The Wildman & I

So the time has finally come.  I will be joining Cincinnati Radio Legend Wildman Walker on Wednesday, November 29th from 3-6pm on ClassX Radio.  Wildman Walker has been a part of the Cincinnati media landscape for many, many years.
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Wildman was part of the heyday of WEBN’s “Dawn Patrol” with current 700 WLW host Eddie Fingers.  He also was a member of the infamous “rail gang” that hung at Riverfront Stadium during Reds games.

Of course he may be best known for living on a billboard in 1991 until the Bengals won a game.  They started out 0-8, making it a NFL Season of torment for Wildman.
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Wildman is no ass kisser and is no “yes man” for any team.  He truly tells it like it is even if it means running on the wrong side of a team’s PR department (ahem, Danny Graves).  Wildman also did a stint talking sports on RealTalk 1160 and can be heard from time to time checking in with Willie & Seg on 700 WLW’s “Stooge Report”.

But most importantly, he can be heard every weekday on ClassX Radio from 3-6pm.
We will be talking everything sports including Redsfest, Crosstown Shootout, Bengals, FC Cincy, CBJ, MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL & More!  Unfortunately we cant take phone calls but you know how to hit me up on social media, so feel free to shoot me a message or tweet.
We also will be playing “The New Breed of Rock”!

Learn more (like what frequencies to tune into in Cincy and Northern Kentucky) & listen online at http://www.ClassXRadio.com/

I would be honored if you join us.

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How Much Power Should Fans Have?

This past Sunday it looked like Buckeyes Defensive Coordinator Greg Schiano had landed the head coaching job for Tennessee Football.  By the end of the night, he was already out of a job.
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Tennessee fans and students, especially on social media, vented their outrage about the proposed hire.  Many referenced accusations that Schiano somehow knew about the rape of young men by Jerry Sandusky during his time at Penn State.  A lot of what was being spread around was hearsay that had been proven wrong in the past.

A lot of the anger is because Volunteer fans think they can do better.  Schiano, even though he had coached in the NFL & did a good job heading the Rutgers football program, was not good enough.  Tennessee fans still believe their program is a powerhouse and deserving of some unreachable get like Jon Gruden.  They are delusional and after this temper tantrum, will be lucky to get any sniff from a decent coaching prospect.

The bigger question is, how much power should fans have when it comes to coaching and personnel decisions?  Yes, fans pay the price when it comes to tickets, television viewing and merchandise.  But should they really dictate who an Athletic Director or GM should hire?

This is a very scary and disturbing prospect.  Athletic Directors & GMs are hired to make tough decisions.  To cater to the whims of a fan base, especially via social media, shows nothing but spineless thinking.

What of Greg Schiano now?  Even though he has had more than a few jobs since his time at Penn State, how does this affect his future?  Can he ever expect to hold a head coaching job again?  This incident once again exposed the ugly side of social media.

***I will be joining Cincinnati Radio Legend Wildman Walker on Wednesday, November 29th from 3-6pm on ClassX Radio!  We will be talking all things sports and spinning the “New Breed Of Rock”.  Learn more & listen online at http://www.ClassXRadio.com.***
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Yes Virginia, Losing The Crew Would Be Bad For Columbus

I am sure by now, even if you are not a soccer fan, are aware of the possibility of Columbus Crew SC leaving our city.  There, of course, is a huge groundswell of support among fans to do whatever it takes to keep the franchise from moving to Austin, Texas.

But what is even more surprising and disappointing is the great amount of those who are responding with they don’t care or that they hope the Crew does leave the Capital City.  That is a very scary response if you are a CBus sports fan.

If the Crew does leave, it hurts our status as a “Major League City”.  Remember when Columbus was considered to be a “Cow Town”?  For many years we had to fight that stereotype.  The addition of the Crew & eventually Blue Jackets helped in fighting and eventually getting rid of that moniker.

Don’t think Major League Soccer is truly “Major League”?  Just look at the tremendous response expansion franchises are getting in Atlanta and Minnesota.  Just look at the efforts that cities like Sacramento, Nashville and yes, Cincinnati are making to get a MLS team.  To lose Crew SC would be a huge blow when being compared to those markets.
Image result for crew sc supporters nordeckeAnd yes…..while I hesitate to bring it up…..there is the “slippery slope” aspect to this.  If Crew SC were to leave Columbus, who is to say the Blue Jackets would not look to greener pastures?  I know that CBJ ownership is very steeped in local connections but what if a city like Houston or Seattle were to offer a sweet deal?  Just saying.

While it is a long shot, what about the possibility of a NBA team coming to Columbus?  It has been brought up in the past.  If Crew SC left Columbus, that would surely put doubt into anyone who would even consider the prospect of NBA in CBus.

So come on, even if you don’t like soccer, understand that this is NOT good for our city.  Think about joining in the movement to #SaveTheCrew, even if it is just signing the letter HERE

***I will be joining Cincinnati Radio Legend Wildman Walker on Wednesday, November 29th from 3-6pm on ClassX Radio!  We will be talking all things sports and spinning the “New Breed Of Rock”.  Learn more & listen online at http://www.ClassXRadio.com.***
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Bus-ted Coverage

We are all for public transit.  But how about when it blocks views of historic events?

A cameraman for The Weather Channel became enraged when a MARTA bus blocked his view of the Georgia Dome being imploded.

Now, if you would like to see an unimpeded view, here you go….

***I will be joining Cincinnati Radio Legend Wildman Walker on Wednesday, November 29th from 3-6pm on ClassX Radio!  We will be talking all things sports and spinning the “New Breed Of Rock”.  Learn more & listen online at http://www.ClassXRadio.com.***
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Commercial Catch-Phrases You Can’t Quit

I had the privilege of attending a wonderful wedding between two friends this past weekend and during the reception many cries of “Dilly Dilly!!!” were heard throughout the night.

You surely know of “Dilly Dilly!!!” & “The Pit of Misery”, right?  Well, if not or if you just want to see it again, here it is….

That reminded me of commercials of years past that you couldn’t get out of your head no matter how hard you tried.

Wendy’s and Clara Peller asked a question you couldn’t not hear for many years…

And a little chihuahua became a popular/annoying part of our lives…

Last but not least, stand up and cheer for this one….(or maybe not…)

***I will be joining Cincinnati Radio Legend Wildman Walker on Wednesday, November 29th from 3-6pm on ClassX Radio!  We will be talking all things sports and spinning the “New Breed Of Rock”.  Learn more & listen online at http://www.ClassXRadio.com.***
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How Low Can You Go?

Yeah, we know.  The NFL is attempting to break it’s reputation as the “No Fun League” by allowing celebrations again this season.  But nothing will top what the Ottawa Redblacks did in the CFL Grey Cup Conference Semifinals this past Sunday.

Yes, that is the limbo.  Want to see it from another angle?  Here you go….

***I will be joining Cincinnati Radio Legend Wildman Walker on Wednesday, November 29th from 3-6pm on ClassX Radio!  We will be talking all things sports and spinning the “New Breed Of Rock”.  Learn more & listen online at http://www.ClassXRadio.com.***
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Buckeye Nation Blows Up At Alternate Unis

News has broke that THE Ohio State Buckeyes will wear a second alternate uniform this season in their match-up vs. Michigan after unveiling alternate unis vs. Penn State earlier in the season.

As expected, Buckeye Nation once again rallied against anything other than the traditional Scarlet & Gray.
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Now, we all know why this is being done.  To sell more jerseys to young buyers.  I am not in the jersey wearing demographic, but I like them.  I am okay with mixing it up once in a while.  Just as long as the Buckeyes don’t go all Oregon on us with the unis.
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***I will be joining Cincinnati Radio Legend Wildman Walker on Wednesday, November 29th from 3-6pm on ClassX Radio!  We will be talking all things sports and spinning the “New Breed Of Rock”.  Learn more & listen online at http://www.ClassXRadio.com.***
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