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Bearcats Box Lunch: AL Wildcard Game, UC/Ohio State, Cole Smith

Playoff baseball is back, plus thoughts on the Fifth Third Arena opener and more.

American League Wild Card Game - Minnesota Twins v New York Yankees Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

The internet is a big, wide open, scary place. Why should you have to dive into its depths and find stories that pertain to the Cincinnati Bearcats when we can do it for you? Here’s what the world wide web has to offer today.

In Bearcat news:

UC opening the 2018 season against Ohio State is #good. (Bill Koch;

There are more similarities than we’d like between the 2017 football Bearcats and the 2016 version. (David Wysong; The News Record)

But people are still very excited about basketball season, with season tickets flying off the shelves. (Tom Groeschen; Cincinnati Enquirer)

Cole Smith is stoked to kick field goals and PATs for the Bearcats. (Shane Kinnee; Bearcat Journal)

In other news:

It took a crazy bullpen game, but the Yankees won the AL Wild Card game. (Grant Brisbee; SB Nation)

We’re five weeks into the college football season. How many teams remain in the playoff hunt? (Mitch Sherman; ESPN)

Then there’s the whole NFL MVP discussion we have to have after four games. (Danny Kelly; The Ringer)