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Well, if Jerry Springer Can Do It…

 

 

Throughout the weekend, Charlie Sheen attended the Cincinnati Reds series against the Pittsburgh Pirates as part of his father’s weekend-long 70th birthday celebrations. Since most Americans know Sheen as our favorite Vatican assassin warlock, it’s easy to forget that the actor has embraced his father’s Ohio roots; however, Reds fans were reminded of his generousity on Sunday, when the younger Sheen donated $50,000 to the Reds community fund. Sheen’s donation matched “the Voice of the Reds” Marty Brennaman’s funds raised for the charity. In a statement released by the Reds, Sheen had some kind words to say regarding his hopes for the effect of his donation:

 

The City of Cincinnati has opened its arms to me so graciously and I’m compelled to give something back. If this contribution points one kid in the right direction, then we’ve done our job.

 

Unlike Brennaman, Sheen didn’t also shave his head on the field at Great American Ballpark. However, I think it’s safe to say he hinted at something even better. In an interview during the game Sunday, Sheen reportedly said he wants to run for mayor of Cincinnati. My mind is already churning with possible changes he’d make to the city. Will Bengals pubs start running “Tiger’s Blood” drink specials? Should the Reds go ahead and adopt “We’re Addicted to Winning” as their slogan? Will the waitresses at River Downs Casino be known as Goddesses? Would Charlie root for Xavier or UC in the Crosstown Shootout? It boggles the mind…

Article written by Kristen Geil

16 Comments for Well, if Jerry Springer Can Do It…



  1. Reds Fans...
    6:23 pm August 5, 2012 Permalink

    This site should not be about Reds baseball. It should be reserved for UK sports. No one wants to hear about the Reds whenever they get on here to read about the Wildcats. Yes, I am not a Reds fan, but many UK fans aren’t. How do you think people would react if you wrote a post about the STL Cardinals, they would be upset. Stick to the collegiate sports please. Thank you!



  2. Catlogic15
    6:25 pm August 5, 2012 Permalink

    Thanks for spoiler alert. Typical girl.



  3. Tiger Blood
    6:30 pm August 5, 2012 Permalink

    Charlie is a heterosexual man….thus making it VERY unlikely that he would ever root for any of Xavier’s sports teams.



  4. UKJJ
    6:30 pm August 5, 2012 Permalink

    Was planning on watching the 100M Final tonight. Thanks. Really, what was the point in putting that in a story about Charlie Sheen and the Reds??? See ya in a week KSR.



  5. bpisforuk
    6:47 pm August 5, 2012 Permalink

    Are people actually complaining about posts in the middle of summer that are not UK related? I’m sure the Reds are THE baseball team when it comes to the majority of Kentuckians and Charlie Sheen is an interesting person. Put them together and you have an entertaining story. KSR, keep up the good work.



  6. Hal
    6:59 pm August 5, 2012 Permalink

    1-end yourself.



  7. Pick Ratino
    7:06 pm August 5, 2012 Permalink

    Wow. 50 grand would pay for a lot of abortings.



  8. Sam
    7:14 pm August 5, 2012 Permalink

    5. You are so right. Also it isn’t the Crosstown Shootout anymore because that shows violence. It is now known as the Crosstown Showdown. Go Cats, Go Reds, and Go Bengals

    And Go Sheen really that is an outstanding thing to do.



  9. barn
    7:32 pm August 5, 2012 Permalink

    1–i think you missed the gist of the story. it’s actually about charlie, not the reds.



  10. UKJJ
    7:37 pm August 5, 2012 Permalink

    I could care less what she chooses to write about. I was upset because her original post contained a spoiler about the 100M Final tonight, and had nothing to do with what she was writing about. The post has been edited and no longer contains the spoiler.



  11. barn
    8:07 pm August 5, 2012 Permalink

    i wish she’d have left that spoiler in. little unrelated tidbits like that help to keep our journalistic composition critiquing skills honed. what did the spoiler say?



  12. UKJJ
    8:20 pm August 5, 2012 Permalink

    She told who won the the 100M Final. It would have been fine to keep it in the post if she would have given a heads up to those who didn’t wish know so we could have skipped it. Instead she started the article with ____ won the race.



  13. huh?
    8:40 pm August 5, 2012 Permalink

    There’s a casino at River Downs?



  14. goatsNdoes
    9:19 pm August 5, 2012 Permalink

    Ohio sucks



  15. UK Homer
    10:07 pm August 5, 2012 Permalink

    Be nice #1. How many MLB teams honored the 2012 UK National Championship team during a game? Fact is, two of the three major population centers in Kentucky have direct ties to the Reds. Fans in Louisville (home of Reds AAA team) and Northern Kentucky (right across the river from Cincinnati) both lean toward the Reds. Yeah, some Kentuckians prefer the Braves, Cardinals, or someone else, but they’re on the Reds’ turf while doing so. I can understand why not all Kentuckians like the Bengals since the Titans and Colts are nearby, but that just isn’t the case in baseball. Just skip to the next article.



  16. Yoda
    8:15 am August 6, 2012 Permalink

    #1 is a hater. Lexington is “Reds Country” as much as Northern Kentucky belongs to the Big Blue. The Reds are a classy organization who really supported UK by honoring our National Championship team; you didn’t see St. Louis or Atlanta reaching out to do that, did you? Also, if you had any frame of reference for Marty Brennaman shaving his head, the tremendous money raised for a good cause in doing so, and now a Hollywood heavyweight like Charlie Sheen giving his OWN MONEY to a community that he owes nothing to, you would realize that this is an applicable and interesting story that affects a LOT of Big Blue Nation, who are also REDS fans…