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  1. Zac Taylor? At least if he went to Highlands they would be hiring someone with Head Coaching experience, unlike the Bengals.
  2. I think businesses that are primarily restaurants should be allowed to stay open. Unfortunately it's hard to differentiate between restaurants that serve alcohol and bars that serve food. By their nature, it's almost impossible for bars to adhere to Covid regulations. Once you start drinking you get louder, closer, more free with contact, etc. I'm not pointing fingers, I do this myself. Don't know what the solution is for bars but I think those are about the only businesses that really can't abide by the regulations.
  3. The franchise is a joke, plain and simple. In hindsight, Marvin Lewis was a miracle worker in getting them to to playoffs as much as he did. His lack of coaching ability really showed once they got to the playoffs but getting them there was a feat in itself. I don't believe she is grinding an axe at all, in fact, most of this is obvious. The nail in the coffin that made this piece even more timely was Taylor's refusal to say that the team was deflated when Burrow went down. We all know what a prize Burrow is to the team and the city. You don't brush aside what he means to the team. Years ago, Dick Vermiel was in tears when Trent Green went down with an injury but he instilled confidence in his team by saying that they were going to rally behind Kurt Warner. Thats' how a real head coach faces adversity. Zac is one of the lowest paid head coaches in the league. You get what you pay for. No Head Coaching and no Offensive Coordinator experience and the Bengals front office expected him to come in and change the culture? He can barely keep his head above water, forget about changing the culture.
  4. Sad thing is, there will be a line a mile long to get the Bengals, no matter how bad the ownership is. There's only 32 NFL teams and and there are 10 media markets bigger than Cincinnati that don't have a team and would like one.
  5. There was a recent study done in Kansas where masks mandates were left to individual counties. The counties that had mask mandates saw the progress of Covid degreases by 50%. https://www.kansascity.com/news/coronavirus/article246781727.html
  6. Not that picture, the other picture!
  7. What exactly are your hands doing in that picture??
  8. Unfortunately for Cam, I don't think the one that necessarily deserves the award is always the one that wins it. More of a popularity contest and guys that have Power 5 offers will probably get the nod, even with lesser stats and success.
  9. I thought a telling stat was the one Aikman said late in the game: The Bengals had the 3 worst tacklers in the NFL last season. They aren't much better now. Bates didn't tackle anyone tonight. Also, when you have the ball First and Goal at the 6 inch line, go under center and QB sneak. If they stop you, do it again. If they stop you the second time, do it again. They lost almost 10 yards on 2 plays. Another thing I noticed: Why do the Bengal DB's always get caught up in picks by receivers but they never seem to run any pick routes? Comes down to the basics, if you can't block and you can't tackle, you can't win. If you throw in bad play calling, you don't have a chance.
  10. MLB does broadcast games (as well as talk shows and highlight shows just like ESPN). I've worked 2 of the MLB Broadcasts at GABP this year: Opening Day and the August 3rd game against Cleveland. Sometimes they use their own announcers and sometimes they pick the feed from one of the teams. It's entirely possible that FSO was still in commercial break but MLB cut back in early and caught Thom saying it.
  11. I'm guessing he was talking about Kansas City or at least that might have been where the discussion started. Slim Pickens makes a similar reference in Blazing Saddles.
  12. The problem is they can't drop the women's sports because of Title IX. They have to provide equitable opportunities to participate. Men's Basketball, Track, Cross Country, Soccer, Baseball, etc. all need to have corresponding scholarship numbers for women. The large number of football scholarships also means there are a few women's programs that usually don't have a male counterpart. Volleyball, Field hockey and sometimes women's soccer and women's golf help to keep a program in Title IX compliance. Also, although spending doesn't have to be equal, Women athletes must receive equitable treatment and benefits. Essentially that means when the football budget is 50 million and the Men's basketball Budget is 20 million, they need to spend millions dollars on women's sports when they know it's a loss. Even if you turn all of the non-revenue mens sports into club sports, they will still need to spend that money on women's sports mainly because of the big budgets for football and men's basketball. It's really not the non-revenue sports that cause the problems. If there wasn't football and Men's basketball, it would be pretty easy to get athletic spending under control. However with all the revenue those 2 sports generate, the university is still better off operating all the other sports at a loss. I did some quick research on Xavier and Miami of Ohio. Figuring Xavier was a good D1 program without football and Miami is a D1 program with football but I wouldn't rank any of their sports as equal to Xavier's (but they do have a great men's hockey program). Xavier's athletic budget is around 14 million for 18 sports (9 men's and 9 women's) with 330 athletes (180 men and 159 women). Xavier athletics are self funded from what I can tell. Miami has an athletic budget around 38 million for 19 sports (8 men's and 11 women's) and 554 athletes (296 men and 258 women). 24 million of that budget is a subsidy from the university. Football programs are usually what throws the budgets out of whack. It's great revenue but it also creates big expenses the have nothing to do with football.
  13. Just noticed there was a typo on my post. It was a 4 Million Dollar loss by the Women's Basketball program. There were also 3 sports that lost over 2 Million (Rowing, Swimming and Diving, Women's Hockey) and 8 other sports that lost over a million.
  14. I just caught this article about the losses that Women's Sports have at Ohio State. The numbers are ridiculous. Over a $4 Million Dollar loss for Women's basketball. https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2019/10/05/countdown-see-which-ohio-state-sports-bring-in-the.html#g/461164/1
  15. The NCAA only controls the FCS Championship (16 team playoff) in D1. The FCS Champion is the only NCAA Champion in D1. As member schools, the FBS schools abide by NCAA rules (supposedly) but the NCAA has no say in the FBS (CFP) championship. So when the NCAA says they are cancelling all Championships in 2020, they are only talking about the FCS, D2 and D3 Championships in football. The CFP is free to have it's championship whenever it wants.
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