#TBT Pause for paws.

 
 

Always remembering all the good times with the bud dog. 😀🐾❤️

And a photo of the cat popped up in my Timehop too. I don’t really share a lot of photos of the car for whatever reason. But she’s still alive and kickin’ and here’s a photo from eight years ago as well…

Pause for paws.

Oscar is sooooo fluffy

He gets a very much needed haircut on Friday. 😀🐾✂️❤️

And here’s photo of Oscar when we were still able to watch baseball…

I really miss baseball.

Five years ago.

Five years ago today was what will forever be known as the Great Power Stack Fire Game of 2015. Or the Reds game when one of the Power Stacks caught on fire…

Thanks for the memories, Timehop.  I miss baseball so dang much. 😀⚾️🔥❤️

700 Timehops in a row!

Today was my 700th Timehop in a row!

Thanks for all the wonderful memories, Timehop. 😀🦕❤️

#TBT Pause for paws.

Milan used to love walking over to Fido Field in downtown Cincinnati. When it was walk time, he’d just sit and stare at you…

And then he’d walk with you through P&G Gardens down to Lytle Park and then start pulling until he got to Fido Field. And he would be so happy…

He loved going up by the fenceline…

He’d wait for cars to come around the corner of Gilbert and he’d race them down the fenceline. And he’d beat a lot of them. He was so fast…

Always remembering all the good times with the bud dog. 😀🐾❤️

Timehopping.

It’s April 16th! Happy Foursquare Day! April 16th? 4.16… Four-squared. Get it?

Three years ago, we were at our third Reds baseball game of the season. We stopped before the game to find our Reds All-Star Legacy brick again…

While we were still sitting in the down the third place line, one of the Brewers hit a line drive foul ball that ricocheted off some seats, bounced off the nacho concession stand behind us, landed a few rows behind us and rolled under the seats and Genifer reached over to pick it up in the row behind us. And after 200+ Reds games, we finally had our first foul ball…

Thanks for all the really wonderful memories, Timehop. 😀⚾️❤️

It’s Skyline Timehopping!

Four years ago, I was a third place winner in Skyline Chili’s Home Plate Sweepstakes 2016! I won this really sweet Skyline Reds ball cap and a $25 Skyline gift card!

And it’s been one of my favorite ball caps ever since. Thanks for all the really wonderful memories, Timehop. 😀🦕⚾️🍝🧀🌭❤️

Two years ago.

Two years ago today, Michigan played against Villanova in the college basketball National Championship game…

Michigan ended up losing 79-62 in the championship game but what an incredible tournament run it was! GO BLUE!

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Thanks for all the wonderful memories, Timehop. 😀〽️🏀🦕❤️

Not many April’s Fools.

Not surprisingly, many companies decided to forego their usual annual April Fools jokes on social media. It was really pretty quiet. Timehop had one of the best ones I saw…

No stupid cookies. Just sugar creme. 😂🍪🦕❤️

Four years ago OR Why I’m over FC|C.

Four years ago, our first FC Cincinnati booklet of season tickets arrived in the mail…

We reserved our season tickets on forty-five minutes after it was announced that USL soccer was coming to Cincinnati.

To me, these were the FC|C glory days, back when they were in USL. They were just this little upstart second division club from Cincinnati that drew 25,000+ fans to their home games. They were competitive on the pitch. They had friendlies with major European squads like Crystal Palace, Valencia, and Espanyol. It was all so exciting and soooo much fun. During the 2016 and 2017 seasons, we didn’t miss one home match. Every friendly, every scrimmage, every single match, we were there. The 2018 season we missed three matches because of my hip surgeries and one match because of a family vacation. The 2019 MLS season started off well but by the end we skipped some of the  matches during the week because the team was so bad.

And before each season started, we would go out and each buy the new FC|C home jersey for the season and sweatshirts so we had new gear for each new season.

We were all in on FC Cincinnati. Until now.

Here comes the diatribe…

Fast forward four years, FC Cincinnati is the worst club in MLS. I mean, it’s not even close. in 2019, they earned just 24 points from 34 matches, and finished with a goal difference of -44. NEGATIVE FORTY-FOUR. They currently find themselves without a head coach. Again. Before the start of this season, they eliminated general admission tickets. And that drove the ticket prices up. Again. Every year it keeps getting more and more expensive just to watch a team that’s terrible. We decided at the end of last season that we were not going to be renewing our season tickets.

And we have YouTubeTV. On YouTubeTV, you can’t stream any of the FC|C matches…

We also subscribe to ESPN+. MLS enforces strict black-outs of even the on-demand replays of ALL FC Cincy matches…

The only way for us to watch any of the FC Cincinnati matches, home or away, is by using an over-air antenna.

And to top it off, I think their 2020 home kit is an absolute mess. But to be fair, their away kit is pretty sweet. Over the last four years, FC Cincinnati’s home kit has gone from horizontal blocks to hoops to stripes to halves. It’s ridiculous. I’ve watched a lot of soccer throughout the years and I can’t recall another side that has varied the overall design for their kit so dramatically. Usually just little details change.

With the rising ticket prices and the TV black-outs, what FC|C and MLS are telling me is this… we don’t care if you watch Cincinnati soccer matches. And I’m fine with that. I’ll wear the gear I have. But I’m not dropping another dime on this team.

I’ve really fallen in love with Minnesota United in MLS. They are a competitive side. I like their coach. Love their logo and kit. And I can watch all their matches on ESPN+. I’ve also begun really supporting Louisville City in USL. I can also watch all of their matches through ESPN+. As soon as the COVID-19 crisis is behind us, we’re planning weekend trips to both Minneapolis and Louisville to see their stadiums and watch matches. And to me, that seems like a much better use of my money.

I’m not saying I’m done with FC Cincinnati for ever. But I’m definitely over them for right now and into the foreseeable future. #AllForCincy 😐⚽️❤️

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