Also I just want to say one thing. We have never voted for the weaker team in a matchup in order to better our chances of getting further in the playoffs. If you check Nick's spreadsheet...
- We voted NY over Boston for the second round, knowing we'd likely face NY. Public opinion had NY as the better team.
- We voted Indi over Atlanta. Public opinion chose Atlanta, but Ron thinks Indi is the better team, and I happen to agree.
- I have voted Minnesota over OKC, knowing full well that LeBron will be extremely difficult to knock off.
Now, I have no idea whether Ron is insinuating that Cleveland is one of those teams to vote for a weaker team, and I'll give him the benefit of the doubt that he wasn't talking about us.
And I wouldn't bring this up if I hadn't noticed my own voting pattern from Ron: he has voted against Cleveland in every series except for when he got himself stuck with this post...
In another note I definitely see Cleveland beating New York/Boston.
...and then (conveniently?) he didn't vote in that round.
I'm not sure if that's just coincidence or if there's something else at play here. I'll let other folks connect the dots if they want to.