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Did you know Tracy played on 5 major league teams?
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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, 2/15/13
1) Bill Koch's write-up on Cashmere Wright. There should be more of these as Cash nears the end of his Cincinnati career. Know how we always romanticize the Huggins-era guys? Ten years from now, Wright should be afforded the same type of reverence. Cash came in as, at the time, Mick's most talked-about recruit. He'll leave as his most accomplished, and a cornerstone to the program's rebuilding.
The thing about Cashmere, and Bill lists many of his statistical accolades, is that we'll never really know how good he could have been given his numerous knee issues. He's made many huge shots throughout his Bearcat career (hopefully he has more in him), but more than anything he finally stabilized what had been, for years, UC's shakiest position. Between Steve Logan's graduation and Devan Downey's arrival, UC used a bunch of shaky, and often not-very-good point guards. Mick's early point guards included guys like Jamual Warren, Timmy Crowell, and an out-of-position Deonta Vaughn. Point guard play, with a few exceptions, had been an issue at UC going back to the latter part of the 90s. These last four seasons, the Bearcats have at least had stability, and often excellent play, at that position these last four years.
Cashmere Wright is going to be very difficult to replace. Enjoy him before they have to.
2) Xavier and Dayton tomorrow. Every game is critical for the Musketeers, who play a Flyer team that's inventing new ways to lose. The Archie Miller years kinda seem like an extension of the Brian Gregory years now, don't they? Lack of individual development, few players who high-level discernible basketball skills, maddening losses, games given away....all hallmarks of the BG years, all things that have exemplified the early going of the Archie administration.
UD might not even qualify for the A-10 Tournament, which would be embarrassing, but frankly, might be what the program needs. (I don't like saying this, by the way) I've always gotten the sense, back to when I was a student there, that the school believes that the program was better than it actually is. The school, the basketball program, and its fans are always quick to point out how well-attended Flyers games are and they never fail to mention what a great place UD Arena is and how great the atmosphere for bigger games is. These things are true, but they deflect how much the program has, in my mind, underachieved.
Perhaps the embarrassment of not even qualifying for the league tournament will cause enough disaffection for the school to do some serious evaluating of what should be a proud program. I fear it won't.
3) Michael Jordan turns 50 this weekend and I feel old.
Here's the ultimate compliment I can pay an athlete: Michael Jordan knocked my favorite NBA team out of the playoffs five times and I still revered him, still coerced my mom into buying his shoes, still had Jordan t-shirts, and multiple Jordan posters. No other athlete will ever be able to do that.
I know we're in the midst of this MJ/LeBron debate, mainly because LeBron James is playing incredibly (last night was no exception) and because of Jordan's 50th birthday. The debate is worthwhile, yet not entirely valid. LeBron James is a different type of player than Jordan is, more reliant on his passing, often dependent on his sheer size, and while he's good defensively, the Heat do often hide him on defense. Jordan might have been the best defensive player of his era.
LeBron James is the best active basketball player on the planet, immensely fun to watch, and most frightening....he's still getting better. For now, that should be good enough.
And while one day he may surpass Jordan the basketball player (though again, when he prevents six Hall of Famers from winning championships, call me), he'll never approach Michael Jordan.
Many of us are NBA fans because of Michael Jordan. He is the most culturally relevant athlete in our history, fair or not. He was at his peak during a time when we were less jaded, when the media was more protective of stars (Jordan's off-court exploits would have been talked about non-stop if he was playing now), and when we were more willing to focus solely on what was happening on the court and on the field with our athletes. We were more willing to make these guys heroes, where now we're looking for any reason to cut into them. It's easier, and maybe more fun for some, to dislike than like.
Growing up in the 80s and 90s a HUGE NBA fan, I couldn't find one person who disliked Michael Jordan. Bulls games monopolized national TV, his teams always won (in the 90s at least), his face was on TV non-stop, and he continually stuck daggers into the championship hopes of some very popular and memorable teams. Nowadays, Jordan would be booed mercifully in nearly every arena, we'd pick apart his every quote, and we'd piss and moan about his overexposure.
And if he'd played 20-25 years ago, LeBron might have been Teflon.
We're not getting back to that time, when a player's talents were so transcendent that he was universally beloved. And so, we're never getting another Michael Jordan.
4) Ladies and gentlemen, Frank Martin.
5) A six-man rotation to accommodate Mike Leake? Yes, the Reds are paying Mike more than $3 million. Yes, Dusty said that he's operating as if he has six starters. And yes, the Reds will need six, and likely seven or eight people to start games this season. But a six-man rotation? No.
Simple math. If the Reds were to use an uninterrupted six-man rotation, Johnny Cueto makes 27 starts. If the Reds were to use an uninterrupted five-man rotation, Johnny Cueto makes 33 starts. I prefer Johnny start more games.
....But Wait There's More....
-We're having a watch party for the UC/UConn game next Thursday at the Holy Grail Banks....
-Tubby Smith danced to Ke$ha after a Minnesota win....
--Plenty more later, included today's radio show on ESPN1530. This is the only Harlem Shake video I'm posting....