22: Yadier Molina is the Greatest Catcher of All Times.

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In this episode of the CinAwesome Podcast, we discuss Yadier Molina and Tony Larussa’s World Series win and what that means for Reds fans.  We discuss the Bengals’ win over the Seattle Seahawks, their EASY schedule, and the fact that the game appeared to be an infomercial for Pete Carroll’s hair products.  We touch on the apparent news that TJ Houshmandzadeh is going to be an Oakland Raider, and some other sports stuff.  We also discuss the Stacy Schuler SexyTime Trial ™ and point out yet another wonderful (or terrible, depending upon your perspective) Fox 19 flub.… Read the rest

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20: Someone Hacked Her Cell Phone. BYE!

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In this 20th (20TH!) episode of the CinAwesome Podcast, we discuss the Bengals and Reds, the Obama traffic, the firing of those to hobo yahoos from WEBN, and some other stuff.  Ed lays down his 14″ golden pipe and we laugh.

Music: some French pop music and something from a game you might have played before.

Questions, comments? Leave it at iTunes or email us: cinawesome@gmail.com.

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11: The Greatest Pitchman in the World

In this episode of the CinAwesome Podcast, we discuss the Cincinnati Reds, Father’s Day, fishing, the Fugazi tribute show happening this weekend, and VIRGIL’S CAFE.  CATCH THE TASTE!

Music on this episode is “Sweet and Low” and “Arpeggiator,” both by Fugazi.  You can find their albums available for download at Dischord Records.… Read the rest

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Joey Votto’s ESPN Commercial is Awesome

Mr. Redlegs steals the show here. Apparently this was long-awaited or whatever. It’s cute, and it comes out at a time where watching Reds baseball is painful.

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Having a Contest Making Fun of LaRussa’s Shingles: Seriously Stupid

First things first, I dislike Tony La Russa, and that’s putting it lightly. I dislike his DUI.  I dislike the crotchety old man he’s become.  And I dislike his leadership of some whiny-as-fuck bitches.

Most importantly, I dislike how much more successful his Cardinals have been in the last 15 years compared to the Reds.  And there, you have to respect him.

That is, unless you are Ray St. Clair Roofing, or, the pride of Clear Channel, 700 WLW.  It’s not clear who came up with it, but the two teamed up for one hell of an idiotic promotion Friday night with the Cardinals in town.  “Win Tony La Russa’s shingles!”  Yeah.  Hilarious.  Exceedingly clever, fuckfaces.

La Russa has shingles.  I’ve never had shingles.  Have you?  By all accounts it is extremely painful.  La Russa has been miserable with it for weeks and could lose part of his vision.  It’s not even clear when he’ll be back with his team.

In other words, it’s not something to make light of.  Want to make fun of the Cardinals mascot?  Go ahead.  Want to point out what pussies they’ve become?  Fire away.  But when did someone’s serious illness become fair game?   What is this, Philadelphia?  We’re in the Midwest, people, have some manners.  Remember the words of Sam Wyche: you don’t live in Cleveland, you live in Cincinnati.… Read the rest

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo! With a Cuban. Weird.

Remember all the talk about how Aroldis Chapman would need time to get used to life in the United States?  Well, now he’s in a TV commercial.

Wait a second.  Chapman is Cuban.  They don’t celebrate Cinco de Mayo.  And what is that pinata oozing all over as it explodes?  Is that molten taffy?  Now I want some molten taffy.… Read the rest

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Charlie Sheen Name Drops the Reds in His Latest Bizarre Interview. Awesome?

If George Clooney’s visit to Cincinnati left you thirsting for more Hollywood, then human trainwreck Charlie Sheen is coming to the rescue with a Big Gulp full of Tinsel Town shart.

Sheen told TMZ Monday that out of the many drug-soaked parties he’s thrown over the years, the most memorable was his party with the Cincinnati Reds.  No hints as to who was there or what went down.  But he said “it’s been 21 years now and they’re still talking about it.”  By our calculations, that would implicate the 1990 World Championship team.

That’s a pretty juicy revelation.  Especially when Sheen brags that his parties “made Sinatra, Flynn, Jagger, and Richards just look like droopy-eyed armless children.”

We have to think big about this legendary Reds party.  Did Chris Sabo make out with Lou Piniella?  Did Tom Browning not get high?  Did Paul O’Neill kill a hooker?  Did Hal Morris and Norm Charlton somehow manage to win a game of Scattergories?  We’ll never know, but it must have been unbelievable.

You can watch the interview here.  The Reds bit is 14 minutes in.  By the way, no major media outlet in town has even mentioned this yet, at least as far as we can tell.  Which makes this a bit of an exclusive.  Isn’t CinAwesome awesome?… Read the rest

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BASEBALL! BASEBALL! Awesome or not?

Hey, baseball’s here now.  At this point, we’re hearing the same stories over and over again, primarily because nothing interesting has happened yet, but pretty much everybody seems excited for something potentially good to be coming down the ol’ pike.

Remember this?

Think we’ll get something like it again? Me, too.

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Redsfest: Awesome or Not Awesome?

Forget all of the shitty seasons you’ve endured. At least you get Redsfest. The concept is not unique to Cincinnati, but it is among the very best pieces of fan service in all of baseball, offering a chance to meet stars of the past, present and future (or at least we hope they will be stars). Sure, the Yankees have the most rings in baseball, but imagine Yankeesfest. You would wait 4 hours for a chance to get the autograph of…maybe Chien-Ming Wang? Cuz it’s not like A-Rod’s going to show up.

Pros:

  • Raises money for charity.
  • Joey Votto still puts up with it
  • Chance for Bronson Arroyo to continue deluding himself as a musical frontman

Cons:

  • I waited 2 hours for (insert mediocre player’s name), and then he gets traded to (insert mediocre team name) a month later?
  • Surrounded by people who will talk shit about Dusty Baker, then ask him for his autograph as he walks past.
  • Chance for Bronson Arroyo to continue deluding himself as a musical frontman.

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