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This is a great NBA blog. The NBA (National Basketball Association) is a professional men's basketball league, consisting of 29 American teams, and one Canadian team. It was founded in 1946. Cincinnati used to have a team. I wish it did now.
Better Off Red
Jamie Ramsey is the Assistant Media Relations Director of the Reds. He takes you behind the scenes of a Major League team. And he writes funny captions for his photos.
Plenty of scenery and funny stuff on Big Smudge. I'll be honest, these guys told me they were fans of my show, and even if they didn't mean it, that gets them linked.
Bugs and Cranks
If it's about baseball, these guys usually have something to say about it. And it's usually funny.
Booze, Ladies, and Football.
Calling It Like It Is
A guy from Cincinnati, who uh, well he calls it like it is.
Chris Sabo's Goggles
A Reds fan stuck in Chicago does a blog. He says the purpose of the blog is to inform people of the Reds without the geeky stuff, like facts for example. My kind of guy.
You're probably thinking this website is about me. Actually, it's not.
Local college basketball blog by two guys...one a UC fan, the other an XU fan.
The Godfather of sports blogs.
My favorite baseball blog. I thought I loved the game, then I read these guys.
Stuff guys like. At least stuff normal guys like.
Hugging Harold Reynolds
Very funny sports blog with one of my favorite names.
John Clay's Sidelines
John is an outstanding writer who covers everything and anything UK-related.
Larry Brown Sports
The other Larry Brown, not the guy who's coached half the teams in the NBA.
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Mo Egger's Blog
Did you really think my blog wouldn't be on a list of "favorites?"
Do you like mind-numbing statistical analysis of the Reds? Do you treat every game like the fate of the world rests on it? This site is probably not for you.
Most negative man in America. And I usually agree with him.
Pro Football Talk
Not daily, but almost hourly reading for NFL fans.
Everything and anything Reds...and more, by Reds fans.
Rush The Court
The Ubiquitous college basketblog.
A little UK, a little Louisville. A lot of funny.
Anything and everything hoops.
A Cincinnati guy based in Vegas. What I'd write if I could write.
Because some things can't be taught.
I admit, I'm a geek.
Who Dey Revolution
No site better captures the frustration of being a Bengals fan better than this one. Fan empowerment at its best.
A FEW MO' THINGS, 7/24/12
Bud Selig recently went on a Chicago radio show, where he talked about replay. He says that he gets letters from fans, but that none of them are calling for the sport to expand its replay system. Bud also said that he answers every piece of mail that he gets. I decided to test this out, while also chiming in on a few other things I think the commissioner could help fix. Here's my letter to Bud...
I'm excited to hear back from him.
-I'm also excited for another ESPN1530 Reds Watch Party tonight at Dave and Buster's Tri-County. We'll have giveaways, some tickets, plus Dave and Buster's new menu and their new bar selection. They've totally re-done the place so check it out. We'll see you tonight.
-The Houston Astros are one of the worst teams I've ever seen. Big deal.
Step back from the trade speculation to appreciate what this team is doing. Without Joey Votto, Brandon Phillips is 18 for his last 47, with three more hits last night. Todd Frazier continues to look the part of a seasoned vet, with three more hits of his own, and Ryan Ludwick had three more knocks, two of them doubles, and should be in the lineup every day at this point.
Four more quality innings from the bullpen (minus Sam LeCure), two-hit games from Stubbs and Heisey, and even a sharp RBI single from a struggling Jay Bruce, and Reds had one of their most complete wins of the season last night.
With the next nine games coming against totally craptastic teams, these are the kinds of games the Reds should be winning while fattening up numbers and gaining confidence.
The Reds are rolling right now and while there's a lot of different things happening around the team - trade talks, Votto speculation, and scoreboard watching to name a few - sometimes it's fun to sit back and simply enjoy watching a good team crank out wins.
Todd Frazier, Reds, INF:
.285-.347-.542-.890, 214 AB, 15 2B, 5 3B, 10 HR, 33 RBI, 1 SB
Bryce Harper, OF, Nationals:
.272-.343-.449-.791, 294 AB, 15 2B, 5 3B, 9 HR, 28 RBI, 13 SB
Sports Illustrated is onboard as well.
If you follow me on Twitter, or have listened to the show, you know I'm a huge Todd Frazier fan. But the question becomes, if it were to come down to these two players and their numbers are similar, do you give the nod to the 19 year-old putting up comparable numbers to a 26 year-old? Was Anthony Davis' remarkable season all the more impressive because he was a freshman? Yes. And did that sway some voters his way in Player of the Year balloting? I'd think so. So how much does Harper's age cause voters to lean toward him if there's not much separation statistically?
I'd give the nod to Frazier right now, mainly because what he's done in fewer plate appearances, but if I was voting, I'd have to contextualize the numbers by using age and professional experience.
Hopefully, the numbers by the end of the season are dramatically skewed toward Todd and this discussion is moot, but it's fair to look at the numbers now and give more credit to Harper because of his age.
-The NCAA did Penn State players a favor.
How many college athletes get virtual free agency? How many players get free educations with almost no obligation in return? PSU players who don't want to continue playing football (and as hard as this is to believe, there are some D1 athletes who by the time they reach their junior and senior years would rather just be students), can continue their academic careers on the school's dime. Had the school waited to hand down sanctions until later this year, or until after the season, this year's team would've played out this season with the program's uncertain future hanging in the balance. That won't be the case in 2012. The sanctions will clearly affect the season, but the possibility of sanctions won't hover over it. It's not ideal, but it's not as bad as you think.
-I do agree with something that Mike DeCourcey wrote yesterday...let's give the schools that add Penn State players extra scholarships.
-Mike Brown says he's keeping the blackout threshold at 100%. I hate this, but I get it. Kinda. I loathe the NFL's blackout rule, and I think they did the right thing by allowing teams to drop the capacity at which they have to fill the stadium to get the blackout lifted at 100%. And I think dropping the threshold would've been a nice way to reach out to a fanbase that the team has alienated. But I can also see why he wouldn't want to incentivize not going, particularly if ticket sales are going well. If the Bengals are close to selling some games out, and given a tougher schedule, some marquee opponents, and some lower ticket prices, that potential exists, would they really want do so something encouraging people to stay home?
-I see Springsteen in Philly on back-to-back nights this Labor Day weekend. This lengthy piece from The New Yorker, which isn't 100% on point by the way, has successfully whetted my appetite to see The Boss.
-Great piece on SI.com profiling Billy Hamilton. There's this story from DeLino DeShields....
The most unbelievable thing DeShields saw Billy do happened last year during spring training. "There was a ball hit to deep to leftfield, and the leftfielder throws his hands up because he's lost the ball in the sun," says DeShields. "I'm watching the ball, and thinking, This is trouble, and out of nowhere, I see this white flash, and I see that it's Billy, and he's running full speed. He ends up diving, laying out completely, and makes the catch at the warning track in leftfield. It was ridiculous. There isn't a player out there who would have caught that ball."
-Radio show at 3:04 today on ESPN1530. Live chat tomorrow at 9am. More blogging later. Sometimes when I really miss Riverfront Stadium. When I find game opens from the 80s on YouTube, is usually that time.