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Paul Daugherty
Paul Daugherty has been an Enquirer sports columnist since 1994 and has been chronicling Cincinnati sports since 1988. He has covered almost every major sporting event in America, as well as five Summer Olympics. Along the way, he has been named one of the country's top-5 sports columnists four times, and Ohio columnist of the year on seven different occasions. Last year, he was voted 2nd-best sports columnist in the country, by the Associated Press Sports Editors.

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Friday, February 01, 2008

Shameless Friday radio show plug

Talking to a TV expert about the magnificence of High Definition. If you're not watching the Big Bowl on HD, you're not watching.

Talking to a Kentucky state rep about making exercise mandatory in school. Legislated recess: Who'd have thought?

Talking to MLB ump Randy Marsh about Baseball invading his privacy in conducting heavy-handed background checks.

Also want to know how much of your annual budget is spent on sports...face value Super Bowl ticket going for $700.... who has that kind of cash? I get into everything for free (somebody has to) and I added up all the things I cover annually and what it would cost me if I had to pay... It came to almost $5,000... how do people afford this stuff? What do you give up to do it? Or have you given up going?

And other junk...

tonight, 6-9, 700 WLW


at 11:08 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paul, your expert is simply wrong about HD. The closest a fan can get is the stands.

Are we to pretend that TV viewers didn't see and get excited about any Super Bowl until the year 2008?
Are we to pretend that being there gives a better view of the action than does a network broadcast.

BTW, I'm not suggesting anyone nix any new technology. I just get sarcastic when I hear salesmen gushing over their product. Maybe you can get Billy Mays: "This is Billy Mays for Oxy-HD TV! Just spray it on and BAM! It's like Magic PUTTY!"

(I think I'm gonna puke.)

at 11:35 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

If it weren't for golf, I'd be doing OK. Usually one Bengals game, five Reds games, two OSU football games, two OSU basketball games a year...somewhere in the neighborhood of $500.

When you factor in golf, I probably spend close to $1000 each year between greens fees and the range. Other than being at the masters, no better experience than watching it on HD.

at 11:45 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not overly impressed by HDTV either.

at 3:49 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

east side west side debates.

A recent sycamore grad will play in the superbowl on Sunday.

Another sycamore grad won a world series and a gold glove this year.

at 4:00 PM Blogger OrangeD00d said...

I love my HDTV to death. I got it last summer. Now there are way more HD channels on DirecTV than there were then. The two are a lethal combination.

Sports are amazing, but it's not just sports. Movies and such are awesome too. Concerts. Documentaries. There are quite a few channels devoted to HD content that really take advantage of the medium, and are fun to watch even if you're not particularly interested in the subject matter otherwise.

Add it all up, throw in an HD DVR, and you've got TV viewing heaven.

And I don't really watch all that much TV. Counting sports events and DVD movies, maybe 10 hours a week? If that. But it's high quality time.

And my XBox 360 is pretty spectacular now, too. Heh.

at 4:41 PM Blogger VikingCountry said...

$5000 isnt that much. You need a raise.

at 5:02 PM Blogger oldtimer said...

Im surprised to hear the negative comments about HD. I picked up a 32" unit on sale about a year and haven't looked back. Got mine at Staples (!) for 450 and love it. Time Warner dings me an extra eight bucks a month, but by next year everythings gotta be broadcast digitally anyway, just make sure you get one with a digital tuner built in, frees you up from the cable monopoly.

Incredible pictures, makes my old eyes seem young again, detail like never before. A six pack of Keystone gets you a front seat Sunday at the game at my house. Popcorn's on me.

The only unnerving part is when you see too much facial hair on Paris Hilton close-ups, things like that.

Used to go to a lot of Bengals games, from inception until early 90s. Most were comps from friends and businesses. Team has sucked too long. Reds bore me, the strikes and overpaid spoiled athletes make me keep my money for other things, like....GOLF, GOLF, and MORE GOLF. As a middle aged athlete who still plays a little softball and remembers the days when pro athletes took jobs in the offseason to make ends meet, I harbor no desire to help these ridiculous adult kids get richer,

Having said that, I love sports and still follow the local teams, after all it is entertainment, as well as the workings and marvelous mechanics of human thoroughbreds competing with each other. Sad fact is, it;s turning into a rich man's game to watch and attend. Thank goodness for television, which brings us back to the HD thing.

at 8:14 PM Anonymous jack s said...

PDaug, cash in your chips and leave the "Nati" for the big-time. We'd follow you and none of these "expenses" would be an issue anymore. Think about it some more.

You could even move up to Hudepohl.

at 8:16 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well apparently I won't be doing anything this Sunday since I don't have HD. Paul thinks those of us without it are all degenerates. Sorry Paul, some of us have other financial priorities than buying a new HD TV to replace the one that works perfectly fine. Yeah, it may not be the best picture in the world, but it sure beats telling my kids "Sorry kids you have to eat ramen noodles again, but hey, at least we have High Definition."

Paul, do you even live in the real world anymore?

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