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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  

Is Greater Cincinnati Becoming a College Football Hotbed?

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 26, 2007
You've thought all these years that Cincinnati wasn't a college football town, and you were right. But the football teams from the universities of Cincinnati and Kentucky are a combined 8-0, the  

Bengals' Off-Field Problems Come Back to Haunt the Defense

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 19, 2007
The NFL's version of the hot stove league warmed our hearts with news of stiff penalties for players who run the streets badly. Now that games have begun, we're seeing how Roger Goodell's sens