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Bengals Looking to NFL Draft to Turn Themselves Around

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Going back in time really isn't as difficult as the scientists would have us believe. Those of us looking ahead to the NFL draft see no need to build a space ship that travels faster than the sp  

Reviewing the National League Central Race After Two Weeks

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 16, 2008
The first two weeks of a baseball season can overflow with surprises, which doesn't make them decisive or very informative. The naked eye sees crazy images and wonders if baseball might be changi  

Reds Might Be on the Verge of Something Big

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 9, 2008
After watching the Reds for a week, we could be onto the start of something big, remembering that the path is long between the start and something big. But the start of something big is a start --  

Remembering Howsam, Bender and Nuxhall, Men Who Made the Reds

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 2, 2008
We always want Opening Day to be a day of "Hello," but it couldn't possibly go that way March 31 for the Reds. As the Reds and their public communed for the first time following an offseason o  

Don't Call Xavier a Cinderella in the Sweet 16

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 26, 2008
The men's basketball team at Xavier University made previous Sweet 16 appearances in 1990 and 2004 with fine teams that overachieved. As such, they were uninvited guests, crashers at the Sweet 1  

It's Time for Xavier to Go to the Final Four

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 19, 2008
CBS pays the NCAA $560 million every year to televise the NCAA men's basketball tournament, which is one of those few, real time, Tivo-proof events still out there for advertisers. The cost of br  

Enduring the Dog Days Between the Super Bowl and the NCAA Tournament

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Flipping around the dial over the weekend, looking at a college basketball game here, a spring training baseball game there and an NBA game somewhere else, one had to curse his rotten luck at bei  

Clemens Vs. Congress Plays Along Established Jocks/Nerds Fault Line

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Government has never enjoyed a great reputation in America, especially not since distrust over official lies issuing from the Vietnam War fermented in the 1960s. Then came Watergate, followed by   

Hoosier Hairy Hoops, Xavier's Sixth Man and Complaining About the Reds

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 27, 2008
On Feb. 5, Bob Knight walked away from college basketball, resigning from Texas Tech in the middle of the season. A week later, it came to light that the NCAA issued five charges of major rules v  

Does Xavier Have the Drive to Win; Does UC Have the Patience?

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 20, 2008
The University of Cincinnati's basketball program is nearing completion of a painful transitional phase that's passing before our eyes. The light at the end of the tunnel grows larger by the da  

Reds Will Be Served (Some Day) by Their Youth

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Of all the words ever spoken about baseball, none are truer than those attributed to 1950s catcher Wes Westrum, who's supposed to have said that baseball is like church: Many attend, but few und  

Ugly Giants Dragged Shiny Patriots Down to Their Level and Stole a Win

1 Comment · Wednesday, February 6, 2008
It's not how you start in the NFL, or anywhere else. Those last five months mattered for about five months -- today, and forever, they won't. If we learned anything Feb. 3, just in case we eve  

Will the Reds Stick to Their Turnaround Plan?

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Books about how to succeed in business might not be the lifeblood of the publishing industry, but any visit to a bookstore will tell you the industry couldn't live without them. Many such books   

New York-Boston Rivalry Spills Into the Super Bowl

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Ending most football seasons, the Super Bowl is often little more than the NFL championship game. Only on very few occasions is the Super Bowl really the Super Bowl. We're grateful for that. An  

Peterson 101: How to Win Football Championships

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 16, 2008
While it's long been decided that contemporary hot mediums diminish the general public's attention span, all too seldom is it noted that media messengers and football coaches are every bit as b