You know, I tip my hat to whoever finds the time to post to their blogs on a very consistent basis. I am extremely busy all the time, so sitting down and writing a blog post is real hard to do. But I finally have some time (during midterm week of all weeks) to sit down and write about what’s on my mind. This post is going to be all over the place, so please bear with me.
Did you see the ad that Team Obama just put out concerning Big Bird. Yeah, the candidate who epically failed during the first debate (more about debate #1 in a bit) is now reminding people about said debate. Seems kind of backwards. Well the ad has had an immense amount of negative criticism (even from many MSNBC ‘journalists’) to the point that I don’t think that the ad will be getting much air time. But it’s official, the Obama Campaign has jumped the shark and is now in desperation mode. Want to watch the video? Well I was a good boy and posted it, right below. Think about this while watching it: “If you don’t have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as someone people should run away from. You make a big election about small things.”
I’ve been noticeably quite during the past couple weeks of the election. I think what I would say would just be echoed from others. You’ve heard it all, so I won’t repeat it. If you know my stance on thing, I think you know what I would say. However, I’ll sum it all up in one picture:
One thing that has kept me occupied is MLB Postseason Baseball. Yeah, it’s a pretty big deal here in Cincinnati. Reds are going for the sweep of the San Francisco Giants tonight. So yeah, I’m kind of excited. However, there is one issue that many Cincy fans have become increasingly frustrated with (me included.)
It’s not every year when we have something to celebrate here in the Queen City. So the Reds being on the fringe of heading to the NLCS, we expect to be noticed. However, it doesn’t seem to be the case. Take this past Monday: a Reds fan would have to wait till the end of that edition of SportsCenter to even see the highlights of their 9-2 victory where Bronson Arroyo tossed a 1-hitter through 7 innings. To us here in Cincy, that seems to be a pretty big story. However, the Broncos and Patriots game was shown at the top of the hour followed by other NFL games and even NASCAR were shown before the Reds game was highlighted.
The reasoning for this is easy: money. I have studied media markets a little bit and understand what media outlets do to help ensure the greatest profit. I’ll spare you all the details, but I’ll do a simple sum up. Cincinnati is not a huge sports market. If you live in Cincy, I think you can agree with that. So when it comes to ESPN, they want to show games and highlights of those teams who are in a big market. This is why you always see the Red Sox and Yankees play on Sunday night. So put yourself in their shoes. In the end, it’s all about the $$$. So we get screwed and it doesn’t seem like it will end. It’s rough being a Cincy Reds fan, but we’ll let our play on the field do all the talking and bring home the World Series crown this year.
If you haven’t known by now, I am off of Norse Code Radio. It was a hard decision to make, but in the end, sacrifices needed to be made. Still trying to get a weekly podcast together in one form or another. We’ll see where that takes me. But until then, CFDD and Twitter are where you will hear me.
This is a short post, but I just want to post something while I had the time. Not the best looking post on the web, but I got everything off of my mind. Got suggestions for topics? Send me a tweet @ryanfinfrock. I’m on fall break starting Friday, and I’ll see if I can get some more posts in, no promises, just a goal. Although, expect something after the Comedy Hour known as the VP Debate on Thursday. Paul Ryan will be going up against the gift to the GOP that keeps on giving in Joe Biden.
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