Friday, October 12, 2012

The life of a Cincinnati sports fan

If you're a Cincinnati sports fan, you are very familiar with taste of defeat in big games. Most of this comes from the Bengals but yesterday's heartbreaking and stunning defeat by the Reds comes as no surprise. We thought after winning two games that we would at least advance to the NLCS. But recent history demonstrates that you have to go back to losses by the Bengals in two Super Bowls to the San Francisco 49ers in the eighties to see why Cincinnati sports fans have surrendered to fate. Go to the 1999 one game playoff loss to the New York Mets. Think about Carson Palmer getting his knee shredded in a playoff loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. We're used to suffering.

And so this Sunday, the only game the Cincinnati sports fan can look forward to is the game the Bengals have with the Cleveland Browns. Regardless of the Bengals record, I can't see them winning the Super Bowl. As for baseball, there's always next year.

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