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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.
This young man seems to believe the hype.
It's Carson Palmer week, the week where we as fans get a chance to let Carson know how we feel about him and what he did both when he was a Bengal and as he became an ex-Bengal.
I say we thank for him both.
The Bengals are better off today than they were the day we found out about Carson's trade request.
Any employer who has an overpaid, underachieving employee who not only leaves but yields something in return should be celebrated. I'm going to celebrate Carson cutting the cord today at 3:04.
There are other pressing issues, namely for the University of Cincinnati.
Where should they go? What should they do? And who will take them?
All are decent questions.
Conference realignment discussions can be confusing, maddening, and with all the speculation, ultimately useless. But from a UC perspective, especially from the school's sports fans, what I want to know is how a UC fan would sell their school to other, bigger, more profitable, conferences.
I love UC, especially its sports programs. I want what's best for the school, its teams, alums, fans, and supporters. But how would a UC fan sell say the ACC, or the Big Ten, given the following...
The University of Cincinnati does not spend a lot on sports. In 2011, they spent $43.6 million on athletics. By comparison, Rutgers and Maryland, the two schools to announce moves this week, spent $60 and $61 million respectively.
To compare further, Louisville spent $81 million, Connecticut spent $63 million, and two pull two notable schools from other conferences, Ohio State spent $122 million on sports in 2011 and North Carolina spent $74 million.
Let's look at the schools who were similar to UC in spending on athletics in 2011...
Iowa State: $48 million
Mississippi: $47 million
Kansas State: $46 million
Cincinnati: 46 million
South Florida: $43 million
Central Florida: $42 million
Kansas State has had some success in football. They've played in BCS games and they were legit national title contenders until this past Saturday, but let's be real, they're not one of the first six schools you think about when I mention the Big 12. And the other schools in that mix rarely contend for anything meaningful on the field within their leagues.
There's also the market, which for UC is limited. Last week, Butch Jones had to beg fans to come to a big football game. Attendance at UC basketball games continues to be an issue. And while the facilities around both Nippert Stadium and Fifth Third Arena have gotten major upgrades or have recently been added, both their football and basketball venues need major, major help. And they need to be better equipped to bring in revenue.
We're in a good-sized TV market, but the market is split among not only the pro sports teams in town, but among major college draws like UK, Ohio State, etc....
Rutgers and Maryland both have financial issues. As a matter of fact, those two schools handled their finances less recklessly than your average teenage girl. They also occupy some decent geographic and demographic real estate.
The endowment at UC came back by about $300 million during the recession, and while it's rebounded slightly, it's not where it was. The academic reputation of the school is arguably at its highest in its history, and that absolutely matters, but there needs to be something a little more concrete for a school to bring to the table.
What does UC bring to the table?
I hear UC supporters lamenting the demise of their league, and they often want to point the finger at the revolving-door leadership of the school. Instead of complain, sell. If you love the University of Cincinnati and want their athletic conference affiliation to either change or improve, how would you do it, and how would you sell the school?
I'd like to get to this, and the Carson Palmer stuff, today starting at 3:04 on ESPN1530.
4:04 - Joe Reedy, Cincinnati.com
5:42 - Nick Lachey, Famous Sports Fan
Are the Bengals better off today than they were 667 days ago?
Was Carson Palmer's overall body of work that bad?
What now for UC and what would you sell to another league?
Some Ohio State fans are trying to change the rules of the game midway through it?
Follow me on Twitter. We'll have the #MoEggerTQD at 4:33. And don't forget to sign up for chance to win a Draftmark Tap System. The fun starts at 3:04 today on ESPN1530. Any idea what's going here?