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Welcome to The Riverfront. Are you ready for someone to tell you the truth about Cincinnati sports?

I’m Chad Dotson, but I’m guessing you already know that. For many years now, I’ve been writing a weekly column about the Reds for Cincinnati Magazine, and for a few years, I also wrote about baseball for ESPN. But wait…there’s more! I founded Redleg Nation, have been hosting a Reds podcast since 2007, and wrote a fun book about the Reds with my buddy Chris.

So yeah, Cincinnati sports are my passion. It’s your passion too, right? That’s where “The Riverfront” comes along.

This city has a special relationship with its sports teams, though it’s often a heartbreaking one. You can get straight reporting on the Reds and Bengals and Bearcats and Musketeers and FC Cincinnati in plenty of other outlets. “The Riverfront” is where we go deeper, analyzing current events in Cincinnati sports from the fan’s perspective. Your perspective. My perspective.

If you’ve read my writing over the years, you know that I like to have fun and I like to be irreverent. You also know that I always try to tell you the truth; I like to think I call it as I see it far more often than any other Cincinnati writer is willing or able. I’m not beholden to any of the teams for my livelihood, and I don’t mind to criticize, when criticism is warranted. You may have noticed that is rare in our little small town of Cincinnati.

That won’t change here. So come along for the ride!

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