May 14, 2010
Just Thursday we learned of the wacky world of free agent recruiting websites. They are weird, but they might be effective. However, if you really want to up the ante, you might need more than just a website.
Considering they have the most to lose, Cleveland fans get that. And that's why Cleveland comedian Mike Polk, maker of the "Hastily Made" Cleveland tourism videos, pulled some strings and got the most-famous Clevelanders in all of Cleveland together to sing a song for LeBron James. It's called "Please Stay LeBron" and I really think you're going to love it.
I think I speak for us all when I say "wowee wow wowersons." That's as amazing as it is silly, and it is very, very, very silly. Pulling in the governor of Ohio and a United States senator to sing for a basketball player is incredible, as is teaching a baby to sing the right words perfectly on time. Simply outstanding. Great job, Cleveland.
You might be thinking that the governor of a state might have bigger concerns than whether or not a player re-signs with the state's basketball team. But that isn't how Gov. Ted Strickland sees it.
"Come on, this is economic development," said Strickland, who sang for an hour. "Do you know how important this is to the state of Ohio? LeBron means a lot to the future of our state."
Now that's a politician I'd love to vote for. Ted Strickland is someone who really understands what the people want. Four more years!
Since he'll be coveted by every team with the money to sign him, LeBron James(notes) is going to be calling the shots this summer. Let's hope he makes a video like this a prerequisite for signing a contract. I'd very much enjoy watching one of these for every city that wants him.
(h/t Tas Melas)