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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.
1) The best NFL game I've ever seen. What didn't Denver v. Baltimore have? What was missing? Even if you had no dog in the fight, even if you had Saturday night plans tugging you out the door, you couldn't help but be sucked in by the Ravens' stirring double-OT win over the Broncos. It was a game that had huge plays by both teams, extraordinarily shaky coaching, questionable officiating, and a long list of both heroes and goats.
Hosting a talk show in Denver has to be fun today, sorting through the wreckage that included John Fox's scared tactics, Peyton Manning's brutal decision-making, unforgivably bad defense, and a window for winning that isn't exactly wide open for the Broncos.
And give it up, even if begrudgingly, to the Ravens. Left for dead five weeks ago, they throttled the Giants, hammered the Colts, and came from behind four times to beat the NFL's hottest team in their own building, overcoming two special teams turnovers, Peyton's presence, the home crowd, and the cold to advance to the AFC Championship Game, where they have more than a puncher's chance against the Patriots.
2) Is coaching in the NFL really that difficult? This year's playoffs have not been a clinic in effective coaching decisions. There was Marvin Lewis and Gary Kubiak matching "wits" last week. Saturday, we had the ultra-conservative philosophies of John Fox in Denver, electing to not try to score at the end of each half, and very uninspired playcalling in OT. Yesterday, we had the Pete Carroll/Mike Smith mental chess match, with the Seahawks outsmarting themselves on consecutive short-yardage situations, handing the ball to their fullback instead of Marshawn Lynch and then managing the clock near the end of the first half about poorly as a team can.
Not to be outdone, we had Atlanta's lax defense in the second half, and Smith's decision to have his kicker dribble the ball to barely outside of Seattle's field goal range, giving the Seahawks at least a desperation attempt to win at the gun (which they don't use anymore to signal the expiration of the game clock).
I always thought coaching in the NFL was difficult. The more I watch the NFL, however, I've become less convinced that it's as difficult as these guys make it out to be.
3) Rajon Rondo, the Wildcat, and a This is SportsCenter ad.
...which takes us to the UK Wildcats. We're in the dog days, way too far removed from the beginning of the season, but with the end of the season still too deep into the future. It's neither early or late, and I watched a Kentucky team that failed often during the dog days two years ago end up in the Final Four.
Still though, if the program's strategy is going to be to haul in these massive recruiting classes, have player and program use each other for a year, then move on, are seasons like this where the chemistry is so disjointed for so long going to be regular occurrences? And as much credit as John Calipari deserves for how effectively last year's team was molded into a champion, doesn't he deserve at least a little criticism for how slowly this team is coming around? And is it fair to wonder if it ever will?
4) UC beat Rutgers. Like most of the women I dated in college, not pretty, but effective. The Bearcats got back to their blueprint: winning with defense and taking care of the ball. The offensive contributions from Jermaine Sanders on Saturday night were welcome, but the best player on the floor was Cashmere Wright, a guy who's going to have to shoulder a huge load these next eight weeks if the Cats are going to make any kind of run.
Also, Rutgers coach Mike Rice showed up dressed like my high school shop teacher.
5) Tommy Tuberville not making friends with the guy who coaches Masillon. Players and recruits are the collateral damage in college football's broken system of constant coaching changes. Is a coach supposed to honor a commitment to a player he doesn't want or who doesn't fit a program? No. Is a high school coach who claims that a college is banned from his campus doing his players a large disservice? Yes.
But Wait, There's More....
-Like Brian Billick.
I can point out Billick's mistake because I, of course, never make any.
-Peyton Manning's legacy. In Indy, it's etched in stone. He won a Super Bowl, put up huge numbers, revived the franchise and made them nationally relevant, turning them into one of the marquee organizations in sports. He's as responsible for their new stadium and the Super Bowl it hosted as anyone. What Peyton did in Indianapolis was about more than winning championships.
In Denver, he's being asked to do none of that. His job as a Bronco is to win Super Bowls, and nothing else. The franchise is stable, the stadium still relatively new, and the fan base is intact. The Peyton Manning era in Denver is only a success if he delivers a Super Bowl, and a year in, he's delivered little more than a few Papa John's franchises and some regular season wins. His job in Indy became about more than winning a title, even though he did. He won't be a Bronco long enough to have the long-lasting community impact he did in Indy, making anything short of a championship as much a failure as most of what comes out of your average Papa John's oven.
-Brian Kelly says no to the Eagles. No chance we'll ever revisit the topic of BK going to the NFL.* I'm sure this book is completely closed*
-Morgan Freeman. Morgan Freeman. Morgan Freeman.
-Your $1000 halfcourt miss of the year.....
-Catch the radio show this afternoon on ESPN1530. The NFL Playoffs will likely come up. Nike has a new golf commercial. It's clever, but let's be real, Bird v. Jordan > Tiger v. Rory. Though Michael Jordan's choice of attire will forever be questionable.