October 31, 2014

Bengals forget there are two halves to football games

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At times this season the Bengals have looked pretty good. At times in almost every game the Bengals have looked pretty good. These times are usually in the first half of games. Week after week we see the Bengals squander the good play of the first half for absolutely miserable play in the second. Week [...]

Second Take: Five Thoughts on Bengals/Steelers

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1. This was a sad performance by the Bengals. Sad. Way sad. Pittsburgh was missing its top two running backs, its best defensive player, and its best offensive linemen. And yet, the Steelers dominated Cincinnati in the second half of a home game. Perhaps you could understand losing a game on a late field goal, [...]

Lucky Jerseys Strike Again…

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  We’re gonna win.  It’s lucky jersey week.  Plus my boys are ready.  I love these orange jerseys.  That’s it!  It’s been a long week and I said almost everything I needed to say on the podcast this last Wednesday.  Let’s get to it…Quick!  I’ve only got 4 minutes! Week 1: Mon, Sep 10 – [...]

Game Time: Inactives & Final Thoughts Before Kickoff

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Inactive Lists: With about 20 minutes until kick-off, here are the inactive lists for both the visiting Pittsburgh Steelers and our Cincinnati Bengals: Steelers:  S Troy Polamalu, RB Rashard Mendenhall, RB Isaac Redman, OT Marcus Gilbert, LB Chris Carter, QB Charlie Batch, and C Maurkice Pouncey Bengals:  LB Dontay Moch, RB Brian Leonard, CB Dre Kirkpatrick, [...]

Tecmo Bowl Futures – Bengals Vs. Steelers

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I would like to apologize for the lack of Tecmo Bowl on the site this season.  To be honest, it slipped through the cracks and we blame ourselves for the rough start the Bengals have had.  We are back now and we fully expect the outcome to be reflected in what Tecmo Bowl says. On [...]

WDW Episode 85 – It’s Steelers Week!

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Call me crazy, but I’m not sure ANY Bengals fans envisioned two straight losses to the Miami Dolphins and the Cleveland freakin Browns. It wasn’t that they lost that bothers most, it’s how they were lost. No mental toughness, no swagger, no desire. It was evident on Sunday in the 3rd quarter who wanted to [...]

Week Six Hit List

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Another disappointing Sunday has the Bengals down-right reeling.  After losing at home to the 1-3 Dolphins, (and a week of talk about how “angry” they were about it), the Bengals proceeded to go to Cleveland and lose to an 0-5 team (on an 11-game losing streak) by 10 points. And it was ugly. Not San [...]

From across the pond, part 2

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Oh dear it appears I spoke too soon For those of you who read last weeks post, I confidently predicted that the Bengals could beat up the Dolphins and the Bengals days of losing to teams with inferior records were over. How wrong was I? And with a game in Cleveland this Sunday there is a [...]

Goin’ down in Brown town…

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I can’t believe it’s the Battle of Ohio #2 already.  The second day of the year that my wife and I are enemies.  Now let me paint this picture for you.  My youngest just turned one so we’re having a party…on Sunday…at 12.  All of our Ohio friends, who are ALL Cleveland fans, are coming [...]

Week Five Hit List

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The Bengals lost a game they couldn’t afford to lose.  I know that we as fans can sometimes overreact to a loss.  The Bengals made the playoffs last year at 9-7 after all, and the eventual Super Bowl Champion Giants also finished the regular season with some head-scratching losses and a 9-7 mark.  The bottom [...]