July 25, 2014

On The Precipice: Three Keys To Victory

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Having been a fan and observer of the Cincinnati Bengals for over 30 years, I can say with honesty that I have witnessed most of the team’s seminal moments. Both Super Bowls, almost every playoff game, six head coaches, two home stadiums, and the reigns of both King Paul and King Mike. It is a [...]

The Other Big Game This Week

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Plenty has been said this week about the importance of the winner-makes-the-playoffs showdown for the Bengals when they face their arch-nemesis on their home turf in the bowels of Pittsburgh on Sunday. Steelers week is always exciting, but the added facets of both securing a playoff berth AND eliminating the Evil Empire from the playoffs [...]

WDW Episode 94 – Here We Go

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This is it. This is the THE statement game of all statement games. Beat the Steelers in THEIR house to earn a spot in the postseason. You want to be considered one of the best teams in the AFC, scratch that, the AFC NORTH you must win this game. Otherwise its another year of the [...]

STEELER FANS ARE UGLY

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It’s a fact.  I know it to be true because I had it printed on this shirt.  See? But we’ll get to that in a minute.  We won a prime time game.  It’s about time.  People are calling it mean words like ‘sloppy’ but I only care about one letter…’W’.  34-13 is a walloping the [...]

Reasons For Optimism

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In case you are living under a rock, let me state the obvious: Sunday’s game is huge.  Not your typical “big game” huge.  Assuming there’s no apocalypse on Friday, Sunday’s tilt in Pittsburgh becomes the equivalent of a large meteor hurling towards the earth.    That meteor’s name is Ben Roethlisberger, and the Bengals are [...]

Return of ‘The Terminator’

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  The Bengals signed John Conner, aka The Terminator, to a two year contract Saturday after placing fullback Chris Pressley on injured reserve after he suffered a knee injury in the Thursday night win against the Eagles. 

The Coming Reckoning

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As the scoreboard tallies flashed across the television screen yesterday, the Bengals found themselves and their playoff chances greatly and unexpectedly enhanced. With the Texans dismantling the Colts, the Broncos plucking the Ravens, and the Cowboys wrangling of the Steelers, opportunities thought to be lost after the Dallas game were suddenly again within reach. Not [...]

What the Bengals need to do against the Eagles

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It is not a must win, but it would be big for the Bengals. If you look at what the oddsmakers think about this game at any online sportsbook you notice the Bengals are favored to win by 4 points. Based on the path the Bengals and Eagles have taken this season it is an easy [...]

WDW Episode 93 – Run the Ball

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That one may come back to haunt the Bengals. Up 19-10 in the 4th quarter at home to a team riddled with injuries and emotionally spent. A team with one of the worst run defenses in the league yet the Bengals abandoned the run game. Dropped catches, dropped INT’s, missed tackles, ugh it was just [...]

Bitter sweet…bitter…

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Sure it turns out that Bill and I were both right.  I was right about the game and Bill was right about the division still being up for grabs. I’m not sure if that’s still the case but it was in the cards.  The title of the article describes exactly how I feel about last [...]