Lance McAlister

Lance McAlister

Lance McAlister covers everything in Cincinnati sports! Host of sports talk on Cincinnati News Radio 700WLW and ESPN 1530!Full Bio


55th edition of My Random Thoughts: Sports, TV, music, food, life.....

55th edition of My Random Thoughts: Sports, TV, music, food, life.....

Things that popped into my head this week.....

Sunday vs the 49ers is a major swing game in this Bengals season. A playoff caliber team wins coming off a bye, with health vs a banged up team on a short week.

I love Kelly with all my heart......despite the fact she's a 49ers fan.

More and more media types appear content to gain attention by 1. saying something outrageous....or......2. picking a fight with another media member or sports figure.

FC Cincinnati is the betting favorite to win the MLS Cup. Who was the last Cincinnati team considered the favorite to win a title entering the postseason?

Old song I cranked on my car radio this week: “You Get What You Give" by the New Radicals. 

Newer song I like: Used To Be Young by Miley Cyrus.

Paging Joseph Ossia, paging Joseph Ossia.

Ever play a lunch table game where you tried to push a triangle paper football to the edge of the table, without it falling over, to score a TD?

Sugar Daddy was a Halloween candy favorite. But man, if you bit into it and had to pry it from your teeth........

I don't like the MLS first round Best of 3 playoff series format and then going to one and done the rest of the way. And the higher seed should get all three games, if necessary.

The two best HS football players I saw when I was in HS: Jeff George (Indianapolis Warren Central) and Lars Tate (Indianapolis North Central).

When we were kids, my sister once chased me down the hall in anger for something I might have done. I slammed my bedroom door shut and she slammed her recorder into the door. It left a dent in the door.

Tush Push is a dumb name for a football play.

I used thumb tacks and white double sided tape to hang posters on my bedroom wall as a kid. Holes and torn paint. It drove my mom crazy.

Casey and Peyton shows I enjoyed when they were growing up: Suite Life With Zack and Cody, Drake and Josh, Wizards of Waverly Place.

Remember my weekly segments: Tee 'Em Up, Grand Slam Baseball, I Believe Wednesday and giving out three golfers for tournaments?

We are big fans of The Voice. But I'm a softie and always feel badly for the contestants that don't get a chair turn.

I'm a big Dusty Baker fan. But fans have to stop rewriting history. He was let go because he had a Reds group in their prime that got swept in 2010, blew a 2-0 lead in 2012 and finished 3rd and lost the Wild Card game to the Pirates in 2013. Everyone wanted and needed more. The fact we haven't gotten more since does not mean the Reds should not have moved on. Stop it.

Do we really still need the score ticker taking up space on our TV screen during a game?

Back in my WMVP Radio days, Michael Jordan once told us his family opened up their gated home one Halloween so his kids could experience giving out candy. They ran out of candy and he had to run to the store and buy more. Can you imagine seeing MJ in the candy aisle?

A football movie you should go back and watch: All The Right Moves with Craig T. Nelson, Tom Cruise and Leah Thompson.

I finally saw the new theme song for Monday Night Football. The cover of Phil Collins' hit “In the Air Tonight” is performed by Chris Stapleton, Snoop Dogg, and Cindy Blackman Santana. Fantastic.

The Bengals will play the next 11 consecutive weeks. Considering homefield/bye is unlikely, that's at least a dozen straight weeks of football if they make the playoffs.

I watched a rerun of the Love Boat the other day. That show was so cheesy. But I loved it when I was 10. And I loved Fantasy Island! The plane, the plane!

Ever watch The Superstars? The ABC show of the 70's featured various current athletes in athletic competitions. Guys like Kyle Rote Jr., Renaldo Nehemiah, OJ Simpson, Greg Pruitt, Joe Frazier competed in events like the obstacle course, rowing, biking, 100 meter dash, weight lifting, swimming. Later, they added team Super Teams with Super Bowl champions competing vs World Series champions. The Reds won it in 1977.

Don't worry about things you don't care about.

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