Archive for Blog
Sep
5

Rain And Lightning: If Technology Is So Great….?

If we believe in meteorology, in the science of cell phones and technology, why are we so in the dark when it comes to playing (or not playing) football in rain and lightning?

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Sep
4

Goodell vs. Brady: Two Wrongs Has Made Nothing Right!

Absolutely nothing good came out of the judge’s ruling for Tom Brady vs. the National Football League, and if you’re a rational thinker with any conscience at all, here’s why!

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Sep
3

Rethinking My Stance On Football’s Mercy Rule

It’s taken a year, but I will totally admit that I’ve reversed course on my original disdain for high school football’s “mercy rule”. And here’s why.

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Aug
26

Hooley: My Rotten, Unenlightened Childhood

Apparently, I grew up more unenlightened and with my human frailties more exposed than I thought. It took the modern culture of sound reason to set me straight…thank God!

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Aug
24

Would “You” Question Football…or Chris Borland?

Chris Borland’s premature retirement from professional football and outspoken thoughts now on what he observed first hand has to at least raise the awareness of the unresolved questions about football. Or do they?

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Aug
20

Rules, Among Other things, Ruin The Reds

You could make your points about why the Reds don’t win, but when all else fails a simple knowledge of the rules would seem to help. Don’t you think?

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Aug
19

Will You Write To James Harrison?

We should all thank James Harrison for making the point: Financially, we’ve done our best to redistribute the income of our country, and now we’re trying to do the same for the sake of achievement.

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Aug
15

What To Say About The Buckeyes, And When

A spate of comments, texts, emails, and criticism over why we aren’t writing about the Buckeyes. I would ask: What’s to write (at this point) that you don’t already know?

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Aug
12

Words On Fighting The Summer Cold….

They’re bad enough in the winter, but a sore throat, coughing and congestion in August simply doesn’t make sense…and no doctor can explain it.

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Aug
11

Bengals Story Aging, Along With Owner

Before you get your hopes up, before you drink the Kool-Aid for another season, use some perspective when you consider the past, and the future, of Mike Brown the Bengals.

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Aug
11

Hoard: The Comic Demise Of Broadcast News

We’ve made progress in just about every area of culture; or have we? If you question, just try to find a score to a ballgame when you really want one. You’ll see what I mean.

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Aug
9

Hooley: Browns’ Training Move To Columbus A Calculated Risk…

Only time will provide the perspective on whether owner Jimmy Haslam’s plan to move the Browns’ training camp to Columbus is savvy…or just another instance of Browns’ front office dysfunction.

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Jul
28

Sonny: If The Reds Trade Leake….

Now that Cueto is gone, the season is gone, and the next to go is said to be Mike Leake…because the Reds just don’t have enough money to be competitive…what’s your incentive to go see them in the future if they can’t “afford” to win?

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Jul
15

Hoard: What Do You Do Now Mr. Castellini?

Clearly, the city, the community is ready. Bob Castellini is lucky to have a team in an area so taken with baseball and so eager to have a team in which they can invest their hope and their wages.

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Jul
13

“What’s Wrong With The Reds…?”

A mid-season assessment of a team that’s become painful to watch, and hard to think of in terms of being relevant…now, and who knows when!

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Jul
12

The Great, Tiresome All-Star Extravaganzapalooza

Somewhere beneath the burdensome layers of over-hyped player introductions, extraneous fireworks, and marketing-saturated events of All-Star weekend, there’s a kernel of baseball still in there somewhere. The trick is staying awake long enough to see it.

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Jul
12

Now, Do We Understand…?

As an American, does it bother you that the White House, and the president, has broken habit…and remained silent and conspicuously absent over the death of Kate Steinle? And do you wonder…why?

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Jul
9

Tough Coaching, Or Abusive Coaching…?

According to a CNN report it’s a big problem at the University of Illinois…abusive coaching and racial segregation. But nothing’s really new, just our attitude of what’s so publicly reported in today’s news.

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Jul
6

What Was Your “Perfect 4th”…?

Simple people have simple pleasures apparently. Wait to you hear mine, and a 4th of July that I’ll appreciate all winter long.

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Jul
5

On Images Of Hate, And Reminders….

If we equate with condemnation the Confederate flag as an image of hatred, what do we do with the rest of American iconic symbols derived from Southern heritage?

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