Waiting game is the whole game for Cincinnati fans

While the Reds drop another useful player, the Bearcats drop another basketball game, and the Bengals just drop, we mostly wait here with our sports teams.

Wait for the Reds to add some players to replace Bradley, Iglesias, Casali, Goodwin and now DeSclafani who signed with the Giants on Wednesday. Wait for John Brannen to coach his disjointed team from October to March. Wait for the NFL draft.

And this is how it goes around here. Tom Petty wrote our theme song. Somebody tells the council to make it our theme song.

You take it in faith, you take it in your heart.

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We love a college football player we hadn’t heard of two weeks ago. That would be Oregon versus Penei Sewell.

We long for Mick Cronin.

Come back, Marv. Everything is taken.

And we are waiting.

Waiting is the hardest part.

DeSclafani wasn’t great. In a few years, like last year, it wasn’t even good. Though I remember writing something like this last winter in an unusual fit of optimism: “Any team that Anthony DeSclafani can turn out from the end of his starting rotation has a very good starting rotation.” of disco is just Another sign that the Reds are less interested in winning today than they were in March last year.

But Doc, it’s not March yet.

I know. I will wait to make a meaningful judgment until it is.

At the moment I can only say what I know. (Even though I’ve been told I’m very good at judging what I don’t know.)

If you live long enough, you will experience any number of strange moments. For example, suffering from a lack of toilet paper. And watch a South Florida UC basketball team get whipped on the boards. Charlie Goldsmith from the Enquirer told the bulls from Bearcats-Heim L: “USF had almost as many offensive rebounds as UC had defensive rebounds. The bulls also scored 38 points in the suit and 13 second chance points. ”

Man, that would have produced an unforgettable aftermath Monologue by Mick Cronin. Who, like Huggs before him, sometimes used the podium as a couch. A UC basketball team that got hit on the glass?

We were told it’s early this is a strange year, give them time. And so we will. We will wait. It’s a fair question and besides, what else are we doing?

Oregon offensive lineman Penei Sewell, 58, looks at Auburn in an NCAA college football game August 9, 2020 in Arlington, Texas.

Should the Bengals use their top draft pick? Penei Sewell, Tackled monsters on the left? Or, take advantage of the likely availability of a very good QB (Lawrence or Fields) to move down and Get multiple picks for a roster that needs them?

I think we’ll wait and see.

This waiting for a future that often never arrives is fundamental to Cincinnati sports fans. It’s included in the contract. Because of this, we’re overestimating the Reds’ prospects and rethinking the NFL draft. The next one is waiting and when he arrives, watch out.

The sun will come out tomorrow.

SI.com addressed the waiting game we play better than almost any other fan base:

“Waiting is something we’re obviously not good at,” says Kate Sweeny, a professor of psychology at the University of California at Riverside who studies how people wait.

“It combines two difficult existential states – one doesn’t know what’s coming and the other has no control over what’s coming,” says Sweeny. “In the examples we’re talking about, the first piece is nowhere near as important, so we’re really dealing with, ‘I can’t control this. I can’t let this thing happen that I want to have. I cannot determine the timeline. ‘”


To be a fan of the Cincinnati sports is like sitting in the Lockland Split in the Lockland Split. There’s nothing you can do about it, but wait and hope a semi doesn’t span a couple of exits to the north.

Perhaps the Reds will sign quality substitutes 40 percent of their starting staff and bullpen. Perhaps the Bengals will go into the yard with the 2021 design. The Bearcats will ricochet and play like Kenyon Martin in D. Xavier will do a final 4.

Don’t get killed baby don’t let it come to you. . .

In that happy sense. . .

November 21, 2020;  Orlando, Florida, USA;  Cincinnati Bearcats close end Josh Whyle (81) passes UCF Knights defender Richie Grant (27) in the second quarter at Bounce House.  Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

NATIONAL OUTRAGE FOR the Bearcats soccer team’s ongoing cumshot. Tim Brando, Pat Forde, others. ESPN.com:

“The committee made it clear – it has no respect for the Bearcats who don’t have a Top 25 win (but have wins over four teams 6-3 or better). For two weeks, the committee brought Cincinnati down the rankings, even though the Bearcats didn’t play either week. How will the playoff slightly affect Cincy’s approach? It is possible that the realization that a top 4 ranking is out of reach dilutes the importance of winning the American conference. It is possible that there could be an already cruel defense that is angry. In any case, it will be a nice narrative to explain the result. ”

Right and thank you for saying that. But it is Time to let go If we don’t, we risk undermining the immediate and hopeful performance of UC, who won the AAC Championship against Tulsa in Nippert on Saturday.

The AAC is the best Soup of Five conference. UC is the best team in the AAC. Therefore. . .

The league and the Bearcats can only continue to win. The system for borrowing a phrase is tampered with. It’s not a joke. I mean, nobody questions the legitimacy of Alabama, Clemson and Notre Dame. But it is geared towards a predetermined outcome and that is not a way to have a free and fair tournament.

UC has to be better than the system it works for and wait for things to get fairer. There is that word again.

In the meantime, Rivals rank UC’s recruiting class 30th, 18 places better than the AAC’s second best track in Memphis. Well. I guess.

AND NOW. . . FunMaster Brien can be moved by the music.

Few things get me into the Christmas spirit like the season’s music. From the home alone soundtrack to “Christmas in Sarajevo” by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, the music always manages to stimulate my holiday joy. There are various music-related events going on this weekend to bring Christmas to you and your friends. Here are a few.

The 12 Dames of Christmas take place in the Playhouse in the Park on Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons. This is a live performance by Angela Ingersoll. She will sing Christmas carols by “a dozen Christmas divas including Judy Garland, Julie Andrews and Janis Joplin”. Tickets and more information can be found at www.cincyplay.com.

On Sundays from 4:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Wyoming Village Green is hosting an Outdoor Festival of Carols. There’s a holiday sweater competition, free refreshments, and candlelight singing. For more information, call 513-821-5725.

A festival with nine lessons and Christmas carols will take place in downtown Christ Church Cathedral on Sunday at 5 p.m. Based on a beloved tradition at King’s College, Cambridge, England, this service “takes an imaginative approach to the liturgy, interweaving scripture and song, moving from prophecy to fulfillment, to telling the story of the birth of Jesus . ”For more information, please visit www.cincinnaticathedral.com.

Drinker Dave gets a subscription and a bottle.

TUNE O ‘THE DAY. Until I got Sirius and with it the Tom Petty channel, I never realized how much music the man was producing. I can turn it on every day for a month and never hear the same tom tune twice. Here is the wait mentioned above.

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