Independent news is essential.

Right Down Euclid isn’t just sports. It’s everything. For everyone. As we keep growing, we need your support.

If you’re reading this, I assume you’re a fan, an athlete, a longtime follower of Cleveland’s teams, a Dawg Pound member or all the above. (I’m also assuming you’re a local legend, if that’s alright?)

Cleveland’s professional and semi-professional teams will swing, shoot, run and score every season. And our community’s loyalty runs deep, win or lose. As they say in the Muni Lot, there’s always next year, right?

If you let me, I’m going to be honest with you, and I will set humility aside for just a moment.

Independent news is important. It’s essential. Having a trusted source to help clarify what’s happening in your neighborhood is fundamental to living an informed, connected life – especially when the interests of multimillionaire conglomerates or venture capitalists impact the narrative and only allow coverage to be surface-level.

Right Down Euclid is my body of work as an independent journalist, bringing you closer to the athletes, clarifying fan culture and sharing my expertise. And most of all, my reporting is guided by readers like you!

What’s more, I share all my stories for free. It doesn’t matter how juicy the headline is; you won’t encounter a paywall on any story on this site. I promise that will never change because Clevelanders here and abroad deserve access to all news coverage available.

Right now, the bubble of Cleveland sports coverage is shrinking on top of the economy making things tighter. The Athletic, part of The New York Times, just laid off journalists – making local sports coverage even harder to find. The cost of watching sports via TV packages and subscriptions isn’t realistic for many households these days. Ticket prices are surging to attend a sporting event live and in person.

While our favorite teams keep playing and competing, the community’s access to the highs and lows, the in-game strategy and the latest post-game and locker-room updates are getting smaller… unless you have the money to sit courtside or have credentialed access.

This is where Right Down Euclid steps in. With the ability to provide credentialed access to the Cavaliers, the Guardians and the Browns, Right Down Euclid brings readers an insider perspective and gives access to the news and stories you want to read.

We’ll never copy and paste press releases, give you generic play-by-plays or parrot what people want to hear. Right Down Euclid is a fresh take, grounded in our city’s culture and history. I’m writing the pieces I would want to read as a fan and close follower of these teams, and I’ll do the same for you.

I can do all this because of community members. The unwavering support of Right Down Euclid‘s exceptional readership, who recognize the significance of independent journalism, is the driving force behind our success. Their consistent monthly contributions are invaluable and we are deeply grateful for their remarkable generosity to help keep Right Down Euclid’s work free for everyone to access.

It takes all of us to keep our local coverage thriving, sports or not. If 21 people reading this started a monthly gift of just $10, Right Down Euclid would quickly meet our financial goals for a summer covering baseball, football, the Cavs’ offseason and every story idea you send our way.

If you can afford it — even if you sacrifice buying a cup of coffee a few times a month, your financial support goes a long way as we build and preserve local, independent news.

You can find great sports coverage at Right Down Euclid — ditto for major publications within our community. But, Right Down Euclid doesn’t have venture capitalists or billionaire media conglomerates doing the bare minimum for coverage. That’s not what you deserve.

That’s not what Cleveland deserves. At Right Down Euclid, we will constantly strive to give you what you deserve regarding coverage of news, sports, entertainment, culture and everything in between.

Evan Dammarell is an award-winning sports journalist covering all things Cleveland right off the shores of Lake Erie. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. You can also email him at He can also be found three to five times weekly on Locked On Cavs, a part of the Locked On Podcast Network.

Did you enjoy this story from Right Down Euclid? Then you should become a paid supporter. As a non-profit news organization, every dollar goes toward making fully independent Cleveland coverage possible. It takes all of us!


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