November 23, 2014

Hate Bowl I

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I appreciate the perspectives out here on WDF regarding who will win today, and who we are rooting for, but I need to be blunt and say that I personally despise both of these teams, and I could care less who won. I mean, how can any red-blooded Bengal fan root for the 49ers to [...]

Bengals Unrestricted Free Agents Review

Michael Johnson should be Cincinnati's number 1 free agent target

Well, we all would have liked the season to have extended a bit further than it did, but the positives to take away from the 2012 campaign are many.  First, the team broke down several long-standing barriers on the way to back-to-back playoff appearances.  Secondly, the young up-and-coming stars got another season of experience under [...]

In Defense of Red

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Immediately following Cincinnati’s 19-13 loss to the Texans in Houston, the internet boards, chat rooms, blogs and radio shows were overwhelmed with irate fans beside themselves with frustration.  It quickly boiled over from the angry to the surreal.  I couldn’t believe some of the things I heard.    But as the Bengal Universe spun way [...]

Bengals-Texans Wild Card Inactives

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Here are the inactive lists for the Bengals and Texans with just over an hour until kick-off: Bengals:  CB Jason Allen, TE Richard Quinn, DT Devon Still, DT Brandon Thompson, WR Dane Sanzenbacher, RB Daniel “Boom” Herron, and S Chris Crocker Texans:  OT Antoine Caldwell, FB Tyler Clutts, CB Roc Carmichael, OL Andrew Gardner, CB [...]

Reasons For Optimism: Episode II

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Saturday is the big day, and if you are like me, you’re almost literally counting the hours until game time.  This is the fourth playoff appearance for the Bengals of the Marvin Lewis regime, so luckily for us it’s become almost commonplace to be in the playoffs and the awful stench of the lost decade [...]

The Immaculate Redemption

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  Sunday’s win in Pittsburgh wasn’t pretty, and it may not have been the resounding blowout win we may have desired, but it was nonetheless a huge victory and a seminal event in franchise history.  Back on October 21st, Bengaldom was in open revolt. After a fairly impressive 3-1 start, the Bengals had dropped two [...]

Bengals-Steelers Inactives

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Per PFT, here are today’s inactives for today’s titanic playoff clash at Heinz Field: Bengals: CB Dre Kirkpatrick, K Mike Nugent, RB Daniel Herron, TERichard Quinn, S George Iloka, DT Brandon Thompson, DT Devon Still Steelers: CB Ike Taylor, QB Byron Leftwich, CB Justin King, LB Adrian Robinson, DE Al Woods, OT Mike Adams, WR Plaxico Burress. The Bengals are going with Josh Brown as place kicker–a good call [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]