The hatred towards Cincinnati by some on these boards is both laughable and sad. The lack of geography knowledge is also appalling.
1) "Cincinnati thinks they are part of Kentucky" -> Really? Do you know that 25% of Greater Cincinnati's population resides in another state? And I can assure you with 100% conviction that EASILY the #2 team in the counties bordering Ohio is Ohio State. Yes, UK takes the #1 spot...is this some kind of indictment on Cincinnati? Breaking News - the University of Kentucky has alumni outside of Lexington...some alumni even have the audacity to seek employment in the city of Cincinnati (a whole other state!!!). As hard as it is to believe, sharing a border with another state doesn't exactly make you less of an Ohioan. I know that is hard to contemplate for the 32-year old that has never left Geauga County, but it is true.
2) "I've been to parts of Cincinnati, and they talk with a southern accent" -> Wow...where do I begin? I've been to parts of NW Ohio, and they talk with a Michigan accent. I've been to parts of SE Ohio, and they talk with a WV accent. If walleye, bass, & crappie could talk, I'm pretty sure you'd have people in Cleveland that had an "accent" too.
3) Anybody claiming to have been seriously harrassed for wearing Ohio State gear while in Cincinnati is one of three things: a) a complete & utter p*ssy when it comes to taking gruff from another fan, b) lying about ever really having been to Cincinnati, c) a completely & arrogant jack*ss when donning Ohio State gear in Cincinnati. Chances are more than one apply - because I have been wearing Scarlet & Gray loud & proud for years, and the banter from either UC, UK, or even Xavier fans has been nothing more than what you'd expect from a Michigan fan if I lived in Toledo. In the words of Jeff Foxworthy, "If you spend time worrying about what another team's fans say about a shirt you're wearing, you might just be a p*ssy with an abnormally sheltered lifestyle."