0 Comments · Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Costco is a beautiful place with
restricted access that offers up free samples of things that blow
people’s minds like macaroni and cheese nuggets and crab cakes.
0 Comments · Wednesday, November 13, 2013
When you see
people who fought in World War II watching the Reds play at Great
American Ball Park just the same as you are, it makes something click
that the role of sports is not something that lessens over the time of a
by Zachary McAuliffe
33 days ago
Posted In: football
at 04:06 PM | Permalink
The destruction of the
Jets two weeks ago by the Bengals saw not only the largest margin of victory
for our football team in many years, but also the emergence of second-year wide
receiver Marvin Jones.
The Bengals brought Jones
aboard in 2012, but not until the fifth round of the draft — much to Jones' disappointment. He assumed he was going to be drafted in the second round, and many scouts agreed,
also thinking he would go in the second or third round. Looking at his college stats, it’s easy to
Jones played at
University of California, Berkeley, and scored 13 touchdowns throughout his
four seasons with the team.
As a wide-receiver, he averaged 14.6 yards with the team with 156 receptions for a total
of 2,270 yards. This includes a freshmen
year when Jones only made one reception for eight yards.
With these stats, it’s
no wonder he was predicted for the second round.
In his rookie season
with the Bengals, though, Jones didn’t see much play time. He started in five
of 11 games, but this season Jones has exploded on the scene.
When the Bengals and
Jets played on Oct. 27, Jones set a franchise record of four touchdowns in a single game,
with a total of 122 receiving yards.
If the Bengals had not
called off the hounds with 17 minutes left in the game, it is safe to say Jones
very well could have tied the record for receiving touchdowns in one game.
This record is
currently held by Hall of Fame players Kellen Winslow and Jerry Rice, as well
as Bob Shaw, all of whom scored five receiving touchdowns in one game.
One comparison we can
draw from Jones to an active NFL wide-receiver is the Broncos’ Wes Welker.
Welker, who gained
mass popularity as one of Tom Brady’s favorite targets for the Patriots, sports
impressive stats with close to 10,000 career receiving yards in regular season
As an established
receiver, Welker currently holds the most red zone touchdowns for this season
at eight, followed closely by Jones’ seven in the red zone.
What really made this
possible for Jones was not only his superb skill set and hands these past few
weeks, but also quarterback Andy Dalton’s trust in his many receivers.
Dalton has not played
favorites with receivers since the loss against the Browns where he threw the
ball to A.J. Green 15 times.
Jones, in an interview
with Coley Harvey for ESPN.com, said Dalton is spending extra time in film and
practice with the other receivers, making the relationship between the QB and
his many targets stronger than ever.
With the second half
of the regular season upon us, this level of cooperation in the backfield will
be vital, and if Jones’ professional career is anything like his college
career, we can expect him to continue to grow and improve alongside the team.
0 Comments · Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Is Dalton the quarterback who can lead
the Bengals to a Super Bowl? For now, at least, his coach is sticking by
him, so that’s about all that matters.
0 Comments · Thursday, January 3, 2013
Orson Charles had no idea that the
Bengals hadn’t won a playoff game in his lifetime. Yet, it’s true. The
Bengals rookie tight end was born Jan. 27, 1991 — just three weeks after
the team’s 10-7 victory over the Houston Oilers on Jan. 6, the
franchise’s last playoff victory.
0 Comments · Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Most people remember at some point in
life dating someone we now refer to as “crazy.” The use of the word can
sometimes feel as misleading as the choice of “dating” in the same
sentence. Batshitfuckingcrazy is often the preferred description.
0 Comments · Wednesday, November 28, 2012
SATURDAY NOV. 24: The best way to increase public safety is
to get things that imperil it off the street … and then auction them
off to the public so they’ll be back on the streets. That’s the
bulletproof rationale the Kentucky State Police are employing by selling
confiscated firearms to gun dealers.
0 Comments · Wednesday, November 14, 2012
If a win isn’t televised, does it make a sound? Perhaps not, but coupled with a breather
of a stretch, a couple of wins for the Bengals could at least return the
team to TV in Cincinnati soon.
0 Comments · Wednesday, September 26, 2012
After going more than a decade without a
proper postseason, the Reds are making October a normal part of the
season, last week clinching their second postseason berth in three
years. And the way the roster has been built, there should be more to
by Pete Mentrek
Posted In: football
at 11:45 AM | Permalink
Bengals scrimmages at Paul Brown Stadium are free and open to the public
Well, it’s August and to sports fans — real sports fans — that means one thing: preseason football.
The Bengals preseason training camp, for the first time
ever, is being held at Paul Brown Stadium and all practices and
scrimmages are free and open to the public.
Capacity shouldn’t be an issue this year, unlike their
former Georgetown, Ky., location which, let’s face it, sat less people
than most middle school lacrosse games.
If you’re really jonesing for a Bengals fix, check out the
Intrasquad Scrimmage 3 p.m. Saturday, which features the most full
contact of camp.
Sunday at 6 is the Black/White mock game (take it easy
Kathy Wilson, it’s not what you think), where they split the team into
two squads who play a minimal-contact game against one another. They
keep score in that one, which, depending on what side A.J. Green is on,
could be a good thing.
Speaking of wide receivers, Jordan Shipley’s back from
that pesky ACL tear that sidelined him for all of last season. The
talented Mr. Shipley will be running routes alongside Brandon Tate,
Antonio Bryant (yes, that Antonio Bryant) and third-round-pick Mohamed
Some other new faces worth checking out are former
Patriots running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis and rookie tight end Orson
Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait on buying tickets to
Kirkpatrick Island (wow, that really doesn’t have a ring to it) as the
new cornerback, and first-overall draft pick, is missing most of camp
due to an undisclosed leg injury.
So check out the 2012 Bengals while it’s still free. It’s
the best chance you’ll have to dip your toe in the water before deciding
if you want to sell a kidney to afford those Party Deck tickets. For the complete preseason schedule, click here.