Disappointing Cleveland sports moments coloring book could soon become reality

Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway prepares to send the ball downfield en route to a 23-20 overtime victory Jan. 12, 1987 in the AFC Championship game against the Cleveland Browns, in Cleveland.

What better way to teach kids about the disappointment of Cleveland sports’ past then with one of their favorite activities?

You could soon be able to relive "The Drive," "The Fumble," or "The Shot," only this time with a box of crayons.

Scott O’Brien, a guy who grew up in Cleveland, has put together a kickstarter campaign for his "Disappointing Moments in Cleveland Sports" coloring book.

As of Friday morning, the project surpassed its funding goal of $2,000, with 30 days still to go.

O’Brien describes the book, which he is designing, as a "humorous coloring book for the whole family." He makes it clear his intentions are not to drudge up bad memories or fuel a negative national perception of Cleveland.

"This is about having a laugh at the sheer lunacy of what we have ‘witnessed’ over the years. We know we have to laugh sometimes to avoid losing our minds," he writes.

Inside the coloring book would be 55 pages of 25 black & white illustrations portraying "scenes of notable Cleveland sports failures," along with a description of the stories explaining the moments.

With each elevating pledge you make to the campaign, you receive more perks, ranging from a "Thank You" inside the book, a signed copy and, for one high spender willing to put down $500, an illustration of your family photo included in the book.

Creative liberty is allowed when it comes to coloring, so no one would blame you if a couple pages were just marked with big red Xs.