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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 Atlantic Ten. Good luck figuring this league out. There are now nine teams within two games of the lead. No one wants to pull away. Last night's results: LaSalle winning again, Charlotte beating Butler, UD losing (as predicted) to a dreadful Rhode Island team, and Xavier moving to 7-3 in the conference by taking care of business against Fordham.
Other leagues are as jumbled - nine team are within a game and a half of the lead in the Big East, and no one seems to want to win the Big 12 - but few are as unpredictable, and as fun to watch as the A-10.
2) Semaj Christon. When you watch the Muskies in person, you're drawn to their best player. Semaj Christon, albeit on an undermanned team that was playing a pretty bad Fordham team, stands out the minute he walks on the floor as the most physically gifted guy in the gym. But you're also seeing a freshman who looks more comfortable than he did four, six, weeks ago. You see him putting people in spots, and you see him making better decisions than he was making weeks ago, and you see a guy whose game is starting to sharpen. Last night, he made free throws, (at times an issue this season) he found guys for open looks, and he took smart, open shots by combining aggressiveness and patience.
There are times when watching XU can be maddening, and given how difficult the schedule will be down the stretch, getting back to the NCAAs feels like a longshot, but even in what's often felt like a lost season, watching Christon's game develop has to make Muskie fans excited about the future.
3) Leadership. I've never played on a professional baseball team. Chances are, I never will. So I'm not the most qualified person to talk about how much a team is affected by leadership, or lack thereof. But I kinda think it's overrated.
We heard it a lot with Scott Rolen, how he'd be worth bringing back because of his leadership capabilities. Since he isn't returning, apparently that mantle has to fall to others. Sean Marshall will be one of those people, according to Dusty Baker. But Sean Marshall can lead all he wants, and if he doesn't get lefties out, if he doesn't protect leads, if he gives up soul-crushing homers, then how much does anyone care about how he leads?
How does a baseball leader lead? In John Fay's Marshall piece, Dusty Baker talks about Derek Jeter leading the Yankees....
I remember one time we were playing the Yankees and it was time for stretch. (Derek) Jeter came up and told the guys let's go. They cut off their conversations and stretched."
So they just need a guy to tell the others that it's time to stretch? What else does the leader do? Ensure that every player has brought their glove to the ballpark? Remind players of what time the games are? Begin the phone chain in case of a rainout?
We had a team mom when I played in little league. She was in charge of water, orange slices, and collecting the money from when they'd make us stand in front of seedy liquor stores begging drunks for cash so we could pay for satin team jackets. Do the Reds need a team mom?
There are lots of variables that will determine how successful the Reds are this season. Among them are health of key players, the success of the Chapman transition, how they maximize Votto's capabilities, whether Ludwick regresses after a bounce-back season, how Choo handles the move to center, whether the bullpen is as good as last year. If those things work out in the Reds favor, who the leader is and how he leads won't matter all that much.
And if they don't, it won't be because someone failed to lead.
4) Johnny Cueto and the World Baseball Classic. Johnny wants to pitch in it. Dusty Baker doesn't want him to. I blame neither. This is why I don't like the WBC. Not that it isn't a compelling event - actually the baseball is quite good - it's that it has the potential to put teams at odds with their players and franchises at odds with the league office.
I understand why Johnny would want to represent the Dominican Republic, and I certainly understand why the Reds would prefer that Johnny stay with the team in Goodyear. The problem is that such an entity exists that presents such difficult decisions to players and teams. I'm sure Cueto feels an obligation to play for his country, but he has an obligation to a team that's invested millions of dollars in him. That push-pull, and the hard feelings that it could create, shouldn't exist.
5) Pete Rose gets snubbed by Topps. Major League Baseball still recognizes the exiled Hit King as the well, the hit king. Apparently, the baseball card company does not. Who knew that they were the ultimate keeper of baseball records?
...But Wait, There's More....
-Kate Upton trying to rap.....
-Re: The Jordan/LeBron debate that's been simmering for the last couple of days: When LeBron James has prevented six Hall of Famers from winning NBA Championships, call me.
-The big fat end of a vibrating toothbrush....
-I have to go prepare for an award-winning radio show. More later. It's Valentine's Day, so here's a crazy woman.