Cincinnati Buckeyes

Idot08bojangles's picture
August 20, 2012 at 11:02a
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Dearest Buckeyes that live in Cincinnati:

For the last few years I have been relegated to watching our Beloved Bullets either at home, or at a bar with 3,000 tvs, only 2 of which have the Buckeyes on, and are frequented by only the smattering of the Faithful. 

 

Does anyone have suggestions for a bar or gathering place that is devoted to the Bucks and will be full of the Scarlet and Gray Crazed? I live in the Norwood area, and would be willing to travel within the 275 loop (though I don't think I'd be welcome on the West side...I wasn't born and raised there...). 

 

Thanks for your suggestions! If we meet up, maybe the first round will be on me! 

idot08bojangles

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Bucksfan's picture

I don't know what bar you were at, but the alumni group watches the game at the Blue Goose Sports Cafe on Reading Rd (not the West side, so you should be good, you preppy east side d-bag...j/k).  I don't know if that's the bar you were at, but that's your best bet to watch the games with the most fans.

RBuck's picture

I thought the Blue Goose was at Buckeye Lake.

"It's just another case of there you are". ~ Doc (1918-2012)

klfeck's picture

Blue goose is not bad, I have been there for BB games, not FB.

Kevin

OH!!!!!

Proud parent of a Senior at The Ohio State University

BUCKI06's picture

I've never been to the Blue Goose, but I'll have to check that out sometime.
I'm a westsider, and there's really no great places over here that are 100% OSU.  The westside bars are usually either filled with bearcat football "fans" (depending on how well they're playing that year) or a ridiculous amount of ND fans (you would think 90% of the westside attended ND).
The Oak Tavern in Oakley is supposed to be a pretty good place to watch the Bucks.  I haven't been during a game, but they've always got OSU flags flying and I've heard that your Scarlet and Gray will be welcomed with open arms.
I usually end up in my basement watching so I don't have to listen to the anti OSU crowd.
And for the record, us westsiders aren't as bad as our reputation would make you think!

"As long as we're keeping score, we're gonna try to win this thing." - UFM

btalbert25's picture

I have a little bar here in NKY I go to called Edgewood Tavern.  The afternoon games are usually pretty good to check out there.  Though, there isn't a huge crowd in the bar for the games, the manager, a couple of bartenders and some of their friends are Buckeye fans, so the game is always on the big TV and usually a couple of the small side TV's too.  It's also nice because they have several TVs around the bar that are tuned into different games so you are up to date on what's going on. 
Only problem is, it is UK country so there's usually a smart assed old man there making comments about the SEC or some other BS lol, but I find it easy to tune him out.

Idot08bojangles's picture

I am actually a transplant to Cincinnati altogether, born and raised in the great state of Texas. 
I have been to the Oak for a game, and was underwhelmed. I have been to the Blue Goose before, but not for a Buckeye game. That was the go to spot for my paramedic class after finishing an exam or final. Great little sports bar. I guess I will have to make it there!
Thanks a bunch everyone! I'll be there, the one with the jersey from the OSU marching band.

Scarlet and Grey until the day I die.
idotter: September 27, 2008. OSU vs. Minnesota

bwh's picture

Texas? West Side? Ohio State?

From one Ex-Texan feel free to stop by my place any time. Fridge full of Shiner, Ohio State on the walls, and walking distance to wild mikes on wing night.

D. Anthony's picture

You should check out the Regal Beagle which is just down the street from you or Moe's Tavern also in Norwood.

D. Anthony

blazers34's picture

I live in Cincy, but I never really go out for games.  Usually have people at our house

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Here's another useless parlor game (that probably interests only me): list of cities in which the sports bars and other similar establishments tend to be more accomodating to Ohio State fans than those in Cincinnati (which is only 90-miles from C-bus) . . . 
Charlotte, NC
West coast of Florida
Hilton Head, SC
NYC/NJ
Washington, DC

Bucksfan's picture

West coast of Florida?!  Tyler Moeller would most sincerely disagree.

Enough of the unsubstantiated backhanding of Cincy.  When I was home over the summer, I went to Kings Island.  I couldn't tell you how many kids I saw with Ohio State gear on.  They were everywhere!  Yeah, you had Xavier, Cincy, UK, Dayton, and Miami gear, too.  But the "Cincy doesn't accomidate Ohio State fanhood" is so patently false that it's getting really f'ing annoying around here.  And to suggest that there are locations in the south that are MORE accomodating than Cincinnati is borderline psychotic.  Get over yourselves.  Or f'ck off.

btalbert25's picture

I agree with the spirit of what you are saying.  I played baseball with a group of guys from the west side and we had a few guys from Anderson on the team and most of the team loved the Buckeyes.  As I've mentioned in another post here, every time I'm at a bar in Cincinnati on a game day, there are MANY pro Buckeyes there.  Again, I'm not a fan who walks up to people and starts stuff based on what school they have on, so maybe I don't face the same resistance other Buckeye fans do, but it's just never been my experience to see an Anti-Buckeye sentiment.  Even when I do see UC fans, they often say they like to see the Buckeyes do well too.  It's never been my experience that Cincinnati does in fact hate Ohio State.  I guess if you look for it or even ask for it enough you could find individuals who don't like Ohio State and will be vocal about it. 

Bucksfan's picture

Look, I'm not going to go around acting like UC fans don't talk sh*t and are some sort of model of classy sports fans.  My dad is one of them...UC alumnus, and chronic sh*t talker.  So are all his UC alumni friends.  But, so are all the Xavier friends I have.  So are all the Dayton fans I know.  Miami alumns are really the only ones I know that probably don't give a sh*t about anything.  But it's all in good fun, and he's never gotten into any sort of physical altercation.  You're going to get sh*t-talked no matter where you go.  If you walk into a bar in Columbus, OH wearing a Texas Longhorns hat or an Alabama shirt, you're going to have sh*t thrown at you, either physically or verbally.  In Toledo, you're just as likely to get into a fender bender with a Michigan fan born in Ohio as an Ohio State fan born in Michigan.  In Appalachia, I bet there are some bars where you'd get shot for wearing Browns gear.
Point is, the rhetoric is a waste of everyone's time, and does nothing but propagate some sort of invisible line between Cincinnati and the rest-that-is-Ohio.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

I was partly jesting. For those who are not overly sensitive, the joke is that so many Buckeyes have moved to Charlotte, Florida, Atlanta, etc., that we've kinda taken over pockets of those cities, yet Cincy remains forever fickle toward Ohio State. Obviously, when I'm not being a smart ass, though, there are still a lot more Ohio State fans - either total fans or on a per capita basis - in Cincy than compared to Charlotte and elsewhere.  
Seeing as how pissy you got, though, doesn't exactly convince me that Cincy is a hospitable place for anyone, Buckeye fans or otherwise. You're one hell of an ambassador for that city. Maybe they should hire you to give tour to out-of-town visitors. "Here's the City Hall, you motha f---er!"
Now, Albert makes Cincy sound cool because Albert is cool . . .

Bucksfan's picture

It doesn't sound like you'd survive very long in Cincy because you can't handle a little sh*t talk go your way about sports without acting like you're being emotionally an intolerantly assaulted...even if you're only partially acting like it.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

I'll take my chances on your block any time.

Bucksfan's picture

Most passive-aggressive people do.

btalbert25's picture

Honestly, I don't know if people are looking for people to be negative about Ohio State in Cincinnati bars or they are just on a mission to start shit with people, but I frequent 2 or 3 bars on the weekends in Cincinnati on game days and have never experienced the hate that people reference.  I was in a bar in Cincinnati the night of the Elite 8 game and when everyone knew the Bucks were headed to the final four the place went nuts.  Sure there are some UC fans mixed in, or there may be people who don't like the Buckeyes, there, but then again I've been at bars in Columbus and saw people in Michigan gear so I don't know. 
There's definitely a lot more resistance to people wearing Ohio State gear in the NKY bars that are near my house than I've ever seen in Cincinnati.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Albert, I just like to kid about Cincy. I actually really like Cincy, have always had a good time there. I'm a Reds fan. I used to root for the Bearcats before they got too big for their britches, etc.

btalbert25's picture

I don't doubt that people have had negative experiences because of a sports shirt they had on, but I imagine the same happens in Columbus.  I've have a lot of friends who love UK, and have been to Willies on game days and a group of Buckeye fans give them unsolicited shit about the SEC and how it's over rated blah blah blah just because they have on UK clothes in NKY mind you.  So, it goes both ways.  I pretty much always have an Ohio State or Reds shirt on basically everywhere I go and other than a little hazing back and forth it's never gotten out of control, but I have to deal with that in NKY far more than Cincinnati.  In fact, I'd say it's pretty commonplace at the few bars I go to, to quite a few people rocking Buckeye Gear. 
 

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Absolutely - I agree. Unsolicited sh-- from random d-bags can happen anywhere, includiing in C-bus.
It's more about the stereotype of Cincy - fair or not - that it's never really been an Ohio State town to the extent that Cleveland is. Historically, Ohio State has had better success recruiting the top football talent out of the (Ohio) "rust belt" than it has out of Cincy. The Cincy papers have always seemed a bit more on-and-off toward Ohio State. Etc. 

btalbert25's picture

I don't disagree with any of that either, you hear similar from UK fans regarding Louisville.  Even though Louisville has a ton of UK fans, you here UK fans say Louisville "Isn't really Kentucky" or they'd like to give Louisville to Indiana etc.  I'm sure UC gets a little more pub here, but it's a school with over 30,000 students that's in the city of Cincinnati.  I just don't know that local media makes many friends in this area buy covering Ohio State more than Cincinnat and Xavier in basketball who is a pretty good program in their own right. 
 
 
 

Milk Steak To Go's picture

The Cincy papers have always seemed a bit more on-and-off toward Ohio State. Etc. 

Doesn't the Cincy paper use AP reports for the Buckeye games?  I recall they send a writer to bowls/final fours, but I think they use AP reports for regular season games.

Rapping Bum's picture

Chicago, imo.

Help is on the way.

TheHumbleBuckeye's picture

BT and Bucksfan, you guys have defended the Queen City quite well. And yes, I do think it's getting better, but as a born and raised West Sider who lives downtown now, I still believe the majority of native Cincinnatians have a serious dislike of Ohio State.
Bucksfan, you cite people at Kings Island with OSU gear, and you're right. I've seen it too. But A) Mason is not Cincinnati. It is mostly transplants, and if you run into S I-71 traffic, you can legitimately get to downtown Cbus quicker than you can get to downtown Cincy from Mason... B) there's a lot of people who come to Kings Island from north and west of Mason. I'd doubt most of the people at the park are native Cincinnatians.
 
BT, you say its good on the East Side and in NKY. I can't speak for NKY (I think those there are mostly indifferent because they mostly care about basketball), but the East Side has a much higher percentage of transplants, and most the Ohio State alumni that do reside in Cincy live on the East Side. I go to UC's campus often (my little brother goes there), and I go from downtown back to the West Side to visit my family almost every week, and I still see a tremendous amount of hostility towards Ohio State.
All you have to do is turn on WLW or 1530 any time OSU is in the news. The radio hosts are mostly representative of the sentiment of the city because they play to the market, and the radio hosts for the most part hate on Ohio State incessantly whenever they come up in discussion (Moe Egger is generally fair, but was acting ridiculous leading up to the Sweet 16 matchup... the rest are just absolute haters). I will give both of you this: it is getting much, much better. I think since 2002, many have chosen to embrace the team that represents their state instead of taking the typical Cincinnati approach of hating it for it's success. But I still consider this city somewhat hostile towards the Buckeyes.

Bucksfan's picture

Humble, Kings Island is a major gathering point for the entire tri-state area.  It's not Mason-area-only theme park.  I grew up on the west side of town and everyone in my 8th grade class had season passes...this was in 1996.  Now that it's significantly cleaned up (due to the wonderful managers who also run Cedar Point), it's even more popular now than it was then.  So, your doubts are unfounded to me.
What you said would be like suggesting that native Clevelanders are not represented at Cedar Point because it's in Sandusky.

BrewstersMillions's picture

About what time did it start getting cleaned up? I went there in 2004ish and I didn't care much for it. Has the change occurred after that point?

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Bucksfan's picture

Before this past May, the last time I was there had to be 1999 or so.  Paramount still owned it.  Like I already said in my post was that I'd assume it started getting cleaned up when the ownership changed...which happened in 2006.  They have 2 new roller coasters since then, and they're pretty great.
According to Wikipedia, Kings Island and Cedar Point are tied in annual attendence, meaning that both lead the nation in seasonally-open amusement parks.  There is no way that was the case before Cedar Fair took over...KI was a piece of sh*t.  There has to be something to that.

BrewstersMillions's picture

Ahhh thanks for the info. Might be worth another shot when I'm in Cincy next spring.

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spqr2008's picture

Cedar Point bought it in 2006 and started running it in July of that year (I had summer jobs at the park through high school and part of college).  It did get somewhat cleaner at that point, and I got a lot of hours once it closed weekdays in 2006 before OSU started back, just cleaning out the games (we even shampooed the carpets on top of the counters).  I think I worked around 85 hrs per week for a month, which was great, because it paid for our party before the #1 vs. #2 TSUN game, and for most of my trip out to the Debacle in the Desert.

blazers34's picture

I agree with BT that people just like to talk shit when it involves sports.  I live on the east side, and most of my friends are OSU fans, but there are obviously some UC fans mixed.  Most are fine, but some can be obnoxious.  The OSU game is ALWAYS on at bars or restraunts around here, even if the place isnt packed.  Being a 'tri-state' area, sure there are a lot of other fan bases represented, but there are TONS of OSU fans.  If I walk my neighborhood and look at the team flags hanging, it is at least 7:1 OSU vs. other schools.  

TheHumbleBuckeye's picture

I agree that there's plenty of OSU support on thye East Side. But on the West Side - which is more vocal and sports obsessed (i.e. talk radio callers) - I can honestly say I've never seen an OSU flag. I would have noticed it if I saw one. I would have noticed it if I saw one, because I get excited when I see one. I see them on the East Side occasionally, but hell I see more Miami stickers and flags than I do OSU.

Idot08bojangles's picture

I have an osumb flag flying at my house. 
 
And I don't think Norwood technically counts as Cincinnati...even though it is.

Scarlet and Grey until the day I die.
idotter: September 27, 2008. OSU vs. Minnesota

Bucksfan's picture

But on the West Side - which is more vocal and sports obsessed (i.e. talk radio callers) - I can honestly say I've never seen an OSU flag.

My dad lives in the heart of the West side.  There is a house across the street that flies an OSU flag.  Is there any anecdote that you're going to tell that is at least somewhat rooted in reality?  "I have never seen an OSU flag on the West Side, therefore there must not be any."  Hogwash.

TheHumbleBuckeye's picture

I never concluded that there must not be any OSU flags at all. It is just that in my experience - born and raised on the West Side, Catholic schools and all - Cincinnati, and especially the West Side, have an anti-OSU bias. There are fans, certainly. But I just believe that the anti-OSU people vastly outnumber the pro-OSU folk, and the anti-OSU people also tend to be more vocal.
I love Cincinnati. I have defended it in the past. And perhaps it's less to do with OSU and more to do with the "Cincinnati mentality", and after I moved back from Columbus I decided that I will no longer defend that "Cincinnati mentality". It's characterized by feelings of inferiority and whining. Dusty Baker has the Reds primed for a pennant run. People call in to 1530 daily wanting him fired. People bitch about Mike Brown and the Bengals forever. Yet he has a few good drafts, puts a young and exciting team on the field last year that makes the playoffs, and the Bengals finish last in attendance. They're all for an urban revitalization, yet they're all too scared to move downtown. It all leads to mediocrity, but they try to turn that which is mediocre about their collective existence into positives (like when people ask you where you went to school, they mean high school, because to many of them, that's more important. It was the pinnacle of their lives). I love Cincinnati. it's a beautiful, and comfortable city. But I want to challenge it to be better. Part of that means calling out those that hate on the successful teams/people to rationalize their own mediocrity, and instead challenge them to strive to be like those teams/people.

CincyOSU's picture

@HUMBLE
I live in Cincy as well, and you have come pretty close to hitting the nail on the head. As far as the UC-OSU "issues"...I never really saw any negativity towards OSU until after Kelly first 10 win season. Before Kelly, UC games were FREE for students and you would still be lucky to have 15K in the stands...in fact most of my friends stayed at home and watched OSU. Fast forward a few years and UC has a few 10 win seasons and suddenly all the "lifelong" fans come out...constantly comparing their success to OSU and claiming OSU is scared to play UC. And then you have to factor in the ridiculous WLW ads such as "OHIO's BCS Team", the selective coverage of OSU in the paper(usually negative storiers only), and the bUCkeye State t-shirts...among others.
 
Like Humble, I too love the city and do still root for UC as long as they aren't playing OSU or a B1G team...but you are fooling yourself if you don't think there is animosity towards OSU in the area, particularly within the younger demographic.

TheHumbleBuckeye's picture

I will cheer for the Bearcats anytime they are not playing OSU. They recruit locally very well, and over the years I have had many friends and former classmates play for UC. I think it's great that they're in a BCS conference now. I think Butch Jones and Mick Cronin have them on a path to an even better conference should the Big East collapse. Since the majority of people who attended UC in 2009 have now graduated, and since the Bearcats were silenced by Florida and then an awful 2010 season, I do think it's gotten better. Trash-talk is one thing. We get it, and we dish it out. But in 2009 when UC fans were trash-talking OSU fans, it was a whole different level. They honestly felt they could have beaten us (for the record, we had one common opponent with UC that year, Illinois, to whom UC surrendered 470 yards of offense to the 170 we surrendered against the Illini... Illinois beat UC in every category statistically except 3rd down efficiency... Classic Zooker). Which goes to my next point: they're new to this whole college football thing, and they aren't very knowledgeable. Fasns that aren't knowledgeable are often the most obnoxious. But on the flip side of that, as they get better and better, their fanbase becomes more attached to college football and they are starting to "get it". For instance, last year, UC may have very well been able to beat OSU (i think it would have come down to the wire). Yet last year I heard nothing  as far as trash talk from UC fans. Which means they're getting better, because now they realize that even a 10-win UC team playing in the Big East would struggle to beat a 6-7 OSU team.

klfeck's picture

@Humble
great post and I agree with everything you have said except for the Mike Brown comments. Those of us who have lived in the Natti most of our lives have had more than enough of Mike Brown and can't wait for him to surrender ownership of the team(one way or another). I will buy into the Bengals again when they have a new owner.

Kevin

OH!!!!!

Proud parent of a Senior at The Ohio State University

TheHumbleBuckeye's picture

You see, I feel that's somewhat of a cop out. Mike Brown has been awful, but he has been much better the past few years. The last few drafts have been spectacular. Jay Gruden was an unbelievable hire. The Carson Palmer Trade/robbery of the Raiders was incredible. You have to give credit where credit is due. Perhaps he's finally starting to "get it". The decision to move training camp to Cincy, the pep rally, all the little things he's doing, he deserves some credit for. Sure, it was a long time coming, and perhaps it can't undue 20+ years of awfullness, butit's a start. 

Bucksfan's picture

I, too, like virtually everything you've said about Cincinnati.  I do think it's on the rebound as a town compared with when I left over 10 years ago.  It's got a ways to go, and it seems progress is coming at the behest of many if its residents.  They do have animosity towards Ohio State, and that is no secret.  But, as this post has illustrated, natives have animosity towards each other depending on what side of I-75 you grew up.  If you graduate from Colerain and move to Hyde Park you are a traitor.  So, haters hate.  That's not unique to Cincy.  But, compared with Lexington, KY or Mobile, AL, you are also going to have a lot of Ohio State fans in Cincinnati.
I'm with KFLECK on Mike Brown.  They have been making some decisions lately that have worked out in their favor, but I can't help but think that it's more luck than football savvy.  It is still risky to have drafted and started a rookie QB (we'll probably watch this strategy completely blow up in the Browns' face this year).  AJ Green was still a risky pick because of his off-the-field issues at Georgia.  There is no 2nd WR because he got kicked off the team after receiving a 10 pound box of weed.  Not resigning Cedric Benson is a risky move.  They still don't have any scouts.  They still don't have a GM.  They still look like chumps against the division's elite.  And they looked like the same ol' Bungles in the playoff game.  I question the quality of their training staff, as injuries to starters keep mounting.  I am willing to bet my life that the reason he moved training camp to downtown was to offset the parking lot losses from last season.  These are cynical views, but can you blame us?  We are only a couple years removed from watching Mike Brown make position change decisions as Lewis scratched his head on HBO.  Some say that isn't happening anymore.  I say bullsh*t.  Plus there's the whole stadium deal thing that has sucked the financial life out of the city for the last 20 years.
Anyway, not trying to convince you not to be a Bengals fan.  But that man and his product deserve no praise and will get none from me.

BrewstersMillions's picture

Speaking of, what is your stance on Lewis? Seems like he's pretty good at getting on and off of a hotseat year in and year out.

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Bucksfan's picture

For the most part, I see him as a serviceable coach.  He's not spectacular, and he's not awful.  He does what Mike Brown tells him to do, and he doesn't rock the boat.  When he tried to rock the boat using his contract as collateral, he ended up caving knowing full well that he wasn't going to have a job anywhere else.  That's why he has stuck around for so long.  The league's structure is set up so that teams like the Bengals can compete.  Average is sort of what's expected of any team.  Lewis has been average, which maybe says something considering how little value he carries if he were to leave.  The 4-12 job in 2010 is what sealed the deal for me.  That was a catastrophic failure of unprecedented proportions in a year they were considered a Super Bowl darkhorse (not in Vegas, but elsewhere).  If Carson Palmer was not your guy, it should have been identified in 2006, and they should have drafted someone then to groom.  That's what a franchise that knows how to win probably would have done.  Problem is, even if Marvin et al. saw that coming, Mike Brown wouldn't have done sh*t about it.
So, yeah, he's good at getting on and off the hot seat.  But if he wasn't fired in 2010, then the hot seat is a myth you're a minion of Mike Brown.

BrewstersMillions's picture

Ahh. See I always compared Marvin Lewis to Lovie Smith here in Chicago. Lovie hit some higher water marks with a Super Bowl loss\NFC Title game appearance a few years later but for the most part, I thought they were similar. The Bengals and the Bears have to be the worst drafting teams in the last 20 years so both Lewis and Smith have that to contend with each year. Both guys' levels of relative success is a testament to them, if you ask me. Given that their cupboards are either bare or poorly stocked with bad picks, both guys have achieved some level of success not necessarily indicative of the talent on the roster in its entirety. Cincy had its runs largely on the backs of a few standouts (Chad, Palmer pre injury, TJ) and a roster otherwise void of talent while Chicago has had to rely on 1 do it all RB in either Thomas Jones or Matt Forte (recently) and a pair of HOF LB's in Urlacher and Briggs. Both teams had some amazing cornerstones to build from but never filled the roster around those guys and as such, success has never been sustained. The similarities between Chicago under Lovie and Cincy under Lewis certainly are eerie. Does Lewis have any input on the draft? Rumor around these parts is that the GM may make the pick but its all at Lovie's request.
Also worth noting-The Bengals have a much harder go of it sharing a division with two of the best run organizations in all of sports, let alone the NFL in Pit and Baltimore.

4-6 seconds from point A to point B and when you get to point B, be pissed off

Bucksfan's picture

Sure, the division is a beast with those two.  But to me that only adds insult to injury.  Instead of trying to emulate them and beat them at their own game, which is probably what you'd need to do, Mike Brown is stubbornly on record saying effectively, "we do things pretty well around here."  He doesn't get it and he doesn't care.  Any success he has simply validates to him that what he's doing is right.  I just can't get behind that.  Chicago has its own issues about its sports teams.  I applaud the people of Cincinnati for no longer standing behind Mike Brown, despite his cheap attempts at getting fans more interested with a minimal amount of effort.  The same can't be said about Chicago, who keep slamming their hand in that drawer over and over and over again.  I, for one, don't want to emulate Chicago fans in any way, shape, or form...who in a way are like a collective mass of Mike Browns, clinging to a tradition of failure as if it were a badge of honor in itself.

BrewstersMillions's picture

You lost me. What you described sounds a lot like Cubs fans. With that said, the Cubs made agressive plays at the title that didn't pan out and are now stuck with paying the tab for the attempt. Bulls fans quit on the team when they perceived Krause and Co. quit on them by 'dismantling' the title teams of the mid-late 90's. Hawks fans only recently woke up once a change in ownership was made and they are actually the hottest ticket in town most years. Bears fans stick by the Bears with less fervor than Cubs fans but trust me, a hardcore Bears fan doesn't like the notion of being a loveable loser the way a Cubs fan does. Sox fans (of which I count myself) are the hardest fans to please. They border on fair weather to be honest-US Cellular drew 29K last night against the Yankees and they have a 2 game lead in August. Can't quite figure that out. The point to all of this-Chicago fans as you generalize them actually don't wear that badge anymore short of the Cubs who still are in the top 10 in attendence but if you've been to Wrigley you'll understand why.
The minimal amount of effort part really lost me as the Bears have done quite the opposite. Because they have drafted so poorly the Bears have been forced to get talent from outside of their organization and have made three of the biggest splashes in the last 5 years with the Julius Peppers signing and the trades for Cutler and Marshall.
There are a slew of failed splashes too. The Bears are kings of throwing good money at bad but at the very least they are trying. You really lost me there dude.

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Idot08bojangles's picture

Sooooo.....
 
Blue Goose then? Righto. See you there...

Scarlet and Grey until the day I die.
idotter: September 27, 2008. OSU vs. Minnesota

Lincoln's picture

I live in Cincy (Blue Ash area) but grew up in Marion and went to Ohio State. I really think most people in this area that come from here and did not go to Ohio State, hate the team. I get all kinds of crap for being an OSU fan down here.
The worst was UC's undefeated regular season a couple of years ago. Non stop chirping at Buckeye fans from all UC fans, telling us how much better than us they were, the stupid bUCkeye State shirts and all of that. 700 was running adds about Ohio State, the whole thing was crazy. I had no idea why the spent their best season ever chirping at Ohio State fans. Of course now I get all the " The reason I hate Ohio State is becuase how they couldnt handle our success a couple years ago".
That being said, I have never had any trouble going places to watch Ohio State, but I normally stay home, put my tv on the deck, hook it up to surround sound and watch outside with my neigbors. ( A couple of Ohio State fans and a MC fan)

FROMTHE18's picture

UC was incredibly over-hyped for going undefeated in the regular season. Their sched was crap and they were absolutely obliterated by our very own Urban Meyer and his UF squad. I went to the UC vs Illinois game and it was amazing to hear how much their fans and students talked about OSU rather than their own team. You got a feel from their fans that they honestly believed UC belonged in the National Title game, in fact some of my UC friends complained over and over again about how UC at least deserved a shot. Watching the Sugar Bowl with them was way too fun, probably the only time I cheered for Florida. Cap this whole UC/OSU thing off with OSU beating them in the NCAA tourney this year and I have to say, Cincinnati fans should really just enjoy the fact its less than a 2 hour drive north to watch the Buckeyes.

klfeck's picture

@fromthe18
 
I actually had some dipshit UC fan tell me that UC lost to FL by the same margin as OSU. I promptly mentioned that the team OSU lost to we're the NC's that season. Far different than the team UC played.
 
Point is, UC fans are always trying to find a way to rationalize their feelings of inadequacy. And just to be clear, I went to UC and not OSU.

Kevin

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Proud parent of a Senior at The Ohio State University

CincyOSU's picture

@Klfeck - That was the popular saying on the comments section in the Enquirer...the whole "you can't say anything bc we lost by the same amount" argument. It just shows the complete lack of football IQ some of that fanbase has...heck some still believe in the transitive property of college football as well(I assume most know what that is?).

klfeck's picture

Yeah transitive across multiple years with different players and personnel.....

Kevin

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Proud parent of a Senior at The Ohio State University

spqr2008's picture

My younger brother is now a senior at UC (ironic, I know), and he learned really quickly to quit chirping after the last UC -OSU matchup, and frankly he didn't think that UC's basketball team was going to beat OSU in the NCAA's.  We both grew up in the Blue Ash area, and if you're familiar with Raymond Walters branch of UC, that's where he took some classes during his senior year of high school, and why he went to UC instead of OSU.  Me, I wanted to be a little bit away from the parents, so I couldn't get picked up and told I was mowing the lawn on Thursday night (yes, my mom did this to him once).

klfeck's picture

Napoleon complex at its finest.

Kevin

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Proud parent of a Senior at The Ohio State University

bwh's picture

so I'll be in sharonville at the blue goose probably...
 
either that or on the front porch blasting the game on the radio with the TV on the deck.
 
Though the Pirates Den on the west side usually has a TON of TVs with the game on. So there are some diamonds in the rough over here.

cinserious's picture

Norwood is a bunch of appalachian hillbillies just like the westside and ky. So if your looking for a place to watch the Bucks, avoid those three places. They all think ND is the best team ever because of stupid schools like elder who are living in the past. Things are going to change in cincy with urban meyer and the rest of the coaching staff sweeping through SW ohio like never before.

Gone ham, be back soon...

TheHumbleBuckeye's picture

I also think that some consistent winning from the Bearcats and the Bengals will be a very good thing for the city as they will start to take more of an interest in college and pro football as opposed to high school football, which has been the focal point of the Cincinnati sports world ever since the early 90s when the Bengals started sucking consistently, the Reds began routinely missing the playoffs, and Tim Murphy left UC Football for Harvard because the UC athletic department was "a fucking shitshow" (direct quote from Murphy's old neighbor).

BUCKI06's picture

Please don't associate all westsiders with that awful purple school...

"As long as we're keeping score, we're gonna try to win this thing." - UFM

TheHumbleBuckeye's picture

Now the Cincinnati Police on the other hand...

bwh's picture

graduates who "bleed" purple grow into one of two things.
Cops.
Robbers.
 
I paid less to go to Ohio State than for an Elder education. That's stupid.

klfeck's picture

The only sh!t I ever get in Cincy is from UC BB fans and the game last year seems to have shut theup. The fans of their more often than not pathetic football team like to talk sh!t but have been quiet for a couple of years. The worst thing about Cincy lately is the abundance of douchebags wearing UM gear.

Kevin

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Proud parent of a Senior at The Ohio State University

3technique's picture

Agreed about the UM gear.. I am also a westsider. Shoot me a PM and if I can make it I will show. I am third-degree west side, so I got your back.. I am busting my hump(just graduated from RN school) to pass my boards, so I can move to Columbus. The goal is for this to happen within the next two years.