realestate.yahoo.com/promo/ameri … -2011.html Last year’s most miserable city, Cleveland, fell back to No. 10 this year despite the [color=red]stomach punch delivered by LeBron James when he announced his exit from Cleveland on national television last summer.
I hope, having read the story two or three times you could well guess what was all about. LeBron James, basketball superstar, betrayed the interests of his club /punched it in the stomach which hurts awfully /.
Despite LeBron James being such a monster, his club manage to remain No.10 this year, contrary to last year’s most unsuccessful display.
If you combine parts of both of your answers you come up with an explanation:
LeBron James’s announcement that he was resigning from Cleveland, was a blow (disappointment) for the team and the city, which should have led to the city being even more miserable than it had been previously. However, despite his announcement the city was ranked 10th most miserable city in America last year. This means it was less miserable than it had been the previous year when it had a higher ranking.
Tofu - stomach punch = body blow (literally or figuratively) = extremely disappointing event (figuratively).