City wins a championship and doesn’t burn down

Admit it: If there’s one city you thought would pick up on the odd, recent “tradition” of turning cars over and setting fires after winning a championship, you figured, “Cleveland.” Me too.

But when you’ve had almost 60 years to think about how to celebrate a sports championship, and watching other cities behave like common criminals, maybe Clevelanders will steer the world of sports fandom in a new direction.

This is the money quote from this morning’s Cleveland Plain Dealer after last night’s game 7 Cleveland Cavaliers win over the Golden State Warriors in the National Basketball Association playoffs:

Ciaccia said there were no reports of overturned vehicles or fires. A report that a fire truck was stolen was false, although fans did crowd on top of a ladder truck downtown.

It must be nice.