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  1. 4 points
    Billy essentially IS Bengalzone. I’ve spent around half of my life contributing to this board in some capacity, and he has always been its spiritual foundation. Rest easy, Boobiemeister.
  2. 4 points
    Very sad news indeed. Billy has been a huge part of this board since as long as I've been here and the one that asked me to be a moderator all those years ago. Him and I had a chance to meet up a while back at the Hofbrauhaus in Newport. I found the pic here, but it wouldn't let me pull it up. We sat at the bar together, had lunch, drank beers and shot the shit about our beloved Bengals and all other matters we could think of. It was like sitting down with someone I knew my whole life. When I was deployed to Afghanistan, he sent me music and movies on CD. Most notable from that group was a copy of the Bengals and Chargers playing in the freezer bowl. I still have all of the stuff he sent to me. He was also my brother in arms in being a proud Marine !!! I will say a prayer for our friend and also keep his family in our thoughts and prayers through the Holiday season. I am very saddened by the loss of Billy. Rest in Peace my brother !!! Mark
  3. 4 points
    "Training camp starts this week ?? Does Wal-Mart's equate brand make a comparable Gatorade ??"
  4. 3 points
    Sad to hear that Billy and others like him are what have kept me coming back to this board even though not as much as id like to... This ones for you Billy ❤ R.i.P
  5. 3 points
    "What was this trade deadline thing I heard about recently"? "Did I miss an opportunity to increase my stock in Werther's again"? "There's just something about those hard candies that makes me.... Hey I forgot to write a check to the icebox repair man".
  6. 3 points
    Memo From: Mike Brown To: Marvin Lewis Marvin, just wanted to let you know that we've received the various emails and communique' you have transmitted regarding the halftime Monkey Rodeo we employ every year. The feelings you and your wife have expressed, that the show is nothing more than animal abuse and should be stopped, is not shared by myself or me or Mike Brown (I). You are correct that the show, in its simplest recitation, could be described as stuffing a few Capuchin monkeys in little western outfits, strapping them to the backs of border collies, and sending them on a terrifying, helter skelter ride at speeds up to 30 miles per hour, all in front of a screaming horde of half intoxicated NFL fans. I give you all that. But so what? It's well received by those fans. I investigated your claim regarding Tim Lepard, the man that brings the monkey rodeo to Cincinnati every year. And you are correct, his show's other engagements consist of very low level minor league baseball games, county fairs, and yes, unfortunately, a good number of motorcycle rallies. Marvin, let me point out to you the clientele at those affairs are the same subset of the population that comes to our stadium. You know I share your utter contempt for most of the drunken cretins that attend our games. We're staging nothing more than a modern-day gladiator battle out there every other Sunday, complete with broken bones, maimings, and blood lust. Who do you think we're attracting? This type of low-brow, dimwitted monkey show is right on their level. It's kind of our way of saying, "Hey look, drunken clerk from the car parts store, monkeys in cowboy outfits riding on dogs!" Come to think of it, it's not our way of paraphrasing that. That's exactly what we're saying! Your point that we are "cheaping out" on the halftime show, just because the Rams are staging halftime concerts with the latest Instagram L.A. pop starlet, and the Browns are leaning on the Cleveland Rock and Roll angle to stage heavy acid rock freak-outs at halftime, is not well received here in the upstairs suites at Paul Brown Stadium. By God, if it's good enough for the Wilmington Blue Rocks and the Erie Seawolves, it's good enough for the Cincinnati Bengals! And I checked, although it doesn't matter in the least, you are correct in that we spend about a tenth of what other NFL franchises spend on halftime entertainment. So what? At least we're spending something. Keep complaining Marvin, do you really want to see my next move? Because we'll go back to a rousing show from the Elder High School Marching Band, followed by a swearing in ceremony for the local crop of ROTC candidates. God bless America! Think our fans won't eat that up with a spoon? Damn right they will. Thanks, Mike PS - Good try there on Sunday night, thought we had a chance for a while. Keep up the good work.
  7. 3 points
    Just dropping by to say that the Steelers are alone in last place.
  8. 3 points
    Having had a short night to reflect (couldn't sleep, stayed up to drink in an as much ESPN and NFL network as I could since I couldn't sleep and was anticipating a happy day at work amongst all the Ravens fans...), the following:1. I absolutely will not kill them for the play selections to end the first half. I have railed for years that Marvin is too conservative there, I will not get mad at him for allowing them to try and put foot on throat. Execute better next time, but keep trying to score. That's how you get ready to win playoff games and other big games, frankly.2. The Lazor offense is a joy to watch. So creative, not just at scheming guys open, but in protecting Andy and maximizing the effectiveness of the line.3. Cool to see what Green looks like with help and someone to move him around in various sets. He is uncoverable in man in that scenario, and if they do double cover him, it makes the other weapons that much more effective.4. Uzomah looks like Eifert's replacement in real time. 5. Mixon looks like the real deal to me for sure, putting the ball and team on his back in 4th quarter for that last drive to go up eight and then to set up the clinching field goal felt right. 6. Tyler Boyd is a legit weapon. Once they start sprinkling Ross in more effectively, I see no reason for them to take their foot off the gas at any point.7. Gotta give Austin credit, that defense does look like it is trying for turnovers at all times. That's a nice change. And, while we are at it, loved the aggressiveness from Austin on the blitz call that resulted in the Williams forced fumble and recovery late in the 4th. Guenther would have had them in a shell. 8. Big kicks from Bullock again, he has earned my trust. Wish he had a bigger leg, but nice to be able to count on him when they need him.9. NO sacks allowed by the offensive line. That's quite something, considering what everyone expected and feared heading into the game...Thrilled with this start to the season. Just huge. It was fun to watch the national narrative shift in real time last night...
  9. 3 points
    That sounds like a fun road trip, especially the leaving bmore part. Have fun at camp.
  10. 2 points
    Among the many reasons I want Zac Taylor to succeed is I want his success to de-validate Marvin’s style and methods. All the ‘not my job to motivate players, halftime adjustments are a myth, why’d we lose games? Because the other team scored more points,’ all that fucking bullshit he spewed for years. I want it all exposed for what it was, the musings of a disinterested, burned out, inflexible old timer who refused to learn or to change. It’s a ***damn national tragedy that Billy didn’t live long enough to see Marvin and his whole regime get shown the door.
  11. 2 points
    In a related article, the Bengals fans were asked some questions recently. Has it been a difficult transition from Marvin Lewis to Zac Taylor ?? "No, it has not." Do you miss him ?? "No we don't." Do you hope he returns at some point ?? "F*CK HIM" Why did the Bengals fail in the postseason on Marvin's watch ?? "Because Marvin obviously never really gave a shit and couldn't resist being a snarky prick at every opportunity." Sounds like Bengals fans won't be paying much attention to what Marvin does in 2019...
  12. 2 points
    Reggie used to have some big catches in big situations if Sample can equal Kelly I'd be ecstatic.
  13. 2 points
    Splack! (Dentures fly across the breakfast table) "The AAF is folding up? Great googly moogly, Marvin's announcing job is kaput! We'll fit him back in, let's see, 'Special Assistant to the Director of Personnel'? 'Football Operations Quality Control Auditor'? 'League Liaison for Veteran Players Affairs'? Wait, I've got it! 'Director of College Scouting and Consultant to the GM If We Had One." Perfect. Welcome back Marvin!
  14. 2 points
    Hope they get married in the offseason, he may break a hip getting that ass on his wedding night.
  15. 2 points
    “Stupid fans bought the whole fire Marvin bit just long enough to buy up season tickets. That was easier than I thought it would be. Time to overhaul the Lumina !!”
  16. 2 points
    Kyler Murray is the "must have" QB at 5'9 huh ?? Just stupid to even consider him. Again, if they want to take a QB at #11, that's fine. I would rather not, but whatever. JUST NOT MURRAY...
  17. 2 points
    Brief thoughts if it is indeed Taylor: John Harbaugh’s resume didn’t look all that impressive when ravens picked him either. Special teams coach for the Eagles. Tomlin only had one year as a d-coordinator when picked. Just saying. No idea if he will be anywhere near as good as those two have been, but thin resume doesn’t bother me. Sam Wyche’s resume was hella thin too before he was hired. Point is, either you have what it takes , or you don’t. I don’t think there is any one path to success as head coach. David Shula sucked because he was terrible, not because he had wrong experience. Wyche worked out because he absolutely had the creative flair and personality to succeed, none of which you could fairly see coming off of one year head coaching at IU and anonymous asst coaching in NFL for years before that (learning under Bill Walsh). Taylor may be a disaster, but, he could also be quietly inspired. At least he isn’t Gase, or Hue, or Joseph, or some other warmed over more of the same coach. This team and org needs shock paddles. Taylor is at least that. And if he is an abject disaster, then maybe in two years when he is fired he gifts the new coach with the #1 pick in 2021 and we get the Clemson qb. But this is as interested as I have been as a bengals fan in a long time, in any event.
  18. 2 points
    He’s also esteemed for being the 12th President of the United States.
  19. 2 points
    I'd be curious to see what Bieniemy could get from Ross as well. Seeing as he's the wannabe Tyreek Hill, maybe he can impart some wisdom and confidence in a player we need to thrive in our offense. Here's a quick video I saw from the Chiefs training camp last year. Interesting 3 minutes of time. I'm warming up to him as the choice. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iR2Zi7Rb_Z4
  20. 2 points
    I know I said I will never come back to this forum ever again, but I am here for this. I check this forum today because I havent heard from him for a while. didnt expect it to be this reason. it hit me hard than I expect. He is one of guys here who always care about me as he always say, I am his ARIZONA BRO. I will never forgot him for rest of my life. even on the day Bengals win Superbowl it will be sad day for us.
  21. 2 points
    I have a feeling the Browns will look elsewhere. But it won't surprise me if they did hire Williams. It would be a Browns-like move to do so. This roll the Browns are on is much of an illusion. Sure they are playing better but their wins lately have been the Bengals twice, the Falcons, and the Broncos. Give teams a full year to prepare for them in 2019 and it won't be a lock for the playoffs like many of their fans are expecting. Baker Mayfield is the QB version of Rex Ryan. While he's a good QB, his hubris will get the best of him and it'll be interesting to see how he reacts to a full season when the Browns aren't catching teams with their pants down. But hey, welcome back to the NFL, Cleveland. You only spent 20 years taking a shit.
  22. 2 points
    I'm sad to hear about Billy. R.I.P , prayers going out to is family
  23. 2 points
    i don’t really care to ever hear again about what Lewis has or has not done for this team. It just doesn’t matter anymore. Zero playoff wins, that’s what he has gotten this organization and it’s fans. Its like touting how some of Dalton’s stats are comparable to some of the greats. Someone remind me how that has resulted in success. Never...
  24. 2 points
    Are you ready? The Bengals have moved up to #11 in the draft order. The Raiders beat the Steelers possibly sending the Steelers out of the playoffs (Patriots, at Saints, Bengals) 8-7-1. The Raiders are on a roll and should beat the Bengals next week almost guaranteeing a 5-11 season and a top 10 draft pick. YES
  25. 2 points
    “I’m a 431 year-old immortal being. I smothered Chester Arthur with a pillow. I absolutely love running the Bengals and I plan on doing so for another couple hundred years!”
  26. 2 points
    Driskel is 6'4 and is very mobile. Those are two things Dalton cannot make claim to. Am I claiming this is the next Bledsoe -> Brady situation ?? Of course not. I am interested to see him get the start though. By interested, I mean watching highlights on YouTube the next day...
  27. 2 points
    Splack! (dentures fly into the endzone)
  28. 2 points
    Jesus. I thought I had time on my hands.
  29. 2 points
    There were about a million people who thought Marvin should be replaced after last season. There was one person who thought it would be a good idea to bring him back. This game had Marvin all over it. He got out coached, couldn’t figure out how to deal with the clock, and ran his pet rhino out there with a 55 jersey on to get swallowed whole by o-linemen. I’ve seen this movie before. Mike doesn’t understand how stale his product has become. Hopefully the fans will stay away in droves and send him a message.
  30. 2 points
    Splack! (Dentures fly across the dashboard of stock 1975 Ford Grenada) ”By gum! Is this the Ronald Reagan? It is! Thank God, getting confusing with all these new roads out here,” continues driving 15 miles per hour on random residential street in 7 Hills with left blinker on
  31. 2 points
    That was a great game to watch. While Drew Brees does get mentioned as being a very good QB, it always seems to be a step down from the "Greats". Maybe I just haven't paid enough attention and maybe he is always spoken about in the same manner, but that dude is amazing. Still rooting for the Rams if for no other reason than one Mr. Whitworth !!! No one is more deserving to win than him. Thank God when we let him walk, we had Ogbuehi to backfill him..... What ?? Oh, disregard....
  32. 2 points
    This is a bad post. Post better. No one is spiking anything. Pollack is working with what he was given, and doing WAY better with it than Alexander did. He's also refusing to play Ogbuehi and Fisher, so, there's that. The team is averaging 27.6 ppg and Mixon is averaging more yards per carry than Todd Gurley. Andy is on his way to potentially his best passing season ever. You re-litigating Whit being gone is stupid, in the context of whether this team is better off with Pollack over Alexander. I'm tired of rampant negativity so will be taking a break again. Have at it.
  33. 2 points
    I tend to think of Dalton as a borderline top 10 QB in the same area as AMPHAR. I just thought it through though and decided I would definitely place the following QBs ahead of Dalton, in no particular order: Wilson Rodgers Newton Brees Ryan Brady Luck Rivers Roethlisberger They have at least comparable (or superior) regular season success and superior postseason success. That places Dalton 10th at best, which is still good enough I think. There's a muddy group after that of guys who are vaguely comparable, some with considerable postseason success but none striking me as an obvious top-tier candidate. Throw Dalton in with this group and I don't think that's unfair. Smith E. Manning Wentz Cousins Stafford Goff Flacco Then there's Mahomes, who this year looks like Mr. Bigshot. I'm going to wait and see on that though; I've not seen solid evidence yet that he isn't RGIII or Dak Prescott and headed for a huge wall. Watson is in a similar category.
  34. 2 points
    I see where the Steelers and their fans are whining about the "hit" by Burfict on Brown. Is this what the NFL has come down to? Steelers complaining about a shoulder to shoulder hit on a runner? STFU. They dish for decades and just can't take it back.
  35. 2 points
    So you're saying we're due.
  36. 2 points
    This is going to be tough for sure. Steelers will want to turn their season around and to have any chance to do that they need to win at PBS this Sunday. This is a statement game for the Bengals, pure and simple.
  37. 2 points
    Either way, the Bengals week 2 win v. Baltimore is looking more impressive each week.
  38. 2 points
    It has all the makings of a shootout, so naturally the game will end at 13-6.
  39. 2 points
    I disagree with 24-20, I believe it will be 34-23
  40. 2 points
    One of my students is a Ravens fan. I've kindly prepared his desk before his arrival during 1st period: He always wears ugly short-sleeved purple t-shirts and I'm worried he might get cold, so I've got a nice orange and black jacket to keep him warm. I was afraid he'd be depressed after last night, so there's a Bengals clad teddy bear for him to cuddle with. I was also worried he'd be so distraught over the loss that he wouldn't have time to fix his hair this morning. No worries...there's a Bengals hat on his desk for just these purposes. Don't let anyone tell you teachers don't care.
  41. 2 points
    well happy - a bend don't break second half, held out for the W in a tough game. Just after 5:00am here so family all off to bed now with smiles. WHODEY
  42. 2 points
    We won. We're in first place. Can we all be happy for just one moment?
  43. 2 points
    It seems a medical marijuana epidemic has taken over the front office. You have to be extremely high to sign this dude.
  44. 2 points
    It only just occurred to me that one of the Bills offensive linemen who is getting roasted is none other than our boy Bodine. Haha
  45. 2 points
    Good lord, Lawson, Stills and Billings are tearing that line up.
  46. 2 points
    yeah that is what was saying by them, but there is always stuff they arent saying. I dont buy this one at all, not even 1 bit. this would made more sense, if he was release because he was dropping to 3rd string and wont made it to final 53 roster so he is being let go now as a favor to him so he can catch team before cut down day. letting go starter for money when off season pretty much is over doesnt made sense
  47. 2 points
    Love the fact that they brought in Chuck Smith to help. My fav video of Chuck Smith, chop, rip, coming under. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkKRLDkjwDU
  48. 2 points
    Mem: bring us down a dozen of Faidleys lump crabcakes and 10 boxes of those fudge-y cookies. Oh, and a Pit beef sandwich, medium rare, no sauce. for a friend.
  49. 2 points
    I heard it was pretty horrific. Apparently in the middle of a heated debate about lesbian dance theory, he was about to give his perspective on microagressions and BAM he blew out his Fallopian tubes. Could be the end of his career. Sad day...
  50. 2 points
    Yes. If you're looking for reasons to be excited, Pollack has to be near the top of your list. Driving from Baltimore. That's some serious dedication!
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