May 13, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton (6) triples during the first inning against the San Diego Padres at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports

The Morning Update (5/14): Cincinnati Reds, Cyclones, College Football

Another one run loss for the Cincinnati Reds Tuesday night at GABP. Good news the Cincinnati Cyclones advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals of the ECHL. That is exciting news, at least one team in the city can win in the playoffs.

The fallout from the Crosstown Shootout continued on Tuesday. Moving the game back to a home and home may be more controversial than the brawl itself. I’ve seen people call for Mike Bohn and President Ono’s heads. For what? Making the game exciting again? I know Mick didn’t want it, I love Mick but this is a better option for the future of the game.

Just checked twitter as of 9:45am there is a man taking and I quote “a leisurely swim” across the Ohio River. Because why the hell not. It’s Tuesday, there is a thunderstorm working, I have to go to Kentucky anyway for a meeting, screw it I’ll swim there. I wouldn’t even put my hand in that river let alone swim in it, good luck sir.

Cincinnati Reds (17-20)

Another one run loss, the Reds 11th of the season. One run losses hurt more than getting blown out by 10 runs. Mike Leake turned in a great outing, 8.0IP, 2H, 1ER, 5SO. That is absolutely Leake’s best outing of the season, yet the Reds offense was no where to be found after the first inning.

Billy Hamilton led off the game with a triple. Brandon Phillips would score Hamilton with a single to right over the second baseman’s head. Joey Votto up next hit a double to right but was thrown out at second as Phillips advanced to third base. That would be it for the Reds offense.

Aroldis Chapman in his second game back allowed the game winning home run in the 9th. Cincinnati wouldn’t answer in the bottom of the 9th, losing 2-1.

Cincinnati Cyclones

The Cincinnati Cyclones beat the Fort Wayne Komets in Game 6 of their Eastern Conference semifinals to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals with a 4-2 series victory.

A 4-1 win for the Cyclones ensured another trip to the Eastern Conference Finals. Cincinnati will face the Greenville Road Warriors starting Monday May 19th at 7:30pm at US Bank Arena.

College Football

There is a report floating around that the Big 10 and the ACC will schedule non conference games against conference opponents. Meaning Big 10 teams will play other Big 10 teams but they wouldn’t count against their conference schedule.

That is about the dumbest thing any football conference has ever said. The Big 10 is weak, there are 2 good teams, the rest are mediocre. Why would you want to hurt your strength of schedule? This is just the power 5 conferences trying to ensure they control everything.

Personally I don’t want to see Big 10 teams play each other any more than I have to. They all play boring football, they same type of football they played in 1937. Ground and pound that cannot compete with the conferences down south. If this does happen we can kiss Cincinnati’s chance of playing anyone outside of the AAC.

Video of the Day

In a time where everyone is apologizing for everything, Charles Barkley refuses to apologize. A refreshing view, it is nice to see someone not cave in to the pressure. Freedom of speech is a real thing still, some people tend to forget that.

 

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