Originally Posted by Roy Tucker
I'm not a UK fan, but hey, well done to their team and coach. I can politely tip my cap and keep my big mouth shut.
Getting all riled up about it is a whole lot of silly. I didn't see Kentucky fans get all crazy about the Reds honoring the UC football team for winning the Big East or Xavier hoops or all the Ohio and Ky. HS teams winning championships.
I'd hope no one gets upset for an Ohio professional sports franchise honoring Ohio teams.
I don't even think there's a problem recognizing that Kentucky is a pro-Reds' market. However, if you're a baseball fan in Kentucky, you probably don't need marketed to anyhow. Chances are, you're already supporting the Reds.
It's bad marketing. The Reds should be catering to the millions of fans in Ohio that might be persuaded to be Indians' fans or otherwise be preoccupied with other sports. And if the Reds didn't see the outrage coming, it shows how disconnected they are from where their bread should be buttered.