Despite the impressive resuscitation job Mick Cronin has
performed on the University of Cincinnati basketball program since he took over
as head coach before the 2006-07 season, there have been times of
disappointment — embarrassment, even — with Cronin in charge.
The sport of boxing admittedly doesn’t
hold the nation’s spotlight like it once did, but, even so, it seems
this city hasn’t fully embraced the fact that one of its own might be on
his way to being the best fighter on the planet.
It’s tough, at this point, to debate the
fact that Bob Castellini might be the greatest thing to happen to the
Cincinnati sporting scene in the last decade. Coaches and players come
and go, but a commitment from ownership is the most important thing any
pro sports franchise needs for sustained success.
Orson Charles had no idea that the
Bengals hadn’t won a playoff game in his lifetime. Yet, it’s true. The
Bengals rookie tight end was born Jan. 27, 1991 — just three weeks after
the team’s 10-7 victory over the Houston Oilers on Jan. 6, the
franchise’s last playoff victory.