11 Reasons Cleveland Fans Don’t Need The Playoffs

Now that football season is nearing a close, Cleveland can focus on the bajillion other things that make it the best city in the country. Brought to you by Pillsbury, with a heap of recipes to raise anyone’s spirits.

1. The Cleveland Orchestra is universally recognized as one of the best in the world. Who needs football when you have this much culture?

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2. Clevelanders can spend the holidays walking through the Public Square. It's seriously the most beautiful thing imaginable.

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3. Superman was born in Cleveland. Well, at least the men who created Superman were.

4. Sure, the city isn't represented in the playoffs, but at least Kid Cudi puts Cleveland on his back… and his hat.

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5. Have you tried Slyman's corned beef? It's the most magical thing on the planet.

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6. A winter playoff push pales in comparison to a cold Great Lakes Christmas Ale.

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7. You can eat and drink as much as you want because Cleveland is home to some of the best health care in the nation.


8. The Arcade is a spectacle that no touchdown can match. This popular landmark is an architectural masterpiece.

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9. Cleveland was the first city to have fully integrated electricity… so that's good!

10. Cleveland is also home to widespread Wi-Fi, so you can "work" from just about anywhere.

11. All things considered, the Factory of Sadness had a pretty solid year, and the future looks bright.

Just make sure you eat like a Clevelander this winter.

Although Cleveland might be out of the running, we can still enjoy our football. Football Pizza is perfect for getting you through the rest of the season.

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