As Expected, Hue Jackson is Returning to the Cincinnati Bengals

Some love stories are too beautiful to end. Even though this love story has the feeling of a Romeo and Juliet-esque ending, the Hue Jackson and Marvin Lewis love saga is getting another chapter.

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It’s an Oil Change Saturday!

 

No, not that kind of oil change. Thank God.

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

Nati Boys #63: Red-hot Redlegs!

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On today’s episode of the Nati Boys podcast, we talk about the Reds hot streak, the pending NBA free agents, and wonder aloud where Whitty is? We come up with some pretty good conspiracy theories. Enjoy the show!

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Nati Boys #62: Missing the Boat

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On today’s Nati Boys podcast, we talk about the suddenly not-so-struggling Reds, and go off topic about Mike Bibby, and the Bengals draft picks. Our fantasy draft this week is of cultural phenomenons that we feel like we missed out on. Enjoy the show!

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Nati Boys #55: NFL Draft Special

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The NFL is finally back, with the Draft happening Thursday night. We break down the first round, and have a live reaction to hearing the Bengals selection at 21. Our fantasy draft this week is of “busts” in homage to those first round picks that don’t pan out the way we all think the will. Enjoy the show!

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2018 NFL Draft – Bengals Edition

The 2018 NFL draft is just a day away.  The Cincinnati Bengals (the only team that matters) originally had the 12th pick.  Mike Brown and company, shockingly, made a great trade in moving back from pick 12 to 21 and gaining a franchise LT in Cordy Glenn.  This trade would not have been necessary if Mike Brown would have committed to Andrew Whitworth but the team does get younger and will likely have a few more years out of Glenn.   They did not really lose much moving back 9 spots.  This draft is deep with talent and is not as top heavy as prior years. For what the Bengals need the 21st pick is likely to provide better value.  Most of the players they would consider at 12 and help the team win would be reaches at 12 and great value picks at 21.

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Targets heading into round 1. Some of these guys are a pipe dream at pick 21. Bold players are best case scenario.

By moving back, the Bengals have mostly moved out of a chance to select Mike McGlinchey, Derwin James, Roquan Smith or Tremaine Edwards.  The only guy I’ll be sad about missing out on is McGlinchey as I think he will be a 12+ year starting OT. Continue reading

I Hate Sports and I Quit

Let the record show: Sunday, February 18th, 2018 is the day I finally quit. I’m sick of the constant letdown and disappointment. Its my fault, honestly. I could just become a bandwagon fan like I’ve seen so many people do. I could be a Duke basketball fan, Alabama football fan and alternate between the Patriots and Steelers, whichever was winning the most at the time. Yankees too? Why not? If I’m going all in, I might as well wear a pinstriped Aaron Judge jersey and spit on people as I scream about 27 rings.

 

Instead, I’ve remained loyal to my Cincinnati roots. I even refuse to root for an NBA team with one of the best players that ever lived simply because they’re in Cleveland. Rooting for the Cavs would be so easy, yet I would rather be caught watching Lena Dunham make out with Jake Paul by my grandma than Witness anything King James is doing up north. Sure, I have my on-again off-again relationship with the Denver Nuggets, but we’re like Ross and Rachel from Friends. Will we end up together when it’s all said and done? I guess you’ll have to buy the box set to find out.

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