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To All the PC Police in Cry Me a River

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 8, 2006
At a time when every sports journalist or commentator who doesn't sound like Grandma suffers termination or suspension for the most casual remarks, WLW-AM fired Andy Furman last week. The sketchy  

Cardinals Revert to Old-Fashioned Baseball to Win It All

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 1, 2006
A question, which isn't like the questions in other sports, fogs over the World Series: How does a ball club win 83 during the season and go all the way to the World Championship? A football tea  

Bengals Face the Reality of Being a Good NFL Team

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 25, 2006
After three years of fighting against their history, which followed 12 years of fighting against their ineptitude, the Bengals are back to living the good life and fighting against the realities o  

Strong, Young Pitchers Lead Detroit Tigers to the Promised Land

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Those watching the baseball playoffs see the Detroit Tigers rolling out pitcher after pitcher who trips 98 miles per hour on the radar gun, and their thoughts can't be suppressed: The Fox network  

Oakland's Reliance on 'Little Things' Tested in Baseball Playoffs

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 11, 2006
As football and baseball overlap at this time of year, one inveterate channel surfer is struck by the big difference between them, which is The Big Play. Your football team can score six points i  

Twins, Mets Headed for World Series; Once Again, Reds Aren't

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 4, 2006
When the most important decision of the regular season is made by an uprising of the worst club in baseball on its last day, one wonders if the playoffs can be any better. When the Reds' outcome  

Bengals Have Finally Learned to Win

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 27, 2006
So they snapped your quarterback's leg in two, knocked you out of the playoffs on your own field and chanted your chant in their locker room after the game. Later, they won the Super Bowl and moc  

College Football Polls a Mystery, but Reds Collapse Isn't

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 20, 2006
The conventional wisdom usually says that a baseball club has to win 10 in a row to take command of a playoff race, when all the club really needs is to win more often than not against clubs it sh  

Football Season in Ohio Is off to a Great Start

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Football season rings the bell a couple times, knocks once and listens for footsteps inside. When it knows you're home, it breaks down your door to announce its arrival. By the end of the weekend  

A Wild Card Race No One Seems to Want

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 6, 2006
What if they held a pennant race and no one came? Or left? The good news this fall concerning the tepid National League wild card race is that we're spared the ordinary silliness about how the e  

Reds Might Be Ready for an Insider to Join the Radio Booth

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 30, 2006
The problem with Steve Stewart on the Reds radio broadcasts touched not at all on his competence or dignity. Stewart is a very pleasant listen who obviously works hard to be informative and manag  

Mystery Achievement: Reds Doing Better Than Critics Admit

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Jerry Narron notched his 110th victory as the Reds manager on Aug. 20. Earlier that day, the morning paper ran a column in Narron's defense. It should be counted among the wonders of sports that  

Cincinnati's Connection to Football's 'West Coast Offense'

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 16, 2006
The following isn't a wholly original idea, and it might even risk incoherence. Such is the gamble so many take, and lose, when they begin discussing the so-called "West Coast Offense." The up  

Reds Might Be the Best of a Bad NL Lot

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 9, 2006
The New York Mets of 1973 included Hall of Famers Tom Seaver and Willie Mays as well as Tug McGraw, a screwball reliever who coined the campaign slogan "You Gotta Believe." The Mets won 82 games  

Reds Pick Winning Over Popularity

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 2, 2006
August arrives to find the Reds not merely in the playoff hunt but leading the wildcard race as the week began, which means they are the hunted. Adding to their good fortune, the ball clubs doing