Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Who's Now? Cincinnati Style

Help me brainstorm a bracket for Who's Now - Cincinnati...

  • Carson Palmer
  • Chad Johnson
  • Marvin Lewis
  • Jeff Ruby
  • Ken Griffey Jr.
  • Aaron Harang
  • Bronson Arroyo
  • Pete Rose
  • Marty and Tom Brenneman
  • Lance McAlister
  • Mark Mallory
  • Cammy Dierking
  • Brad Johansen
  • Willie Cunningham
  • Gary Burbank
  • Paul Daugherty
  • Mick Cronin
  • Sean Miller
  • Nancy Zimpher
  • Anthony Munoz
  • Charlie Coles

Others? Suggestions?

In the near future I will put a bracket/poll up for the Who's Who of Cincinnati competition.

"St. X to be rated No. 1 in nation"

Here is the link to the Cincinnati Enquirer article that discusses St. Xavier's possible number 1 preseason national ranking.

Should be another great prep football season in Cincinnati. A couple big weekends open the 2007 season. There's the gigantic 2007 Kirk Herbstreit Ohio vs. USA Challenge Challenge taking place in Cincinnati and northern Ohio, and the season opening Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown.

Even though the St. X vs. DeMatha game is supposed to be the highlight of the Ohio vs. USA Challenge, I'm looking forward to seeing Elder end the nation's longest winning streak at 108 games, currently held by Charlotte's Independence High School.

Here is a link to SI.com's article about DeMatha's athletic program.

Go Ohio!

No Deals for Reds. No, really?!?

Why doesn't this surprise me? Does it surprise you?

trade deadline comes and goes
By 700 WLW 20-20 Sports
Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Plenty of teams were busy at the trade deadline of 4pm Tuesday but not the Reds. Interim manger Pete Mackanin talked with General Manager Wayne Krivsky after the deadline and Kvivsky told him the club did not make any trades. The Reds did make roster moves Tuesday. They activated shortstop Alex Gonzalez off the restricted list. Gonzalez has been apart from the team since mid-July, attending to his son's illness. The Reds have placed infielder Juan Castro on the disabled list. He has a partially torn ligament in his elbow that will likely need surgery. The Reds have called up infielder Mark Bellhorn from Louisville and sent catcher Chad Moeller back to the minors. Cincinnati also called up RHP Elizardo Ramirez from Louisville, takign the roster spot of Kyle Lohse.

Sounds like fun...

Found this on the Downtown Cincinnati website listed on Cincinnati Now... Looks like a good time for all of you who are downtown on Friday's.

Round Town Trolley

presented by P&G and the Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network

Fridays, June through August 11am-2pm

6/1/2007 -- 8/31/2007

Remember the popular trolleys that ran throughout the holiday season downtown? Look for their return as the 'Round Town Trolleys during lunchtime this summer!

Presented by P&G and the Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network, the two trolleys will run every Friday, June through August, from 11am-2 pm.

Operated by Metro, the trolleys will run a 9-12 minute route connecting the Fourth and Fifth Street corridor to Vine Street, Central Parkway and Sycamore, transporting downtown workers to the events on Fountain Square as well as to dozens of dining and shopping options throughout downtown.

Step outside your normal lunch routine and try something new for lunch downtown this summer!

Monday, July 30, 2007

Downtown Shopping

Anyone been shopping downtown lately? No, not Norwood or Hyde Park... downtown! Did you know there are places to shop? I got a couple suits from JoS. A. Bank Clothiers last week. Great service. Nice sale going on too.

Here is the website: http://www.josbank.com/


Well, from what I understand, since having a solid connection between Clifton, Over-the-Rhine, and Downtown Cincinnati is a key ingredient to revitalization of Cincinnati's downtown, I figure OTR is a good topic for Cincinnati Now's first post.
Such a neat area... full of history, wonderful architecture, and...
What else does this area have to offer? Art? Food? I think this section of downtown Cincinnati has a few neat pieces that will contribute to an overall downtown experience. Obviously safety concerns keep most people away, as does lack of knowledge of what is offered here.
Education and safety are vital for this revitalization movement.
I used to drive around this area a lot when I was in high school, shooting photos for class, but I wouldn't do it now. I think I had very little awareness of crime and safety during my "invincible years," and now maybe I'm a bit paranoid.