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Posts posted by cincyhokie

  1. 46 minutes ago, Earendil said:

    The other problem I have is that my sister and her family want to come as well, so I need to find 10 seats together. So far that's been near to impossible on the secondary market.

    There’s literally no way you are finding 10 seats together. You might have to settle breaking them down into a set of 4-3-3. Try and get in the same section. Hangout before game, at halftime, and there are some good areas in south end zone to congregate and watch the game.

    I take that back. You can find 10 seats in a row on seatgeek but it looks like you’ll pay around $200 per ticket depending on the game.

  2. I just got 2 tickets to the Miami Thursday night game. I can get a full refund 72 hours from kickoff. So if prices drop I’ll just ditch the seats I just got and get cheaper tickets closer to game time.

    Update: I got seats in sec 341 row 19 for $120 each including fees on Seatgeek. I just found 2 tickets on the team site through Ticketmaster in sec 341 row 23 for $185 each including fees.

  3. 22 minutes ago, ArmyBengal said:

    What are the fees on seatgeek Hokie ??

    Ive used Vivid Seats and the fees are a bit much.

    Seatgeek is like TruCar. It’s a search engine that grabs ticket info from all available vendors and second parties. It rates the ticket based on retail value vs. what you’re being asked to pay. I’m not sure how the fees compare. But I do know I’ve scored some really affordable seats to different events. That alone offsets the cost of the fees.

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  4. Can anyone think of the last time there was a player who held out and then went on to progress in their playing performance? I can’t think of one. Neither someone who was traded or eventually played with their team. 

    Hold outs are a reflection of scarcity mentality. I got to get mine. I don’t oppose getting your worth. But your play and attitude will get you that. It may not be exactly when you want it. But you will get it. Bates is rushing to the finish line and it will be his downfall.

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  5. 3 minutes ago, ArmyBengal said:

    So with that thought in mind, lets take a quick look at which Bengals will be UFA's after this season.
    There are also another 6 players which are either RFA or ERFA as well.
    3 LB's (Bachie, Johnson, Jones), 2 TE's (Wilcox, Eubanks) and 1 WR (Trenton Irwin)

    S Jessie Bates
    S Vonn Bell
    S Brandon Wilson
    S Michael Thomas
    CB Eli Apple
    CB Tre Flowers
    CB Jalen Davis
    LB Germaine Pratt

    QB Brandon Allen
    TE Hayden Hurst
    TE Drew Sample
    RB Samaje Perine
    RB Trayveon Williams
    WR Trent Taylor
    WR Mike Thomas

    P Kevin Huber
    LS Clark Harris

    Aside from Bates, I like this situation. Resign Bell and Pratt, possibly Hurst. This next offseason is definitely ideal. 

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  6. 15 hours ago, COB said:

    Well you have six positions of need there TJ.  That’s not even possible to effectively address in a 7 round draft.  You could take all 6 positions, but you’d have some guys zero out on you.  Best to address the glaring needs then in deeper rounds go for best player available and include character, love of football, etc, in your equation.   

    This is true. The draft is a crapshoot. Spread the effort thin around multiple position groups, you’re going to miss more than hit. I like what they did at secondary and at DL. Addressed a need and got top talent at DB and depth at DL.

  7. I’ve noticed the Bengals drafted players very high on the RAS (raw athletic score) this year. Even Volson was very high percentile. Players in the past like Jordan and other OL didn’t grade high.  Also, the thing with Volson is that his athletic skills are good for a guard. Not a tackle. Overall the Bengals has the 5th highest draft in terms of RAS.

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  8. The Bengals had a draft plan and they executed it. They went with speed, athleticism, and versatility on defense. 

    There’s something very important to remember about fits. Scheme fits but also personality fits. They take serious consideration into the type of mentality a player has. Look into why they got Taylor-Britt and you’ll see why.

  9. 56 minutes ago, ArmyBengal said:

    4-42 Field Artillery Medical Platoon Sergeant.

    Gone now but we were the last unit before you got to the airfield. Part of 4th Infantry Division before they departed Ft. Hood.

    Went back a few months ago for the first time in 20 years. Boy has that place changed !!

    Ah ok. I was in the 1st CAV. 8th Engineer BN. Ft. Hood is huge. I rarely went down to that end of base where 4th ID was.


  10. 6 hours ago, ArmyBengal said:

    Yep 1995.

    25 years old
    San Antonio, Texas
    No bills
    No wife
    No kids

    Good times indeed !!!

    I felt every last bit of that. Only exception was I was up north in Killeen. 

  11. Unfortunately, I could easily see a scenario that honors both sides presented by the FO. This would mean the Bengals don’t offer Bates something he can accept and they also honor his wish to not tag. I hope that doesn’t happen but when was the last time they used the tag?

    Then consider what they are planning into the future with Higgins, Mixon, Reader, Burrow, and Chase all coming due for an extension.

    The Bengals tend to undervalue the safety and guard positions more than others on the roster. 


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  12. 12 minutes ago, membengal said:

    Well, friends, I figured, "fuck it" - life is way too short - so I bought two season tickets just now. Life-long dream fulfilled. North end zone. Will get back for as many as I can, and sell the rest, hopefully to Bengals fans. Without Joe Burrow, I am 100% certain I am not typing any of those words...

    That’s awesome, Mem! Smart move! I had 2 of them 2005-2010. It was mostly a great experience. This time around will be better, no doubt!