Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor
There were one or two contributors on Deadspin who were just anti-Cincinnati in general -- there were some pieces that went out of their way to call the city racist, homophobic and also threw some insults in about Cincinnati chili as well. It's toned down in the last few years, though.
Also, ripping in Cincinnati Chili isn't exactly a new thing. There are plenty of self-important idiots who get offended that Skyline gets to call itself "Chili" when it isn't loaded with peppers, spices, 5 kinds of beans, and doesn't remove 3 layers of skin from your mouth when you take the first bite.
It's not unlike the snobs who smugly chuckle whenever some plebeian at the bar has the audacity to order a PBR or a light beer.
Drew Magary always labels Cincinnati as racist, but admits the opinion is entirely based on a summer camp experience he had as a child when all the kids from Cincinnati were super racist.
Doesn't help that the founder, Will Leitch, is a Cardinals fan...