By Josh Kramer How many of my Cincinnati Reds fans out there remember Kyle Lohse? Most of you have probably erased the memory by this point. The journeyman starting pitcher spent about one year in Cincinnati (half of 2006 and half of 2007). … Continue reading
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.
The “Tat Five.”
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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Tagged Aaron Harang, Bernie Fine, Brandon Phillips, Bronson Arroyo, Bruce Pearl, Cam Newton, Cincinnati Reds, Graham Spanier, Jay Bruce, Jerry Sandusky, Jim Boeheim, Jim Calhoun, Jim Tressel, Joe Paterno, Joey Votto, Lane Kiffin, Lebron James, Mike Leake, NCAA, Nevin Shapiro, Ohio State Buckeyes, Penn State Nittany Lions, Reggie Bush, Scott Rolen, Tennessee Volunteers, Travis Wood, Varez Ward, Walt Jocketty
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
By Grant Freking Johnny “Little Tiant” Cueto is quietly having a spectacular season. If he had enough innings to qualify, he’d be the NL ERA leader at 1.84. The same goes for WHIP (walks times hits divided by innings pitched). … Continue reading
The Cincinnati Reds are no longer a sub 500 team or a ball club that strives to win as many as they lose. They also are not one of those small market teams that will as they say, “get them next year.” One of those … Continue reading
Cincinnati Reds 2nd year starting pitcher Mike Leake (pictured above) made one of the more bonehead decisions in recent memory. What could have been the reasoning and what will be the consequences?
It’s another Tuesday in the sporting world. Playoffs are going on in the professional sporting realm. The MLB Regular Season is heating up. And College Basketball players are finally passing up on the next level due to an uncertain future.
Here is a look at some of the main headlines. Continue reading
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Tagged Cincinnati Reds, Harrison Barnes, Jared Sullinger, Kentucky Wildcats, Mike Leake, NBA, NCAA Basketball, NL Central, North Carolina Tar Heels, Ohio State Buckeyes, Perry Jones III, Tyler Zeller
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
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