Monday, November 03, 2008


Who dey?

Who dey think gonna beat them Bengals?
The Ravens - Titans - Browns - Giants - Cowboys - The Girl Scouts - Jets - Steelers - Texans - Jaguars

I haven't heard as much Bengal's chatter on the 'ol blogosphere this year for some reason.  Having said that, I saw something admirable out of them yesterday.  I was watching Chad Johnson get open (typical) and then Ryan Fitzpatrick overthrew him.  After the ball was overthrown Chad stood out there holding his arms up as if to say, "I can't believe you blew this throw - I could have scored a touchdown and then done the my parents didn't hug me as a child so I badly need attention dance"

It was classless and he was showing up his quarterback.

Fast forward to a shot of him on the sideline talking with someone.  A few seconds later they showed Carson Palmer walk up to Chad and say something into his ear...and then you saw Chad walk up and throw his arms around Fitzpatrick.  Carson is out for the season, but he was still leading his team and telling a player to stop showboating and go make up with the quarterback.

The difference between Carson and Chad was that Palmer cared about the psche of the player more than how it made him look.   The worse Fitzpatrick looks the more people will miss and appreciate Carson.  He didn't care about that.  He cared about the person or the team more...maybe both.  He led.

I'm still not a fan - but it was impressive.


  1. Anthrax Scare at Cincinnati Bengals Practice
    > Cincinnati Bengals football practice was delayed today
    > for two hours. One of the players, while on his way to the locker room,
    > happened to look down and notice a suspicious-looking, unknown white
    > powdery substance on the practice field.
    > Head Coach Marvin Lewis immediately suspended practice
    > while the FBI was called in to investigate. After a complete field
    > analysis, the FBI
    > determined that the white substance unknown to the players was
    > the goal line.
    > Practice was resumed after FBI Special Agents
    > agreed that the team would not be likely to encounter the substance
    > again.