The Cincinnati Reds have been on fire as of late. Not only have they swept the Astros and taken a series from the Cubs and Brewers all in the last month, they have been pulling out all the stops when it comes to uniforms. How can they top the green St. Patty’s day or the all navy throwbacks? Funny you should ask, because they pulled out the magnificent sleeveless uni’s to pay tribute to the 1950’s-60’s Cincinnati Reds of yesteryear.
They may have lost by double digits to the I-words, but they looked damn good doing it. Especially Yasiel Puig:
And guess what no one is talking about..? the 11-1 loss. Everyone is laser focused on how awesome these jerseys are. And just the thought of the Reds rocking these bad boyz into the frigid November nights makes me so excited for Playoff Baseball. And better yet, that possibility is becoming more and more likely now that the Reds are just 4.5 games back in the NL Central with one of the best defenses in baseball.
Just exercising their right to bare arms.
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The Cincinnati Reds are having another typical Cincinnati Reds season. A sub .500 start leading into the All Star break with glimpses of hope but ultimate disappointment is about as typical as it gets. But, one of those glimpses of hope that has not dwindled away just yet has been the shining glory of the Reds’ season. The Reds are actually the best in the National League in something.
Are the Reds the best team in the National League? God, no.
Are they the best in the NL Central? Not even close.
Maybe they have the best batting average, home runs or runs scored? Let’s not get our hopes up any time soon.
The Reds offense has been underwhelming all season, but their defense has been their something to behold. In fact, the Reds lead the National League in runs allowed. Only giving up 319 runs all year before their July 2 game versus the Brewers. And if you can believe it, this is the second best runs allowed in the entire MLB only giving up more than Tampa.
The Reds’ defense has been unreal this season.
Other things the Reds are the best in the National League in: – Fights with the Pirates – Lease amount of losses to the Pirates by 13+ runs (@cubs) – Runs scored on the Marlins in a single game (14)
Well Zac Taylor already has a fun start to being the new head coach. In continuation with the demise of my favorite sports franchise, Mark Walton of the Cincinnati Bengals has been arrested for some sort of battery misdemeanor. It’s almost a ritual at this point that if you want to be on the Bengals, you have to have been arrested. Now I obviously don’t condone this sort of violence, it is a horrible thing to conceive and I hope everyone is ok at the end of the day. Mark Walton was drafted in the fourth round last year and is like a third string backup or something. Walton played in 14 games and had an incredible 75 total yards on the season. Now I obviously don’t know the specifics of what happened, and the Bengals are taking a look into the situation, whatever that means. I really hope this was all blown out of proportion and he slapped the girls phone out of her hand or something stupid, but if not, he should be gone.
Honestly I just want a team of all Carlos Dunlaps. This man does an incredible job standing up to bullying and it’s something I wish everyone on the team could get behind. But some obviously just can’t keep control on their mitts. We have one of the most crime riddled franchises in all of sports. Yes ladies, that does mean we’re bad boys. But this isn’t what I want the team that I love to be known as.
I would rather us be known as the team that loses every playoff game then the one that has the most arrests. We have to do better Cincinnati. At the end of the day, these guys are role models to kids and people who can’t grow up and take sports way to seriously (me), and we need them to act as the role models they have involuntarily signed up to be. I love this team and this city, but this is starting to just get sad. Do better guys, Who Dey.
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Ah, St. Patrick’s Day. The one day a year where everyone pretends to love Irish people. As a person of Irish descent, I love being able to share my culture with everyone else. It is the one holiday the social justice warriors haven’t come after yet, so until they do, we are going to be wearing green, drinking green Guinness and blasting Dropkick Murphy starting at 10 AM.
Baseball is even getting in on the action which may be just enough to get me to watch the sport. The Cincinnati Reds always do a green uniform for St. Patty’s, but this year’s in particularly awesome.
Now, I haven’t officially picked an MLB team to root for on account that I only watch baseball during the playoffs and I am from Louisville where we only have the AAA team Louisville Bats. Cincinnati and some other teams are both coming in with the fire uniforms for St. Patty’s day which may be a deciding factor.
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In reality, the Bengals are favorite team in the NFL but that is a hard statement to make on a daily basis. Why I hate the Bengals really comes down to every decision they ever make. I don’t even have to talk about Marvin but I happily will since my Christmas wish came true and he got fired. But how do you keep this man for so long with how mediocre of a job he has done? Then he goes ahead and rehires Hue Jackson in a stunning display of his epic demise. The Bengals have plagued my enjoyment of football for the last 20 years of my life and I don’t expect it to end anytime soon. From losing every playoff game for what seems like the last century and horrible soul crushing injuries to people like Tyler Eifert and John Ross who both seem to be made of glass, we just can’t figure it out.
We have the tools to be a playoff team every year, not to go any further than the first round, but still to at least make the playoffs and maybe win that first game. We have a Pro Bowl and in my opinion probably top 6 receiver in the game in AJ Green and a running back in Joe Mixon who’s really showing strides of greatness for this team. In my opinion what it all comes back to is Andy Dalton. I have never seen a professional football player so scared of other football players in my life. If someone comes within 10 feet of him he’s throwing the ball away and losing a down. AJ McCarron gave me more hope than this fool does. Andy used to be an above average QB, but over the last couple of years it’s like he forgot being tough is part of the game.
If our offensive struggles weren’t bad enough, we can’t keep our defense from getting suspended every other game. People like Vontaze Burfict make the game exciting for me. He’s a defensive force and plays with toughness and grit, but it goes too far. I mean he makes the big hits, but the big hits get him out for 4 games and destroy our chances of winning. After the Browns season this year, I would say we are looking at 4th in the AFC North for the next couple of years.
I am praying that with Bill Lazor being fired, Marvin gone, and some fresh new coaches like Zac Taylor and Brian Callahan who are supposed to be coming in, we will be able to turn this program around. Unless Mike Brown keeps deciding to be Mike Brown and not spend a penny to make this team better. From 2012 to 2016 the worst that we did was 10-6 but since then, the closest we have come to that kind of record is 7 and 9. We are a disgrace right now and need to pick up where we left off. One last note is a shout out to my guy Andrew Whitworth for finally and very deservingly making it to the Super Bowl. You are a hero in this city.
Depending on the program, doing just one of these is a feat in itself. Marshall winning an NCAA tourney game is major step in the right direction and Kentucky or Duke winning a bowl game is basically unheard of.
This sabermetric is cool in the way that your school winning a Cheerleading and Rifle title in the same year is cool. No one cares, but it’s worth mentioning. Also, the fact that only 12 teams did this brings a trump card to any rivalry argument.
The 12 teams to win an NCAA Tournament game and a Bowl game are: Alabama Kentucky Texas A&M Ohio State Marshall Auburn Cincinnati Clemson Duke Florida Nevada Syracuse
If you would have asked me 5 years ago who would be on this list, I would have said Florida, Ohio State and Louisville. Three schools who are usually consistent at both sports. I definitely would not have said Alabama or Clemson, because they seem a little focused on football every year, and I also would have left out Duke and Kentucky because their football teams have been nonexistent some years. I could not be happier for Marshall though. Major step for their program.