I really don't know how to word the title but hopefully I can explain what I am trying to say. I remember being a Reds fan in the 70s when they were obviously popular and did a very good job marketing themselves. For the last 30 years they have failed miserably in marketing. Lately however, I see the Reds stuff and ads everywhere.
I live very near the Alabama/Mississippi/Tennessee line which is usually Cardinals country, (In the 70s it was Cards and Reds country) but suddenly I walk into sports stores in Alabama and see Reds jerseys at the front of the store(for the first time since 1990). I look at USA Today (today) and lo and behold Mr. Red himself is in an advertisement for Holiday Inn. I turn on Fox Sports Net and now the Reds are the default team instead of the Braves or Cardinals throughout most of Tennessee. I see people wearing Reds hats in lots of areas in the South. This is an overnight occurance...I'm telling you...an overnight occurance. It's almost like all of the fans went into hiding and now are coming back out with new management and ownership.
IT'S COOL TO BE A REDS FAN AGAIN!