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RE: Jerseys
I agree that Herbie uses it as a term of endearment. He is usually pretty objective when it comes to College football and has spoken highly of UC over the years. He is a Buckeye and loves his alma mater but he has been objective when talking about them too. Heck - he moved his family out of Columbus to Nashville to get away from crazy fans, but still does a radio show in Columbus. I like the guy and don't see his using Cincinnatuh as a slight at all. It reminds me of my grandpa, who was born and raised here (the house he grew up in was on Fairview by UC and he went to Roger Bacon) and never said the name right. It was never frustrating. Probably because he gave me a lot of chocolate milk and taught me to play baseball! :)
 
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(07-16-2019 09:32 AM)Banter Wrote:  
(07-16-2019 09:15 AM)Def Berkkat Wrote:  I grew up in the Cincinnati area, went to UC and have now been a Columbo resident for 10 years. Here's my take.

I'm not sure of the exact definition, but IMO Columbus is not a Cowtown. It's a great little city and a wonderful area to raise a family.

That said...

Columbus is comprised largely of transplants. Whereas in Cincinnati it's unusual to run into someone who's not from there. In Columbus, it's almost unusual to find someone who IS from here.

Most of the transplants are either Cincinnatians or Clevelanders. I'd say its 60-40 Cleveland.

The natives tend to lean Cleveland, if any, which ticks me off.

What the natives ARE... is complete and utter O$U football. Period. They don't give a hoot about O$U basketball ...or anything else for that matter.

OK, so my first football season living here was yes, the 2009 season. So as I was strutting around up here in my UC gear, I found it frustrating that most of the locals couldn't even muster an opinion on us.

DUHHHHHH, DOES OSU PLAY THEM??? IF NOT, ME KNOWS NOT WHO THEY ARE...

THAT is the reason for the "rivalry". Not because we're little brother. Just because the refuse to acknowledge that there's another big time team in this state. The total cluelessness just drives you crazy.

...Now if they knew what they were talking about and treated us like a nobody, then we would be little brother.

That said, I have noticed that some have started to even being to acknowledge our existence, but THAT'S ONLY BECAUSE LUKE FICKELL IS OUR COACH.

Thank heavens they have Skyline and Larosa's up here.

I have never once encountered an actual football fan in Columbus who was clueless to the fact that UC existed. Sure there are many casual fans who might not know the level of play our team has shown over the past 20 years, but they know we exist.

This idea that people don't know anything outside of Ohio State has always been frustrating. I have never experienced this with people. Sure there is a small subset of fans who are total jerks, and look down on everyone who is not a playoff contender, but that is not unique to Ohio State. There is another larger set of fans who are casual that will only follow OSU because they are the local team and good. Not everyone has to be a diehard football fan. Hell, I watch a ton of football and can hardly tell you any players in the SEC, but know a lot about the Big 10, AAC, and MAC.

I never came across anyone that didn't know we existed, but I did come across a few that did not know we played at the FBS level. Back in the Kelly years had a guy comment that he was shocked to see Ben Mauk was our QB because he thought we were an HBCU school.
 
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(07-16-2019 09:38 AM)CliftonAve Wrote:  
(07-16-2019 09:32 AM)Banter Wrote:  
(07-16-2019 09:15 AM)Def Berkkat Wrote:  I grew up in the Cincinnati area, went to UC and have now been a Columbo resident for 10 years. Here's my take.

I'm not sure of the exact definition, but IMO Columbus is not a Cowtown. It's a great little city and a wonderful area to raise a family.

That said...

Columbus is comprised largely of transplants. Whereas in Cincinnati it's unusual to run into someone who's not from there. In Columbus, it's almost unusual to find someone who IS from here.

Most of the transplants are either Cincinnatians or Clevelanders. I'd say its 60-40 Cleveland.

The natives tend to lean Cleveland, if any, which ticks me off.

What the natives ARE... is complete and utter O$U football. Period. They don't give a hoot about O$U basketball ...or anything else for that matter.

OK, so my first football season living here was yes, the 2009 season. So as I was strutting around up here in my UC gear, I found it frustrating that most of the locals couldn't even muster an opinion on us.

DUHHHHHH, DOES OSU PLAY THEM??? IF NOT, ME KNOWS NOT WHO THEY ARE...

THAT is the reason for the "rivalry". Not because we're little brother. Just because the refuse to acknowledge that there's another big time team in this state. The total cluelessness just drives you crazy.

...Now if they knew what they were talking about and treated us like a nobody, then we would be little brother.

That said, I have noticed that some have started to even being to acknowledge our existence, but THAT'S ONLY BECAUSE LUKE FICKELL IS OUR COACH.

Thank heavens they have Skyline and Larosa's up here.

I have never once encountered an actual football fan in Columbus who was clueless to the fact that UC existed. Sure there are many casual fans who might not know the level of play our team has shown over the past 20 years, but they know we exist.

This idea that people don't know anything outside of Ohio State has always been frustrating. I have never experienced this with people. Sure there is a small subset of fans who are total jerks, and look down on everyone who is not a playoff contender, but that is not unique to Ohio State. There is another larger set of fans who are casual that will only follow OSU because they are the local team and good. Not everyone has to be a diehard football fan. Hell, I watch a ton of football and can hardly tell you any players in the SEC, but know a lot about the Big 10, AAC, and MAC.

I never came across anyone that didn't know we existed, but I did come across a few that did not know we played at the FBS level. Back in the Kelly years had a guy comment that he was shocked to see Ben Mauk was our QB because he thought we were an HBCU school.

Wow.

I don't know where you hang out, but that's not been my experience.

It's not that they're jerks about it. They're just clueless.

I get a lot of "what conference are you in ?" and "that's cool that you went there and all... but you root for the bucks FIRST though, right??"
 
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(07-16-2019 09:44 AM)Def Berkkat Wrote:  
(07-16-2019 09:38 AM)CliftonAve Wrote:  
(07-16-2019 09:32 AM)Banter Wrote:  
(07-16-2019 09:15 AM)Def Berkkat Wrote:  I grew up in the Cincinnati area, went to UC and have now been a Columbo resident for 10 years. Here's my take.

I'm not sure of the exact definition, but IMO Columbus is not a Cowtown. It's a great little city and a wonderful area to raise a family.

That said...

Columbus is comprised largely of transplants. Whereas in Cincinnati it's unusual to run into someone who's not from there. In Columbus, it's almost unusual to find someone who IS from here.

Most of the transplants are either Cincinnatians or Clevelanders. I'd say its 60-40 Cleveland.

The natives tend to lean Cleveland, if any, which ticks me off.

What the natives ARE... is complete and utter O$U football. Period. They don't give a hoot about O$U basketball ...or anything else for that matter.

OK, so my first football season living here was yes, the 2009 season. So as I was strutting around up here in my UC gear, I found it frustrating that most of the locals couldn't even muster an opinion on us.

DUHHHHHH, DOES OSU PLAY THEM??? IF NOT, ME KNOWS NOT WHO THEY ARE...

THAT is the reason for the "rivalry". Not because we're little brother. Just because the refuse to acknowledge that there's another big time team in this state. The total cluelessness just drives you crazy.

...Now if they knew what they were talking about and treated us like a nobody, then we would be little brother.

That said, I have noticed that some have started to even being to acknowledge our existence, but THAT'S ONLY BECAUSE LUKE FICKELL IS OUR COACH.

Thank heavens they have Skyline and Larosa's up here.

I have never once encountered an actual football fan in Columbus who was clueless to the fact that UC existed. Sure there are many casual fans who might not know the level of play our team has shown over the past 20 years, but they know we exist.

This idea that people don't know anything outside of Ohio State has always been frustrating. I have never experienced this with people. Sure there is a small subset of fans who are total jerks, and look down on everyone who is not a playoff contender, but that is not unique to Ohio State. There is another larger set of fans who are casual that will only follow OSU because they are the local team and good. Not everyone has to be a diehard football fan. Hell, I watch a ton of football and can hardly tell you any players in the SEC, but know a lot about the Big 10, AAC, and MAC.

I never came across anyone that didn't know we existed, but I did come across a few that did not know we played at the FBS level. Back in the Kelly years had a guy comment that he was shocked to see Ben Mauk was our QB because he thought we were an HBCU school.

Wow.

I don't know where you hang out, but that's not been my experience.

It's not that they're jerks about it. They're just clueless.

You have to remember this was early 2000-- before Dantonio and BK. I lived in Dublin back then but obviously worked with people from all over Central Ohio. In fairness, our Big East inclusion was a game changer for our perception in Central Ohio. A few of my coworkers sent their kids to UC, and they admitted to me they had never considered UC prior to that time.
 
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(07-16-2019 07:27 AM)Banter Wrote:  
(07-15-2019 03:32 PM)OKIcat Wrote:  
(07-15-2019 01:53 PM)CliftonAve Wrote:  
(07-15-2019 01:35 PM)UCGrad1992 Wrote:  
(07-15-2019 07:49 AM)CliftonAve Wrote:  I have no issues with "Cincinnatuh" if it flows naturally (usually from older folks or people in rural settings) but Herbstreits use of the word just comes across as a jab. I don't know, maybe I am being too sensitive...

I agree in terms of general conversation among locals, but I didn't graduate drom the University of CincinnaTUH. I don't root for the CincinnaTUH Bearcats Football Team either. I don't remember a current or previous player, coach, AD, or President say it. It makes us sound like some backwoods remedial college. FWIW, I don't believe I've heard anyone other than Dorkstreit pronounce it that way.

Hence, the point I was making that it comes across as a jab. If Herbie was raised in Seaman, Ohio I'd get it, but he grew up in a nice suburban neighborhood in Centerville. His dad was a football coach and was even on Woody Hayes' staff.

Yep, in Herbie's case, it sounds like a poke in our eye--some passive-aggressive behavior perhaps?

I wasn't raised in Columbus so I welcome comments from those who were. One man's opinion--for much of my life, Cincinnati was viewed (for good reason) in Dayton, Columbus, Indy, Lexington, Louisville and Huntington as the regional hub for major league sports, arts/entertainment and major attractions.

Columbus was viewed more as a cowtown that was fertilized by, and grew in, the shadows of state government and OSU. I think there has been some "Cincinnati-envy" through the years and when Bearcat football suddenly started sharing a bigger stage in the Buckeye State it didn't sit well with some in Franklin County who viewed college football as their unique claim to fame.

I always felt that Herbstreit used it as more a term of endearment. He is a big Reds and Bengals fan. The guy has never shown any animosity towards the city as far as I can recall, and he publically supports the major league teams in town. He was often complimentary of UC during their time in the Big East.

I hate when people from Cincinnatuh call Columbus "cowtown." I had never heard that before until I moved to Cincinnati. I don't believe there is any envy of Cincinnati in Columbus. The older generation/Boomers tended to be a bit more loyal to Cincinnati with the Reds having such a storied history, but over time the younger generation seems to have latched on to Cleveland as the primary sports city for Columbus. The Indians have been the better team over the past 3 decades, and Lebron James made a ton of people into Cavs fans.

I feel like Cincinnati, and UC fans like to stir the pot and create enemies out of Ohio State. Nonstop chirping on twitter has created a little brother syndrome for UC and for the most part the majority of Buckeye fans had no issues with UC or would passively cheer for them as long as the two teams were not facing off.

I feel like people in Columbus generally view Cleveland and Cincinnati with a lot of respect. Great places to visit, but our home is Columbus, and nothing ever beats home. I often miss Cincinnati and love to go down and visit. I think Cleveland is a great town, and hell, I even love Dayton. Over time, it feels like Cincinnati has isolated itself, and now has created some "rivalry" with Columbus that seems really one-sided and odd. Cleveland has spent a ton of money advertising in Columbus, and their pro teams advertise and play games here a lot as well. Now it feels like Columbus and Cleveland are a bit more tied at the hip, while Cincinnati (often due to poor ownership) has ignored Columbus. There is no reason Columbus should not be a Reds town, but the Indians seem far more popular.

I have never encountered as much Columbus animosity as I do on Bearcat Banter. I never meet anyone in my day to day life that has anything but nice things to say about Cincinnati. It has always been very odd to me.

I am originally from Northern Ohio and lived in other parts of the state. A lot of what you reference goes both ways. osu fans, especially ones who did not attend the school, do their fair share of chirping regarding UC and other schools. I have seen UC posts on twitter where some randon osu will start a back and forth. Their message boards, in the past, has just as much animosity or even more towards UC as you see on here.

Culturally, Cincinnati is different from Columbus or even Northern Ohio. Nothing wrong with being a little different. Cincinnatians tend to be Cincinnati first and Ohio second. Nothing wrong with this either. A lot of outsiders though, do take exception that Cincinnati tends to not be lock step in line with osu sports or certain issues. This is on them.

I do not understand that if a UC fan has a different opinion it is called little brother syndrome. If an osu fans voices a differing opinion it is regarded as the status quo.
 
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I think a big difference between the two cities is where the residents come from.

Cincinnati residents are mostly born there and their families have been there for generations. Many of the people who move into town do so after attending college there (mostly UC).

Columbus is a typical government town. People move there from all across the state. Plus they have the OSU grads who stay in town.

Hence, high school sports are bigger in Cincinnati because more of the residents are "local", so to speak. Columbus people come from all over, so the high schools are less relevant and they glom onto the main institutions in the city: state government and OSU. Cincinnati residents have not locked onto UC because they still have their high schools to support and the main institutions in the city are the professional sports teams (especially the Reds).
 
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(07-16-2019 10:12 AM)Bruce Monnin Wrote:  I think a big difference between the two cities is where the residents come from.

Cincinnati residents are mostly born there and their families have been there for generations. Many of the people who move into town do so after attending college there (mostly UC).

Columbus is a typical government town. People move there from all across the state. Plus they have the OSU grads who stay in town.

Hence, high school sports are bigger in Cincinnati because more of the residents are "local", so to speak. Columbus people come from all over, so the high schools are less relevant and they glom onto the main institutions in the city: state government and OSU. Cincinnati residents have not locked onto UC because they still have their high schools to support and the main institutions in the city are the professional sports teams (especially the Reds).

This was one thing I never understood when I lived in Cincinnati. I could care less where you went to high school, or about High School football. When I have kids, I will care about HS football again for a couple of years, but I just always find it tough to watch.

My school was very good at football when I played. We even made it to the D1 state Semi-Finals where we got the crap beat out of us by Elder. I haven't been to a high school football game since then, and for the foreseeable future...have no interest in it.
 
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(07-16-2019 11:31 AM)Banter Wrote:  
(07-16-2019 10:12 AM)Bruce Monnin Wrote:  I think a big difference between the two cities is where the residents come from.

Cincinnati residents are mostly born there and their families have been there for generations. Many of the people who move into town do so after attending college there (mostly UC).

Columbus is a typical government town. People move there from all across the state. Plus they have the OSU grads who stay in town.

Hence, high school sports are bigger in Cincinnati because more of the residents are "local", so to speak. Columbus people come from all over, so the high schools are less relevant and they glom onto the main institutions in the city: state government and OSU. Cincinnati residents have not locked onto UC because they still have their high schools to support and the main institutions in the city are the professional sports teams (especially the Reds).

This was one thing I never understood when I lived in Cincinnati. I could care less where you went to high school, or about High School football. When I have kids, I will care about HS football again for a couple of years, but I just always find it tough to watch.

My school was very good at football when I played. We even made it to the D1 state Semi-Finals where we got the crap beat out of us by Elder. I haven't been to a high school football game since then, and for the foreseeable future...have no interest in it.

Sounds like the good guys won (Elder). I'll usually attend 1 high school game every two years or so.

As with everything else high school football attendance has dropped off significantly as well since the late 90's through the 2000's. I can at least state that for GCL South and Colerain.
 
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(07-16-2019 12:02 PM)natibeast21 Wrote:  
(07-16-2019 11:31 AM)Banter Wrote:  
(07-16-2019 10:12 AM)Bruce Monnin Wrote:  I think a big difference between the two cities is where the residents come from.

Cincinnati residents are mostly born there and their families have been there for generations. Many of the people who move into town do so after attending college there (mostly UC).

Columbus is a typical government town. People move there from all across the state. Plus they have the OSU grads who stay in town.

Hence, high school sports are bigger in Cincinnati because more of the residents are "local", so to speak. Columbus people come from all over, so the high schools are less relevant and they glom onto the main institutions in the city: state government and OSU. Cincinnati residents have not locked onto UC because they still have their high schools to support and the main institutions in the city are the professional sports teams (especially the Reds).

This was one thing I never understood when I lived in Cincinnati. I could care less where you went to high school, or about High School football. When I have kids, I will care about HS football again for a couple of years, but I just always find it tough to watch.

My school was very good at football when I played. We even made it to the D1 state Semi-Finals where we got the crap beat out of us by Elder. I haven't been to a high school football game since then, and for the foreseeable future...have no interest in it.

[b]Sounds like the good guys won (Elder)[/b]. I'll usually attend 1 high school game every two years or so.

As with everything else high school football attendance has dropped off significantly as well since the late 90's through the 2000's. I can at least state that for GCL South and Colerain.

I have never been hit harder in a football game than the one chance I had at trying to tackle Bradley Glatthaar. That includes the game I played against Ross Homan who played as a true freshman at Ohio State.

Looking back on the 2004 and 2005 recruiting class its amazing what Dantonio's staff found in a bunch of 2 star players.
 
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(07-16-2019 12:17 PM)Banter Wrote:  
(07-16-2019 12:02 PM)natibeast21 Wrote:  
(07-16-2019 11:31 AM)Banter Wrote:  
(07-16-2019 10:12 AM)Bruce Monnin Wrote:  I think a big difference between the two cities is where the residents come from.

Cincinnati residents are mostly born there and their families have been there for generations. Many of the people who move into town do so after attending college there (mostly UC).

Columbus is a typical government town. People move there from all across the state. Plus they have the OSU grads who stay in town.

Hence, high school sports are bigger in Cincinnati because more of the residents are "local", so to speak. Columbus people come from all over, so the high schools are less relevant and they glom onto the main institutions in the city: state government and OSU. Cincinnati residents have not locked onto UC because they still have their high schools to support and the main institutions in the city are the professional sports teams (especially the Reds).

This was one thing I never understood when I lived in Cincinnati. I could care less where you went to high school, or about High School football. When I have kids, I will care about HS football again for a couple of years, but I just always find it tough to watch.

My school was very good at football when I played. We even made it to the D1 state Semi-Finals where we got the crap beat out of us by Elder. I haven't been to a high school football game since then, and for the foreseeable future...have no interest in it.

[b]Sounds like the good guys won (Elder)[/b]. I'll usually attend 1 high school game every two years or so.

As with everything else high school football attendance has dropped off significantly as well since the late 90's through the 2000's. I can at least state that for GCL South and Colerain.

I have never been hit harder in a football game than the one chance I had at trying to tackle Bradley Glatthaar. That includes the game I played against Ross Homan who played as a true freshman at Ohio State.

Looking back on the 2004 and 2005 recruiting class its amazing what Dantonio's staff found in a bunch of 2 star players.

Bradley was a BEAST! He was in my class at Elder and was one of the greatest HS running backs I've ever seen. That was one heck of a run Elder had those two seasons.
 
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(07-16-2019 12:17 PM)Banter Wrote:  
(07-16-2019 12:02 PM)natibeast21 Wrote:  
(07-16-2019 11:31 AM)Banter Wrote:  
(07-16-2019 10:12 AM)Bruce Monnin Wrote:  I think a big difference between the two cities is where the residents come from.

Cincinnati residents are mostly born there and their families have been there for generations. Many of the people who move into town do so after attending college there (mostly UC).

Columbus is a typical government town. People move there from all across the state. Plus they have the OSU grads who stay in town.

Hence, high school sports are bigger in Cincinnati because more of the residents are "local", so to speak. Columbus people come from all over, so the high schools are less relevant and they glom onto the main institutions in the city: state government and OSU. Cincinnati residents have not locked onto UC because they still have their high schools to support and the main institutions in the city are the professional sports teams (especially the Reds).

This was one thing I never understood when I lived in Cincinnati. I could care less where you went to high school, or about High School football. When I have kids, I will care about HS football again for a couple of years, but I just always find it tough to watch.

My school was very good at football when I played. We even made it to the D1 state Semi-Finals where we got the crap beat out of us by Elder. I haven't been to a high school football game since then, and for the foreseeable future...have no interest in it.

[b]Sounds like the good guys won (Elder)[/b]. I'll usually attend 1 high school game every two years or so.

As with everything else high school football attendance has dropped off significantly as well since the late 90's through the 2000's. I can at least state that for GCL South and Colerain.

I have never been hit harder in a football game than the one chance I had at trying to tackle Bradley Glatthaar. That includes the game I played against Ross Homan who played as a true freshman at Ohio State.

Looking back on the 2004 and 2005 recruiting class its amazing what Dantonio's staff found in a bunch of 2 star players.

So you played Elder and Coldwater? That's an interesting set of high schools on a team's schedule.
 
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(07-11-2019 05:47 AM)bearcatmark Wrote:  
(07-10-2019 04:32 PM)bearcatlawjd2 Wrote:  I think it’s time to retire the current C-PAW and rebrand. .

No

The current logo is showing its age. It comes from an era when logos used italics fonts or slanted fonts to show motion and energy. Every 10 to 15 years UC has updated its athletic logos and it’s about that time again. The entire athletic branding from the C-PAW to the Cartoon Bearcat need a refresh. The entire athletic brand looks like it came from a children’s TV show.

I would go back to the original C-PAW and start from there with making a new one. Add in a modern version of the angry Bearcat and the interlocking UC and add in a lot of red.

UC’s school colors are not black and white. I remember reading when the red cartoon uniforms came out how the athletics office was concerned that there were a lot of red teams in the region so using black and white makes them standout. That is dumb, red is a school color. Too bad Louisville, Ohio State, Miami, Dayton, and Indiana all use a version of red. The Cincinnati Reds are also red. So many red teams, can’t use red everyone will be confused. It’s such a dumb mindset from athletics that it actually belittles the fans and consumers.

Back to the logo discussion... I really like the fact that so many people use Reds' and Bearcats' clothing interchangeably on gameday.

You see a lot of UC hats at Reds games, and you see a lot of Reds hats at UC games. I think people do that because a lot of people only have one hat and the two logos sort of look alike from a distance.

It reinforces the image that UC is Cincinnati's team.
 
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(07-16-2019 04:20 PM)Captain Bearcat Wrote:  
(07-11-2019 07:15 AM)bearcatlawjd2 Wrote:  
(07-11-2019 05:47 AM)bearcatmark Wrote:  
(07-10-2019 04:32 PM)bearcatlawjd2 Wrote:  I think it’s time to retire the current C-PAW and rebrand. .

No

The current logo is showing its age. It comes from an era when logos used italics fonts or slanted fonts to show motion and energy. Every 10 to 15 years UC has updated its athletic logos and it’s about that time again. The entire athletic branding from the C-PAW to the Cartoon Bearcat need a refresh. The entire athletic brand looks like it came from a children’s TV show.

I would go back to the original C-PAW and start from there with making a new one. Add in a modern version of the angry Bearcat and the interlocking UC and add in a lot of red.

UC’s school colors are not black and white. I remember reading when the red cartoon uniforms came out how the athletics office was concerned that there were a lot of red teams in the region so using black and white makes them standout. That is dumb, red is a school color. Too bad Louisville, Ohio State, Miami, Dayton, and Indiana all use a version of red. The Cincinnati Reds are also red. So many red teams, can’t use red everyone will be confused. It’s such a dumb mindset from athletics that it actually belittles the fans and consumers.

Back to the logo discussion... I really like the fact that so many people use Reds' and Bearcats' clothing interchangeably on gameday.

You see a lot of UC hats at Reds games, and you see a lot of Reds hats at UC games. I think people do that because a lot of people only have one hat and the two logos sort of look alike from a distance.

It reinforces the image the UC is Cincinnati's team.

Every pro team in Pittsburgh is black and gold. Even Pitt uses gold with blue. New York orange and blue.
 
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(07-16-2019 10:12 AM)Bruce Monnin Wrote:  I think a big difference between the two cities is where the residents come from.

Cincinnati residents are mostly born there and their families have been there for generations. Many of the people who move into town do so after attending college there (mostly UC).

Columbus is a typical government town. People move there from all across the state. Plus they have the OSU grads who stay in town.

Hence, high school sports are bigger in Cincinnati because more of the residents are "local", so to speak. Columbus people come from all over, so the high schools are less relevant and they glom onto the main institutions in the city: state government and OSU. Cincinnati residents have not locked onto UC because they still have their high schools to support and the main institutions in the city are the professional sports teams (especially the Reds).

This was one thing I never understood when I lived in Cincinnati. I could care less where you went to high school, or about High School football. When I have kids, I will care about HS football again for a couple of years, but I just always find it tough to watch.

My school was very good at football when I played. We even made it to the D1 state Semi-Finals where we got the crap beat out of us by Elder. I haven't been to a high school football game since then, and for the foreseeable future...have no interest in it.

[b]Sounds like the good guys won (Elder)[/b]. I'll usually attend 1 high school game every two years or so.

As with everything else high school football attendance has dropped off significantly as well since the late 90's through the 2000's. I can at least state that for GCL South and Colerain.

I have never been hit harder in a football game than the one chance I had at trying to tackle Bradley Glatthaar. That includes the game I played against Ross Homan who played as a true freshman at Ohio State.

Looking back on the 2004 and 2005 recruiting class its amazing what Dantonio's staff found in a bunch of 2 star players.

So you played Elder and Coldwater? That's an interesting set of high schools on a team's schedule.

We played in different years. I went to high schools in Dublin. When I played at Scioto we played Elder in the playoffs. When they opened up Jerome, I was forced to go there. We played Coldwater at Jerome and got smoked.
 
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(07-11-2019 02:32 PM)BearcatsUC Wrote:  
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(07-11-2019 08:09 AM)Def Berkkat Wrote:  The C-paw is one of, if not THE, best logo in college sports. It should never go away.

...except that many think it looks too similar to the Chic-fil-A logo.

I get that a lot here in the South, and these ACC/SEC fans.

I gave a couple C-Paw hats to a friend who lives in Houston, who wore the hat fairly often (he passed away yesterday, so that won't happen anymore). He complained about people asking if he worked for Chic-fil-A.

But as far as the C-Paw logo goes, it does kinda look Chic-fil-A-ish.

So I went to Buster's funeral in Houston Saturday night. We were told to wear red. I found both the C-Paw hats I gave him sitting on the end of his bed, so the hats were worn during the service.

After the service while engaging in idle chit-chat, someone looks at the hat and says, "What's that hat - Chic-fil-A?"

I brought the hats home with me, but Buster's sister requested that I send two more C-Paw hats to his nephews for Christmas, so there will be two living near UH who will wear the C-Paw.
 
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(07-22-2019 02:24 PM)BearcatsUC Wrote:  
(07-11-2019 02:32 PM)BearcatsUC Wrote:  
(07-11-2019 12:42 PM)DDaddy Wrote:  
(07-11-2019 12:33 PM)BearcatsUC Wrote:  
(07-11-2019 08:09 AM)Def Berkkat Wrote:  The C-paw is one of, if not THE, best logo in college sports. It should never go away.

...except that many think it looks too similar to the Chic-fil-A logo.

I get that a lot here in the South, and these ACC/SEC fans.

I gave a couple C-Paw hats to a friend who lives in Houston, who wore the hat fairly often (he passed away yesterday, so that won't happen anymore). He complained about people asking if he worked for Chic-fil-A.

But as far as the C-Paw logo goes, it does kinda look Chic-fil-A-ish.


After the service while engaging in idle chit-chat, someone looks at the hat and says, "What's that hat - Chic-fil-A?"


They may be trying to mock you.

I remember when we had the original C-Paw logo, when FB had road games it wasn’t uncommon to see a fan sign saying “chik-fil-a wants their logo back!”
 
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(07-23-2019 10:58 AM)namrag Wrote:  
(07-22-2019 02:24 PM)BearcatsUC Wrote:  
(07-11-2019 02:32 PM)BearcatsUC Wrote:  
(07-11-2019 12:42 PM)DDaddy Wrote:  
(07-11-2019 12:33 PM)BearcatsUC Wrote:  ...except that many think it looks too similar to the Chic-fil-A logo.

I get that a lot here in the South, and these ACC/SEC fans.

I gave a couple C-Paw hats to a friend who lives in Houston, who wore the hat fairly often (he passed away yesterday, so that won't happen anymore). He complained about people asking if he worked for Chic-fil-A.

But as far as the C-Paw logo goes, it does kinda look Chic-fil-A-ish.


After the service while engaging in idle chit-chat, someone looks at the hat and says, "What's that hat - Chic-fil-A?"


They may be trying to mock you.

I remember when we had the original C-Paw logo, when FB had road games it wasn’t uncommon to see a fan sign saying “chik-fil-a wants their logo back!”

When I got off the plane, I rushed to get to my ride. Was pretty frazzled having sat behind a screaming kid for 2.5 hours. Off in the distance I caught a glimpse of the UC logo.

As I got closer, yeah, it was Chic-fil-A.

I'm ok with the C-Paw logo, but I'm not married to it. I'd be ok with a revamp, but after the travesty that is UC's corporate logo, I'm afraid what might happen.

As far as being mocked, prolly not, given the scenario.
 
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