Last week, former San Diego Charger and New
England Patriot Junior Seau, a future Hall of Famer, committed suicide.
Like former Chicago Bears safety Dave Duerson, the 42-year-old Seau shot
himself in the chest. Last February, before shooting himself, Duerson
sent a text to several family members.
It seems every mock draft out there — and
there are a ton — knows exactly what the Bengals will do with their two
first-round picks on April 26: The team will take a guard and a
cornerback. They seem to be the two glaring needs,
even though the team addressed their depth at the positions in free
When it comes to docs, I can be one hard-headed mofo. Back when I had a wisdom tooth yanked, after I had a bizarro reaction to the numbing meds that made me feel like I was on speed, the super-hot dentist handed me a detailed sheet of aftercare instructions. It was well written, but I promptly threw it in the dumpster.
Fantasy football drafts. Tailgating. Running your mouth. There are many great aspects to this narrow season between face-melting heat and bone-chilling cold called we call Autumn. In many ways sports come to mind when mentally tallying the good things about fall. What Thanksgiving would be complete without you and your weakarmed relatives throwing wobbly passes back and forth in the yard?
Football for Cincinnati fans made a rare intrusion on January, which turned out not to be such a glorious moment. But well take it and hope for more next year, understanding that the interim poses numerous challenging scenarios.
Would a loser have awaken at 9 a.m. on a Saturday and started drinking Sparks energy beer, eating bagels and watching college football pregame shows? Would a loser have walked across the UC campus before noon drinking beer out of a to-go coffee cup? I think not.
Nobody has ever accused the University of Cincinnati of overemphasizing football ... probably not even in 1885, when UC became the fifth American university to start a football team. For more than 120 years, locals wondered why the university should even bother with it. But in a flash of two years, UC's football reputation has changed. Today, with the Bengals at their worst, UC football is the star of the Cincinnati athletic scene. They're winners in a town starved for winners.