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Can someone please tell me if Coach Tuberville was invited to be interviewed yesterday (National Signing Today) on the radio air waves in Columbus or Lexington to talk about UC's recruiting class and football program? I'm just wondering if he was extended that courtesy. Yesterday, Mo Egger graciously hosted Coach Tuberville in addition to our other "local" college coaches......Treadwell of Miami, Kerry Coombs of OSU and he tried very hard to get Stoops of Kentucky. Do any of you consider OSU and Kentucky to be local colleges? I don't. Xavier, Cincinnati State and to some extent NKU are local colleges. I had to listen to Kerry Coombs talk for 8 minutes about how the folks of Cincinnati should be proud to have The OSU as their state university and how they recruit the heck out of Cincinnati and how they are holding their spring game at PBS. This isn't about Kerry Coombs. It could have been any OSU coach. My issue is, why does our local media help facilitate the agenda of the other,so to speak, "local" colleges? You would think they would want to protect the turf of this city, Cincinnati's University! I just don't get it.
Anyway, I would love to know if Coach Tuberville did (or was offered) interviews yesterday in Columbus or Lexington to talk about UC's recruiting class. If he did, then I stand corrected.
I can answer that - no way in hell. I have no idea why the city media's agenda is to hurt UC and help other schools. It's always been that way and makes absolutely no sense.
This post was edited by digibrink 14 months ago
While I agree with you guys and truly wish that we could put up a fence around 275, proclaiming the Republic of Cincinnati, what makes you think that Clear Channel cares about how UC fans feel?
If you're running a business, do you try to appeal to 25-50% of your potential market or do you open up the doors for as many listeners as possible? Radio stations generate revenue via ad sales - as much as I wish it weren't true, I don't think a tri-state media outlet would survive very long if they catered only to UC.
Mo Egger is a UC fan, but I bet he's a bigger fan of being employed, and I doubt he would set up these interviews if his programming director and Clear Channel big wigs weren't driving the bus.
This post was edited by mrgalati 14 months ago
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Mo was snubbed by Mark Stoops and did a hilarious skit where he called random guys named Mark Stoops in Kentucky to ask about UK's recruiting class. He commented he would think UK would want to take the opportunity to get on his show to help get their nose in further in Cincinnati and to appease all of their fans in the area.
OSU and UK fans like to talk about they root for their schools because they are the "state school". What people need to realize is that they live in and around Cincinnati and that supporting schools in Lexington and Columbus does nothing to improve their local economy and to make their communities better. UC is the largest employer in Hamilton County and billions of dollars generate through it. Even if you live across the river in Northern Kentucky, a vibrant UC benefits you. OSU and UK not so much.
If you have been on this site long, you'll know there are MANY UC faithful in Columbus. So does Clear Channel care about catering to them? That was the point.
I frankly think our geography is part of our problem. Cincy media wants to serve too many Masters. UC is like a middle child in a big family and gets ignored.
I dont understand all the hate about Urban being on 700 WLW. 700 WLW is a 50K watt station that can be heard from far far away. Like it or not there are a lot of Buckeye fans that live in Cincinnati.
Can we please get over the little brother complex already and just enjoy the Bearcats without having to get all upset about every little thing that certain media types do?
In short, no.
The voice of reason never seems to play well with this crowd.
LOL - you guys ought to live somewhere in Ohio like Cleveland. All I ever see here is OSU gear. I have made a point of wearing my UC stuff whenever possible to simply show the flag. Heck, I even bought an OSU grad here a UC tee so he can stick it to his X relatives in Cincy.
This post was edited by Bcatbob 14 months ago
Todd, kmfloyd - you are missing the point of my post. I said this is not a Kerry Coombs or OSU issue. My question was whether Coach Tuberville was invited on the air waves in nearby cities, where we compete for recruits with their "home" universities, to talk about UC's recruiting class and the UC football program? And if not, why does Cincinnati feel the need to allow that opportunity to the coaches of competing schools to our "home" university (The University of CINCINNATI)? In addition, Mo Egger was on 1530 homer, not 700 WLW. So, the University of Cincinnati and it's 200K+ living alumni don't have a lot of fans that reside in Columbus or Lexington? Give me break. No, it's because Columbus and Lexington have a vested interest and protect the integrity of their university, unlike many here in Cincinnati. I'm tired of hearing the "little brother complex". It has nothing to do with that.
Todd, tell me if the fans of Pitt would be OK with Penn State holding their spring game at Heinz field in Pittsburgh?
THey do serve too many masters. On any given night Lance will talk about UC, XU, UK, IU, OSU, UD, Wright State, NKU, Louisville and Mount St. Joe's all in equal footing. In Columbus, I can't ever recall hearing 97.1 The Fan or 610 WTBN ever talk about Otterbein, Capital or Ohio Dominican (schools located in Columbus) let alone any other Ohio school at all.
Is the outrage at Lance a little over the top tonight--- possibly. I think the bigger issue is there are a lot of UC fans who believe the local media has not catered to their needs. I think the media in Cincinnati has not adjusted yet to the rise in support of Bearcat athletes (particularly the football program) that has taken place the past 5-6 years. Sure the Reds and Bengals own this town, but there is an ever growing rabid group of fans who want more coverage and love for the Red and Black.
This post was edited by CliftonAve 14 months ago
The fact remains that Cincinnati has a not-insignificant contingent of UK, OSU, and IU fans. Far more, percentage-wise, than Lexington, Bloomington, or Columbus have of UC fans. Mo laments the fact that he can't get anyone to call in when he talks about the Bearcats. If no one calls in to talk about UC IN CINCINNATI, why the heck would a radio station with far fewer fans of that team in the listening audience devote time to them?
Do I wish that the Cincy market wasn't as fragmented? Heck yeah. Do I wish more of the people who care about the Bengals would devote even half their enthusiasm to the Cats? Absolutely. But the fact remains that while UC might have the most "fans" in the college realm in Cincy, it is a plurality, not a majority, and the devotion simply isn't there to the extent it is with the pro teams. If Mo could get ratings talking about nothing but UC from the end of the Bengals season to the end of the NCAA tourney, he'd be thrilled. Unfortunately that doesn't happen. So until we as a fan base have the passion and numbers to dominate the radio shows, stop getting your panties in a bunch because 700 is having the head coach of a team that probably 25% of the listener base cheers for on the airwaves.
I thought UC was a state chartered university. Cincinnati people who have no ties to Cbus state do themselves no favor by being Buttguy fans. The most over rated team in college sports. The last time they won OOC on the road where they were the underdog I believe was in Jan 2003 against Miami. If they wanted to play at PBS they should have kept the game against UC there instead of paying one million. As far as I am concerned they can play with themselves. I look forward to seeing Purdue beat them three times in a row at home when we blow them out in the season opener this year.
Mo Egger may be a UC fan but he's almost impossible to listen to.
Hoping to get UC recruiting news, instead I heard him talking about electronic devises people no longer use.
Another time he talked about losing his wedding ring.
Another time about what snacks he likes to eat and when he likes to eat them.
AM radio is for old people. I have Sirius sometimes they positively talk about UC but most of the time it is asinine remarks based on opinion and not fact.
ALL local radio is terrible; whether its sports talk on AM or music on FM.
The fact is while UC might have the biggest alumni base here in Cincy, we have the smallest real fanbase. Sure people jump on the bandwagon and claim to be UC fans when we're doing well, but most people would rather talk about the bungals, reds or OSU/UK.
It sucks but it's reality. It's going to take awhile before we establish a true,loyal fanbase (excluding the BCL community, of course)
This post was edited by wanes 14 months ago
Greg, maybe the UC fans don't call in because they are employed, versus the other teams' fans? Seriously, whenever I hear 700 talk talking UC it is usually critical or negative, or uninformed. Why would a knowledgable UC fan waste his time? Give us some real topic to discus, like what happens on this forum 700. Just look at the posts on the conference topic here.
I understand your point, but it just seems like wasted breath. In a perfect world, UC fans would so flood the local airwaves there wouldn't be time to spend on other schools, but we both know that isn't the case. Radio only plays to the audience, so if there is a perceived ratings boost for having a coach from Ohio State on Cincinnati radio, that's what they'll do. I don't like it any more than you, but it's the current reality. It doesn't help that a lot of the "news" you do get is either negative or uninformed.
Here's my final take on this subject. As long as we are worried about who's talking on local radio, we perpetuate the idea that we have a complex.
One more thing...BEAT PURDUE!!
This is probably the most important aspect of the CTT hire. His natural personality, charisma, and most importantly credibility though his coaching successes, is bound to sell MANY tickets.
An experienced team returning gives the new staff an incredible window of opportunity to have a big year. I am excited about the possibilities. This is probably why KC and Urban are pulling these antics. I don't look for it to have an adverse effect. CTT has dealt with this many a time, I am sure.
I hope they gain enough fans from Columbus State and Hillbilly U to to compensate for all the UC fans, myself included, who refuse to listen or support them b/c of their lack of UC coverage and their coverage of our competitors. It's more than just gaining additional audience, it's about not losing the ones you had too.
Why are we told to not judge Islam by the actions of a few extremists, but judge all gun owners by the actions of a few killers?
That's an excellent point.
I wonder how many Bearcat fans have stopped listening to talk radio,buying the Enquirer or even eating Papa Johns Pizza?
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