Addiction to spending on all things Bengals is a tough habit to kick, but we plan to fight it until all of Cincy successfully completes treatment. Previously we counseled you to try things un-related to football, but this week the doctor declares that the cure for what ails you is the hair of the dog that bit you.
That's right, spend more on football. But not Bengals football. UC football. The good folks uptown hope to build a first-class indoor/outdoor training facility for all UC sports but with special emphasis for the football team. Says Bearcats head coach Brian Kelly:
"It is certainly our plan to be playing into January each and every year. That means we are going to be playing meaningful games into November and December and we need the right facilities to prepare the team.
"At this stage in the development of our program we are compromising on game preparation and off-season development without suitable practice space and an indoor training facility."
The not so thinly veiled implication being that the Bengals must also be compromising their late season game preparation as well. Mike Brown everybody!
According to the article, UC needs to secure an additional $6 million in funding to complete the $13.5 million project. Whale donor Larry Sheakley will match any donations up to $1 million. That means you get double the bang for your buck for this week's BTtDwYMTGitMB. So, for the price of two orange level tickets ($144) you can raise $288 to help build a facility every school in the Big East already has (except South Florida, who needs no indoor facility, because it's Florida).
And you can feel good about supporting the local community and a team that does everything it can to produce a winner for our city.