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Did you know Tracy played on 5 major league teams?
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MO' Favorite Links
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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.
FIVE MO' THINGS
1) Great game, important win, for the Bearcats.
It might not have been the most aesthetically-pleasing basketball game you'll see, though few Big East games are, but Saturday night's UC/Marquette game provided great theater, emotional swings, controversial officiating (the three men in stripes did not have a good night), clutch plays, great coaching, and most important, a huge Cincinnati win.
On Saturday night, UC found a way to win a game without Cashmere Wright. This would be impressive had the win come against almost anyone on their schedule, given Cash's importance to the team, but for it to come against a good Big East foe at this stage of the season made it one of the signature wins of not only the season, but of Mick's tenure at UC.
That's not a statement of hyperbole. Cronin coached a great game against the Golden Eagles, finding ways to facilitate the offense without Cash, often using Titus Rubles in the backcourt (where he should stay), and scheming to get Sean Kilpatrick not only his typical high volume of shots, but make-able ones. It helped that the Cats took care of the ball, for them to turn it over just 11 times in 45 minutes with no Cashmere Wright is almost astounding.
Defensively, their zone worked, making me wonder if this team should employ it more.
Most important, this team overcame. Their most important player was on the bench, three frontcourt players fouled out, they spent the entire game with shooting percentages in the low 30s, they blew a 16-point halftime lead, they had no answer for Davante Gardner (I've never seen a guy go 1-8 for the field and yet look so unstoppable), and the game always seemed on the verge of getting away from them.
Yet they won, giving them a measure of momentum heading into today's game at Syracuse, and pulling those still teetering, a little bit further away from the ledge.
Great game. Great atmosphere. Great win.
2) Xavier is 4-0 in the Atlantic Ten. The turnovers and missed free throws against LaSalle are problematic, and tougher portions of the schedule remain, but they're unbeaten in league play a quarter of the way through the season. The more things change....
3) 49ers win. Ravens win. Everyone else is a loser. Perhaps the part of the NFL Playoffs I hate the most, in fact probably the only thing I hate about the NFL Playoffs, is how lazy we get in handing down indictments against the QBs and coaches who lose. Today's narrative: Tom Brady and Matt Ryan are losers because they didn't win yesterday. It's lazy and it's unfair. Tom Brady s still one of the best five human beings to every play quarterback ever and Matt Ryan, while not flawless, did far more to help his team win that he did to torpedo their championship run. Both teams that fell yesterday lost to better teams. San Fran is superior defensively and has a quarterback that presents matchup problems for nearly every defense in the league. Baltimore has done a better job of surrounding their quarterback with weapons, including a running game, and they have the more physical defense. But today, with our ever changing knee-jerk narratives, the conference title games will be more about who lost them and what the impact will be on their (still evolving) legacy than anything else.
4) HarBowl. Jack Harbugh, John and Jim's dad, will be asked about 7,000,000 times this week which teams he's rooting for in Super Bowl 47 (get used to never seeing Roman numerals on this blog), and he'll answer it very diplomatically, claiming that he's not choosing sides.
He'll be lying.
Every parent has a favorite. Mine did. Yours does. And if you're a parent, you do as well. Human beings pick sides, form biases, choose favorites, and parents of Super Bowl coaches are no different.
If I was Jack Harbaugh, I'd choose the son who acts like this...
5) Stan Musial and Earl Weaver. The passage of the former Orioles Manager makes me particularly sad, if only because another of his kind has passed, and because with his death, baseball moves away from a different, and more entertaining age.
Weaver. LaSorda. Herzog. Martin. Sparky Anderson. Great managers, but even better, great personalities. They were more identifiable with their teams than most of the players that played for them. They were great quotes, and they came across as great storytellers. There was a time, and it wasn't all that long ago, where many managers were the biggest personalities in the game, and often the best characters.
Who didn't love a great Earl Weaver argument?
Or a great LaSorda postgame rant? Or maybe some truth-isms from Whitey Herzog? These guys were great, the kind of managers that sadly, we see less and less of today.
You can picture yesterday's skippers sitting in their offices before the game, smoking cigarettes, telling stories. And you can picture them after the game, having a couple of cocktails in the hotel bar after the game, telling even better stories.
Today's managers are more likely to have their faces buried in their laptops, rarely offering up anything of any substance. Their teams might be better of, but I'm not sure the sport is.
But Wait There's More....
-Brett Favre is spending retirement playing in church dodgeball tournaments. Wait a minute, there's church dodgeball tournaments?
-Auburn is bad. Really bad. I mean, really, really, bad. But maybe UK turned the corner Saturday night.
-Though I'm kinda exhausted by the Manti Te'o story, this seems timely: you can create a fake girlfriend for just $39.99.
-Double dipping on the radio today and tonight. ESPN1530 at 3:04, 700WLW at 6:05. Listen to all six hours. Here, among other reasons, is why I'd never try ski jumping.