Monday, May 20 2013 10:47 AM EDT2013-05-20 14:47:15 GMT
Here's what you can expect Tuesday on the FOX19 Morning News. Jeff Creighton and Frank Marzullo have the Storm Tracker Forecast starting at 4:30 a.m. Warmer weather but ‘tis the season for some healthyFull Story >
Here's a look at the fun you can expect on the FOX19 Morning News.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 10:45 AM EDT2013-05-20 14:45:33 GMT
A man is accused of stalking the Flying Pig Marathon's Executive Director, and then bringing a concealed handgun to the race. Prosecutors say 49-year-old David Moore called Executive Director Iris Simpson-BushFull Story >
A Hamilton County man is indicted on charges of stalking the Flying Pig Marathon's Executive Director, and then bringing a concealed handgun to the race.Full Story >
Rascal NY Deli is the most traditional NY style deli in the tri-state located in Blue Ash.Full Story >
(RNN) - The world should probably be put on notice - we here down south like to play football.
Especially in Alabama.
With its fourth BCS National Championship in a row, there's a good chance the state is on the verge of seceding from the NCAA altogether and forming its own in-state super league.
Which, admittedly, for now, would be dominated by the University of Alabama.
But how is that any different from the rest of college football?
Alabama has dominated three of the last four seasons, with an Auburn national championship sandwiched in between the first and second run by the Crimson Tide.
No matter what conference to which football fans claim allegiance, everyone is quite aware the SEC just took home its seventh national championship in a row. And by the looks of it, Alabama, Texas A&M and Georgia could all make title runs next year. Maybe LSU and Florida, as well.
Getting through the SEC unscathed is a challenging proposition. With teams that individually could be the top team in any conference in the country if only they weren't in the same conference playing each other, getting through the season without a loss is near impossible.
Before anyone calls me an SEC homer, you should know I graduated from - and cheer for - a C-USA school. What do we know about football? By the time C-USA teams figure the game out, we pay our exit fee and find another league in which to play. Ask Texas Christian, who jumped from C-USA to the Big East to the Big 12 faster than you can say "Horned frogs."
But I do know excellence when I see it.
And I do know that football here isn't just a game. It's an identity.
A proper weekend down here in the South starts with the game on Saturday and church on Sunday. Church outranks football, if only by the smallest of margins. There's plenty of food - and prayer - at both.
Football is as much a part of the South as fried pickles, sweet tea, boiled peanuts, Baptist churches, a long, drawn-out 'y'all,' granddaddy's heirloom Bible, summer weekends in Panama City, winter retreats to Gatlinburg, and Lynyrd Skynyrd anthems (which Bama fans have modified to say "Roll Tide Roll" in the pause between the lyric "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Where the skies are so blue," much to the amusement or confusion of visiting bands playing the song).
Football runs through our veins like salt water from the Gulf of Mexico and gumbo from the Alabama and Louisiana Bayous.
And there's no better way to spend an Autumn Saturday than listing to Rammer Jammer or War Eagle or Glory blast from the stands.
I won't mention Rocky Top. No one outside of Knoxville really likes to hear it.
We wear houndstooth as a fashion statement and yell strange things like "Hotty Toddy!" and throw giant cocktail parties in the parking lots of our favorite stadiums.
And when schools out west brag that they filled 60,000 seats, we say "bless their hearts" and don't bring up that SEC spring scrimmages bring that many people.
We don't have many presidents from the deep south. But we have a lot of kings. Bryant, Dooley (Vince), Vaught, Dye, Neyland, Jordan, Saban, forever immortalized in the folklore of Southern culture, if not in big, bronzed statues on their respective campuses (or kingdoms, as it were).
Someone, someday will snap the SEC national championship streak. It's inevitable. Maybe Chip Kelly's Oregon Ducks and their high powered offense. Maybe Florida State will put all the pieces together and be the team they're capable of being, giving Jimbo Fischer his first championship in Tallahassee.
But it's no coincidence that the SEC has won nine BCS Championships and the nearest competitor, the Big 12, has won two.
To you, it's a game.
To us, it's a way of life.
That's why the SEC has been and will continue to be dominant at football.
Roll Tide, War Eagle, Geaux Tigers, Go Dawgs (of the Georgia or Mississippi State variety, whichever you choose).
Let's all raise a glass of sweet tea to seven straight, y'all. Praise the Lord.
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Thursday, April 25 2013 7:03 AM EDT2013-04-25 11:03:18 GMT
(RNN) - Big guys are likely to be the stars of the show Thursday night when the NFL Draft again airs in primetime on ESPN, live from Radio City Music Hall. Barring unforeseen weirdness - which can neverFull Story >
The NFL Draft with all its drama and uncertainty airs live in prime time Thursday night. Luke Joeckel, Manti Te'o, SEC stars and borderline quarterbacks are among this year's mysteries.Full Story >
Thursday, April 18 2013 8:52 PM EDT2013-04-19 00:52:03 GMT
(RNN) - Spring practice in the SEC climaxes Saturday when five more teams hold their annual spring scrimmages. Interesting fact: So far the biggest attendance at a spring game this season was at KentuckyFull Story >
New coaches at Tennessee, Auburn and Arkansas will give us the first glimpse of their teams in Saturday's SEC spring games. Two-time defending national champion Alabama and Mississippi State also give fans a break from the long college football offseason.
Thursday, April 11 2013 7:00 AM EDT2013-04-11 11:00:16 GMT
Many Southeastern Conference football fans will finally get a look at their favorite teams this Saturday, April 13, and several of the annual spring games will be broadcast on TV and on the Web.Texas A&MFull Story >
Southeastern Conference fans are beginning to stir as South Carolina, Texas A&M, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt and Kentucky all hold their annual spring football games on Saturday, April 13.Full Story >
Monday, January 7 2013 6:00 AM EST2013-01-07 11:00:08 GMT
Miami (RNN) - Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said the team that makes the most mistakes may well win tonight. Not a misprint.He explained that odd statement Sunday at the final news conference before theFull Story >
Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said the team that makes the most mistakes may win tonight. He meant the team that takes the most chances, forces the action and sets the pace. Teams that do that make mistakes. But they cause the other guys to make mistakes, too. Full Story >
Sunday, January 6 2013 11:52 AM EST2013-01-06 16:52:47 GMT
Alabama head football coach Nick Saban and Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly shook hands Sunday morning in front of the Coaches' Trophy, the prize their two teams want to take home Monday night.Full Story >
Alabama head football coach Nick Saban and Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly shook hands Sunday morning in front of the Coaches' Trophy, the prize their two teams want to take home Monday night. Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 7:48 AM EDT2013-05-20 11:48:36 GMT
You can buy a little luck for just $7, thanks to a Craigslist post. A Covington resident is selling two four leaf clovers, according to a post on Craigslist Sunday afternoon The posting reads, "I haveFull Story >
A Covington resident is selling two four leaf clovers, according to a post on Craigslist Sunday afternoonFull Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 7:56 AM EDT2013-05-20 11:56:23 GMT
A Colerain Township man is arrested on charges he raped a 12-year-old girl. Toussaint Thrower, 37, is accused of committing the crime over a period of two years. He is expected to appear in court thisFull Story >
The police report also states the victim is pregnant and the act happened at least four times between 5-18-2011 and 1-1-2013.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 12:08 AM EDT2013-05-20 04:08:33 GMT
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of an episode of 'The Brady Bunch' that was filmed at Kings Island, stars from the show are returning to the park.Barry Williams (Greg Brady), Christopher Knight (PeterFull Story >
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of an episode of 'The Brady Bunch' that was filmed at Kings Island, stars from the show returned to the park on Sunday.Full Story >
Sunday, May 19 2013 5:33 PM EDT2013-05-19 21:33:10 GMT
Warren County authorities are investigating two bodies found in a home on Sunday. Officials were called to a residence in the 3900 block of Riley Avenue in South Lebanon around 10 a.m. Sunday morning. LittleFull Story >
Warren County authorities are investigating two bodies found in a home on Sunday. Officials were called to a residence in the 3900 block of Riley Avenue in South Lebanon around 10 a.m. Sunday morning.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 6:13 AM EDT2013-05-20 10:13:28 GMT
Police are investigating a shooting a in South Fairmount. Authorities were notified of a shooting in the 1700 block of Queen City Avenue around 9 p.m. on Sunday evening. Little information is known atFull Story >
Authorities were notified of a shooting in the 1700 block of Queen City Avenue around 9 p.m. on Sunday evening. The victim was transported to the hospital where he died.Full Story >
Monday, May 6 2013 1:29 PM EDT2013-05-06 17:29:07 GMT
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court. Police say 36-year-old Jason Fletcher and Laura Oditt engaged in sexual conduct in a public place. The location is not named in courtFull Story >
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court.Full Story >
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:54 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:54:19 GMT
Dozens of volunteers in Middletown are giving back to a deserving single mother in need of a break. "It's way beyond anything I could've ever imagined in a million years," said Elizabeth Edwards, whoFull Story >
Dozens of volunteers in Middletown are giving back to a deserving single mother in need of a break.Full Story >
Sunday, May 19 2013 8:31 PM EDT2013-05-20 00:31:32 GMT
Authorities are investigating a shooting in Liberty Township. The shooting happened Sunday afternoon at the Countryside Village Mobile Home park off of State Route 4 in Liberty, Ohio. FOX19 has a crewFull Story >
The shooting happened Sunday afternoon at the Countryside Village Mobile Home park off of State Route 4 in Liberty, Ohio.Full Story >
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