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Grumpy Thom Brennaman One of the Season's Highlights So Far

1 Comments · Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Marty Brennaman entered the Reds radio booth in 1974. A son had already been born. Taking their first breaths with Pete Rose's arrival from the West Side in 1963, the child and the Cincinnati bal  

Jackie Robinson Vs. Don Imus: Real Progress Vs. Cheap Talk

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Racism is America's original sin and enduring problem. Of all the races and ethnicities, only African Americans, generally, came here against their will, whereupon they've been put to generation  

Honesty, Trust and College Basketball Coaches

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Whenever a college football or basketball coach tells you the sky is blue, be very careful with the information. Check the sky yourself and see if it looks blue. Ask three or four other people for  

Juggernauts: College Hoops End and Baseball Begins

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 4, 2007
One of the best elements of the college basketball season is that it ends on the same day the Major League Baseball season begins. Thus a moment of finality is really a transition from a lesser ga  

Just Two Real Candidates for UK's Basketball Coach Vacancy

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Tubby Smith escaped from one of college basketball's premier jobs last week, raising a question as to whether the University of Kentucky position is still so attractive that just about anyone wou  

Xavier's NCAA Loss Is a Moral Victory; UK's Loss Just Sucks

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Life after basketball for the Xavier Musketeers won't include the exciting story about a day they took down the top-ranked team from upstate while eliminating their former coach in the same momen  

Why the NCAA Tournament Matters, and Why It's a Farce

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Among the dopiest elements in discourse about sports, one must count the passion expended on questions that no longer will be operative in three days. But it can hardly be avoided during the first  

Beckham Is Injured, Casting the Fates Against American Soccer

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 7, 2007
It's never too late for professional soccer to become a popular spectator sport in America, though one only says that to the extent he believes the world will never end. A more hard-bitten voice   

No Surprises: Huggins Is Doing Great and UC Is Struggling

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 28, 2007
They held a big high school basketball showcase game Feb. 25 in Manhattan. That's Manhattan, Kansas. Who ever heard of anything so ridiculous? They didn't even hear of it, perhaps, in Manhattan  

Open Bullpen Might Ruin it for the Reds

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 21, 2007
As always, the coming of spring awakens hope in a young man's heart, although, after enough springs, a young man becomes an old man and the questions weigh more than the hopes. Who's going to e