Let’s wish Dre Kirkpatrick a speedy recovery! They say he is out for up to six weeks. However, based on Dre’s Twitter feed, I strongly suspect that you cannot keep him down for that long. I can admit that I loathe more than love Twitter, and I made the error of choosing not to follow Dre. After realizing he tweeted about his own injury, I decided to peruse his tweets. It definitely improved my impression of him. No, he cannot make up all the invaluable training camp experience a rookie needs, but I sincerely believe he intends to still make an impact for the “Who Dey” Bengals nation before the end of the 2012 season!
Don’t Believe The Hype (because this should be the only time I quote Flavor Flav): Hey Johnathan Joseph, it’s called, “Let it go!” Apparently, Mr. Joseph still harbors some ill will regarding his time with the Bengals. You decided to move on to something that worked better for you. Please keep it classy and leave the Bengals’ name out of your conversations if you really have nothing good to say about us. Thanks… Besides, Bengals fans all know that Mike Brown is NOT Paul Brown and makes his own rules for running the organization. *shrugs*
Fantasy Football Prediction (because it’s never too early to strategize): Silly me! I thought you already heard this from me. If not, it bears repeating… Go get Jermaine Gresham as a tight end! Defenses know they need to interrupt the Dalton-Green tandem so expect even more targets (and touchdowns) to Gresham this season!!!
Shameless Rumor Mongering (because other folks are whispering it anyway…): Technically, this is not a rumor, per se. Apparently, Pete Prisco at CBS Sports secretly enjoys masochistic acts as evidenced by his decision to post predictions for the outcome of the 2012 season. According to him, the Bengals will win the AFC North with a 10-6 record. Okay, the Bengals should definitely have a 8-8 record or better this season, and I secretly dream of finally winning a playoff game. But, er, uhm… Finishing first in the AFC North? This is staying in the rumor section until otherwise noted…
The Earth Is Not Flat (and other reasons to discuss sports other than football): How can you not know the Olympics are starting!?! In an interesting twist, soccer competition begins before the actual Olympic opening ceremonies. So, the USA Women’s soccer team has already put in a “W” on their way to competing for another gold medal. They are sure to be an exciting team to watch with Abby Wambach chasing Mia Hamm’s record of 158 international goals.
There May Be Life in Other Solar Systems (and other non-sports related news worth mentioning): Last week, I was pretty excited about the release of “The Dark Knight Rises” in spite of the thinly veiled lovefest for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The horrific shootings in Aurora, Colorado quickly put into perspective the difference between reel mayhem and a real madman. How uplifting and inspiring to know that Christian Bale has visited victims and several hospitals are finding funds to offset medical costs for the victims.