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Comment 8 hours ago

Yes, and you did not mention the professional franchises.  Okay, okay, "professional" franchises at present, three if you count FC Cincinnati, but, in my lifetime, I've seen three World Series championships and two Super Bowl appearances.  And I occasionally see Oscar Robertson at the Hyde Park Plaza Remke store.  The first GOAT.  

Comment 16 hours ago

Hear!  Hear!  I grew up in Dayton during its late golden age 50s to 70s.  My career took me away.  Saddlebrook, NJ; Greensboro, NC; Birmingham, AL; Vienna, Austria, Atlanta, GA and finally, miraculously, one last corporate transfer back to Cincinnati, Ohio.  I have lived here now for eleven years and am completely besotted.  (East Side, Hyde Park area.)  As I've said before Cincinnati is the best small city or best large town in the United States.  You get to choose which. 

I hate these threads.  I unconditionally love the Buckeye and the city of Cincinnati.  It is hard for me to bear the criticism of either.  

Comment 18 May 2019

I'm from Dayton.  John Paxson is a very nice guy.  I worked with a group of people from the Kettering/Centerville burbs around the time Paxson was coming through at Alter.  You heard nothing but good things about him.  

Comment 10 May 2019

I think I've mentioned this on here before, but that night Urban provided Gene Smith with the best job interview of all-time.  

Comment 10 May 2019

I think when Tressel went for it on 4th and 1 near the end of the first half in Buckeye territory after the Bucks had gotten the Gator lead down to 10, 24-14, was a sign that his plan, a la Mike Tyson, "had been punched in the mouth."  I give Urban credit for not putting 60 on us.  They could have.  

Comment 20 Apr 2019

Tressel beat an invincible Miami team.  Urban destroyed the myth of SEC superiority.  Why are we arguing??

Comment 10 Apr 2019

I was not originally impressed with the Cronin hire (not a big Bearcat fan to begin) but his handling of the Crosstown Shootout brawl a few years ago made an impression on me.  I believe what he may have lacked in game-coaching, he more than made up for in character-building.  You never heard a peep about the Bearcat recruits he brought in.  Watching the seniors leave that tournament game and weeping in Cronin's arms will be the coda for his contributions to UC.  (I think he made a mistake, btw, leaving.)  

Sounds like Brannen is the front-runner.  I almost think Van Exel's link to Huggins will hurt him.   

Comment 28 Mar 2019

I wonder how it feels to know that of all the human beings that have ever done the job that you did, you did it better than all of them?  Johnny Bench, the Greatest Catcher of All-time.  

Comment 13 Mar 2019

All I know is Hilliard was a helluva high school football player.  Granted, high school is high school, but it was Cincinnati GCL.