Take your pick: LeBron or Modell?

CLEVELAND -- This weekend I kept hearing an interesting comparison here in northeastern Ohio. Therefore, I figured it would be a good idea to open the discussion for our AFC North community.

ModellModellJamesJamesAfter ripping the hearts out of Cleveland fans in a nationally televised broadcast, has LeBron James overtaken Art Modell as the town's most hated sports figure? Take your pick.

James, a homegrown product from nearby Akron, Ohio, left the Cavaliers for the glitzy spotlight of South Beach and the Miami Heat. He was expected to end Cleveland's longstanding championship drought, but left the job unfinished. Now every professional sport in Cleveland is in shambles.

Modell's history in Cleveland is well-documented. He took the Browns to Baltimore, where they later became the Ravens and won a Super Bowl after the 2000 season. Pro football has never been the same in Cleveland, making Modell public enemy No. 1.

But has that changed with James? You can share your thoughts below, or in our AFC North inbox and Twitter feed. We will run the best responses throughout the week.