This city is an absolute joke of a sports town.
Originally Posted by Ohayou
...and another blackout! What a joke.
The Bengals are 5-5 this year and in the playoff push, and coming off a playoff appearance last year, and can't sell out games vs. the Super Bowl champion Giants and Carson Palmer??? By comparison, the hapless Chiefs and Bills, who have suffered worse playoff droughts than the Bengals, sell out their games in smaller markets.
And UC basketball is ranked No. 23 in the nation and can't get more than 4,500 for its games? By comparison, Dayton rarely plays to less than 12,000 fans.
And UC football, coming off multiple Big East championships, can't sell out games in dinky Nippert Stadium?
And the Reds have the best record in MLB and can't draw fans either, unless the Cubs or Cards are here. And tickets for Game 5 of the NLDS selling for $4 outside the ballpark prior to the game???
There's no defending Cincinnati any more. It's as lame of a sports town as it gets. Frankly, it's embarrassing. ESPN is going to be all over it - Carson Palmer back in Cincinnati and the Bengals can't sell out one of the smallest stadiums in the NFL for it. All the while LA doesn't have a team.