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  1. Gotta appreciate Mike Daniels’ enthusiasm.
  2. General Free Agency Thread

    Cardinals fans seemed to like him. https://www.arizonasportsfans.com/forum/threads/cards-release-c-lamont-gaillard.430565/
  3. While I didn't vote Riley, I get it and I'm okay with it. I think the biggest snub for him is less the Hall of Fame and more that he somehow never made a single Pro Bowl. That's impossible. So early recognition in the ROH is a nice way to compensate for that incredible bs.
  4. I remember a time when Bengalszone was inundated with signatures that made it like soft Pornhub.
  5. I'm going to need paper updates delivered by carrier pigeon. (I appreciate the updates, mem)
  6. BengalsVision

    Elizabeth Blackburn is the best thing to happen to this franchise in years outside arguably (yes, arguably) Joe Burrow. I am absolutely thrilled about what I am reading right now. Every single one of us, without a hint of irony, dedicates hours of our time every week throughout the entire calendar year to discuss the merits of a troupe of grown men dressed like tigers who play with balls. Bring on the cheese and do not cease. Keep churning that crank, Olive Garden waiter. More. For I remain lean and hungry. I am about to be 34 fuckin years old, and I have never seen the divisional round in my life -- at least not at an age that I have the cognitive capacity to recall. And yet here I am, despite everything, typing words on Bengalszone.com, wanting to see something better. I still run for the hills every time I am clicking around YouTube and even a hint of a Kimo von Oelhoffen or Jeremy Hill fumble or Vontaze Burfict missile tackle to a Pittsburgh Steeler is visible. I bear the scars of this franchise, and that is extraordinarily cheesy. Imagine trying to explain to someone who doesn't care about American football that I was emotionally wrecked for weeks because a team I cannot control lost a game. They're gonna think I'm the king of the cheese, and they're right. Now I'm the king of the jungle, and I will treat my throne with reverence. I think it's going to work too, at least well enough to collide a legitimate stadium environment of intense fan enthusiasm with a team that can be very good under the leadership of a great quarterback. The social media team has been killing it, and we've all seen that the last couple of years. This means less to the old fogeys, among whom I even count myself at this point, who are jaded by all the years of failure. Younger people who use Instagram don't give a rat's ass about Dave Schula or Lumina Drama or even the Palmer era (outside some choice Chad celebrations, perhaps). They do give a rat's ass about Super Bowls XVI and XXIIII, and about our founder being the most innovative coach of all time. They do give a rat's ass about the no huddle, and the poorly-named west coast offense, and about Ken Anderson being a Hall of Fame snub. They do give a rat's ass about the Bengals laying claim to the greatest offensive lineman to ever play the game. There is plenty of pride to be had here for those who are willing to show some. And if it happens, it will benefit the team on the field. Culture is everywhere, including in the stands and around the city.
  7. Bengals Hire Scout

    I don't blame you for feeling that way, and I would have been on board with firing Taylor after 2020 too. I just mean that he and Anarumo weren't fired, so one might as well hope for their success. If they are fired then 2021 will have sucked too. They're not going to be fired tomorrow.
  8. 2021 Off-season OTA/Mini-Camp Stuff

    I'll try to make the 31st event. That sounds pretty damned cool, and I have never been to a practice.
  9. 2021 Reds

    It's unfortunate for them that three NL West teams are raking it, and that might absorb all of the wild card spots. They need to overtake Milwaukee in the Central.
  10. Bengals Hire Scout

    I mean, if they're not fired, that would imply good things happened. Right. I like good things.
  11. Bengals Hire Scout

    Rapien seems to be on board with this popular "8 wins is the bar" philosophy. I'm with you, Hoosier. I want a playoff berth, or at least enough wins that missing the playoffs would be more back luck than bad play. Give me 10-7+ or I'm probably going to be disappointed.
  12. Farewell Andy Dalton

    We all knew it was coming at this point. Seems it's [about to be] official. Happy trails to a top three all-time Bengals quarterback. His was one of our finest decades ever.
  13. Offensive Line Draft Talk Thread

    They've blown the doors off of free agency two straight offseasons.
  14. 2021 Off-season OTA/Mini-Camp Stuff

    Yeah I don't object. A couple mini-camp practices won't make or break the season.
  15. 2021 Off-season OTA/Mini-Camp Stuff

    I quoted the wrong one, but yeah -- cutting camp short.
  16. 2021 Off-season OTA/Mini-Camp Stuff

    That's one way to avoid/delay the obligatory first round pick and/or irreplaceable starter injury.
  17. Bengals Hire Scout

    The two originals must be pissed. They had it made sharing space in the office mini-fridge. Now this guy is going to need real estate.
  18. Just placed my votes. I went with the Andersons, Ken and Willie.
  19. 2021 Off-season OTA/Mini-Camp Stuff

    We don’t even really know if Godsil was any good. He never saw the field.
  20. 2021 Off-season OTA/Mini-Camp Stuff

    *Bengals fans furiously dig through their cognitive closets looking for something to complain about* Good offseason.
  21. Post-Draft/UDFA Thread

    Okay. Not exactly a need in my view, but I'll take a veteran DB.
  22. 2021 Off-season OTA/Mini-Camp Stuff

    Couldn't he have just borrowed Mike's dentures? splack
  23. 2021 Off-season OTA/Mini-Camp Stuff

    Burrow throwing has me pitching a tent.
  24. General Free Agency Thread

    Real nice usage of that pick, Houston.
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