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A lifelong Bengals fan. God help her.
She's a woman with opinions
The latest Hollywood dirt
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Did you know Tracy played on 5 major league teams?
MO' Favorite Links
MO' Favorite Links
I will gladly accept bribery to put your site on this list.
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, 2/5/13
1) Signing Day is tomorrow. It's a huge day for college sports programs, fans of college sports programs, and obviously, successful high school athletes and their families.
The amount of attention and coverage devoted to signing day is at an all-time high, most of which is very informative, and some of which is sorta creepy. There are adults who know way too much about the lives of 15 year-old basketball players.
The creepiest part of signing day is when otherwise normal people send Tweets to high school kids trying to convince them to attend their favorite college, then berate them and cuss them out when they decide to go elsewhere.
Please don't do that.
Also, our annual pledge: If any area high school has academic signing day ceremonies similar to the ceremonies where athletes sign letters of intent (the best part of signing day, by the way), we will post the photo on the blog and read the names on the air. Send them here.
2) Paul Daugherty wrote about Scott Rolen, and I thought he did a solid job of portraying how difficult the decision about whether to retire has to be. OK, so it's not like when he kisses his kids goodbye and walks out of his front door that he's going off to war, but for a guy whose priorities seem to be in order, I'm sure this is a tough choice for him. And it's why we should let him make it on his own timetable.
3) Mick Cronin has signed too many guys. And that means someone on the has to go. If next year's class, which recruiting "experts" seem to be high on, has better players than what the Bearcats have now, we'll be all too happy to make an incumbent player expendable. And yes, I can name one or two players I'd prefer to not see play anymore.
But there's a problem highlighted here, and it's far from a UC issue. Coaches can find replacements for players already under scholarship and run them out. That might not be a big deal to you and I as fans, but for a business (yes, business) that laughably claims to have the best interests of the student-athletes in mind, the practice of coaches running kids out simply because another new player might be better doesn't seem to really serve the kids, now does it?
Mind you, this isn't exclusive to UC, and we have no idea what Mick and his coaching staff know about the composition of next year's team and what variables will affect it. There are probably one or two players who would be better served by playing elsewhere and the pressure to win demands that roster upgrades trump everything and nearly every school.
But if the players have little mobility, should the schools have the flexibility to not renew scholarships simply because a newer player might be better. Perhaps a player isn't a kid athletically, but what if he's getting it done academically and finding success within a specific program at his school? Maybe he's developed relationships at that school he doesn't want to relinquish. The system punishes players if they decide one place isn't a good fit, but if someone else decides for them that they don't fit, the system also punishes them?
That doesn't work.
4) Basketball in the Hoosier State. IU is ranked number one again. Butler will probably win eight or nine more flukey games this season. And the Indiana Pacers are the best NBA team that no one continues to talk about. They've won 14 in a row at home after beating the Bulls last night. They're third in the East, and as stingy defensively as anyone in the game. While I'm no Indy fan, I'd love to see them add a piece as Bob Kravitz implores them to, just to make the Eastern Conference all the more interesting.
5) Your "Hit Play, Turn Up, And Walk Away" video of the day is a commercial for a high school hockey team. I'll be singing this in our hallways for weeks....
We can barely crank out video blogs yet these high school kids are making full-length commercials. I'll crank out another blog in advance of today's radio show. Catch us today on ESPN1530 starting at 3:04. Be at the Holy Grail for our UC watch party tomorrow. I'll have some UC/Villanova tickets to give away, in additon to some other stuff....