A Trip Down Memory Lane – Bill Poland

»Posted by on Aug 19, 2013 in UC Football | 0 comments

Loyal reader(s): I am back. This week I will spotlight some of the local players U.C. has had who came from local high schools. I will start with one of my favorites: Elder High School from Price Hill. Being an east-sider I had heard about Elder all of my life. On this side of town all of the public schools live in the shadow of Moeller (Oh, congrats on the football and baseball state titles). Back in the 70s and 80s the Moeller shadow was quite large, although I don’t think it’s as prominent now as it was back then. So I would hear about the stories about The Pit and the Elder Purple Monster and thought it was kind of cool but never really paid much attention to it. Things changed as I got older and start attending high school games again. Since I am a...

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Pre Season 2013

»Posted by on Aug 12, 2013 in UC Football | 0 comments

All righty loyal reader(s), time for another installment of U.C. Football.  First off I have read a couple of postings about the preseason drills in Indiana and the results have been nothing but favorable.  I believe the Enquirer posted an article about the Tuberville effect and how the opening game with Purdue is sold out or about to be, as happened last time when the Boilermakers came to town in 2001. Now let’s finish our discussion on fans.  Now I have heard reports about fans abusing players, coaches and on-field personnel.  I have no doubt that this goes on, and it’s shameful.  This should not happen, and players and coaches have every right to be upset about this.  Booing and criticizing their performance is one thing, but to listen to comments about family...

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Commitment to UC Football

»Posted by on Aug 12, 2013 in UC Football | 0 comments

Okay loyal reader(s) I’m back!!!  Yayy!!!  I left off with our season-changing 49-10 (I mistakenly called it 48 in my last post) over Memphis in 2004.  We went on to win three more in a row to get bowl eligible.  We then lost to Louisville in the only game Gino missed in his career due to injury but came back to beat Marshall 32-14 in the New Orleans Bowl. I vividly remember the day of the New Orleans Bowl because we had a huge snowstorm in Cincinnati and I spent two hours shoveling snow just to get out of my driveway!!  I remember watching that bowl game on ESPN and just feeling a huge sense of pride for the players and coaches and the great feeling I had to be a part of it no matter how small it was. You see readers I was extremely proud of the fact that I did...

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