Dec 5, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bearcats running back Ralph Abernathy (1) rushes into the end zone for a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Louisville Cardinals at Nippert Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

The Morning Update (4-5) Cincinnati Reds Lose, We Need Hockey

Today is a new day, no rain, spring is in the air (kind of) and the Bearcats are back on the field for their annual spring game. What isn’t new is the fact the Cincinnati Reds lost again last night, I didn’t get to watch it but thanks to twitter I know people are not happy.

What was I doing last night you ask? Attending the Blue Jackets v. Blackhawks game in Columbus. After my first NHL game I’ve come to this conclusion, Cincinnati needs an NHL team, and needs one soon. Talk about an electric atmosphere.

Everyone that reads this site knows my hatred for Columbus, it’s pretty evident. But I have to admit the Arena District in Columbus it top notch. Plenty of bars and restaurants, plenty of parking, traffic wasn’t hateful and you felt very safe walking around. It is what the Banks needs to be in Cincinnati.

Cincinnati Reds

The Reds traveled to New York to face the Mets for this weekend series. Unfortunately a two run home run early by the Mets gave them the one extra run they needed.

Mike Leake had a decent outing but his runs to hit ratio is what doomed them. 5 hits and 4 runs is not what Leake needed, not with the offense the Reds currently have on the field. While the big three for the Reds are hitting the rest of the lineup is struggling, they are failing to get runners on base in order to drive them in.

Everyone has to remember that it is game four of the season, you don’t win anything in April. Like I said before, lets give this team until the All-Star break before we panic.

Bearcats Spring Game 

Noon Saturday at Paul Brown Stadium, be there to watch the 2014 Bearcats football team in action. Gunner Kiel will lead the first team offense for the Bearcats as they look to win the AAC title outright this season. 

Gates open at 11am, the game starts at noon and will run through 2pm. The game is free to attend while parking is only $5. Parking is available in Lots D, E, F. Concessions will be available, beer as well.

Hockey In Cincinnati

I will be writing a longer piece on this but Cincinnati needs and NHL team. Everyone loves the Cyclones, they have been a Cincinnati institution for years but it is time to move up to the big leagues. The atmosphere at an NHL game is second to non, an instate rivalry with Columbus would be phenomenal for hockey in Ohio.

The people of greater Cincinnati like hockey, that is evident by the amount of hockey leagues in the area both youth and adult leagues. Not to mention Miami university boasts one of the best college teams in the country. Take a look at it NHL.

What to watch

Well not much really, the Reds are the only team in action this weekend 1:10pm on FSOhio today.

Video of the day

In support of our AAC brothers the UConn Final Four hype video

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