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Did you know Tracy played on 5 major league teams?
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My favorite site. Not for those easily offended.
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.
Look At Me Shirts
Be the guy in the ironic shirt. Take credit for someone else's joke.
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.
I guess we should be begin with a quick recap of yesterday...
Mike Leake wasn't very good. Neither was Barry Zito. Tim Lincecum was.
So were the San Francisco bats. The Giants punished Leake and Jose Arrendondo while the Reds blew chances , leaving more men in scoring position than a homecoming court through the first four innings.
Giants 8 Reds 3.
What else can you really say about yesterday? All that really matters is what the Reds do today.
And today is not merely the series finale, it's not simply the deciding game that will ultimately determine which of these two teams plays for the National League Championship.
Today the Reds will participate the most important game any Cincinnati team has played in my lifetime.
On the surface, today's stakes pale in comparison to those of the 1990 World Series or the two Bengals Super Bowls. We've seen Cincinnati teams play for championships before. But what was on the line there were trophies, civic pride, and for most of us, bragging rights.
Today's game has more riding on it.
This city is on edge, and it goes beyond the usual nervousness that precedes a big, winner-take-all game. It's not hopelessness, as some have suggested, and it's not total dread. But the mood today is the amplification of what a lot of people have felt all season - that the success of this team was just a mirage and that as good as the going might have been, the good times would have an expiration date.
I don't like painting people with a broad brush, so I won't, but I spend huge chunks of every day interacting with fans in this city, and I think I'm good at assessing mood. And the prevailing mood this season has been, that as good as the story of the 2012 Reds season was, it could or would be ruined by a rotten ending. And when it did, all hell would break loose.
A lot of it is our recent history. You know what it is. And you know what it includes. A lot of it isn't good. And most of it has created an anxiousness that's not entirely exclusive to our city, but feels like it's Soooo Cincinnati. During one of the Reds' best seasons, many spent it expecting and fearing the worst.
And the worst would be a loss today.
During the last two decades-plus, we've experienced just about every bad thing that sports fans can endure - painful losses, devastating injuries, bad ownership, poor decision-making, falling icons, coaching departures - to name just a few.
But we've never seen a massive gag-job akin to what this would be.
Make no mistake, even that guy that Todd Frazier saved from death in Pittsburgh knows a Reds loss today would define the word "choke." Rotation injuries and hobbled first-basemen or not, you simply cannot lose a series you once led 2-0 with the final three games in your park.
I do still believe in this team. Among their best characteristics this season was a resiliency not found in many of the teams that have shaped our anxiety about sports. They thrived when Votto went down. They staved off the doubters all season long. They never lost three straight at home, and someone, somehow, always seemed to deliver.
I know no one delivered yesterday. And I know that besides Homer Bailey, no one did on Tuesday either. But I can't help but feel like someone will deliver today.
I fear the reaction if no one does.
Will it undo what this team did in the regular season? I don't know. Will it destroy this team's chances to do even better next season? I don't think so, but it will make for a long winter, and it will definitely cause damage, perhaps irreparable, to this city's psyche.
That's what's at stake today. Not a berth in the NLCS, not advancement toward the World Series, this city's psyche is at stake today. No game that I can remember carried such massive stakes.
Today should be about winning, and by 4:30 this afternoon I dearly hope it is. It feels this morning however, about not losing.
We're going to lose our minds if they do.