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. ohbarrett

    ohbarrett Situational Stopper

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    I think this might have been posted already in the Preseason game 3 thread, not sure. Either way, I didn't think it was important enough for Cavs Talk. Here it is:
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    Moondog hates the Browns???

    (full disclosure I took this from a thread started in The Watercooler Forum of The Orange and Brown Report posted by a user named MackTruck)


    From the Pittburgh Tribune-Review's recap of the Cavs' preseason game there ...

    The loudest ovation perhaps occurred with 5:48 remaining, when the Cavaliers' mascot, Moondog, appeared at halfcourt during a timeout wearing a Cleveland Browns jersey.
    A serenade of boos was heard before Moondog peeled off the hated jersey and revealed a black-and-gold Steelers shirt. It drew a round of cheers before the mascot raced the length of the floor, caught a small football in stride and headed out an exit.

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    I am thoroughly disgusted by this. I would have thought Gilbert would know better.
     
  3. chiefwahoo

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    Re: Moondog hates the Browns???

    That's it, bring back this guy immediately:

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  4. Jon

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    Re: Moondog hates the Browns???

    Know better?

    Gilbert wants to capture the Pittsburgh and Western PA market. We just put an NBDL team in Erie.

    He's basically toying with the the Browns/Steelers rivarly. If they can make fun of it with the crowd then perhaps the crowd won't get stuck up on it when deciding whether to tune in to a Cavs game.
     
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    Re: Moondog hates the Browns???

    Ugh, I hope he goes to the Brooklyn Nets when his contract is up. It'd serve him right.
     
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    I thought of something absolutley genius and hilarious they could do with this.

    Make a mockery out of the entire fabricated "Where's LeBron going in 2010" crap.

    Have Moondog get interviewed at halftime of every home game wearing a different hat, or jersey, or whatever. Say his contract is up this year and he's looking to go to another city. Have the guy interviewing him be named "Skip Clueless"...basically, make ESPN look like fools.

    That would be STUNNINGLY smart, imo.
     
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  7. Mac

    Mac Slow Motion See Me Let Go

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    Terrible marketing idea....Browns are more important than any sports team in Cleveland and you disrespect the fans of that team? Stupid..

    If you want to pull in fans from Pittsburgh, do something with hockey, where Cleveland doesn't have a team and it is huge there.

    Idiotic move...I hope the person is fired for this.
     
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    Yeah, he should have worn a Penguins jersey, putting on a Steelers jersey put MoonDog on a long list of bad mascots now. Not that I ever liked Moon Dog, he makes absolutely no sense. Slider also doesn't make sense, but he's not even a real animal, so association doesn't matter.

    Basically, this sounds awful, I'm sick thinking about a Cleveland mascot wearing black and gold.
     
  9. Jon

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    Do Clevelanders follow the Penguins? Did they follow the Steelers when the Brown's were MIA?

    Many?

    The disgust you guys are expressing just seeing our mascot in a Steeler's jersey is what the Cavs have to deal with in trying to win the Pittsburgh market. I have no clue if Moondog's act was condoned, but the Cavs can't make a major dent in the market unless they can somehow defuse that disgust the two cities have for each other.

    IMO, the Pittsburgh arena looked fairly empty other than the lower seats, and who knows how many of those fans drove over from Ohio. It's a tough road to win that market.
     
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    For the record, for me it's not so much the wearing of the Steelers jersey, I don't agree with that at all but can see it being done to pander to the live crowd, but it's the ripping off of the Browns jersey and throwing it down....
     
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    If we want to please Pittsburgh fans, use something that won't be polarizing, like a Penguins jersey. Using a Steelers jersey and throwing OFF a Browns jersey will piss off the Cleveland fans. Why do you need to touch a topic that will anger people when you can draw in all their hockey fans that don't have a basketball team in their arena?
     
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    Obviously the mutt was going for maximum rise.

    Give him grief at the Q, I'm sure he'll love the attention.

    That is after all, all a mascot is there for ... grabbing attention, getting a rise out of the fans, and playing off it. Maybe he'll burn a Steelers jersey in effigy? Who knows.

    Who cares. :(

    Personally, I could care less what the team mascot does. They could fire them all for all I care, but apparently the actual game isn't enough of an attraction.
     
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    The Cavs have constantly shown they don't care about offending local fans. Why else would they put the Michigan or Steelers logo on the scoreboard???? :mad:



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    They would be more popular over here if they didn't have that pesky "Cleveland" in the title. A whole generation of western pennsylvania people associate Cleveland as a bunch of losers.
     
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    whole lot of hypocrites around..... this is 1000 times worse than Lebron wearing anything
     
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    I don't see this as a big deal really, it's just the mascot getting the support of the home crowd. There's no big significance to it. Was this event televised and broadcast all over the news stations? Besides we're the winners anyway when you think about it, Pittsburgh fans cheering on a Cleveland team.

    Also to clear it up, Moondog is named after one of the famous rock 'n' roll DJs from Cleveland Alan Freed (the man who coined the term "rock 'n' roll), who called himself "Moondog". The mascot is a tribute to our rock heritage.
     
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    Why? Do you actually care what some guy in a dog suit does?
     
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    do you actually care what some guy who plays for the Cavs does in his off time?

    Your post makes no sense on any level.
     
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    Actually, yours makes no sense.

    Moondog is just a mascot. LeBron ****ing James is not "some guy".

    And Thanks for the insight on the mascot, though it'd be more fitting if we still had the Rockers, and had a guy in a foam cavalier suit for the Cavs.
     
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    Sure I do, as do millions of LeBron's fans. He represents the team, city, and the state. We didn't put KingofAK and KingofOH on the license plates of his car, but we did give him the keys to Akron and Cleveland.

    Moondog is a guy in a suit. He could be replaced tomorrow and hardly anyone would know the difference.

    Sounds like your stuck on level one.
     

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