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At The Cincinnati Post, It Was Always About Winning the Story

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 9, 2008
The last year ended in reflection, personal and otherwise. The Cincinnati Post, my last daily newspaper, put out its final edition on the morning of Dec. 31, three days short of reaching 127 year  

Don't Call the Patriots 'Perfect'

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 2, 2008
How does one celebrate the perfect football team? By waiting until the team is truly perfect. In other words, not yet. So hold the champagne for the New England Patriots. And if any 1972 Miami Dol  

A Mostly Bad Year in Cincinnati Thankfully Ends

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 26, 2007
The year in sports just now winding behind us is most happily to be remembered for the rise of football at the University of Cincinnati, not long ago and for a very long time the most neglected t  

The Mitchell Report Stands, but the Truth Is Elusive

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 19, 2007
The time for deciding if Roger Clemens should be voted into the baseball Hall of Fame isn´t today but five years from today, if not 20 years or more. Of course, that doesn´t stop us from  

UC Might Be Facing Some Big Losses This Week

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Those who tire of saying nothing ever changes in Cincinnati might take note this week as the Crosstown Shootout loomed on the back burner while the University of Cincinnati needed to worry about   

Don't Expect College Football 'Parity' to Last

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Four years ago, the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) computers offended college football's glamour pimps by leaving Southern California out of the national championship game. The BCS responded dis  

Reds' Bullpen Spending Spree Solves Lots of Problems

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 28, 2007
The cost of off-loading responsibility in baseball is very high. But the weight of responsibility is even greater, which is why Reds owner Bob Castellini and General Manager Wayne Krivsky were wil  

Joe Nuxhall Had a Way of Making You Feel Comfortable

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Even casual readers of this space know the author has made his fair share of errors, but one error in my career stands out as the funniest and most memorable. Ten years ago, I set out to do a pie  

UC Success Leads to Dreams of College Football Playoffs

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 14, 2007
The present arrangement in college football is plenty good enough for as many decent purposes as college football can accommodate. It's one of few remaining examples of our restraint as a people  

Bengals' Woes Come Down to Basic Blocking and Tackling

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Here's one we haven't seen in a while: The Bengals are out of contention at the start of November, and it comes as a surprise. We've refrained from joining the general discussion about the Ben  

The American League Continues to Dominate Baseball

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 31, 2007
The Boston Red Sox did a favor for the entire nation, not just their own, by quickly disposing of the World Series and mercy killing the most lopsided and boring postseason ever. As the baseball w  

Is the Insulting Chief Wahoo Logo the Cleveland Indians' Curse?

2 Comments · Wednesday, October 24, 2007
If enough Cleveland Indians fans believed they were cursed by Chief Wahoo, they would call for the front office to retire this fatuous embarrassment, which mocks the club's foibles and dismisses  

Dusty Baker the Right Manager for the Reds at Right Time

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 17, 2007
One doesn't expect brainiacs and bigots to agree on very much, but the subject of Dusty Baker as the new Reds manager appears to have forged a united outrage based on some loosely contrived rend  

Is UC Headed to the Rose Bowl?

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Popularity usually ruins the best things in life, which lose their edge and intimacy when too many of the wrong people get involved. But those of us with long-running affection for University of   

The Reds' Lack of Bullpen Help Doomed Their Season

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 3, 2007
The Reds are no closer to winning a championship today than they were on the day club owner Bob Castellini announced his purchase and promised a championship in January 2006. Then again, George St