Re: The Colin Cowherd Cincinnati Rant
I actually think Cowherd can be very, very funny. He did a similar rant about Philadelphia a few months back that about made me drive off the road. He pretty much painted Philadelphians as a bunch of Rocky-loving, Lenny Dykstra-loving, Mike Schmidt-hating, illiterate, bitter people with an inferiority complex to the other 3 major East Coast Cities. "Boston Has the Brains . . . New York has the money . . . DC has the power . . . Philly has the cheesesteak."
Having said that, he's plan wrong to call Hartford a supreior city to Cincinnati. It's not. It's got every bit as many problems (crime and bad public schools), more traffic, more expensive to live, plus it's geographically less interesting. I lived 50 minutes from Harford for 4 years. I lived in Cincinnati for 15.
Cowherd did it for a cheap laugh. He's wrong. But this doesn't offend me like racial humor (Imus) or something like that.
One anecdote about the lameness of Hartford. My wife and I lived in a small town - Northampton, Mass., 43 miles up I-91 from Hartford. Hartford has a population of 124,000 (which in itself makes Cowherd's comparison to Cincy suspect). The city of West Hartford is 60,000 or so. So let's round up to 200,000 people.
Anyway, Hartford is so lame that people would routinely drive the 43 miles to Northampton (population 29,000) on Friday and Saturday nights to find a good restaurant.
Lame, lame, lame.
Granted, Northampton is about as hip a small town as you'll find in America. But sould you imagine if Cincinnati restaurants sucked so bad that people routinely drove to Batesville, Indiana to have a romantic evening out together? It's kinda like that. That's Hartford.
Rein's deli in the Eastern suburbs is a notable exception. Storrs, CT (another suburb, where UCOnn is) is nice too. But Harford sucks.
How, then, are those people of the future—who are taking steroids every day—going to look back on baseball players who used steroids? They're going to look back on them as pioneers. They're going to look back at it and say "So what?" - Bill James, Cooperstown and the 'Roids
Last edited by cincinnati chili; 04-10-2007 at 06:27 PM.