The Bengals have won a game, and then quickly got back to their losing ways against the Browns this past weekend. The Patriots have been caught filming the Bengals sideline for their upcoming matchup, and we’re not surprised. Dan and Ben both went to Reds Fest this year, and we talk about our experience there, as well as the recent Reds signings.
The Ryan Finley Experiment appears to be over in Cincinnati as the Bengals have officially announced that Andy Dalton will be back as the starting quarterback this weekend. We give our thoughts on what this means for Finley going forward and how the change may potentially impact the Bengals draft position. Also, with Thanksgiving just a day away, we take time to reflect on the things we’re all thankful for in the sports world.
Breaking news! Andy Dalton has been benched, and we’re coming at you with an emergency podcast to discuss today’s events. We have mixed feelings about the Dalton situation, and wish him nothing but the best in the future. Thank you Andy!
I say the “Ryan Finley Era” hoping its just the remainder of the 2019 season, meaning Joe Burrow is under center for the Bengals in 2020. Sure, if the offensive line is still a train wreck and we don’t want Burrow to end up with a van he has to drive with his teeth, let the Ryan Finley Era carry into 2020 as well. Continue reading →
The Bengals are 0-7 and we’ve officially checked out. We can’t decide if we want the Bengals to try and win some games, or just lose out and grab a better draft position. Mike Brown, please sell the team. We also talk a little bit about college football, but that doesn’t last long as we wonder how the Bengals will mess up the upcoming draft picks.
With an 0-5 start the Bengals appear to be in full tank-mode, which leaves us pondering what the future holds for some of the veteran players on both sides of the ball. We’re already looking forward to how the team will manage to ruin their high draft picks in the coming years, and while he hasn’t had much to work with, nobody has been overly impressed with the start of Zac Taylor’s tenure. It’s not all doom and gloom on the gridiron though, as UC and Ohio State both had big wins this past weekend, and each team appears to be the favorite to finish on top of their respective divisions.
Now that you’re done having an anxiety attack from thinking about giving yourself an oil change, we can move on.
Don’t get too excited though, this won’t be a regular recurring blog. I don’t drive that often so it takes me a while to hit the standard 5,000-7,500 miles most vehicle manuals suggest for an ol’ swapperoo of the black sludge and overpriced filter. Some auto parts stores give you a free filter when you buy 5-quarts of oil, but these oil change places aren’t so generous. I feel bad saying that because they gave me free coffee and a bottle of water while I wait. Now I feel bad for not considering the free WiFi access they gave me (which isn’t showing up on my list of available networks, but I’m not one to complain about such things). The coffee is a little burnt, which I suspect is a result of it being brewed this morning when they opened at 8am. I don’t want to disappoint anyone that thought this might be a blog about oil changes and the different places people take their cars to get their oil changed (e.g. their parents house, dealerships, a buddy’s place or your favorite local mechanic), but I think I’ll jump into some sports while I wait on my car. Continue reading →
I can’t believe I’m saying it, but the Bengals are actually starting to make some moves that make sense. Anyone who has been around the Cincinnati Bengals over the last 3-4 years knows how annoying a very specific sect of the fan base can be the second Andy Dalton began to struggle. Has Andy been good? Yeah. Has he been great? At times. Has Andy been frustrating? Absolutely. The fact remains, he’s been the best QB on the Bengals roster since the day he was drafted. Continue reading →
Tired of waiting for the next great blog from yours truly? You’re not alone. The world has been clamoring for more Whitty. And I can’t blame you one bit. But you’re in luck, because I’m back and better than ever. We’ve officially made it to another year. Welcome to 2018, folks. Is this the year your favorite team finally breaks through to the next level and wins itself a long-awaited championship? No. No it’s not. You’re doomed to a lifetime of sports despair, just like me. (Unless you’re an Alabama fan, I guess). But that’s okay. There are plenty of other things you can find joy in during this new year. You could take some time away from your phone/tablet/computer to get out and enjoy the beauty of nature. You could spend some quality time bonding with family and friends. You could pick up a new hobby or skill. Or you could enjoy the latest edition of your favorite blogger’s “weekly” recurring post. Speaking of which, here’s your first Wake Up With Whitty of 2018. Continue reading →
The Nati Boys start off 2018 with a loaded NFL show for you! We talk Marvin’s contract extension, Carson calling it quits, #BillsMafia showing love to some Cincinnati charities, and we give you our NFL picks for Wildcard weekend. We also talk about the NCAA football playoffs, and our fantasy draft this week is people we want to replace Jon Gruden on the Monday Night Football broadcast. Enjoy the show!