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


72nd edition of My Random Thoughts: Sports, TV, music, food, life.....

72nd edition of My Random Thoughts: Sports, TV, music, food, life.....

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

Tough to beat warm weather and the sounds of Reds baseball on the radio. I can't wait to get back to doing Extra Innings.

The Norwood location of Ford's Garage named a burger after me about three years ago. I'm honored, but they have never told me why. I've had it. Good. Applewood smoke bacon, cheese, lettuce and......peanut butter....on a Brioche Bun.

Do you remember the first movie you ever saw with your spouse? Kelly and I saw Indecent Proposal with Woody Harrelson, Demi Moore and Robert Redford. Great movie. Albeit an odd first date choice.

By the way, what is an acceptable number of consecutive days wearing a pair of jeans before washing?

Wes Miller is clearly hearing the outside noise and criticism in his third season. It's a heightened sense of scrutiny of his performance as coach that he no doubt never felt in 10 years at UNC Greensboro.

My apologies, but I just can't find interest in the shuttle times of players the NFL combine.

You know what's a killer album? Stevie Wonder's Songs In The Key of Life. "I Wish" is just so dang good.

TV pick-to-click: Dr. Death (Peacock). Unsettling, scary, outraging. Joshua Jackson (Pacey/Dawson's Creek) is really, really good as Christopher Duntsch, a real-life Texas-based surgeon.

I remember a time when I could name the starting lineup for all the good teams in CBB. Not anymore.

The NFL has tested optical tracking on first down/yards to gain rulings and is getting closer to replacing the Chain Gang. About time. It's only 2024.

We currently have nine different coffee creamers in the fridge. Remke had four new ones this week, including Eggo Waffles and Maple Syrup flavor. Oh. Yea.

Pasta in a jar recommendation: Carbone....from the famous restaurant at No. 181 Thompson Street, New York City. Excellent.

I get the biggest kick out of people that do NFL mock drafts AND add in a trade. Come on. Stop.

I've never seen an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Fan reaction to the annual NFL player survey always fascinates me. Fans are torn between siding with players, that many feel are '"coddled millionaires" vs siding with ownership. Ultimately, what matters is the organization matching the arms race of player treatment around the league.

If you like chicken parmesan, I would highly, and I mean HIGHLY, recommend Mama's On Main in Covington. And be sure to get the bread.

I think it's incredibly cool what Josh Sneed has built with Cincy Shirts. I don't think it's a stretch to say it's a brand empire that's become part of Cincinnati like Skyline, Graeter's, Montgomery Inn, LaRosa's, etc.

I met George Foster when I was 11 years old and got his autograph in the lobby of the Bay Harbor Inn in Tampa during 1978 spring training. Thoughts and prayers to George as he recovers from heart surgery. Casey and I once rode in a helicopter with George to deliver the game ball for the AJ Cohen Memorial Baseball Tournament. Pretty wild.

TV show recommendation: True Story on Netflix. Kevin Hart and Wesley Snipes. Both are really good in this. 7 episodes.

The state of IU basketball saddens me.

My mom would often say, "He has more _____ than Carter has pills." I never knew what that meant until I looked it up this week.
Carter's Little Liver Pills were well-known back in the day because of advertising. The advertising was so widespread that it seemed Carter had an endless supply of pills—which is why the saying originated.

FC Cincinnati chose Adam Jones to pull the sword for the home opener? Hmmm. Interesting.

When I think of Indy and the NFL combine, I think of St. Elmo's Steakhouse and their shrimp cocktail.

Flipping channels I stopped on The Office. The Chili's manager talked to the camera and banned Pam after she was drunk at The Dundies. Admittedly, odd thought……but how often did a non cast member talk to the camera?

The NFL is considering the XFL kickoff. The kicker lines up at his 30-yard line, with the 10 other members of the kickoff team lining up at the opponent's 35 -- 5 yards away from the returning team. The kicker and returner are the only players who can move until the ball is fielded. Yea. Just eliminate the kickoff.

Wes Miller is going absolutely nowhere. The buyout to move on at the end of this month is $15.6M. They buyout after next season is $13M. Not happening.

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