Tim Sullivan, Sports

"Welcome. For those of you who have stumbled into this corner of cyberspace, please allow me to introduce myself. (For those of you who are familiar with my stuff, please keep your snickering to yourself.)

"I've been writing about sports for The Cincinnati Enquirer since the blizzard of 1977, and it has been suggested that some areas of my brain have yet to thaw. The rule of thumb in column writing is that if some of the people don't think you're an idiot, you haven't said anything. Cincinnati Magazine said I was the city's worst sportswriter one year. The next year, the same publication said I was the best.

"I doubt that I improved that much in one year. Probably, they just happened to agree with me about something. It does happen sometimes, albeit rarely."

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December 97

.Stubblefield best hope for Bengals
   Published Dec. 27, 1997

.'Tis the day for players to honor fans
   Published Dec. 25, 1997

.It's easy, Boomer: Come back
   Published Dec. 22, 1997

.Only a PhD can figure Perez's odds
   Published Dec. 21, 1997

.Sprewell case not about race
   Published Dec. 20, 1997

.Petrus gets more than he bargained for
   Published Dec. 18, 1997

.Scott back in Bengals' future?
   Published Dec. 15, 1997

.XU guards share the moment
   Published Dec. 14, 1997

. UC, Xavier love to hate each other
   Published Dec. 13, 1997

. What to do with Wilkinson
   Published Dec. 11, 1997

. Xavier not quite No. 1
   Published Dec. 10, 1997

. Midnight tolls for Morris, Reds
   Published Dec. 7, 1997

. Boomer's better than ever
   Published Dec. 6, 1997

. Bowl game more than football
   Published Dec. 4, 1997

. Too harsh a penalty for Patterson? Hardly
   Published Dec. 3, 1997

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November 97

. A moment of glory washed away in tears
   Published Nov. 30, 1997

. Moeller's Munoz has name, game
   Published Nov. 29, 1997

. Could Boomer be the future?
   Published Nov. 24, 1997

. Memories of Mick? Pay up
   Published Nov. 23, 1997

. Xavier sends warning to America
   Published Nov. 20, 1997

. New teams trade up after draft
   Published Nov. 19, 1997

. No growing pains for new teams
   Published Nov. 18, 1997

. Time for a quarterback change
   Published Nov. 17, 1997

. Buckeyes fumble diplomacy
   Published Nov. 16, 1997

. Dionne name carries weight, burden
   Published Nov. 15, 1997

. Cinergy makeover? Good idea, Marge
   Published Nov. 13, 1997

. Blake's biggest play off the field
   Published Nov. 10, 1997

. Klonne's priorities have changed
   Published Nov. 9, 1997

. Are we being told crime does pay?
   Published Nov. 8, 1997

. Winning not the problem for Johnson
   Published Nov. 6, 1997

. Wilson finally erupts
   Published Nov. 3, 1997

. Plummer won't pass up chance to run
   Published Nov. 2, 1997

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October 97

. Series saves best for last
   Published Oct. 27, 1997

. Indians find unlikely hero in Ogea
   Published Oct. 26, 1997

. Walks haunt Series
   Published Oct. 25, 1997

. Livan walks on the wild side
   Published Oct. 24, 1997

. Leyland sick of critics
   Published Oct. 24, 1997

. Classic? Not by a long shot
   Published Oct. 23, 1997

. Series left out in cold
   Published Oct. 23, 1997

. Sheffield breaks out
   Published Oct. 22, 1997

. Series goes from beach to brrrr
   Published Oct. 21, 1997

. Ogea goes from average to awesome
   Published Oct. 20, 1997

. Selig should ask for directions
   Published Oct. 20, 1997

. For Huizenga, cost of winning is too high
   Published Oct. 19, 1997

. Young Cuban could break Indians' karma
   Published Oct. 18, 1997

. Fate smiles on Fernandez, Indians
   Published Oct. 16, 1997

. Braves may be remembered as baseball's Bills
   Published Oct. 15, 1997

. Kamieniecki, WP, has a ring to it
   Published Oct. 14, 1997

. Another Alomar highlight fest
   Published Oct. 13, 1997

. Indians whiff and win
   Published Oct. 12, 1997

. Ripken should take one (break) for the team
   Published Oct. 11, 1997

. Grissom HR meets Lofton expectations
   Published Oct. 10, 1997

. Glavine deals Marlins a slow death
   Published Oct. 9, 1997

. Unearned defeat for Maddux
   Published Oct. 8, 1997

. Turner Field is grand slam to your wallet
   Published Oct. 8, 1997

. Indians fnas' dream come true
   Published Oct. 7, 1997

. Morgan: Rose must apologize to enter Hall
   Published Oct. 4, 1997

. Catch, perhaps series, out of reach for Griffey
   Published Oct. 3, 1997

. Johnson short order for Orioles
   Published Oct. 2, 1997

. Davis handles cancer nonchalantly
   Published Oct. 1, 1997

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September 97

. Bengals run down, run over
   Published Sept. 29, 1997

. Notre Dame puts winning on hold
   Published Sept. 28, 1997

. Truth may be coming too late to save Rose
   Published Sept. 27, 1997

. Carter is Bengals' king of pain
   Published Sept. 24, 1997

. Reds' future is bleak
   Published Sept. 21, 1997

. McKeon prepares young Reds for future
   Published Sept. 20, 1997

. Texas first domino in realignment
   Published Sept. 19, 1997

. Owners agree only to disagree
   Published Sept. 18, 1997

. No pleasing baseball owners
   Published Sept. 17, 1997

. It's the Buckeyes' state
   Published Sept. 14, 1997

. Rose impasse unlikely to end soon
   Published Sept. 13, 1997

. Basketball poorer without Grinker
   Published Sept. 11, 1997

. LeBeau defense disintegrates against Ravens
   Published Sept. 8, 1997

. Myers hears call to heal (on top of hurt)
   Published Sept. 7, 1997

. Don't trust September stats
   Published Sept. 6, 1997

. Reds line: Keep us in NL
   Published Sept. 4, 1997

. Bengals get quarter full of miracles
   Published Sept. 1, 1997

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August 97

. Bengals '97: Breakthrough or breakdown?
   Published August 31, 1997

. Let Cowboys have Deion
   Published August 30, 1997

. At Ohio State, Wiley future appears well-grounded
   Published August 29, 1997

. Kids finding football not worth the effort
   Published August 28, 1997

. Bengals suffer curse of the 49ers
   Published August 27, 1997

. UC's Jackson talks good game
   Published August 24, 1997

. Spare us meaningless preseason games
   Published August 23, 1997

. Notre Dame dream shines for Faust
   Published August 21, 1997

. Boone tries to stay steady in uneven year
   Published August 20, 1997

. Basketball legend got jump on competition
   Published August 10, 1997

. Ban or no ban, Rose will not manage Reds
   Published August 9, 1997

. Steady Chang in search of higher plateau
   Published August 7, 1997

. Lasorda takes center stage once again
   Published August 4, 1997

. Niekro's journey to Hall started in his Ohio backyard
   Published August 3, 1997

. Bengals face weighty issue with Anderson
   Published August 2, 1997

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July 97

. Is Perez victim of racism or high standards?
   Published July 31, 1997

. Is Dave Shula destined to stay in shadows?
   Published July 27, 1997

. Sparky should be next Reds manager
   Published July 26, 1997

. Interim suits Selig but forget permanent post
   Published July 24, 1997

. One year later, golden moment seems remote
   Published July 23, 1997

. Deion avoids talk of his other sport
   Published July 20, 1997

. Bengals camp: enough or too much?
   Published July 19, 1997

. Coslet's quest for perfect plays never ends
   Published July 17, 1997

. Coslet's quest for perfect plays never ends
   Published July 17, 1997

. Reds' Allen ready for realignment
   Published July 16, 1997

. Reviving Thorpe legacy
   Published July 13, 1997

. Has managing lost its appeal for Knight?
   Published July 12, 1997

. All-Star Alomar vindicated
   Published July 9, 1997

. Walker's day off lives on
   Published July 8, 1997

. For Powell, could have is now can
   Published July 6, 1997

. Arnie's class always higher than his score
   Published July 5, 1997

. Shaw shrugs off All-Star Game snub
   Published July 3, 1997

. Tyson case just latest in boxing dental records
   Published July 2, 1997

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June 97

. Anchor Smiley pulling Reds further down
   Published June 29, 1997

. Holyfield- Tyson impact future of boxing
   Published June 28, 1997

. Bulls: Keep Pippen
   Published June 26, 1997

. Reds, fans would rather be in Sarasota
   Published June 25, 1997

. NASCAR could easily kick habit
   Published June 22, 1997

. Rose should cut his losses and confess
   Published June 21, 1997

. Friendship fits Davis like glove
   Published June 19, 1997

. Reds doomed without Larkin
   Published June 18, 1997

. Location makes Tomko tough to hit
   Published June 17, 1997

. Goodwin finds hitting niche
   Published June 15, 1997

. Pomp amid unusual circumstances
   Published June 14, 1997

. Interleague play revives Past-Its-Time
   Published June 9, 1997

. Swooshes, dollars and principles
   Published June 7, 1997

. Sparky is right man for Reds
   Published June 5, 1997

. Men-only rule lands golfer in gender trap
   Published June 4, 1997

. Nothing will dislodge Reds' riverside anchor
   Published June 1, 1997

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May 97

. Woods raised bar, now trying to maintain it
   Published May 30, 1997

. Only Goodyear's engine whined
   Published May 28, 1997

. Drivers' spat only excitement
   Published May 27, 1997

. Knight's frustration an easy call
   Published May 18, 1997

. Setback won't extinguish Vehr's torch
   Published May 17, 1997

. If payoff's right, Carroll will act with speed
   Published May 15, 1997

. UK's hiring of Smith step forward
   Published May 13, 1997

. Speeds, crowds down at Indy
   Published May 11, 1997

. Tomko has heat, needs seasoning
   Published May 10, 1997

. Promises don't count in college
   Published May 8, 1997

. Pitino looks for a mountain high enough
   Published May 7, 1997

. Baffert's cloud has Silver lining
   Published May 4, 1997

. Not Derby without Lukas
   Published May 3, 1997

. Firing Knight won't cure what ails Reds
   Published May 1, 1997

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April 97

. Slew retains grace after 20 years
   Published April 30, 1997

. Views on Sierra remain high
   Published April 27, 1997

. Olympic bid not as crazy as it seemed
   Published April 24, 1997

. Free market works against gender equity
   Published April 23, 1997

. Bengals are sending a message
   Published April 20, 1997

. Coslet looking fora fighter
   Published April 19, 1997

. Reds should retire No. 8 and No. 20
   Published April 17, 1997

. Big O shows he is both hero, father
   Published April 16, 1997

. Key hit helps Reese feel at home
   Published April 13, 1997

. Wedge or no? Regardless, Reds stalled
   Published April 12, 1997

. Pitino ready for new chapter of 'Success'
   Published April 10, 1997

. Numbers keep looking better for 2008 Games
   Published April 9, 1997

. Where 'Clones go, the rabid sure to follow
   Published April 6, 1997

. With Boomer, Bengals are better team
   Published April 5, 1997

. Joltin' news: Morris still chasing Joe
   Published April 3, 1997

. Bounces will add wrinkles for Reds
   Published April 2, 1997

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March 97

. Only one challenge left for Summitt
   Published Mar. 31, 1997

. They can't hold a candle to Holdsclaw
   Published Mar. 31, 1997

. Machanguana could seize a title for Old Dominion
   Published Mar. 30, 1997

. Penicheiro beat, but not beaten
   Published Mar. 29, 1997

. Stanford coach puts team, life on full throttle
   Published Mar. 28, 1997

. Candidates not lining up for OSU job
   Published Mar. 27, 1997

. For one night, women's game comes up short
   Published Mar. 25, 1997

. Listerman knows people will remember his miss
   Published Mar. 23, 1997

. Needling aside, Shields says NKU is ready
   Published Mar. 22, 1997

. Here's one record Cluxton won't break
   Published Mar. 20, 1997

. Providence no Camelot for Gillen
   Published Mar. 17, 1997

. For the record, UNC's Smith not interested
   Published Mar. 16, 1997

. Clemson pulls a surprise to stop Davis
   Published Mar. 15, 1997

. XU a team that's ahead of its time
   Published Mar. 14, 1997

. XU's Anderson embraces dream of a lifetime
   Published Mar. 13, 1997

. Few can doubt Pitino poised for another title
   Published Mar. 10, 1997

. Kentucky Turner(s) up the speed in SEC
   Published Mar. 9, 1997

. C-USA's new alignment a good move
   Published Mar. 8, 1997

. Bearcats have that March look
   Published Mar. 7, 1997

. Vigilante umpires are way off base
   Published Mar. 6, 1997

. Miami won, and that's all that matters
   Published Mar. 5, 1997

. XU's Brown shoots, misses, worries
   Published Mar. 2, 1997

. Instead of the money, Davis shown the door
   Published Mar. 1, 1997

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February 97

. Gifted Mercer can't afford to dodge draft
   Published Feb. 27, 1997

. The few, proud, tougher than Bowe
   Published Feb. 26, 1997

. Bell handles wife's illness with grace
   Published Feb. 23, 1997

. Dierker talked the talk; can he call for a walk?
   Published Feb. 22, 1997

. All work and no plagues make Albert dull boy
   Published Feb. 21, 1997

. Burba finds Fuller brings finer game
   Published Feb. 20, 1997

. Burba finds Fuller brings finer game
   Published Feb. 19, 1997

. Racing gods smile on Gordon
   Published Feb. 17, 1997

. For 8 minutes, at least, Schourek OK
   Published Feb. 16, 1997

. Reds are ready to play hardball
   Published Feb. 15, 1997

. He wanted to mold character, not become one
   Published Feb. 13, 1997

. Reds getting pushed around in stadium bid
   Published Feb. 12, 1997

. Boring NBA needs more 'Star' wars
   Published Feb. 10, 1997

. Garnett maturing into a man's man
   Published Feb. 9, 1997

. NBA greats find today's game grating
   Published Feb. 8, 1997

. Wyche, out of the loop, wants back in
   Published Feb. 6, 1997

. Bowe flattened Donald's drawing power
   Published Feb. 5, 1997

. Anderson:no regrets, no looking back
   Published Feb. 2, 1997

. Huggins tries to save season on wane
   Published Feb. 1, 1997

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January 97

. Sanders time, skills not exactly prime
   Published Jan. 31, 1997

. 'Big Tuna' now comes at big price
   Published Jan. 30, 1997

. Kentucky's talent pool still deep
   Published Jan. 23, 1997

. Fortson adds more teeth to his game
   Published Jan. 19, 1997

. Rodman wins no matter the punishment
   Published Jan. 18, 1997

. With Fortson frustrated, Flint steps forward
   Published Jan. 17, 1997

. Tough times test Turfway
   Published Jan. 16, 1997

. NCAA lets athletes keep the change
   Published Jan. 15, 1997

. Fans shelling out to keep Bengals around
   Published Jan. 12, 1997

. Just one loss and Prosser is seething
   Published Jan. 11, 1997

. It's still viable for families to own teams
   Published Jan. 9, 1997

. One obstacle too many for Cowboys
   Published Jan. 6, 1997

. Hall of Fame prize not worth pain
   Published Jan. 5, 1997

. Spurrier thanks God ... and Texas and Ohio State
   Published Jan. 4, 1997

. So, NFL, Wuerffel can't play?
   Published Jan. 3, 1997

. Spurrier and Bowden: These opposites don't attract
   Published Jan. 2, 1997

. Fast Dunn forced to grow up that way
   Published Jan. 1, 1997

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