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So, about this one-and-done Cincinnati thing

 
So, about this one-and-done Cincinnati thing
Posted March 21st, 2014 @ 9:32am

One-And-Done…again

 

 

PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 01: Johnny Cueto #47 of the Cincinnati Reds looks on in the dugout in the fourth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the National League Wild Card game at PNC Park on October 1, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)



 

Well, that was short and sweet. UC and XU were both bounced from the NCAA tournament with opening game losses. What is it about Cincinnati teams and the postseason?
Clearly the city needs to rethink this one-and-done approach.
Since October of last year, the Reds, Bengals, UC and XU basketball and UC football have all lost their postseason game: 0-6. Now, to rub salt into the wounds. Consider how long it has been since each of those teams have tasted postseason success:
Bengals: Have lost six consecutive playoff games: 1991, 2005, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.
Last postseason win: January 6, 1991, AFC Wild Card, 41-14 over Houston.
Span since last postseason win: 8,475 days, 23 years+
Reds: Have lost four consecutive playoff series: 1995, 2010, 2011, 2013.
Last postseason series win: October 6, 1995, NLDS, sweep of LA Dodgers.
Span since last postseason win: 6,741 days, 18+ years.
UC basketball: Has lost back to back opening NCAA tournament games, for first time since 1976-77.
Last postseason win: March 18, 2012, NCAA win over FSU, to advance to Sweet 16.
Span since last postseason win: 735 days, 2+ years.
XU basketball: Has lost two straight opening NCAA games, sandwiched around missing the postseason last year.
Last postseason win: March 18, 2012, NCAA  win over Lehigh, to advance to Sweet 16.
Span since last postseason win: 735 days, 2+ years.
UC football: Lost bowl game this past season, Belk Bowl vs North Carolina.
Last postseason win: December 27, 2012, Belk Bowl win over Duke.
Span since last postseason win: 449 days, 1+ years.

 

 

CINCINNATI, OH - JANUARY 05: A dejected Bengals fan looks down during AFC Wild Card playoff game against the San Diego Chargers at Paul Brown Stadium on January 5, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Chargers defeated the Bengals 27-10. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)

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