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A lifelong Bengals fan. God help her.
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Did you know Tracy played on 5 major league teams?
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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.
ONE MO' THING, 8/23/11 EDITION
A FEW MO' THING, 8/23/11 EDITION
Namath still gets it.
Programming Notes: I will not be on ESPN1530 until next Thursday. However, in 36 days I start the on everyday thing. (That might change to 37 days because I might take the day we're supposed to start off. I have a killer work ethic.
Tonight, we'll be at Dave and Busters watching the Reds play the Marlins. It's our final Reds Watch Party of the season, at least until the playoffs. My buddy Jamie Ramsey off Better Off Red Fame will be there. We will have free Reds t-shirts for everyone who attends, and we'll have prizes for those who send the most tweets using the #HatsoffCIN hashtag.
What's the #HatsoffCIN hashtag? Glad you asked. As Jamie explained on his blog....
Help support kids playing baseball in the Cincinnati area by including the hashtag #HatsOffCIN when sending our your tweets through the end of August. Each use of #HatsOffCIN on twitter generates a point for our Reds. The team with the most points wins $50,000 for their Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities program. For details on the contest, visit www.facebook.com/headandshouldersformen
We'll have prizes, the new and improved Dave and Buster's menu, plenty of cold beverages, and more. I think we have a decent chance to outdraw the actual game, so join us tonight. Dave and Buster's is located at 11775 Commons Drive, in Springdale.
A few other quick items....
Chatting. Tomorrow. 9:30. Here.
Beer. I'm serving some at the St. Agnes Festival in Fort Wright Friday night, starting at 7:00.
Beating MS. be at Camp Kern Saturday for "Bike MS: Venture the Valley 2011." Donate here.
The Bengals continue to tweak the D, trading for Taylor Mays. The 49ers had such a terrific defense last season that it only makes sense to steal as many of their players as possible. Mays might be more suited to play linebacker, and is probably just as good as the collection of schleps they have at safety, and perhaps better. Therefore this news registered with me for about 12 seconds before I went back to discussing pies with my grandmother last night.
(My grandmother can talk about pie like I can talk about Springsteen albums by the way. The lady talked about some church classmate's cherry pie for 20 minutes. If we ever develop a talk show that revolves around pies, she's a shoo-in.)
-Saturday night, I went to a casino. Casino trips carry with them very low expectations for me. I expect to inhale voluminous amounts of second-hand smoke, I anticipate terrible buffet food, and I go in knowing that I'll probably lose money. Two of these things happened Saturday, I increased my chances of getting lung cancer by about 8000% and the food was slightly more edible than what's served at your average elementary cafeteria. Fortunately, I did come away a winner, rallying from a big deficit to win a couple of bucks playing craps. It was a win, even though I now smell like Marge Schott's living room recliner.
Anyway I bring this up because I went in expecting to lose, because that's usually what happens when you visit a casino...a dealer wearing a really ugly shirt takes your money. Since I know this going in, when I walk out lighter in the wallet, I'm not angry. Nor am I disappointed or discouraged, and I certainly don't spend the immediate aftermath yelling about how much the casino sucks and how immediate and pressing changes must be made immediately.
Same thing with this year's Bengals through two preseason games. My expectations are as low as they've ever been (heavy statement, by the way), with forecast for three to five wins, no meaningful games after the World Series, plenty of empty seats at PBS, and us clinging to the hope that by the end of the season we feel a little better about this team's direction than we did last January.
In short, I think the Bengals will suck.
Against Detroit, they sucked.
Against the Jets, they sucked a little less than they did against Detroit and we did see some small, incremental improvements, but they suck quotient was still pretty high.
So in two preseason games, they've pretty much met my expectations.
I don't see how you can be angry or disappointed in that.
Would I prefer they surprise me and look the part of contender? Yes. Do I see the off balancing act of a team that requires some patience and an organization that has exhausted it? Of course. But if you aren't expecting much from a team, can you really get all that worked up when they give you almost exactly what you're expecting?
I can get angry at the Bengals for a lot of things, but this group of players doesn't deserve it, simply because they aren't good enough to have earned it.
-Aside from the impact their success has had on the local nine, watching the Brewers continually kick the hell out of inferior teams has been fun to watch. (Last night's loss to the Pirates not withstanding) Aside from their head-to-head success against the Cardinals, watching them pull away by beating up on the NL's worst reminds me of what the Reds did a year ago.
Remember the Reds from a year ago?
Yeah. Me too.
-There's a Carson Palmer question?
Let's make a deal, let's take Carson Palmer and put him on the same shelf with Pete Rose, Bob Huggins, Brian Kelly, topics involving the Mt. Rushmore of anything, the debate as to whether Xavier is a mid-major, and any discussion on how to fix the MLB All-Star Game, ok?
-My guys at Look At Me Shirts have some cool Cincinnati-based vintage shirts. It is about time someone sold a Cincinnati Stingers shirt.
-The NFL's biggest problem, post-lockout, is the ongoing violence among fans at, and around, games. The clown who runs the 49ers thinks the solution to this problem is to add regular season games. Dumb.
-Mike Lopresti looks at stadium violence.
-This probably only matters to me, and if there's no season they won't matter, but here are your 2011-'12 Knicks City Dancers.
-Speaking of the NBA, and the lockout, this Malcolm Gladwell piece is excellent.
-There are still plenty of reasons to pay attention to baseball the rest of the way.
-Rich dude makes his girlfriend sit at the kids' table.
-I watched last night as Tony LaRussa managed to out-manage himself last night.
-The annoying kid in the background really makes it hard for me to take this report about Kim Kardashian's wedding seriously.
-I'm now going to go do something else. Follow me on Twitter, please. And listen to this musical masterpiece from Nicole Scherzinger.