Baseball is back! We dive into some of the spring training news, with the Tebow injury, Russell Wilson socking dingers at Yankees camp, and Cozart making some disparaging remarks about our beloved Redlegs. Since it’s Oscar season, our fantasy draft this week is of movies that we feel need sequels. Enjoy the show!
Let the record show: Sunday, February 18th, 2018 is the day I finally quit. I’m sick of the constant letdown and disappointment. Its my fault, honestly. I could just become a bandwagon fan like I’ve seen so many people do. I could be a Duke basketball fan, Alabama football fan and alternate between the Patriots and Steelers, whichever was winning the most at the time. Yankees too? Why not? If I’m going all in, I might as well wear a pinstriped Aaron Judge jersey and spit on people as I scream about 27 rings.
Instead, I’ve remained loyal to my Cincinnati roots. I even refuse to root for an NBA team with one of the best players that ever lived simply because they’re in Cleveland. Rooting for the Cavs would be so easy, yet I would rather be caught watching Lena Dunham make out with Jake Paul by my grandma than Witness anything King James is doing up north. Sure, I have my on-again off-again relationship with the Denver Nuggets, but we’re like Ross and Rachel from Friends. Will we end up together when it’s all said and done? I guess you’ll have to buy the box set to find out.
I’ll never forget it. I probably still have the newspaper clipping that my grandma cut out for me somewhere in my basement, along with the rest of my baseball cards and memorabilia from my childhood.
18 years ago this past weekend, the Reds fortunes were supposed to change. Griffey was the end-all-be-all baseball star of the 90’s. Shoes, magazines, video games, television commercials. Griffey was everything. If you grew up in the 90’s, you were a fan of Michael Jordan, and you were a fan of Junior. I turned 14 two weeks after he signed to my hometown team, and got two different Griffey jerseys for my birthday. The city was buzzing with Reds talk, and dreams of another World Series run, which hadn’t happened in a decade.
On today’s episode the Nati Boys podcast, we recap the Bengals victory over the shitty Browns, plus a few more NFL topics, including major injuries and the Patriots decade of dominance possibly being over. We also talk about the NCAA football weekend, and Mac puts Butch Jones officially on the hot seat. The NBA is almost back, and Lavar Ball is a man of the people. We promise we don’t make any “Juice is loose” puns when talking about OJ Simpson being released, and we end the show with MLB, closing out the Reds season, and making some playoff predictions. Enjoy the show!
The NFL season is back, and it’s time for the Nati Boys to give you their predictions for the Cincinnati Bengals season, and for the Super Bowl. We also talk a little baseball, with JD Martinez trying to imitate Scooter Gennett, BP moving out of Atlanta and onto the Angels, Bryan Price coming back next season for the Reds, and those cheating Red Sox. We wrap up the episode with our fantasy draft of things that are more likely to happen than the Jets winning the Super Bowl.
On today’s episode of the Nati Boys Podcast, the guys talk some NFL football, including Marvin Lewis news, Wilforks retirement, and Tom Brady’s concussions. We touch on the Chris Pratt/Anna Faris split, before moving onto the Little League World Series, and some Reds talk. We end the episode with a Fantasy Draft of our favorite professional sports team jerseys.
The Reds haven’t been too much fun to watch recently, what, with all of their losing. I’ll still flip on the games each night to see if we’ve got a shot at winning. In last nights game, Billy Hamilton and Adam Duvall both had some spectacular plays in the outfield within about 15 minutes of each other.
There are certain things that will live forever in my memory as a Cincinnati sports fan, both good and bad. Kenyon Martin breaking his leg at the end of his senior season. Jay Bruce’s walk-off homer to clinch the division. Carson Palmer launching a bomb to Chris Henry in the Bengals first playoff game in more than a decade, and then immediately being carted off the field. Todd Frazier winning the Home Run Derby on our home field at GABP during the 2015 All-Star festivities.
Todd was a fan favorite for the Reds, and the fan outrage was real when he got flipped for a few prospects, notably Scott Schebler and Jose Peraza. Frazier is a very likable guy, always with a smile on his face, and he really seemed to connect with the fans in Cincinnati. I vividly remember one of the local news channels running a story about an elderly lady, who had been a Reds fan her entire life, saying that she would no longer be watching games since they traded him.
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.
KD is all grown up now that he's a champion cracking some cold ones with the boys… Haters gonna say he didn't really drink the beer pic.twitter.com/Zxhun8fooD
We entered the 2017 Reds regular season having low expectations, mostly due to the trading away of fan favorite players and a lack of post season appearances. Tight competition in the NL Central has allowed this team to stay relevant up to this point in the season. You can’t deny the fight in this years team, they have received outstanding performances from unexpected players.