If you see a Bengals helmet below, you know that my beloved Cincinnati Football team is in the next Super Bowl. Not a single stripe on either helmet so guess my Bengals are out of it this year. That's for three reasons really. The Kansas City Chiefs is an excellent team, one of the best … Continue reading Super Bowl LVII
Well the final playoff bracket happens tomorrow as the last four teams standing vie for an invitation to the Super Bowl. Of course my observations are all shaded by my orange and black Cincinnati Bengals lenses. The NFC starts out tomorrow afternoon with the San Francisco 49er's visiting the Philadelphia Eagles. For weeks leading up … Continue reading Conference Championship Games on the road to the Super Bowl
Division Round for the NFL this weekend. You may know the results so far. The Kansas City Chiefs handled the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Philadelphia Eagles manhandled the New York Giants. Tonight we will see quite the game between the Dallas Cowboys and the San Francisco 49ers. While I do not love the Cowboys I … Continue reading NFL Playoffs and crossing fingers for my Bengals
Every year I look forward to a new Cincinnati Reds season. Last season was a disaster. Can't be that bad again. I hope. We have a fresh young roster and hope springs eternal. It is exactly seven weeks until the first Spring Training game and just short of twelve weeks until Opening Day. Time to … Continue reading Time to think about another Cincinnati Reds season
So in my occasional Throwback Thursday series - The Cincinnati Reds! Woo-hoo! So if you follow baseball you know that my Cincinnati Reds have gotten off to a historically bad start. For one of the first times in this season, we do not have the worst record in major league baseball. For 2022 that is … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – My Reds do not have the worst record in baseball – for now…
In the settlement between Major League Baseball and the Players Union an unfortunate clause was included. It enshrined the Designated Hitter for the National League. The American League has abided by it for decades so it is not unprecedented. But I have always enjoyed the strategy implications of the pitcher batting for himself and the … Continue reading In Memoriam – Pitchers at Bat
If you read this blog at all regularly you already know my life long love of the Cincinnati Reds. Though delayed, the Reds will open their season in Atlanta tonight. It is only the third time since 1890 that the Reds have not opened the season in Cincinnati. The last time that happened was in … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – a long ago family Cincinnati Reds game as their 2022 Campaign is launched!
There is unease in Reds Nation. Management recently traded away two of the fan's (and mine) favorite players, Jesse Winker and Eugenio Suarez to the Seattle Mariners. There is much rending of clothing, gnashing of teeth and bitter complaining on Reds social media. But calm down folks. Suarez seriously underperformed recently, even though he is … Continue reading Trying to be a patient Cincinnati Reds Fan
Well, my Bengals did not win Super Bowl LVI. Sure I was a bit crestfallen, but I have several upbeat thoughts about the game. It was an exciting and competitive game. Too many Super Bowls are boring and blowouts. I like seeing games decided in the last minutes.There have been many complains about officiating (especially … Continue reading Disappointed but excited for the future
After celebrating the cuisine of Cincinnati on this blog for the last week, I don't think there is any doubt who I think will win. It has been a long stretch of waiting and rebuilding for the professional teams of the Queen City. I am still waiting on another title for my beloved Reds and … Continue reading Super Bowl LVI – The Big Game – The Big Day – My Prediction (as if you didn’t know)
In celebration of the Cincinnati Bengals returning to the Super Bowl after an absence of more than three decades, I will post a unique Queen City Flavor Experience each day until the big day. Many regions of this country developed food or drink preferences that have withstood the national big brands swamping America with their … Continue reading Celebrating Cincinnati Cuisine #4 and a tie in to National Pizza Day! – La Rosa’s Pizza
In celebration of the Cincinnati Bengals returning to the Super Bowl after an absence of more than three decades, I will post a unique Queen City Flavor Experience each day until the big day. Many regions of this country developed food or drink preferences that have withstood the national big brands swamping America with their … Continue reading Celebrating Cincinnati Cuisine #3 – Goetta
In celebration of the Cincinnati Bengals returning to the Super Bowl after an absence of more than three decades, I will post a unique Queen City Flavor Experience each day until the big day. Many regions of this country developed food or drink preferences that have withstood the national big brands swamping America with their … Continue reading Celebrating Cincinnati Cuisine #2 Graeter’s Ice Cream
Happy Chinese New Year. The Chinese Zodiac makes this year the year of the Tiger. However I choose to know it as the year of the Bengals. After all, among NFL teams, the closest to a Tiger is the Bengal and the Cincinnati Bengals have just qualified for the Super Bowl. Yep, I can turn … Continue reading Happy Chinese New Year. It is the Year of the Tiger.
How about that? After a more than three decade wait, my Cincinnati Bengals are back in the big game. They will face the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LVI in just two weeks. Best of all, each of the last playoff games in the Divisional and Conference championships have been exciting games to watch … Continue reading My Cincinnati Bengals are finally back in the Super Bowl
While my favorite sport is Baseball, I must admit that the NFL Divisional Playoffs were very exciting this weekend. All of the games were very competitive and were decided on the last possible play. Best of all, the Cincinnati Bengals are having their best season in decades. The Bengals beat the Tennessee Titans, the number … Continue reading Cincinnati Bengals Advance
I am not a big fan of golf and do not play myself. So I had to do some research to understand how a mulligan works. Turns out that you can reset an action or event by taking a mulligan. Apparently you should not take it too often and only with the permission of the … Continue reading National Mulligan Day
... and my Cincinnati Reds will not be holding up one of these trophies this year because they are not in the post season... So I must choose my rooting interest for the baseball playoffs this year. I am generally a National League sort of guy. I cannot root for the (recently) hated competitor Cardinals … Continue reading End of the 2021 baseball regular season…
Great American Ballpark - the home of the Cincinnati Reds Welcome to September and the unusual (at least recently) sensation of the Cincinnati Reds being in contention this late in the season. For the last couple of decades we could count on a June or July fade but my Redlegs are actually angling for a … Continue reading Down the stretch with my Cincinnati Reds
Long time readers of this blog are well aware that I am a life long fan of my Cincinnati Reds. This century has been pretty tough for dedicated fans such as myself. We seem to have been in re-building mode for the last two decades. In last year's shortened COVID season we made it to … Continue reading The Cincinnati Reds are UP at the All-Star Game Break!
Thank goodness Opening Day is here again. After the year we've had we need the hope, the show, BASEBALL! It is a magic day and I am really looking forward to this season. Of course, the Reds will take it all this year. I always believe that on Opening Day. Never mind it has been … Continue reading Opening Day 2021
Big Reds Machine manager Sparky Anderson with second baseman Joe Morgan I grew up idolizing my Cincinnati Reds and through the 1970's they were the greatest team in Major League Baseball. Their amazing second baseman, Joe Morgan, passed away yesterday. He was a powerful hitter for what was a smaller than standard sized player. He … Continue reading In Memoriam – Joe Morgan
When I was growing up, my mom was a Detroit Tigers fan because it was the city where she was born and grew up. When I was ten years old they were in the World Series but my mom taught me respect for the dominate opposing pitcher, Bob Gibson of the St. Louis Cardinals. His … Continue reading In Memoriam: Bob Gibson
The first Reds postseason in seven years was painfully short. We didn't score a run or win a game. The Atlanta Braves gave us a nasty spanking. But now we Reds fans take up the motto of the last thirty years. "Wait till next year!" Go Reds! Time to put up the 2020 uniforms. As … Continue reading The Unfortunate End of the 2020 Cincinnati Reds Season
I've only been publishing this blog for a few years and the Cincinnati Reds have not been in the playoffs since 2013. So this is the first time I can revel in October baseball for my favorite club. They start the series in Atlanta in this compressed oddest of baseball years. Only a three game … Continue reading Let the Playoffs begin!