In this morning's Enquirer, prep sports writers Tom Groeschen and Ryan Ernst weighed in on expectations for the upcoming high school football season.
I thought that was a tad early considering summer practice doesn't begin for another six weeks.
Then, ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit threw out the first pitch prior to tonight's Reds/Royals game at Great American Ball Park to kick off the hype for his Ohio/USA high school football challenge.
Moments later, Colerain Cardinals head coach Kerry Coombs, who participated in the pre-game ceremony, passed me as I was entering the press box.
Geez, even amid the Reds' recent good fortune, football is never far removed from the minds of folks in this town.
By the way, Adam Dunn caught Herbstreit's ceremonial first pitch to comprise a battery of former college quarterbacks.