DENVER – You won’t be hanging this one in your trophy room. That W isn’t headed to the rare air of Canton. If NFL standings measured aesthetics – if football were figure skating – the American judges would have turned away. “Sixty minutes of hard-nosed football," Marvin Lewis said of Cincinnati 20, Denver 17. There are other ways to describe the football committed here Sunday. They are less charitable and we will get around to them.
This and that and fun-fun-fun as we grapple with what to do with the local equipe de futbol. That’s French (sort of) for soccer team. As much as we’re hearing how important soccer is to taking our local image international, I thought I’d chuck in some Francais. I wish I had some slam-bang definitives on this stadium issue. I really don’t. I believe the deal offered by the team is very fair.
You can scorch the earth speed-seeking ways to criticize the Lindner clan. I long ago tired of the benevolent benefactor act. Carl Lindner II portrayed his purchase of the Reds in this fashion. He bought them to “save’’ them. His public reasoning was, if he didn’t buy them, they wouldn’t be locally owned and thus more likely to move. That was baloney, of course, of the self-serving variety.
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Selecting a term
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