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


66th edition of My Random Thoughts: Sports, TV, music, food, life.....

66th edition of My Random Thoughts: Sports, TV, music, food, life.....

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

I had leftover pizza for breakfast one day this week. I'm a big believer in food crossover.

Oh the pain of someone accidently rolling their grocery cart up on your achilles from behind.

Kelly bought me a coffee mug warmer for my home office. Game changer. No more trips back and forth to the kitchen microwave.

The 2023 Reds gave 42 starts to Luke Weaver (21), Ben Lively (12), Luis Cessa (6) and Connor Overton (3).......The '24 Reds won't.

The question isn't CAN the Bengals afford Tee Higgins. The question is SHOULD they?

UC students storming the court Tuesday night was a problem for some? UC hasn't been to the tourney since 2019. It was a hell of a game and a huge home win vs a ranked team. The biggest basketball moment those students have experienced at UC. Relax.

Songs I cranked my car radio to this week: Sammy Hagar's "I Can't Drive 55!".....Toto's 'Hold The Line', that open!

Congrats to everyone from the new Nation Kitchen & Bar at The Banks. Good people. Shout out to Allen, who listens to the show and reads Random Thoughts. It was great meeting you!

The Reds now hold the longest active streak in pro sports of not advancing in the playoffs, 28 years,1995. Damn. That's a stat.

I was flipping channels and found the 1973 Brady Bunch with Joe Namath on MeTV! Classic!

We had Chateaubriand for dinner Sunday night (Christmas gift from my dad). First time. Holy. Moly. Then I put the leftovers on a breakfast sandwich with egg...and then made a panini for lunch.

Sad day with massive layoffs at Sports Illustrated. Such an iconic brand. I'd always try to guess who would be on the cover when I got it from the mailbox each week as a kid. And the 1978 swimsuit issue with Cheryl Tiegs in the fishnet bathing suit..........well.

I loved that fist pump from Wes Miller as the horn sounded on UC's win over No. 19 TCU. It was felt and relatable to many fans.

Desmond Claude doesn't get enough credit for what he's doing for Xavier as a sophomore on a team with 10 newcomers.

Sign seen at GlendAlehouse Brewery: Happiness is a choice.

I get a lot of questions about Reds TV. I wish I could help, but working on the radio side, I really have no idea. I do know we carry all 162 regular season games.

Among the small joys in life: An everything bagel with egg, swiss and a sausage patty.

There is no doubt that having the majority of UC basketball games on ESPN+ streaming cuts into the fan connection and interest in this team.

Hey, they finally replaced the dirty and faded sponsor logo on the side of the Bengals practice bubble!

Country song I like this week: Brothers Osborne's "Nobody's Nobody"

I don't get the fuss over California wanting to limit tackle football to kids 12 and older. They don't want to ban tackle football. Flag football is a great base/foundation for learning/playing football.

Season 2 of Reacher is done on Amazon Prime. That is just a fantastic show.

Did the Red dazzle in free agency? No. But, they did better insulate themselves from injuries, slumps and regression by players.

I've done radio here since 1997. UC basketball has always driven the talk radio/caller conversation. I've stopped trying to think I can impact that.

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

Thank you for reading these. Thank you for supporting my show.

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