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By Josh Kramer Streaky and potential are two words that have always disgusted me when it comes to professional athletes.  I realize that professional athletes are human and neither term is necessarily a bad thing.  But in this day and age, they both … Continue reading

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By Josh Kramer Every city has special traditions and aspects of life that are unique.  Things that are simply “insert city name” (Cincinnati in this case).  Well today is that day for Cincinnatians and others from around the Tri-State area.  Opening Day … Continue reading

Throwback Saturday Part VIII

Photo courtesy of zimbio.com. Jerry Sandusky (pictured above) is one of the many faces that represents a year of scandal in the NCAA.

By Josh Kramer

Welcome to the eighth edition of “Throwback Saturdays.”  By this point, I think you all know the drill.  What was happening in the wide world of sports on March 10, 2011?  How about on March 10, 2010?  Well let’s find out.

One year ago..

State of College Athletics

Here is a snippet..

“The NCAA’s core purpose is to govern competition in a fair, safe, equitable and sportsmanlike manner, and to integrate intercollegiate athletics into higher education so that the educational experience of the student-athlete is paramount.”

That is directly from the NCAA website.

It’s hard to believe in those words these days.

Reggie Bush.

Cam Newton.

The “Tat Five.”

Lane Kiffin.

Bruce Pearl.

Jim Calhoun.

Jim Tressel.

All of those people were recently involved in major scandals in college athletics. Don’t forget about oversigning either. College athletics is in worse shape than LeBron James’ reputation in Cleveland.

What’s worse is some university presidents and athletic directors will stand by these men at all costs (To finish reading this post, click this link). Continue reading

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By Grant Freking Since the Mets are in Cincinnati for a four-game series starting Monday night, now seems like a perfect time to examine whether Reds general manager Walt Jocketty should pull the trigger on a deal for Carlos Beltran. Why … Continue reading

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By Grant Freking Through 92 games, the Reds leave everyone wanting more. More clutch hitting. More quality starting pitching. More Zack Cozart. Watching the Reds for much of the first half was like ordering a gourmet cheeseburger and getting a … Continue reading

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It’s almost April, and you know what that means.  The American pastime is ready to get under way.  The first pitch will be thrown in a little over 24 hours. Major League Baseball features a grueling 162 game journey over a … Continue reading

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All summer I have written about this phenomenal Red’s story.  I mean who in Cincinnati or the tri-state area hasn’t?  We all wish that we were John Fay this year.  The Cincinnati Enquirer Red’s Beat Writer has had so much great stuff … Continue reading

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Last night, the Reds gutted out another last inning victory to improve to 76 and 55 overall, and now hold a commanding 6 game lead over the rival Cardinals.  It is now August 31st.  How many baseball fans in April thought that … Continue reading

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The Reds picked up a huge victory last evening to extend their lead in the NL Central over the Cardinals to three games.  Now the Reds have won the first two games of their vaunted West Coast trip and continue to look … Continue reading

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 The Reds have answered all  the questions of fans and critics alike about making a pickup for the stretch run.  Earlier this afternoon, the Reds acquired 16 year veteran outfielder, Jim Edmonds, in exchange for the young and talented Chris Dickerson.  And I … Continue reading