Originally Posted by Always Red
Well, as Sam Wyche says, there is plenty of tennis and golf to be played.
Come on; this is a great
time to be a Cincinnati sports fan, right here and right now. The Bengals have actually reached respectablity and are on the threshold of sustained excellence. The Reds have new ownership in Bob Castellini that is interested in one thing- winning. He and his GM did not have any time prior to this season to put together their
team, and played this season with OB's team. The first season actions of the FO show that they are serious about trying to win, even if the results looked like they were spinning their wheels a little bit. I'm excited about the Reds future, both near and long term. Xavier basketball is a solid winner year after year, and UC basketball is rebounding (pun intended
) nicely from the Huggins PR fiasco.
6-7 years ago was not a good time to be a Cincinnati sports fan; but now is a great time to be one!
You are absolutely right. The Bengals look very solid and will only improve in the years to come and it is unreasonable to expect Castellini and Co. to completely turn things around for the Reds in only a few months. The future sure does look bright for Cincinnati fans. Today was just one of those days I felt like whining and moaning after the game because I really expected this team to make the playoffs a few weeks ago. I just came back to earth today and realized this team still has a long way to go but is on the right path.