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."

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December '99
Perez's case for Hall backed by friend, stats Dec. 30
Coslet's future too close to call Dec. 27
Modell makes Brown look like great owner Dec. 26
He's a good hero, Charlie Brown Dec. 25
Frazier-Ali female edition? Why not? Dec. 23
Mr. Red unmasked - with whiskers Dec. 22
XU shocks the world Dec. 19
DerMarr would do well to emulate Martin Dec. 18
Vehr's Olympic goal unwavering Dec. 16
Bengals' late-season run familiar, meaningless Dec. 13
Huggins looking for killer instinct Dec. 12
Did Reds owners slam on the brakes? Dec. 11
Casey needs Reds, and vice versa Dec. 9
Blake: What might have been, not what will be Dec. 6
Why James can't read Dec. 5
The Griffey story: Real and imagined Dec. 4
Mantha turns ducks into swans Dec. 2
Rose: Pity poor substitute for solid proof Dec. 1

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November '99
NFL players should try something new Nov. 28
Kirchhofer knows his stuff Nov. 27
Griffey, Coslet makes odds couple on 'Net Nov. 25
Given just a chance, Bengals will .. .lose Nov. 22
UC foes only falls short on scoreboard Nov. 21
Satterfield's bravado best part of game Nov. 20
Brown shows no loyalty to city, fans Nov. 18
Too much Mike Brown; not enough talent Nov. 15
Xavier needs pre-injury Williams Nov. 14
Jordan's return: Rumor could become reality Nov. 13
McKeon takes longer view Nov. 11
Athlete of the Century: 'Thanks, Thorpe' Nov. 10
Bearcats close again, still so far away Nov. 7
Yet another blow to boxing Nov. 6
Rent Griffey? Only with option to buy Nov. 4
Bengals' profits pile up as do losses Nov. 1

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October '99
These Yankees have style all their own Oct. 28
Yankee's power is surprise Oct. 27
Journalists have to ask, not badger Oct. 26
Rose's story still the same Oct. 25
McKeon deserves better but lacks coverage Oct. 24
Torre soothes savage New York beasts Oct. 23
El Duque dares batters to beat him Oct. 20
The shocking thing? It's not shocking Oct. 19
Pettitte rewards Yankees' faith Oct. 18
With Martinez, it was no contest Oct. 17
Martinez may take suspense out of matchup Oct. 16
Red Sox fans have seen this before Oct. 14
For Red Sox, facing Yankees is facing history Oct. 13
Martinez carries Sox on bad back Oct. 12
Bengals' first win makes it fun again Oct. 11
Blocked kick saves Buckeyes Oct. 10
Brown not going despite what you say Oct. 9
Reds fall victim to new Mr. October Oct. 5
Reds' win was worth the wait Oct. 4
Vindication for Reds or villification? Oct. 3
Time to celebrate Reds is now Oct. 2

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September '99
Ryder Cup fell prey to new norm Sept. 30
Reese gives Reds a powerful poke Sept. 27
UC wins for losing at OSU Sept. 26
Reds keep pressure on rivals Sept. 25
Minivan puts him on road to geekdom Sept. 23
Bungling butterfingers Sept. 20
A victory for the ages in Clifton Sept. 19
End of Schott is near, and that's good Sept. 16
Bench's second chance Sept. 12
Pennant race cures what ails Graves Sept. 11
Baseball dead in Cincinnati? Not quite Sept. 9
Young Bengals will just see what happens Sept. 8
UC football running in place Sept. 5
Brown should finally cut Pickens loose Sept. 4
Stretch run has begun Sept. 2

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August '99
Buckeyes now have eyes wide open Aug. 30
UC gets tough on crime Aug. 29
Austin's success not as good as dream Aug. 28
Rose should take advantage of his chance Aug. 26
Big payday could be Akili's heel Aug. 25
Players put thrill before common sense Aug. 22
Bowden trying to walk high waiver wire Aug. 21
Stynes hit just sign of the times Aug. 18
How hard is Sampras' serve? Check strings Aug. 16
Blake turns back Bengal clock Aug. 15
Solid starters energize hopeful Reds Aug. 12
Browns exhibition game meant plenty Aug. 10
Browns handle rookie QB right Aug. 9
A Hall without a morals clause Aug. 8
Umps have only Phillips to blame Aug. 5
Smith's holdout looks like long one Aug. 4
Guzman deal shows Reds serious about winning Aug. 1

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July '99
Neagle gives trade talks new twist July 31
NFL will miss Sanders July 29
Brett gets choked up on baseball July 26
Ryan induction adds heat to the moment July 25
Ballot revives baseball's ghost July 15
Martinez dominates N.L. stars July 14
Larkin unhappy with Cinergy turf July 13
Bowed heads, broken hearts and almost July 11
Williamson wise beyond his years July 10
Vaughn: A leader first, then a hitter July 10
Online ballot stuffing e-liminated July 8
Villone goes from stopgap to stopper July 6
Casey deserves to be All-Star July 4
Fans help Reds make own fireworks July 3
Villone: From scrap heap tp top of heap July 1

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June '99
This one belongs to the Roads June 30
Marge has a case vs. baseball June 27
Tarnished Gophers lay golden egg June 26
Reds' pitching backward June 20
Bengals shouldn't throw Smith into fire June 16
No call to arms for Reds June 13
Indians' offense is overkill June 12
Van Gundy guessing gamely June 10
Pryor pays heavy price with memory June 9
Interleague play succeeding June 6
Sport's hopes riding on Charismatic June 5
Jackson's back helps Pacers move forward June 2

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May '99
No fuel plus no rain equals no milk May 31
IRL was big mistake, by George May 30
Breeden turns out to be extra cool for school May 29
Reds must solve riddle of Tomko May 27
Reds fans disguised as empty seats May 26
Indy speed king says it's time to slow down May 23
Lindner's Reds a business, not a 3-ring circus May 22
Sorry, Carl, you're stuck with Bengals May 20
Anderson wrong to keep 'Redskins' May 19
Don't expect another HR chase May 9
Flying Pig I represents Vehr's vision May 8
Gutty Casey stands tall vs. Johnson May 6
Griffey's visit: Wishing upon a star May 5
Lukas laughs last and best May 2
Figuring Derby is ignorance over expertise May 1

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April '99
Sheik-ing up the Derby April 30
Run for Roses needs pruning April 29
Cereal crime: Wheaties can't re-serve Rose April 28
Only Elway knows when to say goodbye April 25
Neagle takes one on the chin ...
Behind scenes (maybe) of Reds deal April 21
Why Brown said no to 9-for-1 Apr. 18
Sink or swim, Coslet in this for the duration Apr. 17
Reds could do worse than Wohlers Apr. 14
Young's makeover more than hair color Apr. 6
Opening Day not Marge's finest hour Apr. 5
Bengals' braintrust differs on QB Apr. 4

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March '99
Parris is the springtime: Off to the minors Mar. 31
Nomo margin for error Mar. 30
Seeking exposure, Donald finds King Mar. 29
Female trainer, 68, on path to Derby Mar. 27
Reds won't trade right to bear arms Mar. 25
It's simple: Spartans were better Mar. 22
Magloire's game is mostly (trash) talk Mar. 21
Wally sweet but Miami not elite Mar. 20
Coles' love conquers fear Mar. 19
XU playing with heart, playing to win Mar. 18
Call 'em Miami of O-hi-we're in the Sweet 16' Mar. 15
Utah's coach argues diplomas first Mar. 14
Ohio State waking up to possibilities Mar. 12
Minnesota scandal tests college sports Mar. 11
'The great DiMaggio' defined grace, dignity Mar. 9
XU goes from hopeful to heartbroken Mar. 8
Look for 'limiteds' to block Dolan Mar. 7
XU's rebounding weakness exposed Mar. 6
Now Muskies can relax - a little Mar. 5
Ted Turner is no better than Marge Mar. 3

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February '99
Defense thrills Miami's Coles Feb. 28
McGuire's post-70 life wonderful Feb. 25
Vaughn gets in the swing of things Feb. 24
If you plant it, will stars come? Feb. 23
Reds lineup: Who's up first? Feb. 22
Pinstripes equal winning to Clemens Feb. 21
Young eager to shake bad defensive tag Feb. 20
Astros still better than Reds Feb. 19
Schott takes seat in the back Feb. 17
Swimsuit issue doesn't mesh with fatherhood Feb. 14
Olympics just another money club Feb. 13
Dog for goatee would be fair trade Feb. 11
Browns send greetings to Gibson Feb. 10
Reds hit homer with Vaughn trade Feb. 3

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January '99
UC looks for more from Martin Jan. 31
Can Gullett earn a save with Avery? Jan. 30
Shootout is best game in town Jan. 29
Sure, Shootout's too big, but that's why it's fun Jan. 28
'Shootists' don't share fanaticism Jan. 27
UC has style, but is it the right one? Jan. 24
Carroll's fancy turns to Speedway Jan. 23
Worm turns again; now he's unretired Jan. 21
Spirit of forgiveness forgets Rose Jan. 20
Olympic chief follows path of our president Jan. 17
You don't want to watch but you can't help it Jan. 16
Even coaches wanted kids to be like Mike Jan. 14
Right time for Jordan's final fadeaway Jan. 13
Maris' hopes gone with Mark Jan. 10
John Thompson is who he is Jan. 9
Fur flies as Bearcatgate breaks out Jan. 7
In battle of NBA wits, it's 0-0 tie Jan. 6
Title-less Buckeyes can be proud Jan. 2
Sugar Bowl not so sweet Jan. 1

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