4th of July Trivia Question: In honor of the holiday, let’s add a quick trivia question to this week’s blog. So, which 2012 Bengals draft pick is alleged to have scored a perfect 40 on his Wonderlic test? (*see end of blog for answer*)
NO, I am NOT being sensitive!!! Yes, there have been quite a few stories in the offseason to suggest that the Cincinnati Bengals are the Cincinnati Bengals. Yes, our offensive side of the ball is ridiculously young and full of rookies being led by two (*cough cough* Pro Bowl) sophomores. Yes, I know I wrote that Bengals’ teams do not live up to high expectations. However, I have every right to expect that Bengals and January 2013 football games make sense. We are undefeated right now, right?
Easing Blackout restrictions mean nothing when ticket sales are up! Hey NFL, thanks for waiting until people started buying tickets to the 2012 Bengals season to ease your restrictions on blackouts. While I am super excited to know that Bengals fans will be at Paul Brown stadium cheering on our playoff-contending team, I already know this will be another season spending money on the NFL Ticket through Direct TV since I live outside the Bengals TV market. Thanks for nothing…
Shameless Rumor Mongering (because who knows if we can really handle the truth): As we head into the beginning of training camp, some people speculate that Dre Kirkpatrick may not make the 2012 starting roster. Let’s see how injuries go and follow-up on this one! On a side note, a recent rumor started floating around that former Cincinnati running back Cedric Benson may end up teammates with Carson Palmer again… *scratches head* Maybe the Raiders lost all their old tape on those two…
The Earth Is Not Flat (and other reasons to discuss sports other than football): Between now and training camp, it doesn’t hurt to peek around at other Cincinnati teams. Right now, the Cincinnati Reds are 1 game back in their division behind Pittsburgh. Hey! Get out to a game and cheer for them! You need to start conditioning for cheering through four quarters of football anyway!!!
There May Be Life in Other Solar Systems (and other non-sports related news worth mentioning): Sooo… How much longer do we wait for Mitt Romney to announce his vice-presidential running mate? Will he pick someone who campaigned against him? Do you think a woman will make the cut?
*Answer: Kevin Zeitler*