Of course, audience fragmentation is a factor as well even if that is hitting the NFL later than seemingly anything else in pop culture.
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Meanwhile, the Cincinnati Bengals are continuing their offseason program at Paul Brown Stadium this week, and one of the topics of discussion was rookie running back Joe Mixon.
His selection in the second round was controversial because of a well-documented incident in which he broke a woman’s jaw three years ago, and he has some new teammates able to relate to entering the league under a cloud.
Carlos Dunlap is one who got his second chance in Cincinnati after a DUI caused him to miss the SEC championship game at Florida in 2009.
"I was given one, and it paid off for me and my family huge, immensely," Dunlap said. "His is a lot more extreme than mine. But's not the end of the world because the man who's judging us all (God), he gives us a second chance, so why can't the men on land give a second chance?
"Now you shouldn't just give somebody a second chance just because of their talent," Dunlap continued. "But if you show the right people and demonstrate the right steps, I feel like you can earn that second chance. That's the way it should be. It should never be given, but you can earn it. I feel like he's going to earn it here, and has probably been earning it every day."
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Just when the Cincinnati Reds were threatening to let their season go off the rails, they have won two in a row.
Both last night’s 4-3 win over the Pirates and the 5-4 win in St. Louis on Sunday were come-from-behind victories.
Billy Hamilton wore the laurel of hero last night, driving in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th.
Reds starter Amir Garrett didn’t get the win, but he turned in seven strong innings, allowing two runs on just two hits (both solo homers) while striking out four. He also walked three…
If you had May 1 for the first time a recruit would mention new Dayton coach Anthony Grant's NBA coaching experience while talking about why he signed with the Flyers, you're a winner!
That recruit was Matej Svoboda, a 6-7 forward from the Czech Republic who verballed to UD while Archie Miller was still the coach of the Flyers and signed Monday after being re-recruited by Grant.
"I like the style he wants to play," Svoboda wrote in an email to the Dayton Daily News. "He is a really good coach with NBA experience, and I'm sure he can make me a better player and also do big things with Dayton."
There is still the matter of the NCAA Clearinghouse, which prevented Kostas Antetokounmpo from being eligible last year…
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A second local schools is now in the mix for a 2018 Cincinnati basketball prospect.
Jaxson Hayes of Moeller tweeted yesterday Miami University has offered him a scholarship, joining a group that also includes Wright State and Northern Kentucky along with several out-of-state schools.
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New RedHawks coach Jack Owens added another member to his 2017 signing class yesterday when Miami announced the addition of Nike Sibande.
He is a 6-3 guard from Indianapolis who joins Jalen Adaway, Isaiah Coleman-Lands, Darrian Ringo and Dalonte Brown as part of Owens’ first recruiting class.
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Congratulations are in order for Cameron Stubbs, a cornerback for the Flyers football team who earned an invitation to the 49ers rookie minicamp this weekend...