Tim Sullivan, Sports

"Welcome. For those of you who have stumbled into this corner of cyberspace, please allow me to introduce myself. (For those of you who are familiar with my stuff, please keep your snickering to yourself.)

"I've been writing about sports for The Cincinnati Enquirer since the blizzard of 1977, and it has been suggested that some areas of my brain have yet to thaw. The rule of thumb in column writing is that if some of the people don't think you're an idiot, you haven't said anything. Cincinnati Magazine said I was the city's worst sportswriter one year. The next year, the same publication said I was the best.

"I doubt that I improved that much in one year. Probably, they just happened to agree with me about something. It does happen sometimes, albeit rarely."

. 1998 columns: | Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov
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December
.Weakness of BCS exposed Dec. 31, 1998
.No reason to believe it'll get better Dec. 28, 1998
.Ryan, Brett, Young should get Hall passes Dec. 27, 1998
.Get in the spirit, Marge; sell the team Dec. 24, 1998
.Ten reasons Coslet will be back Dec. 20, 1998
.Reds left behind Dec. 17, 1998
.Rebuilding goes on and on Dec. 14, 1998
.High road may not lead to an Olympic host city Dec. 13, 1998
.Get rid of Larkin Dec. 12, 1998
.Brown makes a martyr out of a molehill Dec. 10, 1998
.Fans want 'a little hope' Dec. 7, 1998
.Three's breeze for Logan Dec. 6, 1998
.Can one fan make Brown change? Dec. 5, 1998
.Emotional rescue for Musketeers Dec. 3, 1998

November


.How now, Brown cow? Nov. 30, 1998
.NBA: Greed kills Nov. 29, 1998
.Brown sees problem, not cure Nov. 26, 1998
.Justin deserves another start Nov. 23, 1998
.Wildcats didn't have it in them Nov. 22, 1998
.Steinmetz's death a life lesson Nov. 21, 1998
.Justin another sign Bengals still looking Nov. 19, 1998
.McAfee lift XU at right time Nov. 18, 1998
.UK won't be same without Couch Nov. 15, 1998
.Don't trust trade rumors Nov. 14, 1998
.BCS is a formula for chaos Nov. 12, 1998
.Tomorrow comes today for Reds Nov. 11, 1998
.No excuses for Buckeyes Nov. 8, 1998
.Money game on, but Reds can't play Nov. 7, 1998
.175,604 suits can't be wrong Nov. 4, 1998
.Wrong place for Pickens Nov. 2, 1998

.15 yards and cloud of dust Nov. 1, 1998

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October


.TD's never grow old for Hall Oct. 31, 1998
.Super Bowl for Bengals Oct. 29, 1998
.Reds need visionary at top Oct. 28, 1998
.It can't get worse for UC, can it? Oct. 25, 1998
.Yankees are greatest team money can buy Oct. 22, 1998
.Everything's coming up Brosius Oct. 21, 1998
.Gwynn wouldn't change a thing Oct. 20, 1998
.Padres know trouble they're in Oct. 19, 1998
.Two swings bury past Oct. 18, 1998
.Leyritz: On your side or on your nerves Oct. 17, 1998
.Indians close but no cigar Oct. 15, 1998
.Cloud over Yankees' pennant Oct. 14, 1998
.Fans taunts fuel Wells' fire Oct. 12, 1998
.Yanks don't have to go to Wells Oct. 11, 1998
.Yanks knocked down to size Oct. 10, 1998
.O'Neill leaves Reds red-faced Oct. 10, 1998
.Knoblauch finally sees his error Oct. 9, 1998
.Bad call makes bad day for Yankees Oct. 8, 1998
.Wells sets loud tone for Yankees Oct. 7, 1998
.Minor leaguer emrges as major phenom Oct. 6, 1998
.No Series for Sosa, only toasts Oct. 4, 1998
.Yankees miss but don't need Strawberry Oct. 3, 1998
.Another Cubs heartbreak Oct. 2, 1998
.Cubs brave, but not the Braves Oct. 1, 1998

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September


.Cubs can ease their pain Sept. 27, 1998
.Flynt's new hustle won't impress Reds Sept. 26, 1998
.Drug questions cloud memory, career of FloJo Sept. 24, 1998
.Hawkins is up for the challenge Sept. 21, 1998
.OSU isn't No. 1 for nothing Sept. 20, 1998
.Bench can't catch a break Sept. 19, 1998
.'70 Reds won't get postage due Sept. 17, 1998
.Big play makes up for bad day Sept. 14, 1998
.Only Selig can solve Schott case Sept. 13, 1998
.Put me in coach, I'm ready to play Sept. 10, 1998
.Roger, over and out Sept. 9, 1998
.Aaron doesn't have to worry - yet Sept. 9, 1998
.Will record make it to Cincinnati? Sept. 8, 1998
.Maris sons watch with mixed feelings Sept. 7, 1998
.McGwire ties Babe Sept. 6, 1998
.Reds watch and wait for history Sept. 5, 1998
.What would you do with The Ball? Sept. 3, 1998

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August


.Fame takes heavy toll on Griffey Aug. 31, 1998
.As passers go, Blake is passe Aug. 28, 1998
.Splintered bat super souvenir for Sosa fan Aug. 27, 1998
.Sosa learns to embrace celebrity Aug. 26, 1998
.Reds might bolt if they don't like stadium vote Aug. 23, 1998
.McGwiremania reaches red seats Aug. 22, 1998
.Jim Murray: Babe Ruth of sportswriters Aug. 19, 1998
.Now, it's O'Donnell's job to lose Aug. 18, 1998
.With Milne missing, who blocks? Aug. 18, 1998
.Money doesn't faze Sargent Aug. 16, 1998
.UC's Ward makes you believe again Aug. 15, 1998
.Chang will never lose faith Aug. 13, 1998
.'Turf war' between Bowden, Allen Aug. 12, 1998
.QB controversy or calamity? Aug. 9, 1998
.Ledecky pursues 'lifelong dream' Aug. 8, 1998
.Simmons shares NFL wisdom Aug. 6, 1998
.Time to get Schott out of limbo Aug. 5, 1998
.Munoz: Faith and family first Aug. 2, 1998
.Tough guys tend to melt at induction Aug. 1, 1998

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July


.Munoz never cheated himself -- or his fans July 31, 1998
.Rose doing himself more harm than good July 30, 1998
.Jordan awaits buzzer July 26, 1998
.This summer camp is no fun July 25, 1998
.Harnisch valuable on, off field July 23, 1998
.Bengals can hold on for holdouts July 22, 1998
.With Carroll driving, track can't lose July 19, 1998
.Reds field some dreams July 18, 1998
.Streak putting Reds 4 years ahead of plan July 16, 1998
.Pageantry just part of Esiason July 15, 1998
.It was a Coors Field type of game July 8, 1998
.Griffey bows to wishes of fans, voters July 7, 1998
.Numbers say Larkin should play elsewhere July 6, 1998
.Bowden focused on future July 5, 1998
.McGwire spreading the magic July 4, 1998
.McGwire new Big Red Machine July 3, 1998
.Time to move forward on Wedge July 2, 1998
.UC gives itself soft slap on wrist July 1, 1998

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June 98


.Baseball's circle stays unbroken June 21, 1998
.Even Nux finds Reds tiresome June 19, 1998
.Obstinate Tarbell isn't helping Reds June 18, 1998
.Who doesn't want to be like Mike? June 17, 1998
.Testaverde would only be stopgap June 14, 1998
.Can't afford not to trade Larkin June 13, 1998
.It probably is time to trade Larkin June 11, 1998
.Rodman more dysfunctional than functional June 10, 1998
.Even retired, No. 8 makes memories June 7, 1998
.Excelling means exit for Harnisch June 6, 1998
.Interleague play worth keeping June 6, 1998
.Bengals pray Dillon doesn't stumble hard June 4, 1998
.Kearns well-armed but born to hit June 3, 1998

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May 98


.McGwire's early slugfest sets outlandish expectations May 31, 1998
.Vulnerable Bulls make better story May 30, 1998
.Priest's second chance will come quickly May 28, 1998
.Drew may win battle, lose war May 27, 1998
.Retiree status can't keep Foyt from racing May 17, 1998
.Marty will honor Sinatra his way May 16, 1998
.Larry keeps adding to his legend May 14, 1998
.Reds can't keep Young out of lineup May 13, 1998
.Hunt, Korb unlikely co-conspirators May 10, 1998
.As questions mount, where is Huggins? May 9, 1998
.Ewing shows heart, but mostly rust May 8, 1998
.Goin knows how to make tough calls May 7, 1998
.Are athletes next to be compensated? May 6, 1998
.Real Quiet a bargain at $17,000 May 3, 1998
.Derby victory would certify Mott's skill May 2, 1998

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April 98


.TV creates early Derby controversy April 30, 1998
.Taubensee finally full-time April 29, 1998
.Derby debate tricky April 26, 1998
.Bulls should bow out while they're on top April 25, 1998
.White gives himself shot at redemption April 23, 1998
.2-for-5? That's slump for Morris April 22, 1998
.Bengals count on top picks being hits April 19, 1998
.Griese worth Bengals pick? Odds are yes April 18, 1998
.McCarver's view of game compelling April 16, 1998
.Sadly, Yankee Stadium now disposable April 15, 1998
.Early speed fatal for Favorite Trick April 12, 1998
.'Trick' is real treat for colt's local owner April 11, 1998
.Keeping DH can't hurt game's appeal April 9, 1998
.Schwartz was better than sport he loved April 8, 1998
.Surprising Reds supply some hope April 5, 1998
.Don't count on Indians for retirement April 4, 1998
.Colleges get rich; athletes get more work April 2, 1998
.Burba can give thanks; Reds fans can groan April 1 , 1998

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March 98


.Right trade, poor timing for Reds March 31, 1998
.Bengals get quarterback Justin time March 28, 1998
.Tarbell can't hear lullaby of Broadway March 26, 1998
.XU anxiety may prompt Prosser's exit March 25, 1998
.Murdoch won't ruin game March 21, 1998
.NHL vandals can't buy off public opinion March 19, 1998
.Nicklaus should take fair way in March 18, 1998
.Blame UC, not fate March 15, 1998
.History still to judge Catlett's reign at UC March 14, 1998
.Wakeup call doesn't spoil UC's dream March 13, 1998
.Where's Northern Arizona? In UC's way March 12, 1998
.UC, this spud's for you March 11, 1998
.XU Soldiers ready for battle March 8, 1998
.Williams gets some redemption March 7, 1998
.Defense is secret of UC's success March 6, 1998
.Storybook end eludes Miami March 5, 1998
.Coles should listen to his heart March 4, 1998

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February 98


.Best and worst of the Games Feb. 23, 1998
.Vehr sharpens skills as Olympic diplomat Feb. 23, 1998
.The Winter Games of our discontent Feb. 22, 1998
.Tara finds joy at the Olympics Feb. 22, 1998
.Lipinski: 'It felt so perfect' Feb. 21, 1998
.No greatness from Gretzky Feb. 21, 1998
.Hockey team leaves ugly mark Feb. 20, 1998
.Hesitation hurt Witty Feb. 21, 1998
.Gold is Kwan's to lose Feb. 19, 1998
.U.S. hockey team lacks talent Feb. 19, 1998
.Golden moment for women's hockey Feb. 18, 1998
.Whyte gets the last word Feb. 18, 1998
.U.S. hockey stars on rink of disaster Feb. 17, 1998
.'Herminator' wins with icy nerve Feb. 16, 1998
.Cold words inflame hockey rivalry Feb. 16, 1998
.Timing all wrong for Eldredge Feb. 15, 1998
.U.S., Canada ready to rumble Feb. 15, 1998
.Team USA stunned but not out Feb. 14, 1998
.You gotta love these lugers Feb. 14, 1998
.Eldredge takes the steady path Feb. 13, 1998
.Medal reversal is just, excuse is lame Feb. 13, 1998
.Street was something to sing about Feb. 12, 1998
.Nike tells Kenyans: Just do it Feb. 12, 1998
.It's gold or die for Canada Feb. 11, 1998
.New boot leads to sore lugers Feb. 10, 1998
.More fun than you can shake a broom at Feb. 10, 1998
.Women's hockey seeks acceptance Feb. 9, 1998
.Olympics thrive on conflict Feb. 8, 1998
.Olympic torch burns for a new era Feb. 7, 1998
.Nagano offers golden welcome Feb. 6, 1998
.NHL players chase the gold Feb. 5, 1998
.Eldredge weighs risk of quad Feb. 4, 1998
.When stadium opens, all this may be forgotten Feb. 2, 1998
.Horton learns from dad's mistake Feb. 1, 1998

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January 98


.McKeon best salesman Reds could have Jan. 31, 1998
.Female rink rat's reward: Olympics Jan. 29, 1998
.Good or bad, stadium deal must be done Jan. 28, 1998
.Muskies can't pass road tests Jan. 25, 1998
.Anderson deserves to be in Hall Jan. 24, 1998
.'Favorite' takes odd path to Derby Jan. 23, 1998
.With Allen, the fan is always right Jan. 21, 1998
.XU's Braggs escapes foul mood Jan. 18, 1998
.Offer too good for Boomer to pass up Jan. 17, 1998
.Money can't buy Brown happiness Jan. 15, 1998
.PGA can't put the cart before the sport Jan. 14, 1998
.Kwan paints masterpiece on ice Jan. 11, 1998
.Small things in skating's future Jan. 10, 1998
.U.S. skating roster not yet in the can Jan. 9, 1998
.For Weiss, its quad or bust Jan. 8, 1998
.Kwan ignores pain, dreams gold Jan. 7, 1998
.Minus Tonya, skating lacks drama Jan. 6, 1998

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