Posts by: Nate Smith
How they fare on the road, in a hostile environment, against an historic program and AP top-15 opponent indeed will prove a better indicator of whether or not a young and emerging Buckeyes team is primed to make a serious run at the College Football Playoff.
Just because we knew by the second week in May that Bruce would be traded to a CCINOLHP (Contending Club In Search Of Left-Handed Power) doesn’t make it any easier when the longtime Redleg is actually dealt; nor does it make it any easier when he returns to patrol right field in Great American Ballpark wearing another team’s colors.
The old adage “the enemy of my enemy is my friend,” rings true here, but not as a justification for declaring that: My two favorite teams are Ohio State, whoever’s playing Michigan.
A few Ohioan Hot Takes on recent developments and what to watch for today: Indians reportedly close to trading for Coco Crisp * The Cleveland Indians are expected to acquire today Coco Crisp from Oakland A’s in a move that provides Cleveland some needed outfield depth ahead of the playoffs. The deal has been widely
Ohio State Buckeyes Head Coach Urban Meyer expects his recently suspended standout wide receiver to return to the football next fall. The Buckeyes coach said Tuesday during a conference call he has “zero indication” that Torrance Gibson will leave Ohio State before next fall, adding “his focus is to be the best possible Buckeye he
Poor attendance sabotaged the lede. I wanted to begin last week’s column on the Cincinnati Reds by spotlighting the club’s post-All-Star break improvement, and something about our true character, and the things we do when no one’s looking. Before I could even type out the punchline – how the Reds roster must be chock full
Like mad scientists blending hazardous chemicals, the mix concocted by this Reds brain trust was a combustible blend that very nearly exploded in historic fashion, but appears now to be a super juice that has Joey Votto batting nearly .450 since the All-Star break, Brandon Phillips poised to post his best offensive numbers in about five years and a pitching staff that now at least on borders on respectable.
Seems like there’s only one place to go from here. Nine months removed from a late-game playoff collapse at home against rival Pittsburgh, the Cincinnati Bengals begin anew; a new campaign to reverse what is now officially a quarter century since their last playoff victory. As a practical matter, this team is basically in the