Cincy - Rose was signed by the Reds, made his debut with the Reds, had the majority of his hits with the Reds and later managed the Reds. He also bet on the Reds while he was the manager, which has not turned out well for him.
Philly - Rose signed with the Phillies in 1979 and helped the team win the 1980 World Series.
Advantage - Philly, but it has nothing to do with the gambling. That Jockey underwear ad was taken while he was playing with the Reds. Horrible. Definite advantage to the Phils for not having that black mark on their franchise history.
Cincy - DUI, burglary, assault, drug possession, providing alcohol to minors. The Bengals, led by receiver Chris Henry, have set the bar for NFL team arrests.
Philly - Mike Patterson and Correll Buckhalter got pinched for weed, but the biggest felons associated with the Eagles are Andy Reid's kids, who have drug, gun and DUI charges.
Advantage - Push. Nobody wins with drugs. They're great. I recommend them. But nobody wins.
Cincy - The Reds were the first professional baseball team and the first team to host a night game.
Philly - The Phillies were the first professional team to lose 10,000 games.
Advantage - Cincy.
Cincy - They were the first city to establish a municipal fire department and have the first fireman's pole.
Philly - They were the first city to take a fireman's pole and have naked women dance around it for money.
Advantage - Philly. The roof, the roof, the roof is one fire. We don't need not water...
Dancing With The Stars
Cincy - Drew Lachey (98 Degrees) and Jerry Springer, both Cincinnati natives, appeared on the
Philly - Season 6 contestant Adam Carolla was born in Philadelphia.
Advantage - Cincy. The Man Show was cool (especially the Man Show Boy), but it can't beat this.
Cincy - Just across the Ohio River south of Cincinnati is the lovely state of Kentucky.
Philly - Look east. There's Camden.
Advantage - Philly. That's right, for the second time during the TotT series, I'm picking New Jersey over another place. [Jersey won a previous contest over Tijuana.] The danger I feel when I'm in Camden pales in comparison to the uneasiness I would feel if I ran into this kid. [Yes, I know Deliverance was supposedly in Georgia, but that banjo strumming inbred albino screams Appalachian Kentucky...]
The numbers never lie. Philly takes another one, 3-2-1. The Reds have no chance in this series.