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Don't Print Bengals Playoff Tickets Just Yet

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 14, 2005
Among the exceptions to Cincinnati's often-noted reticence concerning newcomers, Marvin Lewis is the most current and, other than Jerry Springer, the most famous. But not even Lewis has fully com  

In NFL, Saints Could Be Heroes, Bengals Could Be Winners

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 7, 2005
More often than in any other town, football season ends in New Orleans. In the past 68 years, the duration of the college football polling era, 20 national champions have finished their seasons in  

Huggins Was a Victim of His Own Success

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 31, 2005
Extrapolating from the accounts of Nancy Zimpher's dream for University of Cincinnati basketball, she wants to turn Vegas East into Xavier West. Jeff Fogelson and Pete Gillen are available, which  

Junior Has Become the Reds' and Baseball's Savior

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 24, 2005
The stories told by baseball aren't like the stories told in films and books, where time and space are condensed for brevity and convenience. Baseball stories take their time, decades if need be  

Same Old Bengals: Squeezing Nickels, Hurting Their Chances

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 17, 2005
The preseason games began for the Bengals long before their 23-13 loss to the New England Patriots Aug. 12. They're the kinds of games that preceded most of their past 14 seasons without a winnin  

Rafael Palmeiro Put 'Kick Me' Sign on His Own Back

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 10, 2005
Up until last month, Rafael Palmeiro distinguished himself as a future Hall of Famer without being especially famous, an all-time baseball great without ever being a great of a specific time. Sinc  

Once Again, Stopping Opposing Running Backs Is Bengals' No. 1 Job

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 3, 2005
In late winter, when big league baseball clubs begin camps, we always say, "Hope springs eternal." Do Bengals fans in late summer get to say "Hope falls eternal?" This might be the year we'l  

Lance Armstrong is Incomparable

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 27, 2005
It's about this time of year when we remember winners are hard to come by in Cincinnati. The Reds are beginning to auction off veteran players, hoping to salvage their fifth consecutive losing s  

A Brief History of Second Place

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 20, 2005
Obviously, whenever the championship of any athletic season comes around, the competitors always give it their best. After all, no one remembers who finished second. The runner-up lives with a ba  

Season Setting up for All-Chicago World Series

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 13, 2005
To forecast an entire baseball season before it begins is foolish. To forecast the second half of a season when the first half is finished is only half foolish. Herewith, then, half a fool dares t  

What's That Smell Coming from the Basement?

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 6, 2005
From the field to the front office, the Reds have delivered one of the most unpleasant seasons we've ever seen. The worst of it is that we don't know how badly they've let us down -- but the ch  

Earth to Reds: Paranoia Will Destroy Ya

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 29, 2005
Of all the sports, the leadership of a baseball club is the most random and uncontrollable. For Dave Miley, 26 years with the Reds organization, during which he mostly performed very well, it came  

If Major League Hockey Knocks on Our Door, We Shouldn't Answer

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 22, 2005
It is expected that talks will resume this week between National Hockey League owners and their players, though it's not expected that the NHL will return vigorously from a lockout that cancelled  

'Dismal' the Right Word for the Reds' Season So Far

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 15, 2005
To paraphrase one of the worst leads in sports writing history, since it contains a grain of truth, the hardest part of describing the Reds is finding the right words. Last week, as the Reds reac  

Deep Bench Spurs San Antonio Toward Another NBA Title

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 8, 2005
Slow and steady isn't supposed to win this race, but basketball sometimes trumps bombast, even in the NBA. So the San Antonio Spurs, the league's most consistent power, are back in the NBA Final