Wake Up With Whitty – 10/14/2017

Good morning and welcome to another edition of Wake Up With Whitty.  It’s finally every Bengals fan’s favorite time of year: the week that the Bengals place Tyler Eifert on season ending injured reserve.  It only took a little over 4 weeks this year, almost a record time.  Fun fact, I bought an Eifert jersey prior to the 2014 season.  He didn’t even make it through the first game that year. Since I purchased the jersey he’ll have played in 24 out of a possible 64 games for the Bengals (including the remainder of the 2017 season).  Many people are saying he’s fallen victim to the infamous Whitty Jersey Curse.  Did I contribute to his inability to stay healthy by purchasing his jersey? (Maybe.). Is it just a coincidence? (Probably.)  Should I grow up and be an adult and stop wearing sports jerseys in general? (Never.)  There’s a pretty good chance that we’ve seen him play his last game as a Bengal.  As an Eifert fan, that’s tough to swallow, but it’s hard to justify keeping a guy around when he’s on the field for less than half of the team’s games.  So instead, fans have to come to terms and do the only thing that’s reasonable: focus on other peoples’ problems to distract us from our own.  Here’s Wake Up With Whitty. Continue reading

Wake Up With Whitty – 10/7/2017

Hello and welcome to another edition of Wake Up With Whitty. It’s October and the NHL season is finally here. The Blue Jackets looked sharp in their season-opening 5-0 victory over the Islanders.  As an unbiased observer (fan) I honestly cannot envision a scenario where the Jackets don’t go 82-0 (Editor’s Note: 81-1-0) and then sweep their way to a Stanley Cup championship. I know it was only one game, but I’ve seen enough to say that I can’t see anyone beating this team (Editor’s Note: Again.).  It was also great seeing the Penguins on the wrong side of a 10-1 ass kicking.  I don’t usually care for the Blackhawks, but anyone that embarrasses the Pens like that is okay in my book.  Let’s just hope they got it all out of their systems for tonight.
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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 – 9/2/2017

Good morning and welcome to another edition of Wake Up With Whitty. College football is officially here, as we have a full slate of games ahead of us today. Among those games is possibly one of the most anticipated season openers ever, #1 Alabama vs #3 Florida State. This very well could be a preview of one of our College Football Playoff matchups. Several other teams kicked off their seasons earlier this week, including the Ohio State Buckeyes (check out my recap here) and the Cincinnati Bearcats, who both opened the season with wins on Thursday night. If you’re looking to kill some time between now and that next big game, then check out this edition of Wake Up With Whitty and let me know what you think.
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Wake Up With Whitty – 8/19/2017

Good morning and welcome to another edition of Wake Up With Whitty.  We’re heading into weekend number two of the NFL preseason, which is generally your best chance to see some extended playing time from the starting units on each team.  We’re also just one short week away from the start of the college football season.  As a fan of a sub-par MLB team, it’s a been a painfully long summer from a sports standpoint, but the wait is finally almost over.  To get mentally prepared I’ve gathered a collection of old remotes to practice throwing at the TV in anger during tonight’s Bengals/Chiefs matchup.  It’s preseason for the fans too you know, so study up on your favorite team’s roster and start practicing your obscenities that you’ll be screaming at its players on Saturdays/Sundays.  And once you’ve gotten that out of your system, come back here and leave some positive, uplifting comments about how great this week’s Wake Up With Whitty was.
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Wake Up With Whitty – 8/12/2017

Welcome to another edition of Wake Up With Whitty.  It’s mid-August which means football season is right around the corner. Even if it is just the preseason, it’s great to see football back on TV, and it’s even more fun watching everyone overreact to how a specific player performs during two series in a meaningless game. Last night the Bengals defeated the Buccaneers 23-12. Based on that performance I think it’s safe for Bengals fans to start booking hotels in Minneapolis for that first weekend in February. At this point I don’t see any way the Bengals don’t make it to the Super Bowl this year. And once you’re done finalizing your travel arrangements, be sure to come back here and let me know what you think of this week’s Wake Up With Whitty. Continue reading

Wake Up With Whitty – 8/5/2017

Welcome to another edition of Wake Up With Whitty.  August is now upon us as football season is less than a month away.  The NFL preseason kicked off earlier this week with the Cowboys beating the Cardinals in the Hall of Fame game (glad to see they got their field paint situation sorted out) and the college football season gets started in just 3 short weeks.  So sit tight folks, pretty soon you’ll have another reason to get out of bed on the weekends besides some blogger’s weekly posts about nothing.  But for now, you’re stuck with me, so sit back, relax and enjoy.

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Wake Up With Whitty – 7/29/2017

Good morning and welcome to another edition of Wake Up With Whitty. Today is National Chicken Wing Day, which is easily one of the top 3 greatest holidays of the year. Please celebrate responsibly. And if you’re eating hot wings, make sure you wash your hands thoroughly before you wipe your eyes or use the restroom. That’s just a little pro tip from me. And while you’re getting mentally prepared for the fury you’re about to unleash on some chicken wings, check out today’s Wake Up With Whitty and let me know what you think.

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Wake Up With Whitty – 7/22/2017

Good morning and welcome to another edition of Wake Up With Whitty.  We’re coming to the end of one of the low-key greatest weeks of the year.  Wednesday was National Hot Dog Day and Friday was National Junk Food Day.  Holy hell, what a glorious time to be alive.  I’m probably going to have heartburn for the next three weeks now, which is just the body’s way of reminding you that you’re living life to the fullest.  Or fattest, I forget which.  So if you celebrated these glorious holidays as hard as I did, pop some Tums and enjoy this edition of Wake Up With Whitty.
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Wake Up With Whitty – 7/15/2017

Welcome to another edition of Wake Up With Whitty.  Today the Milliron Sports crew is en route to Athens, OH for Ohio Brew Week (check it out at http://www.ohiobrewweek.com).  Ohio’s premier craft breweries are taking over the bars in uptown Athens.  If you’re in the area tonight, be sure to look out for DB, Jefe, Mac and myself.  We’ll be the four overweight dudes in our early 30’s trying to hang with a bunch of college kids.  And if you’re not in the area, then you’ll have plenty of time to read Wake Up With Whitty and leave a comment to let me know what you think.
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