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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.
A FEW MO' THINGS, 11/7/12 EDITION
Hit play, turn up, walk away.
-The Reds want to make Aroldis Chapman a starter. This is apparently news, even though the team has readily admitted as much since the day he signed with the team.
I have many questions, but the two near the top of my mind are....
1) If closers are such the dime-a-dozen commodities everyone makes them out to be, why did we spend 2008-11 railing against a guy who converted a save 83% of the time? We couldn't wait to run Francisco Cordero out of town, and while the ideal replacement might have been a healthy Ryan Madson, Chapman's emergence was regarded by everyone to be a complete upgrade from CoCo. So if we move Chapman to the rotation, we get a return to a Cordero-type closer within a year of letting a fairly reliable closer walk.
2) If there's still so much mystery surrounding Aroldis Chapman, both on and off the field, can you completely trust that his arm will be able to handle the increased innings total?
Yes, Chapman was a starter before he came to the US, but what do we really know about his time pitching in and for Cuba? Do we really know how many innings are on that arm? Do we really know how often he actually pitched or how many times he might have pitched on consecutive day? What do we really know? And how does the unknown factor into the decision-making when it comes to his role in 2013?
I lean toward keeping him as closer, but making him a starter isn't necessarily a wrong answer either. A Cueto-Latos-Chapman-Bailey-Arroyo rotation is clearly enticing, but before we make the move, can we answer those two questions?
-Know who this Bengals fan has absolutely zero sympathy for? Cowboys fans.
-The NCAA is stupid. This is the 3923823424th example.
-Then sometimes the NCAA does the right thing, as they did with former Musketeer Dez Wells at Maryland.
-Pumpkinheaded Turkey Claus is going to give me nightmares.
-Butch Jones wants more fans at Nippert Stadium. I don't blame him. What coach doesn't want more fans at his program's games?
I too want more fans at Nippert Stadium. The place, when full, makes for a great setting for college football.
But he's got to realize a few things....
Nippert Stadium has a ton of charm and history, but it can be a very uncomfortable place to watch football. It's physically not capable of handling large crowds.
UC's home opponents do nothing to excite casual fans. The two FCS games were beyond their control once West Virginia bailed from the Big East, but no one here cares about the other remaining Big East schools besides Louisville. The lack of marquee opposition had to cut into season ticket investment.
The brand of football, while often effective, isn't the most aesthetically pleasing. It's not a blast watching Munchie Legaux miss on half of his passes. Even their win on Saturday was tough to watch...a game that featured 20 penalties, six fumbles, 87 replay reviews, and that took over four hours.
The realization is setting in with some fans, fair or not, that as good as the team might be in a given year, playing for the sport's ultimate prize seems like a pipe dream. 12-0 three years ago got the Bearcats a beatdown in a non-title game bowl game. Fellow Big East member Louisville has a very good chance to finish undefeated and has almost no chance to play for the whole thing. This may change either for the better or worse when college football actually comes up with a more legit method of determining its champion, but it doesn't help now.
The fan base is limited in size. The team doesn't ooze with outward charisma. And many fans think the next good season could ignite yet another search of a new coach.
These may not apply to you. They don't apply to me. But they apply to enough to make selling out games on a consistent basis a chore for UC football.
Upset by the result of this year's Presidential Election, former Reds pitcher Todd Coffey has decided to quit Twitter in protest. I'm not sure how the medium will even be able to continue. Also, I now know that Todd Coffey was on Twitter, so there's that.
-This is election-related, which I've meant to avoid today because everyone is burned out on it, but this is still pretty funny.
-So is this.
-And so is this....
-This was not awesome.
-Good stuff here...the World Series brand needs reviving.
-At some point, don't you just find a new hobby?
-I hope you find our radio show this afternoon. It starts at 3:04. It airs on ESPN1530. We'll preview it on the blog later. In the meantime, reconsider who you voted for.