Wake Up With Whitty – 9/30/2017

Good morning and welcome to another edition of Wake Up With Whitty. A lot is going on in the sports world right now. The college basketball world has been rocked by scandal, which hits particularly hard if you happen to be a Louisville fan. We’re just a day away from October, which is a huge month for sports. College football teams start to get into the bulk of their conference schedules, MLB playoffs get underway, and the NHL and NBA seasons start up (Wake me up when September ends, am I right?). So go ahead and settle in with your caffeinated beverage of choice. Maybe it’s coffee. Maybe it’s tea. Maybe it’s an energy drink. Maybe it’s something really cool that I don’t even know about. I’m accepting of all ways of life here, unlike one of my coffee-drinking elitist fellow bloggers. Unless you’re one of those people that just wake up naturally energized and don’t need caffeine to get through life. That’s weird. Get out of here with that shit.

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Wake Up With Whitty – 9/23/2017

I just want to take a minute to wish my good friend Marvin Lewis a happy birthday. The Bengals head coach celebrated earlier this week by firing long-time assistant, and most recent Bengals’ offensive coordinator, Ken Zampese. He followed it up by letting the team know that Zampese didn’t get himself fired, the team did, and if they don’t turn things around soon then they may be next. While I admire the motivational tactic, I think Marvin may be the next one on the chopping block if the Bengals fortunes don’t change soon. It seems like at least one NFL expert agrees with me. A few more ugly losses and Marvin may not make it past the bye week. So, like I said, Happy Birthday Marvin! And now that we’ve gotten things off to such a positive note, welcome to another edition of Wake Up With Whitty…

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Jerry Jones Says “NO EXTENSION FOR YOU!”

Who didn’t expect this? Jerry Jones is not happy with Roger Goodell’s current handling of his star running back’s off the field troubles. At this point there’s not much he can do on the Zeke front as it plays out in court, but that doesn’t mean he won’t go down kicking and screaming.

You know what else is going on in the Commissioner’s office right now? A contract extension. Not so fast my friends.   Continue reading

Wake Up With Whitty – 9/16/2017

Oh, hello there. I didn’t see you come in. I was too busy reading last week’s Wake Up With Whitty. Look at me. So young and innocent. So vibrant and happy. So optimistic and full of enthusiasm. So ignorant and naive. A lot has happened since we last met. The Buckeyes were beaten by the Sooners. Baker Mayfield planted an Oklahoma flag right through my heart. The Bengals lost. Twice. People are calling for quarterback changes on both teams. The Reds were officially eliminated from playoff contention (we knew that was coming months ago, but it still stings when it becomes official). Now I sit here, dejected. Jaded. My spirit broken. I hate sports. Here’s Wake Up With Whitty:

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Vontaze Does the Most Vontaze Thing and Tries to Hurt Gio Bernard

Will this dude ever learn? Vontaze Burfict wasn’t passed on by all other teams in the 2012 NFL Draft because he’s not talented. He could be one of the best linebackers in the NFL. The other 31 teams in the NFL were smart enough not to draft him because of shit like this.

 

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Summer Sports Depression

It’s official.  With football still months away, and the NBA/NHL finals in the rear view mirror, we’re left with nothing but Major League Baseball to hold our attention until we get some fake NFL games in August.

Don’t get me wrong, I loved the last two games of the NBA finals, with KD getting his first ring with the Superteam to beat all Superteams.  The chippy nature of the games and the almost-fights were fun to watch.  And Xavier Alum/badass David West got his first ring.  Also, apparently KD doesn’t like the taste of beer… pussy.

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Risk Vs. Reward: The Adam Jones Project 

Hey Adam can we chat? What the hell are you doing? Do you not get that you are ruining your life? I’ve given you chance after chance and even the product on the field has become questionable.

These are the only words that should be spoken by Bengals Owner Mike Brown. When is it time to move on from the controversial Adam “Pacman” Jones?

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Wake Up With Whitty 5/13/2017

Cincinnati Awakes from Her Sleep by Fred Haaser on 500px.com

Good morning and welcome to another edition of “Wake Up with Whitty”, where I cover a host of topics from the week that’s passed.  Today is 5-1-3 day, so all of my fellow Cincinnatians leave a comment and let me know how you plan to celebrate (I for one am going to get things started with some Skyline, move on to some Graeter’s and then cap it off with a Rhinegeist or MadTree…or both).  Wherever you’re from, thank you for choosing to start your day with me.  Nobody wants to process their own thoughts this early in the morning, so you’ve made the questionable wise decision to allow me to do the thinking for you.  I’m more than happy to fill your head with some random nonsense to kick off your weekend, so let’s get to it.

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