It was about one in the morning. I was tired. Working a day job, while providing the crack that gets you, my readers, going throughout the day, I tend to get worn out. I tried to watch the Cincinnati Reds, while they play the Arizona
Cardinals Diamondbacks. Arizona had just scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh, giving them a 7-3 lead. Two innings left. One in the morning. Time for bed. I didn't say that they'd lose, but I didn't think they'd come from behind to win either. Wow, that doesn't really make sense, does it? Anyway, I didn't even bother to check the scores during my morning zombie romance, drinking coffee, grumbling and walking very zombie-like. I watched the local news. Not sports. Unlocking my car door, I sat in the drivers seat, exhaling the breath of defeat, heading back into work to do it all over again. I'm not a create of routine. But I understand its necessity sometimes.
I listened to Mike and Mike in the morning. As I was passing the burnt down Touchdown Jesus statue on I-75, they took a SportsCenter break and I heard Marty Brennaman's voice. Why would they have his voice during a recap that the Reds obviously lost, I thought. Then a bell rang. A light bulb illuminated. Did the Reds win? The Reds won? They won! After I went to bed, Cincinnati scored four runs in the eighth and then four runs in the ninth to win 11-7. Hint?
I know we're at the point that we're consumed with the Bengals right now. After all, this is sort of a Bengals blog. But these Reds are awesome. If you're not paying attention, you should. Baseball fan or not. If you live in Cincinnati and at least love sports, you need to sit your ass in front of the television to watch the best team in the division.
+ I keep hearing from others that the Bengals should, and might, only keep two quarterbacks. Since we're not doing a Six-Pack of Hu-Dey this week, I thought we'd quickly examine the issue here and more so later on. I think it comes down to one simple idea. No matter which quarterback you keep, J.T. O'Sullivan or Jordan Palmer, the Bengals are in serious trouble.
+ CBSSports.com's Rob Rang wrote out his top ten surprising rookies so far -- they had to be drafted in the third round or later or signed as undrafted free agents. He lists two Bengals players. Jordan Shipley and Geno Atkins.
+ The attack from Colin Cowherd. The ESPN radio host ripped into the Cincinnati Reds, calling them fraudulent and Paul Daugherty a local hack. Of course, this really shouldn't be too surprising. You can dress an assclown with pretty clothing and eye liner, but in the end, it's still an assclown. And this really bugs Daugherty. "Put Cowherd in a lineup with a gorilla and three donkeys, you’d need 3 guesses to pick him out."
+ Chick Ludwig believes that Dayton is mostly a Bengals town. I understand the point and can see that. But I've worked in Dayton for some time and of the places and people I know, the Browns still have a decent presence there.
+ TimZilla believes that the only decision left before final cutdown day is Jerome Simpson.