Monday, November 30, 2009

Photo Essay

Check out the Queen City Discovery blog about yours truly. I'd rather be modest and not post this but Ronny Salerno, a photography student at NKU, did such a good job his work should be shared; you might not find it otherwise:

Who Is The Cyclones Insider?

He has some other very cool & interesting stories about unusual things around Cincinnati on his blog. My favorite is his entry about the forgotten, abandoned, unfinished Cincinnati subway system.


Friday, November 27, 2009

Huge Victory Over Kalamazoo

Cyclones sweep the Kalamazoo Wings in the two-game homestand. This is a huge victory for the Cyclones both in terms of the standings as well as a moral victory. The Wings are the best team in the division with a record of 11-4-1 for 23 points; they came to Cincinnati Wednesday at 11-2-1. The Cyclones have now dished out half of the Wings's losses.

Now in the standings the Cyclones are in second place in the North Division with 19 points, 4 points behind Kalamazoo.

The moral victory of beating the wings twice is tremendous. Wednesday the Wings had a long bus ride and were tired - not that the Cyclones didn't earn the win, because they did; but the Wings weren't 100% for that game. Friday's game is another story. The Wings played with fervor but the Cyclones played with more.

The good guys kept their heads in the game, they fought hard and won the little battles for the puck, and kept pressure on the Wings. That shows the grit, determination, and desire of this Cyclones team.

That's the stuff great teams are made of. Go Cyclones!!!!!

Also, three cheers to JT Wyman and David Desharnais for getting the call to the NHL with Montreal this week!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Great Attendance!

Sure there have only been 4 home games so far but, holy cow, how cool is it to be FIRST PLACE in League Average Attendance.

The turnstiles at US Bank Arena have seen 26,610 in attendance over 4 games for an average of 6553 per game.

That is outstanding! The league average is 4428 per game, so the Cyclones have blown that away at 150% of average.

By comparison, Trenton is in the cellar with 1858 per game.

Keep it up Cyclones fans! Keep it coming. Tell a buddy, bring a friend to a hockey game!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Slow on Posting

I've been slow on "Insider" posts for the past few weeks but there just hasn't been much to report. It's odd that they are 5-4 but only in third place in the division. Kalamazoo is just off to an incredible start and Toledo almost as much, although they've slipped a little.

Kalamazoo can't keep this pace for 72 games. As long as the Cyclones just keep their nose to the grindstone, they'll be fine. They have a good strong, fast, talented team.

I don't know about you, but I can't help but notice how fun they are to watch this year. This weekend in Kalamazoo will be huge - let's go Cyclones!