July 20, 2017

Bengals, do one thing for me.

You remember the scene, Rocky II, Adrian comes out of her coma and asks Rocky to do one thing for her.  Win!

This is what I want from the Bengals. Just win. Sure, we know the Bengals can back into the playoffs based on a handful of other teams losing. With the way the luck has been lately, this is a very good possibility, but I want to enter the playoffs on a high note. I want the Bengals to just win.

We know what to expect from the Ravens, a good defense and an offensive game plan that wants to put the Bengals away.  You know they are going to hammer Rice and test the Bengals corners. You hope that Flacco makes his mistakes and this time, the Bengals can capitalize.

This is a winable game for the Bengals. They just need to go out and do it.  The game is declared a sellout and the fans will be loud. Lets enter the playoffs the right way, by beating the Ravens.



  1. I think you just might be setting yourself up for bitter disappointment. This team simply does not have the ability to beat playoff caliber teams…because… well, the bengals aren’t a playoff caliber team. Time and time again when this team faces a must win situation against a good team, they fail to compete.

    Sorry to sound like one of those guys over at WDR, but I ain’t puttin my money on these Bengals. I appreciate your optimism. Mine went away back in 1990.

  2. Steev,

    No need to apologize for an opinion, I will just continue to look at this half full glass on my desk.

    As they say, this is why they play the games. You know the 1990 season and every other in between has no bearing on the game on Sunday. Right now the Bengals are in a 1 game season, win and you continue to play. A bunch of teams probably wish they had that opportunity.


    If you have it in your heart to win, you can win.

    Not Dead,Can’t Quit.

  4. You raise a good point – that the past has no bearing on the future. I still believe that this Bengals team isn’t quite ready to beat a playoff caliber teams, but hey, they may surprise me this weekend.

    The comment I made about my optimism leaving back in 1990 was an overstatement. The Bengals certainly didn’t disappoint when they ran the table against the division a couple of years back. I don’t mean to be one of thos jackwagons that carpet bomb sites like these with negativity. I do think it’s important to be realistic about the teams chances. The reality of the situation is that this team hasn’t given me any evidence this year that they can win a game like the one coming up this Sunday.

    At any rate, I will be pulling for them. Win or lose, I’m still a fan.

  5. My Dad just got out of the hospital, 10 years since his heart attack and surgery, my Mom made him turn to the Chiefs v. Packers Sunday. We get emotional, we love our Bengals, and yes we get NEGATIVE, Dec. 25 – 1989 beat Vikes and your in – Lost, Dec. 14th 1986 beat Cleveland (who we beat by 17 in Cleveland earlier) got ROMPED first play outta the gate and I yell at the TV my Mom (I am 16) makes me turn it off, Nov 19th beating Pitt by maybe 18, they score about 36 straight so the 115 Steeler fans can tell me how “we thought we lost that one”. Who Dey!