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Thursday, December 10, 2009

"Cincinnati is still Cincinnati without BK"

Two great videos by CNATI and one from the Enquirer:


Jeff said...

The entire thing is brutal.

Coaching changes are so common and bowl games are so important, you would think that the NCAA would put in policies in place to prevent coaches leaving teams before bowl games.

Beyond that, why did Brian Kelly show up at the banquet? Couldn't ND have announced the hire a couple days before, putting the spotlight on the players at the banquet instead of Brian Kelly.

N_O_R_T_O_N said...

BK reminds me that Cincinnati is a small-market city with no rewards for long term success. He has contributed to a culture in this city where if you succeed, you must move on. BK's departure from the local sports scene translates into other professions as well: why stay here when you can be on the big stage somewhere else?

Randy Simes said...

Unfortunately I think you're exactly right NORTON. We see it happen all the time with our newscasters and other media professionals who stick around just long enough to make a name for themselves here and then move to a top-tier market.

I wouldn't go as far to say Cincinnati is a "small market," because it actually isn't at all. That is what makes it the perfect breeding ground for these up-and-comers who are looking to make it big in a well-known and decently sized market and then move on to something else.

N_O_R_T_O_N said...

how can Cincinnati be a great city if it can't retain successful people?

Randy Simes said...

Well not every city can or should be a destination city like New York, Los Angeles, or wherever. Cincinnati needs to figure out where it is comfortable and be the best at that.

If it is in developing talent in an affordable location that is a breeding ground for innovation then that is great. I would say that some great talent has stayed in Cincinnati and decided to do what they felt was right instead of simply following the money or fame elsewhere where the grass might appear to be greener.

Jeff said...

I'm from Chicago. Many people in Chicago also feel uncomfortably like the city is a stepping stone.

I think part of that stems from both Cincinnati and Chicago do not dominate one industry. If your in software, it's better to be in San Jose than Chicago. Even if your in the carpet industry, it's better to be in Atlanta than Chicago.

All that being said, it also makes Chicago (and Cincinnati) a more diversified economy.

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