In his post-game press conference in Paul Brown Stadium a couple of weeks earlier, Marvin Lewis was uncharacteristically giddy. The usually stone-faced Bengals head coach actually cracked a few smiles and responded to questions with a bit more vim and vigor than was his custom. His team had just defeated the Buffalo Bills, improving their record to 2-3, and pulling within a game of division leading Pittsburgh. Continue reading Toilet Bowl—By John Huang→
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By John Huang A lot can change in two short weeks. After two disappointing home losses to start the season that had the Cincy fan base ready to jump ship, the Bengals fired their offensive coordinator in hopes of jump starting their stagnant offense. Out with Ken Zampese, in with Bill Lazor. The subsequent offensive resurgence in the narrow road loss to Green Bay (27-24 in OT) followed by the dismantling of the hapless Browns in Cleveland (31-7) last week revived a minimal modicum of faith that the season might still be salvageable. Continue reading Bengals, Bills and Burfict→
A Marvin Lewis post-game press conference these days is about as excruciating as a root canal. Although the 58-year old Bengals head coach appears soft spoken, unassuming, and contemplative when speaking to the media, I don’t think I can believe much of what he says anymore. You see, Lewis is entering the final year of his contract without an extension. It’s like he’s piloting a plane with no landing gear or parachutes. His fate is solely dependent on the team’s immediate success, so he’s relegated to speaking mainly in the truisms and platitudes of someone on the chopping block.Continue reading NFL – Marvelous Marvin Lewis→
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore. While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, as of someone gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
The Baltimore Ravens’ 20-0 thrashing of the Cincinnati Bengals was as horrific as any Edgar Allen Poe narrative. It was literal, real, and exactly what the Bengals did not need. For a team predicted by many to be no better than .500 by year end, every win speaks volumes for a fanbase clapping, rapping, and tapping into the bottomless well of early season optimism. Continue reading NFL – Ravenous→
(Opinion Article by Ron Hamblin)
The NFL opened it’s season Thursday with the Kansas City Chiefs beating defending Champions New England Patriots in Foxboro. Although that was huge in and of it self, it wasn’t the whole story. Last season, NFL numbers for viewers were down drastically and most of it was attributed to NFL players deciding it was a good idea to protest during the National Anthem. HUGE MISTAKE.