It’s only Monday morning and already I’m sick and tired of hearing about people saying “the Bengals backed into the playoffs”. I feel sorry for you folks out there who still find things to gripe and complain about with this team. I made the trip to PBS yesterday and spent 5 hours in my car round trip. That meant I listened to a lot of idiot callers on 700 WLW, idiot callers like this one before the Bengals game saying “they should take their 1st round pick and trade it to get Carson back.” ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR F’N MIND????????????
I understand that 25 (it might be more or less, I lost track) years of losing has worn on you Bengals fans. Can’t we just be happy they made the postseason? Who the hell cares how they got in? So what they lost to the Ravens, a lot of teams did this year. They were the better team and they just happened to play Cincy in week 17. It doesn’t mean the Bengals backed into the playoffs. You want to talk about backing into the playoffs? How about Denver, losers of 3 straight and the only reason they got in was because our best friend Carson Palmer couldn’t beat the Chargers at home. THAT my friends is backing into the playoffs. I’d say in 2005, they backed in with losses late in meaningless games. In 2009 they lost the Sunday night game against the Jets in week 17 when they already had a playoff spot locked up, I would consider that backing in.
I’d understand if the Bengals went out yesterday and laid an egg, got beat 42-0 on their home turf and then got help. No this team went out and they were competitive in the game and had a chance to tie the game up late. A few breaks here and there and maybe a new officiating crew and the Bengals could have possibly won the game.
I am just sick and tired of the Negative Nancy’s out there who always have something bad to say about this team. The Bengals won 9 games this year, how many did you think they’d win honestly? They beat a 3-0 Buffalo team who at the time were the hottest team in the NFL, they ended losing streaks to the Colts and they got over the hump and won a game on the West Coast for the first time since I was in elementary school. This team has a lot of great things going for it, can’t we just all be happy they made the postseason? This TEAM earned it by winning 9 games this year, how many other AFC teams with 9 wins earned it? Tennessee? We beat them. Not only did the Bengals earn this berth, they got possibly the most favorable first round match up in the AFC!
Can we just stop this “backing in” nonsense? The Bengals DID NOT back into the playoffs so let’s get behind this team, and root like hell on Saturday at 4:30! WHODEY!